Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ten Days of Thanksgiving: Day 6

Today I am thankful for Blogger Meet-ups!

In August, 3 of my favorite ladies all came to Minneapolis for a blogger meet-up! Truth be told, I was going through a bit of a rough patch.. That's probably an understatement. It was as if a rain cloud had parked itself over my head. I was down about dating. I was down about the value of my condo. I was down about living in Minneapolis.

Then these ladies came and I was essentially forced to see the good in my life.

I saw my condo through the eyes of visitors and was reminded that it's not so bad and is actually sort of charming.

I saw my cities through the eyes of visitors and was reminded that there are fun and interesting things to do - you just have to seek them out!

Their visit couldn't have come at a better time. They really helped me get back on track, and for that I am so thankful!

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Then in October, I flew to Vancouver and met up with Amber for our Marathon road trip!


She played tour guide and showed me around Vancouver and then we embarked on a fabulous road trip - destination Portland, where we met up with Lauren!




It's been wonderful to meet these ladies in real life! It's pretty amazing how they are all exactly like they come across in their blogs - fun, fabulous, genuine women.

If all goes as planned, I'll be meeting up with some new bloggers (and hopefully reuniting with some) in April in DC! Stay tuned for more info on that!

19 comments:

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Yay! :) Great post. And when are you coming to Boston? haha

Charbelle said...

Love this post!!! I remember that trip and how excited I was for you!! Actually both trips LOL.

Jess said...

Awh, blogger meet-ups!! I've only met one other blogger in my life and it was pretty awesome!! (Heehee!)

Abby said...

That's awesome, Lisa! I think it's so great that you've met some amazing friends through blogging.

That is so true how someone can visit into your world and remind you of the blessings you have!

...I need to wake-up call like that right now! I am totally guilty of playing the "Woe is me" card right now.

That's great you're thinking about a trip to DC in April! Looove that city! Isn't that cherry blossom time, too?

Marlys said...

That was a refreshing post! Your blog friends are beautiful people! I'm so glad you met them in person! We all need to step back at times and be thankful for the life we have, myself included!

Emily Jane said...

Great photos, everyone looks so happy! Blogger meetups are awesome. *Cough* Winnipeg *cough* :)

B and B said...

I am envious of you. Your live an interesting life!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Awww great post! I'm totally thankful for my blogging friends, they have gotten me through some rough times!

Miss you a lot!!

Sassy Molassy said...

I'm so impressed with all your blogger meet ups! Have fun in DC. That's one city I still need to visit.

Becky said...

Amen to this! Blogger meetups for me have always taken women I've known through blogging and made them into real life friends who I talk to on a regular basis. Love it!

Yes! April!

Jess said...

Blogger meetups rock. I've had quite a few, now, and some I truly consider to be my closest friends.

And the April meetup had better happen-I'm super psyched about it!

Stephany said...

Annnnnd what about your trip to Florida? We have beaches! And theme parks! And lots of fun races to run...

I haven't yet met a blogger in person but I'm hoping to remedy that in 2011!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

It is so refreshing to be around other bloggers ... they just seem to understand a bit more :-)

Lo said...

Yall are so cute with your race numbers...I have a confession. The other day I was walking at the park and I had this erge to want to jog with everyone else around me. I know! I.never thought that would happen either.

Sage said...

I have met up with online people and they have become some of my best friends. I flew to the other side of the world to meet them and I am so glad I did ... it's a great experience and I recommend it to everyone ... What a lovely post :-)

Nora said...

Ahhh! This made me happy. I miss our trip so much on a regular basis. I'm thankful for YOU every single day. And then of course for the blogging community and all the best friends I've made because of it. There's a lot of them :)

Leigh said...

Blogger meet ups are fun! It's amazing the friendships that you can make through blogging

Kyla Roma said...

Aw, I'm thankful for these too! It was so amazing to meet you and become closer- I love that you're so close that we can be summer road trip buddies <3

Mandy said...

I love this post, I'm thankful for having the amazing opportunity to meet you, Kyla, and Nora too. That trip was one of the highlights of my summer. So many awesome memories and you all are among my very best friends. So thankful for your friendship!