Meeting Mace!

For months I've been counting down the days until the weekend of June 22. It's also safe to say I was a little nervous about the weekend of June 22.

You see, on this particular weekend Marcus and I would travel to central Iowa to celebrate the first birthday of one sweet little man, Mace. This also meant I would finally meet one of my favorite blogging buddies, Sally.

As we approached Sally's front door I was worried, would they like us? Oh gosh, what if they don't? What if we have nothing to talk about? Oh gosh, what are we going to say? Am I going to sound like a blubbering fool? Oh gosh, what am I doing?!

Sally opened the door and we instantly were hugging. It was like reuniting with a friend I hadn't seen in years. I've grown to know (and love) Sally and her family via her blog, but we were finally talking, in real life (we have emails going back and forth something fierce)! All my fears and worries went by the wayside, and everything fell seamlessly into place.

I could gush on and on about the grown-ups time. But, the real reason for the meeting was Mace and celebrating his big day!
LOVE him!
In my mind I had all these great photo op ideas for the little boys. I pictured a photo shoot of epic proportions...

...Annnnnd, this is what we got...
Playing together wasn't real high on the agenda of either boy.
We'll take what we can get.

Naturally, my child decided smack dab in the middle of the party that he needed a nap. Because of this inconvenience we weren't able to stick around for cake smashing or birthday gift opening.

Sally and I decided we needed a picture of the four of us before we left the party.
We ended up with a couple of quality group shots, I tell ya'.
We settled on this little gem.
The boys clearly loved every second of this.

At least Sally and I have this one to hold near and dear.
Isn't her niece just a doll?!
What an awesome day (minus the need for a nap)!

Sally, thank you so much for inviting us to share Mace's big day. It was beyond amazing to meet you in real life, and I cannot wait for our next get together (just let me know when I need to pick you up from LAX)!!


  1. How fun! I have my first IRL blogger meet up this weekend! I anticipate our children "playing" together will look very similar. I seriously was laughing out loud on your group shot with the boys looking miserable, ha!

  2. Aren't blogger meetups so fun? And I love the pic of M and M crying! :)

  3. I don't know why, but I love pictures of babies and toddlers crying or having a tantrum...I guess because it just shows reality, and though it probably isn't fun for the parent at the time, looking back at them is a little funny. Glad you had a fun time!


  4. That is so hilarious! Little ones never seem cooperate the way we hope. You two are absolutely adorable though. Love the pictures!

  5. That is awesome!! And how cute you all looked!! I have one blogger who no longer blogs (does that make sense) that we are thisclose but we have not been able to meet yet. Hopefully soon - she's in Utah and I'm in Florida so its not that easy

  6. Aww I love this, it made me laugh :) Too bad babies dont know there is a picture being taken! :) Looks like you had a great time!

  7. This is awesome! How fun that you got to meet a blogger favorite! I have to add that you look PHENOMONAL!

  8. LOVE!! It is still so surreal seeing them in pictures TOGETHER!!!

  9. This is so awesome! The pictures of the four of you are great. Those silly boys haha!

  10. i just met my first bloggy friend too and i had the same feelings! like a first date! so funny.
    love the pictures you caught - such action!
    glad you girls got to meet and the boys too! jelly!

  11. SO fun! I love meeting blog friends!

    I love your dress! Girl, you are gorgeous!

  12. Ha! The group pictures are hysterical!

  13. It was so nice to meet you and Kathy. Mace is going to be one well dressed Cyclone fan this fall. What a great jacket!