The draw to the conference were two of my favorite people in the blogosphere. Sophie Hudson (Boo Mama) and Melanie Shankle (Big Mama) were the headliners for the conference and I was thrilled about the opportunity to hear them speak. I've been reading their blogs since I started blogging (like 7 years ago - that's just crazy in and of itself) and mostly their posts make me laugh but they've also inspired me and informed me and touched me and all in a way that made me laugh til' my sides hurt. They've both published multiple books in the last several years and I've read them all. They are very different writers but their books are all wonderful, easy, uplifting and quick reads. They are just real people who love Jesus and have insanely hilarious senses of humor.
Here are just a few pictures I snapped during the event.
This first one is of my friend from high school Casey and I. She was getting in lots of baby snuggles because she (along with most of my other friends) is "done" but still loves a good "baby fix".
Here is my sweet sister Catina along with Melanie and Sophie. I tried to act really cool when I met them and not be completely star struck and act a fool but I was totally geeking out on the inside. Just keepin' it real. They were so nice and complimentary and were like "oh my word...how old is that tiny peanut?" and then I told them and shared he was my fourth and they were like "oh........." and knowingly nodding like mmmmhmmm, if that was your first there ain't no way you'd be here and that thought is 100% correct. He was an angel baby and I'm so glad I went - it was awesome.
I would love to go and see them again at some point in the future if possible but in the meantime I've been enjoying listening to their podcasts on my phone. I feel like I've opened up an entire new universe of things with the whole podcast situation. I'm extremely technologically challenged so the fact that Podcast has even become part of my vocabulary is something to behold. The next time you go for a walk or run or car ride or even clean your house, put in your earbuds and prepare to laugh hysterically - their Podcast is called The Big Boo Cast and it will literally make you laugh until you cry. So funny! It is also informative in all things fashion and skin care but even those topics are laced with tons of humor. Anyhow, these ladies were and are tons of fun. So glad I got to meet them.