Friday, September 21, 2012

Regionals: New Friendships (a few photos)

A bunch of us decided to get together for a little meet and greet at the hotel the night before Regionals started.
It was mostly so us first-timers would get a chance to meet some people, making it not so overwhelming the next day when you knew you had to walk into a room full of people you don't know, to search for somewhere welcoming to sit.
Forgive me, but I do not know everyone's names in this photo.
Yes, we all introduced ourselves, but it's a lot to take in all at once, and I've since forgotten some names.
I do know that I am sitting 2nd in on the left side, beside Brandy Lees in the blue.
(Left to Right: Karen Giacobbo, Me, Lorrinda Holman, Kimberly Deraadt, Hilary Polzer)
This photo is of the ladies who sat at the same table as me, minus sweet Monique, who unfortunately had to leave early.
(Hilary Polzer and Me)
If you have never had a chance to meet Hilary, she is one of the sweetest gals, seriously. 
Wish we had more time to hang out, Hilary!  :)
(Lorrinda Holman and Me)
Okay, so this girl... call me a dork, but I totally want her to be my CTMH BFF!
I couldn't believe how much we had in common, you know, one of those corny sounding "we had a connection" kind of things.
I have to say that was happy to see an available seat next to her that first morning. 
Thanks for being such a great table-mate!
You know, I always heard/read about the friendships that you make at these events... blah, blah, blah.  Yeah, whatever. 
But it's true.
I hope to make it to my first Convention next year.

I have one last Regionals project to share with you, and it's pretty special to me, so be sure to come back to check it out tomorrow!

Happy creating!  :)



Casandra Bennett said...

*Giggle* Cute story! I'm hoping to go to my first convention next year, too. Seriously? Who doesn't love Disney?! I met my "CTMH BFF" on the bulletin boards when we both signed up the same month. We live about 2 hours away from each other and have yet to meet in person but I feel like I've known her my whole life. We have so much in common, just like you described with Lorrinda. :)

Wonderful pictures, and I'm sure if you're anything like the rest of us, you have very few pic's of yourself, so this will be fun for you to scrapbook. Have a great weekend, Miss Vicki!

Karen Pedersen said...

What fun pics. CTMH friendships are something special. You will love Convention!

Lorrinda said...

You're such a dork ;) That's why we hit it off so well, cuz I'm a dork too! This was my first corp event as well, and I am so glad you picked that empty chair beside me. I have been a blog fan of yours for a long time, so it was special to get to meet you and to learn we have so much in common! And to watch you create that fab layout out of random scraps was truly inspiring. I hope rubbing elbows let me catch some of your creative bugs!
Your CTMH BFF :)


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