What a fantastic time! Quite a few weight loss/fitness, healthy lifestyle and food bloggers were in town for a Quaker sponsored weekend and many blog readers like myself were able to meet up with them.
Friday night I had the pleasure of meeting two of my favorite foodie bloggers, Kath (Kath Eats) and Jenna (Eat Live Run). I was so excited to meet in person the two ladies who have really inspired me to eat better over the last few months. These ladies are both going to get a separate spotlight review here on my blog because they are ALL THAT! Thanks to my hubby, Kevin we were able to drive into the city Friday night to meet up with them at Bin 36. It was fun. Thanks Kath and Jenna for making time to meet up with your fans *wink*
My new blogger and real life friend Linda (Fat Don’t Wrinkle) arrived into town Saturday evening and Kev and I took her out to dinner once she settled in to her hotel. I’m so glad Linda decided to jump at the chance to experience a blogger meet up. I have met many online friends over the years and it has always been a great time so I wanted Linda to experience that as well.
Of course, I totally forgot to order the book Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir by Jennette Fulda to get a copy signed while she was in town for the Quaker weekend so we drove all over town to find a 2nd copy. Thankfully Borders had ONE copy and I let Linda have that one but I was not so lucky Saturday night. However Kev was able to purchase the only copy left at the Barnes & Noble, Chicago. Thank you dear hubby for braving the cold and windy city to make sure I got my copy. You rock!
Sunday morning we met more cool bloggers at Panera. Had a blast and took many pictures (link to follow). Here is a list of the fantastic bloggers I had the opportunity to meet.
Roni (Roni’s Weigh, Green Lite Bites, Blog to Lose)
Carla aka MizFit (Miz Fit Online)
Jennette (Pasta Queen, author of Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir)
Tanya (I Ate A Pie)
Lisa (Workout Mommy)
Stephanie (Back in Skinny Jeans)
All of these women are AMAZING and I wish I had time to talk to each of them longer. Hope to meet up with them at another time.
A few other blog readers joined in on the fun and I’m looking forward to getting to know them better as well. Not all of them have a blog but some do. Shouting out hello to Sarah, Madison (Follow My Weigh), Melissa (Tales of a Disordered Eater), Mama Vision and the other ladies at the table that I didn’t get the chance to really meet.
Here are some pictures from the blogger weekend meet up. I’ll add more soon. Enjoy!
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workout mommy says
it was so great to meet you in person! Thanks to you and your hubby for coming out to hang out with all of us.
Looking forward to seeing you again at BlogHer next summer!!! 🙂
*waiving hi from Chicago* It was great to meet you!
*waves to WO Mommy*
it was waaay too short for this woman (although as soon as I saw the line for security I knew Id left just in time)!
when do they announce Blogher location for the summer?
MizFit’s last blog post..The Other Side of the Couch: Negative Self Talk.
SO nice to meet you! The pictures look great, remember… feel free to ask any techie questions. :~)
Roni’s last blog post..Ravenous Roni
Love the pics — such a great time and a pleasure to meet you — just wish we’d been able to chat more!!
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Stephanie Quilao says
it was really great to meet you Angie! And I gotta say that you are so dang lucky to have an awesome hubby like Kev. The man has my utmost respect for being the only guy amongst all that estrogen…lol! It was good fun 🙂
Awesome pictures too. Thank you!
Stephanie Quilao’s last blog post..Enjoy this while I eat soup and blow my nose
Sounds like you had a great weekend!
It was great to meet you. The pictures are a wonderful reminder of a fun day. Glad to have a blog to follow that’s local.
Looks & sounds like a great weekend! Would have been wonderful to have been there, maybe next time. Thanks for sharing the pix!
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Thank you all for the great comments. So glad you enjoyed the pictures.
Gosh it was just so great meeting you all. I keep thinking about what a wonderful time I had with ya’ll and want to do it again.
Oh and Carla, they announced BlogHer and it’s here in Chicago July 23-25, 2009. I sure hope I can attend since it’s right here LOL
That looks like it was so much fun!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Fitness Surfer says
BlogHer 09′ July 24th and 25th in Chicago. New to the crowd, but plan on being there.
Fitness Surfer’s last blog post..Motivation To Exercise