I'm Going to Blissdom, Y'all!

I’m Going to Blissdom, Y’all!

In two short days, I board a plane to go and do something I would have never imagined that I would do a year or two ago… I’m going to a blog conference!

Blissdom Conference ~ Nashville ~ February 4-6 2010I’m headed to Nasvhille, TN where I will be attending Blissdom ’10 and I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am! Myself and 500 other female bloggers will be gathering to meet, share, talk, learn, network, discuss, strategize, glean, laugh, eat… I have a feeling there won’t be a dull moment.

Sadly, it means that for 5 days I will be leaving three of my most favorite people in the world:

Daddy playing with Abbie and Caden on Christmas morning.
Daddy playing with Abbie and Caden on Christmas morning.

Honestly, what will I do without my best friend in the whole world and the two sweet little faces I love to look into each and every day?

Abbie is one cool dude, eating her oatmeal.
Abbie is one cool dude, eating her oatmeal.
My sweet Caden, surprised and thrilled by "too many Clifford" books on Christmas morning.
My sweet Caden, surprised and thrilled by "too many Clifford" books on Christmas morning.

Fortunately, I’ll be bringing one darling little package with me on my journey:


My not-so-little girlie, Johanna, who is still definitely too little to be left without me (she’s 5 months old now). I’m glad to have her as a traveling companion. Someone needs to keep me in line. 🙂

I leave for Seattle tomorrow afternoon and will be flying out bright and early at 6am Thursday morning. I’ll arrive in Nashville by the mid-afternoon, in enough time to get settled at the hotel, get gussied up and attend my first cocktail party where I will start meeting some incredible, inspiring, fantastic women… I’m absolutely stoked to meet the likes of Crystal (Money Saving Mom), Amy (MomAdvice), Amy (Amy’s Finer Things), Tsh (Simple Mom), Jessica (Life as Mom) and so many others I can’t even begin to mention them. Wow. Can you say way too much fun?

I’ll be there for the conference all day Friday and Saturday, and then spend Sunday attending church and hopefully doing a little sightseeing. I’ll fly home, weary but happy, on Sunday afternoon and evening, then drive back from Seattle on Monday morning. Phew!

If you’re going to Blissdom as well and want to connect, please send me an email (stephanie (at) keeperofthehome (dot) org) or tweet me as soon as you can so that we can try to find a time to connect- I’d love to meet with you! Or if you live in Nashville and have some ideas for my Sunday, please get in touch with me as well.

While I’m gone, I will do my best to get up a live-blog post or two (and I will definitely be tweeting the conference- @keeperhome). I’ve also got a couple of wonderful guest posts scheduled for you to keep things going while I’m traveling and then back home recuperating/doing laundry/loving on my family.

I can’t wait to share with you about my experience and some of the things I learned at Blissdom! And with that, I’m off to Nashville!

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  1. Have a great (and safe) trip!!! Your sweet little baby is already 5 mos? My, how time flies! She looks exactly like you. You should write a post on how she does with all the traveling…airport, on the plane, etc…. because we are seriously considering our first big vacation as a family, going from Indiana to Florida, with our children in July. The youngest will only be 8 mos., so that makes me a little nervous! Anyways, you have a lovely time!
    .-= alexis´s last blog ..Goals for 2010 =-.

  2. have fun! Hope it goes well for you!

    Oh my Johanna is SO cute. Those eyes are so gorgeous! Your kids are all adorable. Your oldest reminds me of my oldest with the sunglasses. LOL

  3. Praying for safe traveling for you all!! That’s a long flight. Hopefully baby girl will sleep the whole time 🙂 Wish I was going!! My little Xia (zy-uh) is just now 6 months old, the girls could have played!! Well, sounds really fun! I hope you have a wonderful time!!
    .-= Kendra at New Life on a Homestead´s last blog ..Aunt Vicky’s Quick & Easy Vegetable Beef Soup =-.

  4. I’m looking forward to meeting you, too! And honored to be ranked in that Bloggers’ Hall of Fame! Thanks!

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