Kiwi Mummy Bloggers Unite!!!

By PaisleyJade - Saturday, August 20, 2011

Guess what happened on the weekend!??!

Finally, and for the first time ever, a big group of us Kiwi Mummy Bloggers from throughout New Zealand met together in 'real life'!!

A few of us Whangarei bloggers drove down to Auckland early in the morning, slightly nervous but mostly excited about meeting these special girls.   You see, blogging friends are sort of like pen pals - although you have never met, you can actually feel quite close to each other.  So it was such a great experience to actually finally get to meet these girls. 

Thanks to the amazing organisational skills of Leonie (the lady behind Kiwi Mummy Blogs), as well as Meghan booking a flight up from Wellington (which made us get organised!) we had a fabulous time with tonnes of chatting, laughter, eating delicious food, photo taking... and there was even a few spot prizes!

Leonie also had the fabulous idea of each of us making name tags for each other.  Here is the one I made for Meg...

I must mention that The Mediterranean where we ate lunch was such a brilliant restaurant that we would all highly recommend!  The staff were friendly and went out of their way to accommodate us and our children, as well as provide absolutely delicious food!

I just loved meeting you girls - some of you I feel like I know so well, and others I can't wait to get to know more.

I just want to say to all of you who would have loved to have been there but couldn't, we missed you and were thinking of you (especially you Gail all the way over in China at the moment, and Widge in Christchurch).  

We actually took a sad photo just for you girls, so you can imagine how sad we all were without you there. 

Let's do it again soon!!!

p.s. thank you Leonie for letting me use some of your fabulous photos in this post!!

p.p.s. also, a massive thank you to my guy who single handedly babysat our four kids all day, took them on an outing, fed and bathed them, then tidied up the house before I arrived home.  Love you babe.

Bloggy girls - link up your take on the day below, and join in on the bloghop!!

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  1. Hehehe love the sad photo!

    Can't wait to read everyone elses posts on the day! Sounds so awesome! :)

  2. Looks so much fun!
    The sad photo is classic!!!
    With a bit more warning next time us Chch gals will be there with bells on!
    Can't wait!

  3. Hmmm. I'm not sure I'm all that convinced about the whole "sadness" thing. Haha.

    Looks like a wonderful time! Good on you for making the effort to hook up and well done Leonie for your extra effort in organizing!!

  4. Anonymous2:03 am

    Oh WOW! This is so cool! You all look so happy to meet and catch up together. BTW I love your hair Kristy!

  5. fun fun fun! Love the sad photo .. I wonder how many cameras did the person taking the pictures have to snap with hehehe ;-)

  6. Such happy memories of a wonderful day! Roll on next year! And my pick was on you or Leonie to be the first post up...and I was right!

  7. How fun! I always wanted to do that!

  8. Love your take on the meet up Kristy. It was such an awesome time, everything was just perfect. Bloggy girls ROCK!!!!

  9. such an awesome day!! Can't wait to do it again!!

  10. So nice to finally meet you yesterday. Thanks for the awesome name badge! I will treasure it forever... it's on my pinboard now. Hope you had a good trip back. x

  11. I'm with Gail, I bet you guys a million bucks you all cracked up laughing once the camera clicked!
    ONE day we will hang Pj!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. I can pick out a lot of you, but what I reeeeally want, is a picture with tags popping out on call-outs with everyone's names and blogs. Can I call on someone's pity for us absentees to whip this up? I know no one really time for this...I ask anyway. I know you can point them out on your screen, but I'm not therrrrre! :P (Simone? Tempted?) In MSPaint, even?

  13. Hahaha I only just downloaded my photos and have had ZERO blogging time! Now I feel the pressure to get my post up before everyone is like, "oh snore, another post about that blog meetup..."
    it was SUCH a great day.
    SO awesome to see my fav bloggers all hanging out togther with a few NOTABLE exceptions hence the GENUINE sad face photo! hahaha

    Angela-Noelle... I'll see what I can do!! I did snap quite a few name-badge pics but not all :(
    here's hoping for some blog time soon!

  14. So great meeting you. And can't believe I called you naughty without explaining my (complimentary) version of that word. Yikes.
    Anyway. Moving on....!
    Was super nice to see you!

  15. Sounds like such a fun time! :)

  16. Anonymous12:12 pm

    It was great to meet you Kristy! Looking forward to more blog meets in the future!


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