Monday, May 3, 2010

Blogger Breakfast

On Saturday May 1st, I was invited to White Pines Forest State Park near Oregon Illinois to have breakfast with some fellow bloggers. We arrived early, so Louie and I cruised the park, and took some pictures. breakfast 001 breakfast 002 breakfast 003 breakfast 004 breakfast 005 breakfast 008 breakfast 010                       When it was finally time, we found the lodge, where we were to meet. (Louie walked me to the door then went on his own adventure.) There were seven of us, but I only knew one. My friend Lori organized the breakfast and asked me to come. I never imagined how wonderful this experience could be. Everyone was delightful. Each personality was different, and I just couldn’t have imagined how much fun I would have. (Thank you Lori!)

Lori even brought us flowers!breakfast 014                                We each made our own nametags and each were unique and wonderful. Here is the one I made. I used a pin (fountain pen) I got from Goodwill to attach it. ‘Who’d a known’ when I bought it, how it would be used. breakfast 015                      Lori made cards for each of us, with our names and blog names. There is one other name on the list, but she was not able to make it. breakast 001                          Joyce made mixed media tags for all of us..blogger-tag-closeup                                …and Suzanne made each of us a little handmade and quilted card holder/wallet. She even put a penny in each one! I love it, Suzanne. Thank you so much!breakfast 013                   The food was great, but the conversations were free flowing and wonderful. Everyone was so friendly! I met six wonderful people that I hope to stay friends and connect with again and again. blogger-breakfast-group                       You may need to click the picture (courtesy of Debbie) to get a better look, but going left to right around the table, is Shelly, Joyce, Suzanne, me, Lori, Debbie, and Angela. 

Our breakfast lasted about two hours. Thank you girls, for the wonderful time. I hope to do this again sometime! Meanwhile, I’ll be stalking your blogs!

Be blessed!                                       Michelle

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Matthew 18:20

20 For where two or more gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”

16 comments:

Amelia said...

Michelle,

Oh girl I bet that was a fun time visiting with other blogging buddies...food, friends and fellowship makes for a wonderful combination.

The park was green and inviting looking... probably a great place to visit.

Have a lovely week.

shelly said...

Michelle- it was really great to meet you! (And expect. Some stalking from me too) I LoVe the pen pin---too cool that it came from a thrift store!

I can't believe that this was the first time I've been to White Pines! (I've lived in the general area all of my life). What a great little park :)

Hazel said...

The park looks lovely ,sounds like all you girls had a great time .Loved your name tag .

Michelle said...

Did you girls all notice I was the only one wearing her name tag on the left side? The rest of you were wearing it on the right! UGH! Is there etiquette about name tags? Why didn't someone tell me? LOL!

myletterstoemily said...

what a fabulous idea! how did you decide
where to meet and who to include?

Andrea said...

That was such a beautiful setting to meet friends. What a lucky group! It looks like it was a great time!

Debbie said...

HEy! Here I am stalking your blog! What an attractive group of women!
Love your post!
Debbie

Libby said...

What a beautiful park!! and it sounds like ya'll had a wonderful time!

Suzanne said...

Michelle - It was so great to meet your and Louie. I am so jealous of your motorcycle adventures. I had to quit riding a number of years ago and I miss it.

BTW - I LOVE your music!!!!

- Suzanne, your new friend

Miss A said...

Lovely post and LOVELY music! :D

~Miss A

KyQuiltlady said...

Looks like you all knew each other well at first meeting. I am glad you had a wonderful time and things seemed so organized.

Nel said...

What fun! I am here from Lori's blog. I will be back for sure! This brought back memories for me, we used to camp at White Pines when I was a kid. Thanks for sharing the pics!

until next time... nel

Karly said...

What a fun idea! Glad you had fun. It's always nice meeting new people. :) The grounds at the park are just beautiful!

Oh, I also loved the pen name tag you made. Very creative!

Julie said...

Looks like a great time!! What a neat idea!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh I wish I could have been there with you - what fun! blessings, marlene

Alice Grace said...

It looks like it was a very enjoyable time. I love the pictures of the park, also.

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