So when I arrived at the restaurant I found most of the ladies already there in the "Pope Room" a large round room with a massive round table that had the largest lazy susan I have ever seen in the middle. There were tons of yummy appetizers and Colleen was even nice enough to order me a glass of wine so as soon as I walked in I could sit and have a drink. See, mommy bloggers are nice in real life too!! Once I got settled I had a blast getting to know all the ladies. It was neat to learn even more about them and hear when they started blogging and why they do it. We ate and talked, drank and talked, ate some more and you guessed it...talked some more. I was apprehensive about going, but I am so glad that I did it. I met some awesome bloggers (you can meet them too using the blogroll on my sidebar) and even brought home some swag from Graco, newbaby.com, Smart Mom Solutions, Orville Redenbacher, Mom Central, and the Handyguys Podcast. Plus Lindsay from Graco also gave away 2 Nautilus carseats...they were cool and very heavy duty. A BIG shout out to Graco too, for picking up the dinner bill. That was pretty awesome of you all!!
So after spending a few hours meeting some awesome women I decided it was time to head for the beach. I was a little concerned after the trip ride up, but this time my GPS didn't let me down and 2 1/2 hours later I was home, safe and sound.
With a $100 offense ticket from EZ-Pass, but let's not talk about that right now!!!
The women were entertaining enough and I will most definitely be joining them again for the next Philly Mom Meetup!
Here are some pictures of the good times...
First up...Sarah @ Genesis Moments, Kim @ Situationally Single, Jo-Lynne @Musings of a Housewife, Katt, Whitney @ Mommies with Style (left to right)
Then...Amy @ Crazy, but the cool kind, Amy @ Occupation Mommy, and Erin from Graco
Plus...Margie @ Gunning It, Lindsay and Melissa from Graco, and Girlymama
Also...Colleen @ Classy Mommy, Sarah and Jo-lynne again
Don't forget...Beth @ A Total Mom Haircut, Me, and Sarah @ Water, Water, Everywhere.
Of course I couldn't not include a picture of our dessert...you know it's my favorite part of every meal. Here is our dessert tray with tiramisu, a huge chunk of chocolate cake, a strawberry cheesecake, and an apply crumb. You know I tried a bit of every one and washed it down with a glass from the bottle behind the tray. Yumm!!!
So what have I learned through my first meet up? You are crazy if you have the opportunity to meet some fellow bloggers and don't go. Be brave...they'll love you...even if you are 45 minutes late with a clashing purse and dress!!