It was an opportunity to get dolled up and sport one of my few maternity dresses, leftover from pregnancy with Em.
I wasn't sure how I'd do in heeled boots, particularly because I'm pregnant and not used to being in heels. However, the meet-up was held at downtown's West Elm home store, so I figured there'd be no shortage of seating should I need it.
I had met a bunch of the bloggers at the last meet-up in June, and I feel like I've known many of them for a long time as readers of their blogs, tweets, Facebook, Instagram, etc. And those I hadn't met until last night were quite pleasant, too.
Lindsey (she's beyond cute), Katherine (my mama-of-two-gals-4-years-apart mentor), me, and a gal whose blog I can't find at the moment. Doh!
Mary, one of my Twitter besties
My long-time love, Mandy from Harper's Happenings
Whenever we tweeted/Instagrammed with the event's hashtags, we were entered to win a bunch of prizes.
I fell head over heels for these wood chip holiday trees.
And perhaps as a result of gushing over the above trees, I won this fun gift basket for local coffee favorite, Black Rock Coffee.
When I left for the event, Em asked where I was going and why she couldn't go. I told her it was just for mommies, and she replied, "What about Em-mies?" Then when she saw my event stamp on my hand this morning, she said, "That's like when I go to the Kid's Club at the gym!"
All the best things in life leave you hand-stamped, apparently.