Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My first cousin once removed in law by marriage...

The title of the blog post isn't a real relationship (I checked with the genealogy gurus I know), but you get the idea. My (insert obscure relationship here) Ann is a truly lovely person (for the record, her husband and my husband are first cousins once removed). I met her for the first time at Red's grandmother's wedding about 10 years ago, and didn't see her again until we showed up on her front door step looking for a place to sleep before a job interview - where she and her whole family welcomed us with open arms. We've been great friends ever since. She's my parenting hero as well as the most considerate and hospitable person I have ever met. I can't stand that we live so far apart now and only get to see each other on rare occasions and via blogs and facebook.

Fortunately, I will get to see Ann live and in person later this summer - all by myself. I hadn't realized it before, but I have never taken a vacation without either my parents or my husband. Crazy! I've done plenty of solo travel for work, but never for fun. This one will be for fun. Ann and I will be at the BlogHer conference in NYC this summer, and I am so excited I can't hardly stand it. Not only is she a fabulous tech guru and resource, she seems to have no real need for sleep. This is my kind of girl! Can't wait to see you, Ann!


  1. You just made my year with this post. I'm quite sure that you are my BEST FRIEND in this life. I cannot tell you what a blessing it has been to have you in my life.

    And yes...I cannot wait to see you in August! You may be surprised to find that I do indeed require beauty sleep.

  2. Very cool! Blogher sounds like a lot of fun. It wasn't good timing for me this year, though, even if in a convenient location. Have fun!

  3. And my trip to Utah in May was my first solo vacation, too. I loved it.