First off, I have to say that as excited as I was to attend Creative Estates, I was also a bit nervous because the only person I really knew beforehand was my roomie Rachele, whom I've known for a while now.
That changed QUICKLY.........
cuz there's this gal named Stephanie whom I'd never met but had adoringly
stalked followed on Twitter for the past year (cuz she is utterly hilarious!) who contacted me and asked if I could help by picking someone up from the airport.
Well sure! I'm driving right past there anyway, right?!
So I'll give you
the shortest a shorter version:
The Cowboy and I took one......um, well, maybe two vehicles to the airport
(cuz we know how girls like to carry a lot of luggage)
and ended up happily chauffeuring SEVEN GREAT NEW FRIENDS to Creative Estates!
First there was the adorable Heather, who also had the most rad biz cards, complete with a pair of rose earrings attached.....SA-WEET! Isn't she lovely?!
Honestly, I can't even remember the order of who jumped in my car next, but let me just say that
NO ONE CAME IN ON THE SAME AIRLINE!!!
(you girls seriously need to plan ahead next time y'all show up in Phoenix at the same time
and pick airlines that arrive at the same terminal...hehe...j/k)
We circled the airport numerous times, made a security guy in a truck WAY MAD,
probably made everyone car sick, and almost ran over some toes.
Hmmmm, well a big WHATEVER to the grumpy security guy! YOUR bad! lol
All the girls were excited to be in Phoenix, I was excited to meet them and the vehicles quickly filled with chatter and laughter.
Here are my other new fantastic friends:
I had already adored her blog and was in awe of her organized Creative Estates wardrobe!
Lori and Anna whom I am SO glad I met! I cannot even tell you how super sweet these two ladies are.
Ilene who is just too peppy and fun for words!
Moriah, one of the most gorgeous pregnant ladies I've ever seen!
(photo courtesy of Much Love-illy)
I LOVE IT AND HER!
(photo courtesy of TaraDaraMadeIt)
So that was just the beginning of what became an incredible weekend!
I'm a firm believer that life gives us lessons everyday on how awesome friendships can be and how easy they are to find when you're willing to put forth a little bit of love and effort. I'm grateful (and probably many times unaware) of the things that others do for me.
(and girls, you ever need another ride...I'm there...I don't care what airline you're on!)
Pay it forward!
More to come on Creative Estates....