Monday, June 28, 2010

JL Conference and Meeting Miss Wendy

I had the fantastic opportunity to go to the Junior League Area III Conference this weekend in Safety Harbor, Florida.  I traveled with three other girls from my league and met several ladies from leagues in Florida all the way to the Carolinas.  We had the unique pleasure of listening to several wonderful and well known speakers including Vicki Clark and Beth Ramsey.  In addition to getting to know my own fellow league members much better, all the other ladies I met are just lovely people, inspired to do good for their communities with fantastic leadership skills.
But, the even bigger news is that I was finally able to meet a long-time blog friend!  Miss Wendy from Madras and Pearls became a follower back when I first started blogging around 18 months ago.  She's been with me since the beginning and we've gotten to know each other through facebook, email etc.  She is also a Junior League member and attended the conference, so it was a great privilege to finally meet her.  We've been waiting for this for weeks!
 There are not enough good things I can say about Miss Wendy.   She is a pearl and Lilly wearing interior designer who has a huge heart in caring for others.  Back in November, when I considered quitting Junior League, Wendy was there for encouragement, telling me to continue forward and become active.  Without her, I may have dropped out and not been able to experience the friendship and service that Junior League has to offer.  I thank her greatly for that.  I guess you could not only call her a friend, but a sounding board as well! :-) 

She is just an absolute pleasure to be around, lots of energy....lots and lots of fun...and of course, it doesn't hurt that we have TONS in common.  I can't wait to see her again, hopefully soon!  We've been texting and emailing back and forth since I left the conference yesterday! 

Happy Monday Y'all! 

12 comments:

  1. That sounds like so much fun! And how wonderful you got to meet one of your online friends.

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  2. So glad you all had a good time! And SO glad you stuck with it! The JL has changed my life forever so I am glad you are seeing some rewards from it!!

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  3. just found your blog via brown eyed belle...now i'm your newest follower! can't wait to get to know you better! xoxo

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  4. You guys are so cute! Glad you stuck with JL! My mom never did it in STL but I know I will! I love the Lilly!!!

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  5. I'm adding your button to my sidebar! So cute, and you did it all yourself:)

    I loved my first year in JL. I'm really glad I decided to join! I've met some nice girls in the organization. And, I'm so J of your Andover. I have the one from the year before, but I love the pink and green one!

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  6. I'm glad you had such a great weekend, Jennifer! And how fabulous that you had a bloggy meeting! Hope you're having a great Monday! It is pouring the rain here right now. I guess that's a nice break to the humidity?? xoxo

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  7. You are too kind! Thank you. I had great time meeting you this weekend and can't wait for us to be able to get together again.
    I'm glad you and the girls got a lot out of the conference too. It was a lot of fun to be on the committee and plan the weekend.

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  8. I just love Vickie Clark. She will be speaking out our leadership training next month. Her ODI presentations last November were fascinating.

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  9. Oh what fun! Glad you had a nice time. How fun to meet another blogger!

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  10. What a fun time! Love your cute Lilly items too! I wouldn't expect anything less. :)

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  11. Sounds like y'all had a great weekend! Love your outfit!

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