The Meetup of The Century!!

  There is a countdown going on here in the Diaper Diary household. It is the countdown until I am united with my BBFF. That is Bloggity Best Friend Forever in case you are not hip to the lingo. You see, Jenny from Mommin It Up and I “met” when we both first started blogging. Which was almost at the exact same time. We have been faithful readers and commentors on each other’s blogs ever since.

This has evolved into becoming Facebook friends, Twitter followers, email advice askers, late night IMing sessioners and soon….a real life meeting!!! Is this exciting for anyone else besides the two of us? No…moving right along.

The event that is bringing us together? Hearts At Home. I have blogged about this fabulous event before. But it really bears repeating. I find myself waiting for this conference every year. Even when I don’t get to meet Jenny. It is such a time of encouragement for my as a stay at home mom. I leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on my family again. Cause let’s be honest, there isn’t always a lot of immediate reward to being a stay at home mom. I mean you get those moments where your kid gets that you shouldn’t smack people in the face for no reason. And you gotta love the hugs, cuddles and “I Love Yous”. But usually we don’t know we did a good job until they are older and can hold down a job and maintain some sort of sucessful relationship with another human being…and hopefully you.

But I leave Hearts At Home remembering why it is I do what I do. And I realize that despite many days where I don’t feel like it, I am doing an OK job. And that on the days when I am not, God is still in control. The weekend is filled with great speakers, great music, great ideas, and this year they have even thrown in a comedian for good measure.

Oh and the highlight….you get to meet me and Jenny!! Seriously, what more motivation do you need. But you don’t have much time. The conference in Grand Rapids is Oct. 3-4 and registration ends Sept. 10th. You can still register after that, but it costs more. And you know I am all about getting the lowest price possible.

Can’t make that one or live too far away (although clearly, meeting me is worth a plane ticket)? There are also upcoming conferences in:

November 7-8, 2008   Rochester, Minnesota

March 13-14, 2009     Bloomington, Illinois

And if you can’t attend either of those, you can order a conference CD.

I truly can’t say enough about this organization and their conference. I hope you will be able to go to one of their conferences. I think you will be truly inspired. And maybe you can find yourself a brand new BBFF at a conference near you. If this Jenny thing doesn’t work out, I might have a spot for you (I kid Jenny, I kid).


  1. Keep It Classy,Jen says:

    Heyyy…do they EVER come to the south?? What about the Southern SAHM…lol??

  2. That is so exciting!
    Jen, you gals have Beth Moore! We’ll take whatever we can get in the NorthEast!
    ~The Bargain Shopper Lady

    The Bargain Shopper Ladys last blog post..How To Save BIG On Groceries

  3. That’s so cool that you guys get to meet! It sounds like a great conference- if they head south I’ll have to check it out.

    Candace (Mama Mia)s last blog post..Ahhhhhhh normal

  4. I wish they were doing one in CA!! That would be awesome! Have a great time…

    Katis last blog post..Here’s your chance

  5. Hey, you BETTER be kidding! I don’t want to have to scratch anyone’s eyes out! (esp. at a Christian conference.) Rwwrrow! Back off people, she’s MY BBFF!!

    Jenny from Mommin’ It Up!s last blog post..Blissfully Domestic’s Blissful Re-launch!

  6. Phoebe says:

    I’m going, Jill!! I had to miss last year because of a nursing infant and am ever more pumped (ha – no pun intended!) to go this year!!! Maybe we’ll see each other!! It would be fun to meet Jenny – I read her blog but don’t think I’ve ever commented.

  7. Oh man, I only have one day to decide if I want to go! well, at the cheaper rate anyways. Hmmm…

    Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Ups last blog post..Natural Family Planning

  8. Jen@BigBinder says:

    I already have my tickets! Are you going to introduce me to Jenny? Or are you going to be all embarassed about your already-real life friends? :) I’m quite charming when I want to be, you know.

  9. how fun for you!

    i tagged you today and tomorrow! hint: clean your sink tonight!

    staceys last blog post..Enough for everyone

  10. I’m counting down the days too! See you in a few weeks!

    Jill Savages last blog post..Give yourself grace…

  11. Sounds like a blast! I wish they had one in Texas!

    the characters last blog post..A Big Boy and a teary eyed momma

  12. Sheesh! Jenny and I rarely get to see each other and we live 10 minutes apart – and you will see her all the way in Michigan??? I am feeling slighted….!!!! Oh well, at least Joshua and Sean will get to play this Friday…hopefully!

    Melanies last blog post..Things that make you go hmmm…

  13. Good news! In celebration of their 15th anniversary, Hearts at Home just decided to waive the late registration fee! You can still get in on the fun!!!

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