I had a great weekend! I didn't REALLY crash FFL... I just popped in for a visit because I wasn't able to take the whole week off to attend the conference(holiday weekend + new job + bottom of the food chain = work for yours truly). Its okay though; as much as would have loved to go, I didn't miss one of the most important parts... meeting some of my fav D-Mamas and the bonus... a couple of the awesome T1's I stalk.
I didn't get there until Friday night. As I was checking in, I saw a familiar face...
Heather and I have not seen each other IRL since we hung out in Chicago together, so it was great to give her a big hug.We all headed up to our rooms to get ready for a little dip in the pool meet up.
|The view from our 22nd floor balcony.|
On my way to the pool, we ran smack into one of my FAV Dmama's ev-er! I LOVE YOU MISS MERI!!!
And Justin met a friend... who may or may not think he's "weird".
After a big ol' hug from both Meri and Ryan... we were off to the pool to hang out at with Heather, Wendy, Misty, Meri and Kelly.
I opted out of the swim suit/stripper shoe combination, thinking that meeting some of my Dmama's for the 1st time... I might want to appear "normal-ish".
Even though I was meeting most of them for the first time IRL... it felt as if I was hanging out with friends I had known forever. There is no way to describe how lucky I am to have these ladies in my life; for support, encouragement and a good dose of laughter.
During the Howl at the Moon Fundraiser this cRaZy woman pops up beside me and asks if I have my stripper shoes on. I totally should have taken the time to change, but the minis had to eat.
I am so glad I had a chance to meet Denise and her hubby... they are a hoot!
Speaking of Uber Geek... I warned you that I needed material.
Uber Geek snapped a photo of himself with MY camera... total mistake.
Uber geek and The boat Captain, aka my hubby. Thanks you Uber Geek for the new nickname, but may I just say... you both look a little like you could be on an episode of Deadliest Catch. Just Sayin!
Mr. Candy Heart and Mr. Box of Chocolate saved Anthony from a whole lot of girl talk. I think The boat Captain could get into a whole lot of trouble with these two.
Surrounded by A.W.E.S.O.M.E.N.E.S.S!
During Howl at the Moon, Anthony won a fishing trip for him and Justin with a Type 1 boat captain, a cute diabetes frame for my office and two glass necklaces for me- including the sweet little glass heart I'm wearing here.
I was only able to spend two nights in Orlando, and I loved every minute of it.
One last thing before I go...
**I would like to thank Mr. Candy Hearts for introducing me to Strawberry Mojitos. Or maybe I shouldn't... since I found found out they make them at the Chili's by my house. YUM!
Cheers to meeting more Friends next year.