My Field Trip

I went on a Field Trip this past weekend.

That’s what John calls a weekend away all by myself.

I got to spend the weekend at the Xona Resort in Scottsdale, AZ in order to attend Bloggy Boot Camp.

Now, this may not sound monumental to you, but to me, this was huge.  It was like a rite of passage.  *I*, Mrs.-35-year-old-herself went somewhere OVERNIGHT without my husband or children.

I have spent one other weekend away without my husband or children, but that weekend doesn’t count.  It was the weekend my dad had a major stroke and I flew to Colorado to see him in the ICU.  He didn’t even recognize me at first.  It was fantastic.  He’s lucky he didn’t recognize my siblings either or I might hold this against him.

Oh.  Did I  mention it was also my 30th birthday?  My dad has poor timing.  That’s the only explanation.  I mean, why else would he have a stroke on MY birthday?

So, back to Bloggy Boot Camp.

I took 5 pictures.  Guess how many turned out?

Heather, Angie and Lula at Bloggy Bootcamp in Phoenix

You guessed it.



I guess I’ll just have to keep the memories alive in my mind.  Good times.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. At least you got one & you got the experience of going 🙂 And it’s definitely better than having to worry about your Dad (which sounds absolutely scary). Although maybe your Dad was just trying to help you get a night away from the kids? He just didn’t plan it out as well as a Bloggy Bootcamp.
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  2. It sounds awesome again! Doesn’t a West Edmonton Mall bloggy boot camp sound like FUN?? That’s the only way I’ll get to another one. Sigh….
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  3. I believed you had a lot of fun over there! interesting..have a great day!
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  4. and following you too!
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  5. Susie's Homemade says

    Sounds like a great time!!

  6. So jealous!! I bet you had a blast.
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  7. I’m sure you looked hot in all of them.
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  8. Good for you!! I am trying to think how many times I have been away without my hubby and/or girls. I think once 🙂 I think we both need to up that number.
    Glad u had fun!!
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  9. You took more pictures than I did. I didn’t even take my camera out of its case. *sigh*

    Anyway, I loved seeing you again and getting to know you alittle better. You are fabulous and I hope that we can continue to grow our friendship.
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  10. Sounds like a wonderful weekend away!!! Jealous!!! Wish you had more photos though.
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  11. And I am NOT looking down at my phone…or in my purse…

    Please rejoice with me.

    I also rejoice that we got to go on a hot date Saturday night…and if anyone wants to know, ANGIE DROVE. Yes…just me and Mrs. 7 Clown Circus…alone in a car. It was good times. Thanks for asking.
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  12. Hope there was good wine and even better chocolate to go along with the conversation!
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  13. Did you hook up w/ Laurie and my BFF?

  14. Haha! At least a few other women took some good pictures (I’ve seen them!). I wish I could have been there with you guys!!
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  15. I’ll bet you missed the clan, but how fun that you got to spend the weekend with some bloggy friends. It looked like fun!
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  16. Fun getaway!! Good for you. I have had a few of those lately with my writing group. All amazingly fun and talented authors. It has been so good for me and for my novel. (=

  17. You are so pretty! I LOVE your bracelets! I am glad you had a fun time : ) YAY for girls weekends.
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  18. sounds like a great weekend and so wish that we could have met up but I’m going to SF. I’m so ready for a weekend with out kids.
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  19. Ahhh, you shoot pics like me! lol. At least it’s a good one though! Sounds like it was a lot of fun!
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  20. So glad you got to get away, even if it was “bootcamp.” 😉

    And the ONE pick is a good one!
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  21. I am SO sad that I’m not in that one picture….=( Hope you guys had fun!!!

  22. Well, I guess if only one was going to turn out…it was a very cute one!!! What a sweet picture of us! I love it!!
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  23. Looks like a great time, I was thinking of going….but timing wasn’t the best….now I wish I had gone…I would have met you 🙂
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  24. I would love to one day go to a blogging retreat and finally meet in person all my bloggy friends. Sounds like a great getaway!
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  25. Awesome picture. One of these days I’ll make it to one. One of these days…
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  26. It was so nice to meet you at Bloggy BootCamp. Thanks for coming!

  27. I’m not sure how you can say that only one of your pictures turned out. The picture of us in your first BBC post looked pretty great to me. I mean, you could totally see me. 🙂

    Our time together was such fun, my friend. Someday, we will realize the dream of a computer-free, tropical trip. Just our little group, sun, and sand. It will be bliss.

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