Thursday, March 22, 2012

{Edinburgh: Part I}

A quick note before this post actually starts. I've been feeling overwhelmed. Like there aren't enough hours in a day. Like I am doing a lot of things just okay instead of a few things really well. I wish I had more time to spend with Corey (and him with me), more hours in the day at work to accomplish amazing things, I wish I had the energy to blog at the end of a long day, talk to my mom longer than I do, spend more time training Henry, returning emails and a bajillion other things. I'm basically just feeling kind of crumby and a little bit like a failure lately. I know it's just a funk, but just so you know, even though I don't have a lot of time for this blog sometimes, I miss it when I'm gone. And even though I don't always comment on all your blogs or respond to all your comments, I am reading every single one and visiting all your blogs as much as I can. I feel so lucky to be part of such an amazing community of bloggers and I hope you'll ride out this little funk with me, because I'm sure things will be back to normal soon.
Now on to the post I started writing a few days ago and never got around to finishing. Until now.
Well, it's finally here! I'm posting about Edinburgh - yippee! 
So - we all know I love a good blogger meet up. Meeting up with a blogger for the first time in a different country is definitely an extreme version of a blate (blate = blog + date, Megan coined the term a while back). And when it's just you and your blogger friend, that's pretty cool, but when you throw your men into the mix you know things are serious. But Megan and I decided to go for it anyways. I think both Corey and Stephen were a little freaked out by the whole idea, and if I'm honest, there was a tiny part of me that was afraid maybe the boys wouldn't click or something. But luckily there was absolutely nothing to worry about. By the end of our two days together we were acting like we were all old friends we'd known for years. We laughed, we talked, we explored, we drank, we ate...We just had a really freakin' good time. We are hoping Megan and Stephen get over to Amsterdam soon because we already miss them! 
Now, here are some photos from our first day in Edinburgh. And a few things you should do if you ever find yourself there.
Somebody needed to stop for a break... And looking glamorous while doing so :)
To be continued...
{Photos © Liz Denfeld Photography}