The entire Wills family headed to Atlanta last week, so I could attend Haven Conference. Beckett was less thrilled about the plane ride, but whatevs baldy it’s for the sake of a blog education.
We got in early for a slumber party with Kelly and the View Along the Way family. I obviously don’t have picture of that because that would make me a decent blogger. I do however have a picture of Mr. View Along the Way (Andy) taking a selfie with duck face and all. I’m holding on to that one for blackmail later.
Let me just tell you that Kelly is even more amazing in real life than she is on her blog. Her house is beautiful too. I checked guys her work is legit. What we weren’t expecting was the million requests from Ramona to see Weston the rest of our trip. Young love.
Yes there was learning, but I was so excited to hang out with these ladies – Cassie, Brynne, Emily, Julia, Michelle, Kelly, Gretchen, and Katja. There were lots of laughing and dancing happening all weekend. Blogging is weird sometimes, and it was nice to be around people who get it. (Also I can’t believe Kim and Caitlin are missing from this picture!!)
Also it’s a little crazy how much I already knew these people without ever having a face to face encounter. The magic of the internet. I got to meet so many more incredible bloggers who could relate to busting it on a project from planning to execution with photographs along the way.
I had a great time dancing with Mandi who I’ve adored for years. Clearly we snapped this after hours of fun on the dance floor. I mean what else is one to do when a Brittany Spears’ song comes on?? Answer hit it one more time.
I finally got to meet Cassie even though we both live in DFW. She is just as sweet and stylish as you would expect! I also met Jen. I was real nervous about introducing myself to her. I was afraid she could see all the disorganization in eyes, but y’all know it’s all kinds of crazy over here at the moment.
Sunday morning we headed for a light brunch at Octane Coffee & Little Tart Bakery with Katja. (You can read her recap here.) It was the best thing I’d eaten all week. The space was just incredible too. We were able to talk about how much we loved learning about ads from Andy, Lightroom from Beth, Photo Styling from Kristin, and Working with Brands.
It was a nice wrap up to the weekend, and Nick got to have some adult conversation.
Speaking of Nick, can I just brag on how amazing my husband is. He was responsible for 2 kids on vacation. They got to eat at some of the best places Atlanta has to offer (most of which aren’t kid friendly) and had lots of adventures with daddy. He wanted to make sure everything was taken care of, so I could just enjoy the conference and not worry about them. Mission accomplished. This nursing mom could not have done it without him.