We met up in Chicago!

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  1. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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    That would be awesome! I still keep hoping that someday we can have a giant TLP meet up where we rent out a whole hotel somewhere and spend a whole weekend meeting each other and scrapping! I think it would be SO much fun!

    I would love to visit Vancouver someday!

    I know! I was so bummed that you were double booked and couldn't come! I think it's time for another weekend in Michigan City soon!

    Time for that to change! :giggle It's a little nerve wracking to meet an online friend for the first time, but I've met several friends from here now and even flew to Kansas City with a group of us to meet Laura a few years ago. I've never had a bad experience! But as an introvert, I'm glad that other people took the lead and just invited me to come! :giggle
     
  2. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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  3. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Fantastic photo! So glad you had such a great time.
     
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  4. kelley

    kelley Gets excited over little green things.

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    That's so awesome!! I hope someday I get to do something like this!!
     
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  5. MiekSter

    MiekSter We only regret the chances we didn't take

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    How fun! Wish I could have been there with you!
     
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  6. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    Just saying.... I am coming to Detroit from Apr. 26th - 28th!
     
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    weaselwatchr Viva, Las Vegas!

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  8. Tree City

    Tree City Get a stepladder, I'm busy

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  9. Tree City

    Tree City Get a stepladder, I'm busy

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    So I flew home tonight. (Back to reality...Boo hoo! lol) Chicago was so much fun! When I first saw Karen, I had to remind myself, "This is the first time you've met her in person, so don't pounce on the poor woman! Hide your crazy!" :giggle

    If you ever have a chance to meet a digi friend IRL, take it! :)
     
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  10. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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    YES! That would be awesome!!!!

    Lol! Oh my gosh this made me laugh out loud! :lol
     
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  11. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    So excited for you guys! In the end I'm glad we didn't go to her Honors reception that weekend - she ended up being featured in a Teen Film Festival and got on stage to field questions from the audience. It was amazing seeing her up there in front of the audience rocking that Q&A!

    Let me know when you guys do one again. Maybe I can make it a double trip - she's going to De Paul so I have more than one reason to be in Chicago starting next fall! :)
     
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  12. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    Oh how fun! I love the photo too!

    I'm convincing DH we need to go back to Vancouver and really see the city. But probably not this year :(
     
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  13. Tree City

    Tree City Get a stepladder, I'm busy

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    That is AWESOME! Congrats to her! I mean, of course it would have been great to see you in person, but that is such a cool thing for your daughter. And it's for sure she's going to DePaul? Congrats again! :)

    I'm sure I'll get back to Chicago eventually. Perhaps we, the eastern state peeps, can try to sync up a visit with the Chicago-area peeps. I mean, you'll have like 4 years of your daughter attending DePaul, which seems like enough time for us to figure something out lol!
     
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  14. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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    That's so awesome for your daughter! I'm glad you didn't miss out on being able to see that. How cool that she'll be going to De Paul too... so like Sara said, we should be able to figure out a weekend to meet up during that time! :) It would be awesome to meet you in person too! :)
     
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  15. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife I just like to go fast and wear helmets

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    Love seeing y'all @Karen @Tree City @tkradtke together...what fun it was I'm sure. It IS amazing how much talk can happen that it's a wonder we even manage to eat at these meetups. Sounds like you didn't even try to scrap! I'm thinking of our visits to Sara when I and @jk703 both brought laptops, ehds and had great plans to scrap. LOL Silly thoughts!

    Maybe east coast in the fall...godwilling my life will be simpler one way or another then with uncertainties resolved.
     
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  16. LeeAndra

    LeeAndra Step aside, Arwen!!

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    I'm so sorry to have missed this. Dumb kids needing to be looked after all the time... :giggle

    Hopefully I can make the next one!
     
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  17. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    It's always funny to me how much chatting happens and how little scrapping occurs. :) We can get together when things settle down!
     
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  18. Tree City

    Tree City Get a stepladder, I'm busy

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    @cookingmylife and @jk703 I think we didn't even take our laptops out the first time we got together. We were too busy chatting! :giggle And then there's the weird "problem" where I felt like you'd been to my home lots of times so I assumed you knew where stuff was (utensils, bottles of water, etc) so you could help yourself...but it was your second visit. How would you know which drawer the forks are in?! :lol I told Ryan that I felt like a bad hostess cuz I assumed I could just be me and take that more formal "hosting" hat off...but I should have made sure to show you wherte thatstuff was before assuming you could grab it for yourselves!

    Maureen: you've got a lot going on, but when it settles down we will definitely do an East Coast get together. Or perhaps you'll need a day with friends to unwind sooner than you think? Either way, we'll figure something out. We're here for you!
     
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  19. scarletsierra

    scarletsierra Riding in the Neil mobile

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    I love every single thing about this post! :beat
     
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  20. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife I just like to go fast and wear helmets

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    As if Sara! :nope
     
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