The First Annual Blog Union is upon us. Thanks to Drew and Carey for arranging this whole thing. What is the Blog Union? Well, it’s a big weekend get-together where a bunch of bloggers who blog about their Ethiopian adoptions can finally meet face to face, after stalking each other’s blogs for years. I suppose this makes our online friendships slightly more validated.
If you think we’re nuts getting together with a bunch of people we met online, consider that all of us have adopted or are in the process of adopting, which means we’ve all had FBI background checks and have had our fingerprints processed through Immigration. Probably couldn’t get a safer group of people to get together with. This thing is so legit, we even have Blog Union t-shirts that everyone will wear.
Though there are events Friday through Sunday, we’ll just be attending Saturday’s beach event. Because we love the beach so much. No, actually we hate the beach. Well, just mainly the sun. And the sand. And the saltwater. Other than that, we find it absolutely peachy.
Having been born a redhead, with no natural pigment, I’m only slightly more tolerant of the sun than a vampire. Depending on the light, you might even call me “clear”. I’m talking skin translucency, not Scientology levels.
So I’ll be there with my big beach umbrella, a big floppy hat and my 70 SPF sunblock, trying to not burst into flames.
Of the group of bloggers and families attending this event, there are four or more Julie’s. (myself included.) In fact, there are THREE blogging Julie’s from Los Angeles attending this Blog Union. Which is why I’ve been given the “Julie in the Purple House” distinction. Incidentally, one of the other blogging Julie’s in Los Angeles USED to live in a purple house. She’s fabulous, by the way, and I’m looking forward to seeing her again and sharing my 70 SPF with her.
So I’m very excited about meeting some of my “friends” in person for the first time. And Marshall
is going because I’m making him go with us is excited to meet everyone too. I know the kids will have a blast, finding ways to get sand into all of their bodily orifices that I’ll have to clean out later.