Sunday, October 11, 2009

My new reality

Mudd Lake! It was fantastic! I stepped out of my comfort zone again to meet even more new bloggers, and it turned out to be a beautifully chilly evening! B and I spent much of the evening chatting with Kami.

I've had the pleasure of meeting her a couple times before at other blog events, so I didn't branch out and make as many new connections as I had intended, but we still had a perfectly lovely time!

The location was stunning. Truly. I can't wait to take my girlfriends there on our next girls trip to the cities.

I wish I had been more diligent in my photo taking that night, but alas, I was so caught up in the moment (remember how I said I was going to do that?!) that I did not take my camera out until the end of the night.

I absolutely--there is that word again-- know that my new friend Jennifer is a lifelong friend. I admire her honesty, and respect her opinions. She has been given a gift of words. And best of all she is a lover and follower of Jesus, and she is gracious enough to take all of us on her journey of motherhood. As mothers we don't have all the answers. We don't know how to react in all situations, and when there is a place to go several times a day each evening, to get some perspective and encouragement to continue on...its just a blessing. So many of us turn to her blog for humor, and advice on photography, or just an update on sweet Stellan. But having met her in person several times has changed the dynamic ALL for the better! I know that I have found in her someone in real life to talk through some of life's curve balls. God's blessings. In reality.

I'll leave you with this tidbit--

During the Vikings/Packers football game--!yes we won!-- Brian shed light on a question that I am sure many women share. When the boys asked why Brett Favre was wearing pink shoes, Brian responded with "It is breast awareness month" To which both boys looked into space trying to wrap their minds around the fact that adults would dedicate an entire month to being aware of such a thing. I had to quickly interject that it is indeed breast CANCER awareness month.....And we wonder why there is such fascination? They are taught at an early age. Thanks babe!

6 comments:

Jolene said...

Jodie,
I was so bummed I couldn't make it Friday. I was working at the NICU and couldn't get the night off. Congrats on jumping out of the comfort zone and into a fantastic evening once again! Jennifer is a blessing to many, and don't forget, you are too! Looking forward to meeting you again...we need a playdate between you and here. ;)

Life Is Beautiful said...

I'm SO glad you had fun and you look fabulous by the way! The event completely slipped my mind and I didn't write it down in my planner. I'm really bummed about it because I would have enjoyed seeing you again. Next time there's another MckMama event that you're going to will you remind my obviously scattered brain?

MoJo said...

Of course! I was not as brave as I was when I met the 2 of you! We had a great time, it really is too bad the 2 of you weren't there! We will definitely have to find a time to connect!!

Maybe we could even do a Mudd Lake event again? It was terrific!

Heather of the EO said...

I'm so glad you had such a great time! I hope to see you again at a future get-together. (:

Kami said...

Hey Jodie! It was so wonderful to see you as well - thanks for posting the picture! I will be writing my post (hopefully) today, so know that you'll be up on my blog as well! :)

By the way .. the story about B announcing that it was "breast awareness month" made me laugh hysterically!! Too funny :)

Miss you!

Christy said...

It was good to meet you! I'm enjoying seeing the post with your wedding pictures!