The B Club Takes Birmingham


left to right:
Rhoda - Southern Hospitality
Tracey - Show Me State...of Mind
Kat - Just a Beachkat
Sandi (behind Kat) - Whistlestop Cafe Cooking
Tonja - Gatherings
me - behind Tonja
Dianne - Glasses of Grace

Last Saturday I rose early, slathered on concealer, drove-thru for a triple hazelnut latte, and headed west to Birmingham to meet some dear blogging friends in person (my first IRL blog meeting, by the way).

I wasn't one bit nervous, since, as I told them later, I met my husband online. I'm an old pro at walking into a place and looking left, then right, then left again for a face I've seen before on a computer screen.

All I felt when I walked into Panera at The Summit was excitement. These ladies had become dear friends to me, even if I hadn't met them before face-to-face.

We live in different cities. We are new moms and grandmothers. We are recently married and married for years. But we all have so much in common. Kat said, and we all agreed, everyone was just like they seem to be in their blog....and better!

To each and every one of the B Ladies...thank you for being you and for being so fun and so wonderful!

I'll be looking forward to our next get together!


Vader's Mom :

How fun!! I bet it's a blast to meet a group like that. Maybe one day soon I'll get to meet you :)

Annie :

What fun! I would love to have met you guys face to face!

Tracey Kirksey :

It was so much fun...just wish we had more time together!

Hopefully our next meeting will be in Atlanta! Can't wait!

Enjoy the Holidays!

Sending much love your way!


justabeachkat :

What a fun time! I'm so glad you were able to come, even though your time was short. Hopefully, we'll do another trip soon...maybe even Atlanta.

Christmas hugs to you sweet friend!

(did you see Tonja's minutes of the weekend? funny!)

Nadine :

That is just great. What fun it must be to meet blog friends for the first time. I wish I could have been there.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality :

Jill, it was so much fun meeting you & all the other ladies. You are so right in all you said. It's just amazing how you feel so comfortable with girls you've only met online. Looking forward to the next meeting!


Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special :

Hi Jill, it is amazing how you feel like sisters when you meet your blogging friends in person.We did this in October in Savannah,Ga...If you meet in Atlanta next year ,let us know and I will be there..hugs, Baba

Tonja :

Glad you made it home o.k., but sorry you had to leave so soon. I thank you, though, for your sacrifice of driving all the way over just to meet us when you had such a busy week-end. Makes us feel kinda special. Looking forward to spending more time with you soon.

Steph :

Sounds like y'all had a great time! That is such a neat thing to do!

Susan :

What fun!!! That had to have been a ball. I'm envious :o(

*carrie* :


Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows :

That looks like a fun day!

mcc :

I SO wish I could have been there! Next time, I will be :)


Tammy :

Jill, I was just seeing all the pictures over at Kat's...what a blessing it must have been for all of you! And what a beautiful bunch of ladies, inside and out!
I have not yet one blogging friend in person, yet...boohoo...but meeting you and Kat (the only ones I really know from this bunch that met up) would have been SO exciting!
So glad you all had such a great time!

Sandy :

how fun, how fun!
rhoda, tracey, jill ... some of my favorites!
wish i could have been there ...:)

Sandra :

How fun, I wish I could have been there :)

Knit-Wit :

Oh wow! I'm not very observant. I read Kat's post and didn't even realize you were in the B club!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) :

What a great photo! Sounds like you all had a blast. :)

Lynne :

I understand from Tonja's blog that the next meeting will be in Atlanta! I'll be there this time!

Lyndy :

Oh how wonderful and you all look just fabulous. I am definitely hoping to make the next one. What fun it looks like you all had. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Lyndy

Shawna :

So fun!! I hope we can do that soon here although I have met a couple of bloggers who live really close.

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