Thursday, July 23, 2009

Forget about BlogHer...this is CrashHer Lunch '09!

Okay people everywhere... Crash's BLOGGER lunch!!!

Can I just tell you how amazing it was! I don't mean to rub it in your faces all who weren't there... no wait, scratch that, I DO mean to rub it in your faces because seriously, ya missed out!

You know that friend or that person you have in your life that you only see maybe once a year but every time you get together with them you feel like you start just where you last left off? That is HOW it felt with these ladies... especially the ones that I knew and have built a relationship with. Some of the ladies were new... I had never met them before but it didn't matter, we all meshed so well and talked and laughed and consoled... it was truly a GREAT experience!

I highly recommend meeting bloggers you have built friendships with you guys... I'm being serious here. I love it because with gmail we have the option to chat with each other or just email back and forth. I love chatting with my girlfriends online... it's almost better than talking on the phone!

Getting off track...

Here is everyone that was at the lunch! Front Row: Funny Farmer, Deb from Cranberry Fries, and Barbalootsuit. Back Row: The Crazy Lady, Julie from YoungBlood, Crash, Nutty Hamster Chic, Kristina P., Val of the South, ME, Brittany, and JillyBean.

K now that I have linked up to them all I will just refer to their names without linking up again...cause I'm lazy, deal with it.

I was RIGHT on time for me... which means I was about 15 minutes late. Pretty much everyone was already there, so I made my grand entrance and Crash barreled me over hugging me and jumping up and down. I loved her instantly! :)

Kristina P had her famous snuggie that was bedazzled by Jillybean so of course I had to try it on, I even walked the catwalk in Olive Garden showing it off. It sort of felt like a hospital dress, not going to lie. Crash had me throwin up her Hawaiian gang signs... like, I'm SO tough.

See in the corner there... that's Deb trying to get out of the pic... hahaha... we got ya Debbie!!! :) It was so good to meet you and talk with you!

Barb... freakin cute as all get out had her turn in the snuggie also... but I took the picture to show off her famous red shoes!

But the first one to put on the snuggie was, of course, the person of Honor who got us all together... Crash herself, co-habitating it with Kristina P.

So then I needed a picture of the famous Kristina P. If you don't read her, you should. She is just as funny and cute and easy to talk to as she seems on her blog. She's hilarious and fun and look at her eyes people, they are MORE gorgeous in person.

Here is ME, Crash, and NHC. NHC I had already met at a lunch down where I live...but she had done something new with her hair and she looked SO great! She is one of those people that is magnetic. She laughs and listens and just makes you feel important. She pretty much awesome.
Barb is honestly So fun to talk with. She is bright and yet could hang out and have a conversation with idiot me...she's amazing I tell ya! I don't understand why she is single, but it HAS to be because she's picky... no lie, she to beautiful and smart to not have guys knocking down her door. And she is little and petite...take my word for it... GUYS she's single, snatch her because she's a catch. Barb be warned... I LOVE setting people up! :)

Okay... Val of the South is SOOOOOO fun! She walked in while we were all seated and she had wrapped up in a hand towel WARM bread. She had made home made bread for Crash! And Freezer Jam! I bonded with her instantly! SHe is bubbly and happy and OH SO witty! She had me laughing the whole time we got to talk or just listening to her talk... she just has that special characteristic that you can't explain but that you are definitely thankful you got to partake of it, ya know?
AAAAHHHH YoungBlood...Julie. She is definitely my partner in crime. Her and I are SOOOO alike in personality, well to me anyway. We both are open about what we talk about and we both hit our prime's with something that is shhhhhh hush, hush... She also admits to being a neglectful parent... I'm in the closet, but she is helping me out with her regular friday posts on her blog about neglectful parenting! :)

Had to end with this picture of doing the Nutty Hamster Chic face. I heart this pic so much. These ladies were really just a blast!

But I wanted to finish with Crash. She IS someone that draws you in... her personality is Bright and Beautiful. Her smile reaches all the way to her eyes and you can't help yourself but be happy and smile back at her. She is caring and made sure everyone felt included. She bought us little caramacs and key chains... each one of us. She also brought little snacks that are her favorite but that Barb deemed styrofoam... it was funny--HA... it explained what it looked like so well! I had TWO Tim Tams, they are like twix bars, and they were delicious! We didn't slam them though. She is just a remarkable person and I am so thankful that she is my friend and a part of my life!

I guess I should officially thank Funny Farmer, who is witty herself, she wrote the post that lead me to Crash...

Thanks everyone for such a great lunch. I didn't even take my good all my pictures are grainy and yucky... I apologize in advance.

So who wants to meet??? It's my new addiction! :)



Anonymous said...

ok first of all - you are so dang cute. I know I keep saying that... but seriously.

Next - HOW FUN!

that's all.

Just Jules
(who is too tired and lazy to sign in right now)

Southern Sage said...

Well I bet there was no way to get a word in edgewise. The babblin and aimless going on was surely beyond the pale!

Looks like a big time. Lotta grinnin going on too it looks like.

I should show up at one of y'alls meets. I'd stab a chop stick in my eye tho prolly!

April said...

Love the pics! And you have quite the way of telling a story! We need to do lunch again and invite Sage. Chinese maybe?

Barbaloot said...

Fun to read about it again---reminds me of how great it was:) Meeting people for the first time (kinda fake first time) is not super easy for me, but I'm so glad I did it. Everyone there was so great and it was awesome to finally meet you!

And take it easy with the set-ups. You know how I feel about those:)

the eternal list said...

love your new header, i'm constantly fascinated with all things animation, so...


Kristina P. said...

First, I love the new blog look!

And second, it was so much fun! I really wish we could have stayed longer. And do you have a PayPal account I can just send you money for the nice things you said?

You are just as gorgeous and sweet and funny in person.

♥georgie♥ said...

what a FAB time you all had-all of you are soooo beautiful!

Isn't it awesome when you get to meet your bloggy friends!
Great pics Shelle

clan of the cave hair said...

looks like such a good time. I have to say, Kristina's blog is the only other blog I read regularly out of that group. And Crash...does not look even a teensy little bit like how I imagined her. weird, eh?
I need to refresh my reading list, maybe I better check some of these chica's out.

Homer and Queen said...

Love the new look! And yes, I am still bitter I did not get to go up there! Barb said I was too ugly to go:( (cry cry) Let's have one in Vegas!!!

Kritta22 said...

Barb said that to me too!!!!!!!!!

That's why I wasnt there.

I'm just saying.

How's that babe doing?

Cherie said...

I want to I want to (she jumps in the air, raising her hand!!).

I have read about this and seen the pictures on 2 other blogs. It looks so fun.

Next time you do one let me know!!

Anjeny said...

First off...I ♥ the new do.

Second...I have gone way past the jealous thing, even past the envious stage of that blog lunch y'all keep rubbing in our faces, I'm now in total denial. If I pretend I don't know anything about it even after reading it five or six different postings of it, it never happened, as far as I'm

I ♥ the pictures...the one of you and Kristina, you two have amazing gorgeous eyes, did Crash poke them? Oh yeah, I would love to get to one of those get together and you should make sure Sage comes, I think he needs some major

Anonymous said...

Love the new site!

I think you and crash look alike or at least related!

Great pics!


Youngblood4ever said...

You got a makeover and I am officially jealous. Totally coveting you right now. I'll just put that on my LONG list of sins I'll repent for later.

Sage- you totally should come, but I think that you would be jumped by me and Shelle. We heart you!

Shelle- loved the rundown. Great lunch. But really? Did you have to put a nasty picture of my with my 5 chins? AND I'm not even looking at the camera. YUCK! You, on the other hand, are the most photogenic person I know. Hey sexy lady, you're the best. (AND I totally think we are partners in crime- we have our dirty little secrets. SHHHH!)

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

This was so fun to read about again. I am glad it took you so long to post about it.

True that, is all I can say to everything you said.

So much fun. I might be driving up to Provo again next week, we should totally get together with April. I will have to let you know when my plans are definite.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That looks like so much fun! I am so jealous!

So, what happened with our meet up? I messaged you back, but didn't hear anything. Did you come to NYC?

Shawn said...

Oh, I'm so jealous!! How fun for you to meet bloggy friends in person!

Kate said...

i am envious too.. someday i may get to meet , well, anyone on my blog list. looks like a lot of fun!

i do like your new layout too.

Southern Sage said...

I dunno if I can come!
Evidently I'l get jumped, hearted and poked!!

well.... on second thought!

Debbie said...

Hey Shelle when I come to your neck of the woods we should go to lunch. It'd be fun to visit with you longer then the little bit we got. You're awesome and so fun. Love the new blog look.

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

That looked like soooo much fun.

Oh and I am so sorry about your nephew. I will keep him n our prayers for sure. How is he doing? Hugs!!

Aubrey said...

Oh how I would love to meet thee! You are definitely on the top of that list!

Looks like a BLAST.

BTW...going on SITScation???

Zu said...

That is so amazing! Gotta love the internet for bringing people together that otherwise may never have met.
I hope I get to meet blog pals one day. :-)

val of the south said...

Oh my gosh - you are too kind saying all those nice things about me ~ THANKS! I LOVED meeting you!!! And to clarify that intimidated remark...that was before I came to the lunch...I instantly liked you too! I am SO going to come down your way soon (maybe after it cools off a bit!) - I need to meet the rest of the So. Utah friends and definitely hang with you again!

You're the best!

binks said...

I'm sure it was better than BlogHer because you didn't have to listen to any boring lectures - you just got to gab and have fun. Looks like you had a great time.

wendy said...

Hey, why don't you all rent a bus and come to Alberta and we'll Partay there. Dang, those meet and greet things are fun. good photos.
I won't be able to check on you until September with the move and all. and gotta get HIGH SPEED. crap. I'll be missing my blogger friends for sure.
so when your're all getting together, think of me

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh my goodness. My eyes are sweating. That was so sweet. Shelle, you are thee bombdiggity! You are so so so amazing. Everything you say is so right on.

Southern Sage, if only you knew how much we talked about you at that lunch. ha ha ha

Shelle, I've been gone for a long long time and am just getting back into the blog reading.


But I missed the whole thing about your nephew. I'm so sorry to hear it. GOD BLESS! May her heart be healed and comforted.


Can't wait to see NYC, btw.

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