Who Needs BlogHer?

Monday we packed up and headed south.  South to Indianapolis.  There is much fun to share.  We went to the zoo (of course!) and to the Children’s Museum.  I will post about all that family fun when I get a chance to sort through the pictures.

Why Indy?  You may be asking.  We picked Indy as our first family vacation because I was bullied persuaded by some very wonderful ladies that Indy would be the perfect distance for our little family with lots of fun stuff to do.  And?  I would get to hang out with these VERY special chicas.

Emily, a fellow blogger and friend from ALL the way back in high school, was ridiculously crazy generous enough to invite a bunch of the most wonderful bloggers in Indy to her house for a cookout and some hang time.  Our babies/kids played.  Our husbands chatted.  And we?  We talked it up and giggled like we do this once a month.

After the initial introductions (which some of us didn’t really need because of the whole blog reading), we were hanging out and trying out make up and talking about schools as if we did this every Tuesday night.

Sigh…if only we did this every Tuesday night.

But…these girls (and more who are not pictured because they couldn’t come) are only four hours away by car.  and seconds away by computer.

The whole experience was surreal to me.  I know them, but I don’t.  But I do now.  Sort of.

I may not have been able to go to BlogHer10.  I may not have the cash to go to BlogHer11, but I did go to Indy10.  And it was wonderful.

Special thanks to Sarah, Emily, and Casey for making our trip so fun.  Next year?  The fair!  And fried butter!  Ok, maybe not fried butter.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. It sounds like Indy10 was the place to be.
    So glad that you had the opportunity to hang out and have fun!

  2. MamaOnDaGo says

    Indy10. Nice. It's wonderful what the Internet can bring. Plus, zoo poo. 🙂

  3. Pumpkin and Piglet says

    Sounds like you had fun and how fab that you were able to meet up with bloggy friends! Looking forward to hearing about the rest of the trip 😀

  4. Sounds like a good time! But I have to ask, fried butter??!!!

  5. Grace @ Arms Wide Open says

    what a treat for you!!!

  6. Oh so fun!

  7. Sarah @ Ordinary Days says

    I'm waiting for you to move here now. Just let me know and I'll be the first one over to help you unpack. 🙂

  8. designHER Momma says

    We've decided for you that the job search needs to be extended to Indianapolis. That would be good.

    We had a great time hanging out with ya!

  9. punkinmama says

    I agree with Sarah & Emily that the job search needs to extend to Indy! Seriously.

    Glad you had a great time and next time I WILL meet you!

  10. I love this! Glad you enjoyed connecting!

  11. Joy! 😀 It's so awesome to meet up in real life with other blog buddies 😀 Can't wait to read your other stories!


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