19 September 2012

{thankful} it all started on twitter

I had really just started getting into blogging for real late last summer around the same time that everyone was talking about
 Blog Sugar, a little conference in California.
Some of my favorite ladies were going and I thought it sounded like an amazing time.
I had high hopes to go this year, and then found out it was no more. 
I started wishing and hoping for an opportunity to meet up with some of the women
I've met in this amazing little community that has brought me so much 
encouragement, words of wisdom, laughter, and creative ideas.
So about six months ago, I half jokingly tweeted to some of these girls that I wanted to have 
them over for a slumber party.
Well, leave it to Danielle to immediately email all of us and get the ball rolling for a 
girls weekend - a mini retreat with no real agenda and absolutely no kids.
Time to laugh and pray and eat together. Oh man, are we gonna eat.

There are nine of us going, none of whom I've met in real life.
But they're already kindred spirits, so who cares if I've actually seen them face to face?
They do have some pretty cute faces though.
Today I am thankful for these girls and their encouragement, support, and sassy attitudes.
I am grateful for the daily texts I get from all of them that make me laugh. A lot.
And I am seriously beyond words thankful that in just two weeks (!!), I will be on a plane
to New York for five days of kid free girl time in a gorgeous, rustic setting.
There will be laughing and eating and wine and hiking and thrifting and so much sleeping.
Thank you, Lord.


What are you grateful for this week?
Just remembering even the smallest of good things can change our attitudes
and remind us of the things in life that are truly important.

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 a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut


  1. i got together with a few bloggers in my area last spring and LOVED it! hope you have an awesome time!

  2. How fun is that!?! I hope you all have a great time!!

  3. I am thankful for some really great teachers...

  4. I can't tell you how happy this makes me! xoxo

  5. i know y'all are sick of us saying "omg i'm so jealous!" so i'll spare you that :) i am genuinely super happy for you girls. 5 whole days of REST in itself is a huge blessing, but together?!? doesn't get any better. ENJOY! :)

  6. I am jealous too! You guys are gonna have a blast and that really is a gift from God!

  7. That sounds heavenly!! have a wonderful time!

  8. holla!
    what a gift you are, carina baby. xo

  9. Thanks for posting this! I'm your newest follower. :)


  10. Oh, I am so sad that I couldn't make it, but so happy for you all! Y'all are going to have so so much fun! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  11. This makes me want to cry. We are going to have such a great time. My insides are jumping.:)
    So glad to have the opportunity to see you face-to-face That the Lord would see for us to meet.
    Love to you

  12. Yay, for time with sweet friends!! Have a wonderful time!! xo Heather

  13. That is awesome! I hope you guys have fun!!

  14. I love how you said "just even remembering the smallest of good things changes our attitudes"...it sure does!! xo, viv at bigkfam.blogspot.com

  15. so awesome...i'd love to do this too with some local gals!

  16. Hi I am new here love the hop!!! thanks you for hosting....Hope you have
    fun with the gals...and yes doing this with locals would be fun