7 Bloggy Ladies & 1 Great Night!

Last week, I had the opportunity to do something totally out of my character. I joined 6 bloggy ladies for dinner at the Streets of Southpoint Mall in Durham. Why was this totally out of character for me, you say? Well, if you know me personally, you know that I'm a pretty shy gal. I don't usually let my guard down in the presence of strangers. But these ladies weren't strangers to me, even though it was our first time meeting. In a way, I felt like I was meeting up with my pals. I had gotten to know most of them in a personal sort of way by reading their blogs. And I could tell that it was going to be a blessing meeting them. From left to right, the bunch included Mimi, C.C, Liz, Mel, Tara, Me & Beth.
I hit the road for 2 1/2 hrs to reach our destination and meet them. I had never been to the Streets of Southpoint. It was such a treat to visit somewhere new.

There were the most amazing water fountains of children throughout the shops.

Beth suggested we eat at Firebirds. It was a great choice! The food was delicious and the staff was such a delight. The waitress at a neighboring table was kind enough to snap our photos. She didn't have a clue of what she was getting herself into. We all brought our cameras. Yes, 8 cameras, sitting and waiting. Mimi and Liz brought their fancy shamancy cameras. The flashes lit up the whole restaurant. You'd think there were famous movie stars in the place.

She showed up with these beautiful little crosses for us all to remember our special outing.


It was the neatest little thing! I had never heard of a blog book. It's made by a company called SharedBook. I've got something new to add to my most wanted list. I can just imagine myself sitting in my rocking chair with a head full of gray hairs sharing my blog book with a room full of grand kids.

I was so excited to meet Mimi, one of my partners in crime at Five Moms and a Blog.

It was well worth the 5 hr. drive. I had so much fun with these ladies. I hope we meet again!


Forever In Blue Jeans

Most moms have an obsession of photographing their families that they rarely are ever seen coming out from behind the camera. That's why Carin @
Forever in Blue Jeans created a new challenge for all blogging mamas. It's called 52 Weeks. Every week moms will be stepping away from their cameras and sharing the spotlights with their loved
ones. Looking through my photos, I discovered that it's so true. I'm missing in action in most of the shots. And really it doesn't bother me one bit. Well......maybe just a little. I would have to say that when I look at pictures of me growing up, my favorites aren't the ones of me alone. They're the ones that capture me with my family, especially my parents. So, I'm excepting the challenge.



Darcie said...

Miti, I seriously think this is the coolest thing!!! It looks like you all had a wonderful evening...blogging is so fun, and even more special when you can build friendships.

Great pictures of all you ladies!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great night!

Carin said...

Wow! What an awesome post and an awesome time. How great that you all got to get together, soo cool! Great pictures and it looked like you had the best time ever.

Under the Florida Sun said...

What a great post.

I've been thinking of doing a FL blogger meet up.. one day I guess.

Looks like you ladies had a great night and I love the idea of the blog book!

Janie said...

What fun! I'm glad you had the opportunity to meet so many blogging friends!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

Did you have to post a picture of coconut shrimp! I am so mad at you now... because now I am hungry.... :(

I LOVE all the fountains. Those are amazing. WE have some here in Boise but they aren't colorful like yours. So fun!

Chris said...

wow! great night indeed!

momstheword said...

You all look so beautiful and I know you had a blast. I wish I could have joined you all!

Tamela said...

How exciting! It's so neat to meet the people who you feel like you know so well because of their blogs! Looks like you ladies had a fab time!

Jennifer W. said...

Wow! That is so awesome. It looks like y'all hit it off so well! And the waitress took great pics!

Robyn said...

Wow that looks like so much fun!! I dream of a day like that! Living in Alaska it would be hard for me to make that drive!....LOL Glad you had a wonderful time.

christy rose said...

Miti, What a wonderful opportunity you had. And, it looks like you all had a great time! Great pictures too!

The Real Me! said...

Okay, I must admit, I'm a bit jealous! LOL. It looks like you had a great time. How fun!!! I would have had the giggles right along side you my friend, but that's probably no surprise!

C.C. and Double T said...

Oh, Miti! We had SUCH a wonderful time, and I was SO glad to meet you!!! :-) Let's do it again soon!

Tamela said...

Thanks, Echo is doing much better. Still taking his medicine, but he is practically back to his old self again. 6 to 8 weeks hah!

One of Oprah's producers used to live in the building as Michael's aunt and uncle and she used to get tickets for it all the time since she could contact her directly. She said they just put your name on the list and it is very hard to get tickets. The only time she couldn't get tickets is when she wanted tickets to the Christmas special one year and Oprah's producer said she couldn't even get tickets for Brad Pitt's mother! Crazy huh!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time!! Great pictures of all the girls!

Anonymous said...

Such a fun post! Besides getting in the pictures, this is what it's all about... connecting in new ways and making new memories. I'm happy for you to have this awesome time together. GREAT pictures of all of you!

Blessings from the Reeds said...

What a WONDERFUL weekend!!! I am so happy all of you could get together.

Five Moms & A Blog said...


I couldn't stop smiling the whole post because it was so much fun and those pictuers are great memories.
Hope to meet you again.

Tara said...

It was a lot of fun and I'm glad you felt comfortable enough to laugh and have fun. I must say Beth is actually the one that suggested Firebirds. I was up for anything and had wanted to try it but never had. It was a great place and the food was wonderful. Maybe we can get together again sometime...

E @ Scottsville said...

I"ve been waiting for this post!!! I sure hope I someday get to meet all of my favorite bloggy friends. Isn't it so fun? I've already met a couple of gals from here in Texas, but nobody from out of state yet. Someday Miti! Someday!

Tea With Tiffany said...

This makes me so happy. To know you got to meet blogging friends in person. What a gift! I'm glad you made the effort, especially knowing you are on the shy side. Dancing with joy for you.

I get my turn in October when I fly to Florida for the bloggers retreat Free To Be Me.



wife.mom.nurse said...

i love this post...what an amazing opportunity.

you must be so glad you stretched yourself and went!

That mall is wonderful. love the statues of the children. Wow.

Thanks for sharing.


Beth in NC said...

Awwwwwww Miti! I've been out of town and just saw your post. So sweet! You did a great job and really made Southpoint look inviting!

I had such a wonderful time and I thought you were a sweetie too.

Thanks for sharing our pics with your corner of the world.

I hope to see you again!


Anonymous said...


This was a great post! It was wonderful meeting you! I am glad that you decided to come. I hope to see you again!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Yea, it probably was more of a "Rude Awakening" than an "Epiphany", huh? ha ha ha

LOL over here. Poor Cam! Best he found out what women really are like NOW than later, right?


Kerri said...

How fun! I keep missing a blogger luncheon with my friends in my state! Sorry it took me so long, but I wanted to come on over and say thank you so much for comin gover to say hi after I was featured as Jills sneaky Friend!

Kameron said...

That is awesome that you could all meet up! I need to get me one of those books!!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

I heard that you all had such a great time and I was sooo jealous because I was in Virginia 2 days later and I could have met up...BUMMER!!!! Oh well there is always next year!!! A 5 moms get together???


Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

You are just the cutest little thing...for real adorable and I love that you make HUGE cakes for a living. I mean have you ever even eaten your cakes? I'm jealous!!! ;)

Mocha Momma said...

You gals had a great time. I think I've seen pictures on each of your blogs. It's been fun following you all.

Glad you were able to go and not be too shy.

Thanks for sharing,
Nannette @ Life: Be In It

Bridget said...

Oooh, that looks like it was so much fun!! You girls need to come to Arkansas!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Hey Girly-O! I loved your "tree hugger" comment about Goldy "AKA: TOUCHDOWN!"


See you're a bit crazy ya-self!


McCrakensx4 said...

What a great night! I heard all about it while visiting Mimi and I must say I was a little jealous!!!! Glad you had so much fun!