The day finally arrived! And what fun we had!! There were nine of us in all, and it was so wonderful getting to know bloggers in person that I had been reading their blogs and emailing, so already felt like I knew! We missed our friends that couldn’t make it, but still had a wonderful time!
We met at the Swan Coach House for a nice southern lunch. It was so delish!
Amanda from Collaboration Cuties made the adorable placemats, Stacia made our cute name buttons, Elizabeth and Brandee made us a cute to-do list in a frame that we could write on and wipe off, and I put together (with Amanda’s help in the idea) some cute jars filled with goodies! Take all the goodies out and the jars can be used as a drinking cup with those adorable printed straws! (Amanda found the lids and straws on Very Jane.)
Here’s a peek at the fun things that were inside the jar:
If you don’t already follow these fun people, make sure to go check out their blogs!!
From left to right:
And then of course, we couldn’t JUST have lunch… where do teachers go when they are in Atlanta together??
I had NEVER been. Yes, I know. It’s a shame. But boy, I learned quickly that I was missing out!! I got some great things, for not a whole lot of money!
I got 6 of these for my small groups at my kidney table:
I really wanted them in this color because it’s way prettier:
But, they were sold out. 🙁 It’s ok though. The white ones are good, too. 🙂 Plus, I still got my blue! Check out my new teacher chair!!
It was comfy, small enough to fit in my area where I pull my kids to the floor, AND the cover is removable so I can wash it when the kids funk it up. Because let’s face it. They will. :o) I also got this table to sit next to it:
Aaaaaand, check out these nifty little frames!
They are 4×6-sized and don’t have a back so they can hold two “pictures.” But not pictures in my room! They are going to hold directions to centers and stations! They are only 99 cents!!!
I’d say that’s a successful day, wouldn’t you? If you ever have the opportunity to meet up with some bloggers in a near-by city, I would definitely say- do it! If you are a fellow blogger, you know, this community is like no other- we support, we share, we become best of friends, and we are just FUN! I’m so thankful I am able to be a part of such a great “thing!”