Lemme tell ya...I met some "creepy internet strangers" last Friday night...and it turns out, they are some of the most wonderful, amazing, adorable, charming, fun to be around people, evah'!!
I showed up at MckMama's door (yes, I knocked), late (of course!!)...to a smattering of people!
And, I won't lie...it was just a teeny, tiny, wee bit awkward at first...kinda...well, a little..."So, how you doin'?"
Then, we got to talking, and laughing...and snuggling Stellan! Man, that kid is so incredibly cute! And, um...I was slightly star-struck by the little guy! Then, he began crawling in circles (freaky fast!!), and the ice was broken...I realized, he's just a normal kid! (And, I mean that in every sense of the word!!!!)
These were some of the most enjoyable women (and some husbands...but I honestly didn't talk to a-one of them!!) that I have ever been in the company of! Some knew each other from previous MckGatherings, but all were welcoming and kind and sweet! I got my baby fix with MckMama's sister, Hilary's, babe, Raven (who is a gorgeous, delightfully chubby babe!)! Thanks, Hilary (my hubby thanks you, too!)!
I was sooooo afraid that it would be awkward...that we "bloggers" wouldn't know how to converse face to face...
I had visions of horribly awkward silences, where we all take out our cell phones to Twitter 'cuz we can't carry on a face-to-face conversation!
But, holy smokes!!, was I wrong!
My husband was worried for my well being..."Are you sure this is safe?"
And my bestie, Tara (who was my guest), made me promise..."not to abandon her"! Turns out I didn't need to worry about Tara at all!! She, too, had a blast...and, now...has been bitten by the blog bug! (And, um...for some reason, I look either drunk or stoned, in every. single. picture. And I wasn't...you know, in case you were wondering...)
As soon as I get the okay, I'll announce her "foodie blog"...she's an amazing cook...stay tuned!
MckMama was just like she is on her blog...fun, real, honest and funny! She's just as great a talker as she is a writer!! Here's me and MckMama:
Here's Sara, Laura, me :), and Jolene:
And Jamie (and, ahem...moi):
And, I even got to meet our local news girl, Trish (no photo...sorry, you'll just hafta take my word!)!!
It was a fabulous night...with fabulous people, fabulous food (oh my word...you shoulda seen the spread!!!), and fabulous conversation!
Thanks, ladies (and men!!), for an awesome night! And, thank you, MckMama for opening your home for some great times!!!