Today, my friend, Joanne, hosted The Big Backyard Bloggy Bash, in where else, but her backyard! We had such a fun time!
In the past year, I've met some pretty incredible women that I now call friends through this blog. What made today fun was that several of those friends (and some new friends too) were at Joanne's house for a time of fun, food, and festivity! This is the first time we've gotten together with all of our children, and let me tell you there were LOTS of 'em. I think there were about 18 kiddos running around in her backyard! I loved that each of them seemed to have at least one other child about their same age. Abbey and Sarah had a blast making new friends. We heard all about Audrey and Emma and Kylie at dinner tonight. And Will was very grateful for Noah because the only other boys there were toddlers. (In this group, the girls WAY outnumber the boys!)
I can't believe I didn't take a single photo. That is not like me at all. I think I was having to much fun visting with everyone! Joanne took this one photo, and I think we're all hoping that Holly will share some that she took with the rest of us. (She did! Thanks, friend.)
Okay, so here's a list of all the fun bloggers who were there:
Joanne (of course), Holly, Angie, and her sister, Amy, Kate (on her cool motorcycle!), Kimberly, Janna, and Joanne's sister, Kristen. I was so sad that Wendy wasn't able to join us. I was SO looking forward to getting to meet her. Wendy, I hope you're feeling better very soon!
Today was the first time I met Janna, and she was so fun. Like Joanne, she's also very crafty, and she made each of us a fun magnet from the pages of old Golden Books. I'll have to post a photo when I find my camera (yikes! where could it be?). Thank you, Janna! I've got mine on my fridge!
It really was a fun day. I enjoyed visiting with friends--new and old--and watching our kids run and play together. It was a great way to spend a summer afternoon. Thank you, Joanne!