Show & Tell - Braces Bunch Gathering

Last week, I went to Williamsburg, VA to meet up with some Braces Bunch Gals and had a very nice time.

I arrived on Thursday and hung out with Amy from A Somewhat Ordinary Life, who was a very nice host. She opened up her house to us and we even got our kid fix with her wonderful son, Smooch.

Everyone brought some snack foods...SeussGirl brought "puppy chow" (a mixture of melted chocolate/peanut butter and crispix--YUM!). She also brought some nice goodie bags for all of us.

JJ had an adventure driving to our gathering, but finally was able to join us safe and sound.

I was indoctrinated into the world of Grey's Anatomy and other shows I don't watch. (I think it was more fun cuz they were there!)

Friday morning we got up and decided to go to Colonial Williamsburg. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed a good meal at a Cheese/Sandwich shop. It was a very busy place, but the sandwiches were worth the wait! While there, we saw a Santa Claus...and then another. It seemed that there was a Santa Claus gathering that weekend too!

That evening we went out to a nice restaurant to meet with Hannah. The atmosphere was wonderful, the conversation fun. The food great.

Saturday was a slower day, especially when JJ learned that she would have to leave our gathering a little earlier than expected. We still made the best of it and met up with Erica and Hannah for a relaxing lunch at a nice Mexican restaurant! We stayed long after our food was finished...just talking and enjoying each other's company.

Things I have learned this past weekend at the BB Gathering:

SeussGirl loves games and is ruthless with her trains.

JJ does NOT like pizza.

Amy is a great listener.

Hannah is as adorable in person as she is on her blog.

I can swear in front of Erica.

I found that we all love books (talk of a book exchange), that we all love Mexican food.

That carrot sticks don’t travel well (they were forgotten until I got home—they were more like carrot juice)

That people may be different, but they can be alike too. And that life’s unexpected turns can make us all turn to each other and find that support that we need in the most unexpected places.

I hope to be able to meet up with these wonderful ladies again!

Some pictures...


Hannah and Erica


Braces Bunch Logo JJ created at dinner.


Colonial Williamsburg



Me, JJ and Amy - a shout out to another BBer...



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Comments

Cajun Cutie said…
Looks like you ladies had a wonderful time. I wish I could have attended. Maybe next year!
I'm so glad you gals had such a great time! Wish I could have been there with you all.

Thanks for showing and telling about your fun times together!
~Jess said…
It looks (and sounds) like you ladies had a blast: I would have loved to have been there!

Thanks for posting :-)
JJ said…
It was so fun--and your post made me smile--great memories!
Cibele said…
How awesome!!!!! I am so happy you guys got to meet each other... maybe next time I will go too
I'm sorry I'm just getting around to catching up on blogs since the whirlwind that took place shortly after y'all left. I'm so glad that I got to meet you and hope there are many more meetings with more BBer's in the years to come. Thanks for the compliment-I like to listen, but I can also talk too ;-)
I'm sorry I'm just getting around to catching up on blogs since the whirlwind that took place shortly after y'all left. I'm so glad that I got to meet you and hope there are many more meetings with more BBer's in the years to come. Thanks for the compliment-I like to listen, but I can also talk too ;-)

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