Hey, remember that time I went to Vegas?

It's weird because I remember signing up for the conference back in February and turning to my fiancé and saying, "Am I really going to do this? Am I doing this without you?" 

You see, that's not my style. At all. It's out of my comfort zone. Like, way out there. 

Plus, I get homesick very easily. So, I was really surprised that I actually got on the plane and went to a different state without my home (aka Paul and my pups {insert "oh gag me" here}). 

So, here's what happened. 

Wednesday morning really did come. My friend Stephanie from First Grade Bangs arrived bright and early to pick me up. We drove to the airport, parked, dutifully noted where we parked (remember that important little detail for later), and checked in. Kansas City airport is pretty smooth because it's small, which is probably my favorite thing about that airport. I got to relax and hang out with Stephanie before we boarded the plane, even though my stomach had a million butterflies fluttering around. 

We unfortunately didn't have seats next to one another, but I also had no one sitting by me which was awesome and just how I like it. 

After a layover in Minneapolis (the opposite way of Vegas and I don't understand why we were there during a layover, but I made it so I'm okay with it), we were on our way to Vegas!

Fast forward to that afternoon. I finally met my friend (and one of my roomies), Alyssa, from Just A Primary Girl. How cute is she?

And, then we went to dinner with some of my fabulously wonderful friends from The Primary Pack!

I'm not very good at taking pictures apparently because I really didn't have that many. I'm happy that I was able to pop in a bunch of other peoples' pictures though because I still have some to share :) I seriously met some amazing teachers.

 Can I just stop for a second and say how excited I was to meet Haley from My Silly Firsts? She is seriously sweet as pie and that accent, oh I love it and her!

But, let's talk about this amazing group of girls that I'm so happy to call my #bloggybesties #lifelines #mytribe: Amber from Mrs. Masters Kinder Love, Gina from Miss Peluso's Kindergarten, Kelly from Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten, and Elyse from A Is For Apples. I went to Vegas only knowing them online (insert scared, nervous, awkward me). Now, we have talked every single day since Vegas and have even made some ideas of how we can collaborate more together (with our dear friend Katie from Simply Creative in Kentucky who unfortunately couldn't attend Vegas- big BUMMER for us!). So glad to have these ladies as lifelong friends!

I mean, we even got matching Alex and Ani bracelets so that means we are best friends for life, right?

Even though I got back to good ol' Kansas City nearly a week ago, I still haven't had the right time to really sit down and soak in my notes. I feel so inspired by so many things, so I've slowly been tackling different things... Like making a schedule! I absolutely love having a schedule, so you would think that I would've had that part taken care of, but no... I didn't. So, I've been slowly taking it all in.

Oh! And remember how at the beginning of the post, I said to remember that we dutifully checked where we parked? So... We walked the entire parking lot. Parking lots are so confusing!

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  1. I'm glad you had a great time. I. Will. Go. Next. Year.! I hope that I get to meet you!!
    Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers

  2. Loved traveling with you, Alisha! Let's do it again next year, but maybe without the long midnight parking lot escapade! :)
    First Grade Bangs

  3. It was SOOOO wonderful to finally meet you! This is a such a fun post and I hope I don't have to wait a whole year to see your pretty face again :)
    The Starr Spangled Planner


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