First the Cons of my Vegas Trip:
- Apparently Vegas doesn't think that Diet Dr Pepper is the greatest beverage ever so it was impossible for me to find one. I had to settle for Diet Pepsi and that just sucked. Oh how I heart you DDP!
- I only won $40 instead of the million I was hoping for. I so wanted to come back and give my notice at work and tell them to suck it but $40 doesn't really allow me that luxury. One day my little pretties!
- I missed Poppa like crazy! I am one of those wives that just prefers to be with her husband at all times. I'm more relaxed around him, feel safer, and just usually have a better time overall. I really want to go back with just him.
I won't go through a play by play but just highlight some of my favorite parts, which is kind of hard to do as I loved so much about the trip. You may be wondering what the purpose of the MeetUp was. Well that's none of your business. Kidding. It was to focus on us as Moms and learn more about community building, goals and purpose of what we've chosen to do with Macaroni Kid, some etiquette, Twitter 101, Advertising, PR, some legal stuff, and over all bond with other Publishing Moms.
I met my Sister In Law out there, she's a PM (Publishing Mom for Macaroni) in Ohio. It's been a year since we've seen each other and well that's too long to go without seeing someone you love so much! I'm married to her brother and she and I were roommates for nearly 4 years back when Poppa and I were dating. We've never done a trip just she and I especially without the hubby and kids so this was a treat for both of us.
Left To Right: Chief, Bree, Me, Supah (notice how big I'm cheesin?)
Bree waiting patiently.
This was mine, see my bow on top of my little person's head. :) Oh great now I want that cookie in the background!
Supah and Eric (one of the founders) and her flying pig, again, she's such the overachiever!
No I'm not jealous. :)
My bowling team. (Why am I the only one with a drink in my hand?! Hey the more I drank the better I got!)
Me and Supah (See I told you she was constantly wanting her pic taken with me)
And because I have no shame, I'll do a quick plug for Macaroni Kid, if you think your city would benefit from this service and want a real work from home job with no contract and working with the most awesome women and support then shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can go over any questions you may have.
Happy Hump Day Ya'll