Hey there! It's another beautiful day in Connie's World. I woke up this morning to see that someone unfollowed my lovely blog. That's fine, really...it is. I'm not upset because even some of my own family can't take all of my positive vibes and don't want to talk to me anymore. It's okay...I understand that the Negative Nelly's of the world don't like to think positive and would rather complain and be upset. I get it.
This makes today the perfect day to answer the challenge from Girly Gazette. They want to know Who is my Tribe? My group of friends on the internet is very special to me because these are ladies that if we lived in the same town we'd be fast friends. What I normally say is: they are my people!
Raising Z....I love this gal even though I don't know her name. She loves her family and doing activities with them as much as I do. And I think she named her baby daughter Connie...after me.
Liz at Sugar Plum Creations...beautiful, inside and out. Creative and a homeschooling Mom who is doing it so well that her daughter is excelling at math. She makes me what to be a better Mom.
Jessica at Baby Mine....I met Jessica when we were both posting our menu's at The Organizing Junkie and we immediately became friends. We are both super organized and love making lists. She's like a sister to me and now she's having a baby and I'm so thrilled for her. Why does St. Louis have to be so far away?
Beth at Manic Mother....I know in my heart that I'm going to meet Beth someday. She is the strongest woman I know and because of her struggle with her 2 year old's cancer, she's proven to me and herself that she can handle anything. Ezra is the luckiest little boy in the world to have her for a Mother.
Jen at Harried Mom of Four...Do you ever have someone comment on your blog and then start emailing with them and within a few days feel like you've known them forever. That's how it was for me and Jen. And now I'm friends with her husband on facebook. Jen is another fabulous Mom that has it right and I wish I lived on her street.
Chris at CSquared Plus...I wish I could remember how we found each other....we're both non-Mormon's living in very Mormon towns and we both love wine. She's like the slightly older sister that I always longed for growing up. She's smart and always knows the right things to say to make me feel better. AND I've met her in person. We just live a little bit too far from each other to get together regularly.
Tina at My Lipstick Life....we met on twitter and then in person on one of my trips to Denver. We are both struggling to lose weight and grew up in the 80's. She's a funny, wonderful gal and I'm so happy that we've become friends.
Amanda at Family of Shorts...We met because we were trying to lose weight and we bonded over our love of food and hatred of the scale. She's a wonderful friend that always has a kind word to share.
Amber at AeFilkins...I don't know how I found her but it's because of her that I found many of the gals that are listed above. She's the sweetest friend and creative as can be. She remains positive even when she is hurting and her devotion to God is inspiring.
Jen at Tatertos and Jello...I *think* Amber is responsible for this hook up too. Jen is the most fabulous person. She is one of the only Mormon friends that I have that completely liked me for who I was and didn't want to try to change me. She's the kindest, sweetest and most creative person I've ever met. AND she's stunningly beautiful. I had the pleasure of meeting her and some of her kids in person and I'll cherish that afternoon that I spent with them always. Oh, and she was on a local TV show recently making a burlap wreath...
Becca at The Texas Darlings...Pretty sure Amber's responsible for this one too. I love Becca's posts about her kids and all of the fun things they do together. And she has the most adorable baby boy who is growing up way too fast. She also has a fun new business called Darling Moments where she'll take your photo's and make a DVD for you.
Teri at Mighty M Family...Teri has the most beautiful kids and the hottest husband. AND she's a knock-out! I love talking to her on twitter.
Heather at The Magnificent Mayhem Maker...Heather is another one of my twitter buddies. I love chatting with her during the day and her posts about her daughter and her sister Molly are so funny!
Barbi at Fit Mom Now...another twitter friend but also one of the most supportive people in my weight loss journey. We have very similar backgrounds and goals and I know that we'll be Fit Mom's someday very soon!
My life is better because of these ladies and their support. There are more...I know I've missed someone but Mallory just woke up and I have to fetch her some breakfast and put together her puzzle again.
Who is your tribe?
EDITED: I knew I was missing someone this morning....a couple people actually. Thanks to the power of Sesame Street I can finish this post.
Jennifer at Momma Made it Look Easy...this is one whitty gal and she still loves me even though I'm a Sarah Palin loving Republican. I can't wait to find out if she likes Kate Gosselin or not.
Jen at Buried with Children...we bonded over coffee at SITScaiton and we've been friends ever since. She's the mother of 4...three of them triplets. I think she's Super Mom!