The Monday Snapshot – URL to IRL Edition

A couple of weeks ago a few of my blogger friends were on Twitter at the same time, and it got mentioned that No Baby Ruth would be stateside in Chicago for a week. After a flurry of people saying “let’s get together!” – an impromptu blogger meetup was scheduled. Three of the ladies live in the Chicago land area, a couple of bloggers have family there, and everyone else just got a hotel or bunked up with other bloggers. It was so freaking awesome to meet everyone. There ended up being 25 of us that met up at the Lincoln Park Zoo in downtown Chicago on Saturday – 9 bloggers, 9 kiddos, and 7 husbands. What a great turnout! I love when my “URL friends” turn into “IRL friends.” 🙂

No Baby Ruth – Josey – slese1014 (Sarah) – Steph – Courtney – SRB (Sarah) – missohkay – Mellow Mama – Rhianna

I have a ton more great photos from the weekend that I will do a post with later this week, but I thought this was the perfect “Snapshot” of my weekend. What a fun way to spend my 3rd blogiversary on Saturday!


This is part of a weekly feature called The Monday Snapshot over at PAIL. Click here to join in!


  1. I am so jealous!!!! Look at all you beautiful ladies!! It sounds like you had a brilliant time!

  2. How awesome is that!! Pretty impressed how everyone came out! I hear Chicago is fabulous!

  3. I have to say again – love this pic! I’m definitely jealous, but so happy everyone had a great time!

  4. Oh how cool. Looks like tons of fun!

    Was it warm enough for flip flops?! I’m jealous.

  5. Wow, that is amazingly awesome!

  6. It was definitely AWESOME!! I love how Chloe and Raegan are holding hands in your picture….

  7. so glad you all got to meet!

  8. You know what’s so cool about this pic (and this might have been your intentions), but everyone has their baby. 🙂

  9. this is so GREAT! you guys look fabulous!

  10. I had so much fun – really glad we got to meet!

  11. Got it to work on Anthonys ipad… Odd. LOVE this photo!! So glad you had such a fun time and got to meet all of this amazing ladies. Would have loved to be there! Oh and i just love how raegan and chloe are holding hands in the photo!

  12. What an awesome time you must have had! Nothing like huge playdate for babies and moms to start the a week!

  13. I love, love, love this!!! So amazing!!!

  14. You already know how much I love this photo. I had so much fun seeing all the photos of the babes playing together this weekend too!

  15. So incredibly jealous!!! I’ve yet to meet any of my bloggy friends irl. That is just so freaking awesome!

  16. Awesome! I met two bloggers in England, and I’d love to have a massive gathering like this. How fun!

    Happy 3d blogiversary 🙂

  17. […] My third group blogger meet-up was the following fall (2012) in Chicago. This was a doozie of a meet-up that included 9 bloggers + kids & most spouses. It was incredible to meet all of these women (and their families!), and one of them (NoBabyRuth) is actually who my family is staying with when we go to Spain in February! I stayed with MellowMama at her home in Chicago, and it was pretty cool to trust that this “stranger” would pick me and Stella up at the airport (complete with a car seat for her to use while we were there) and let us crash at their house all weekend. I still remember how the next morning she had an appointment so she left her 1.5 year old with me while she ran out. That is a pretty cool level of trust to have in “internet friends.”  […]

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