Saturday, August 15, 2009

Convention Life and Blogging Buddy Sightings!

Good Morning! So glad it's Saturday. I finally got a chance to sit and go through the rest of my convention pics and put together a sampling of convention life activities. But first, I wanted to share a few pictures of the blogging buddies I saw.Here's a picture of Maureen on the left and Aimee on the right. They're also both Freebie Friday winners! ;)
In this picture, we've got Sharon on the left and Lee on the right. They're both so sweet! I walked up to them and introduced myself - it was great to meet them in real life! Here I am with Liz. All these ladies are super talented, so I encourage you to visit their blogs if you haven't yet :)

Now, up next is my compilation of Convention Life. I've got the pictures numbered and if you take a look below the picture, you can read the corresponding captions. Like my other convention vignettes, if you click on the picture below, it will open in a bigger window, so you don't need a magnifying glass :) Hope you enjoy! 1. In line for Momento Mall – can you believe we stood there for 4 hrs? That’s as long as a trip to Vegas!
2. Here’s a pic of Robin and I in line – clearly it hadn’t been that long yet…we’re still smiling!
3. Ahhh – at last Momento Mall.
4. Thought I’d share a panoramic view of the morning crowd as we all wait for General Session to begin….there were about 3,000 demonstrators there!
5. Lunch time! We all got boxed lunches each day. The sandwiches weren’t bad ;) Around the table {L-R}, we have Sheila, Gabriella, Whitney, Katy, Debbie, Aimee, Robin
6. Lucky girl! This is Karin, who won a signed charm from Shelli from her new Simply adorned line coming out in the Holiday Mini (September 1st!)
7. Here I am with my fearless upline, Michelle.
8. Out to dinner at Bucca di Beppo – these gals are from our Idaho contingency: {L-R} - Beth, Karin, Crystal, and Jessica
9. Here we are standing (and sitting) in line for the morning session. Yep – you gotta get there early to get a good seat!
10. Check out all the bears – they made it to the general session. These bears were available in Momento Mall on the 2nd day of convention.
11. This is Dirk, the photographer – it’s plain to see he’s got a crush on this little Build-a-Bear demo!
12. Do you recognize Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Smell No Evil?
13. Shelli’s Angels made an appearance (heehee – me and my roommates acting goofy)
14. Here's a group of us at the mall – we actually caught a movie!
15. Of course, we had to check out the local Build-a-Bear store to do some product research ;)
16. Here’s Michelle’s bag at the airport (though this probably is a good example of most demonstrators’ carry ons) – filled with fun convention goodies to take home!

Doesn't convention look fun? It's a great time and one of the highlights of being a demonstrator that I really enjoy!


Anonymous said...

What fun pictures!
Thank you for sharing!
Take care!

Jane said...

Looks like so much fun!!

Melissa Sauls said...

I am SO BUMMED!! I saw you at convention but didn't know you were you!! I recognize you in your pictures from convention here...DANG!! Next year we will have to say hi to each other. :)