Trip of A Lifetime!!

Aloha my wonderful friends!!  For the past two years I have been blogging and making virtual friends. I often talk about people and say "Well my friend in California has a great blog or idea that you should try"or I talk about a friend in Spain who is having a baby, or a friend I will be meeting up with in Vegas!

Many of these friends were in Vegas this week and can I say it was so wonderful and amazing to finally meet them!!  I cannot describe the feeling and camaraderie we all felt.  It was like we were old friends who hadn't seen each other in awhile!!

I am pretty sure I have added a few more wrinkles to my eyes from all of the laughing and smiling!!

This tiny collage is only a snippet of all of the amazing people I met!!  I was also thrilled to finally meet up with all of my collaborative blog buddies from the Primary Chalkboard!

Many of us roomed together and it was like a big slumber party filled with tons of laughs and giggles.

I was also able to attend the LOVE show at the Mirage with Tanja from Journey of a Substitute Teacher , Jen from Hello Mrs. Sykes and Jessica from Second Grade Nest!!  It was my first Cirque show and I loved every minute!!

The highlight of the trip was our final day at the TpT conference.

I believe there were over 500 teachers/bloggers here and it was truly amazing!!

Paul Edelman the founder of TpT was our first speaker and he was such a good sport and took a picture with Paul on a stick!  I was roommates with the hilarious ladies who took all the fun photos!!
If you are on instagram you can check out his adventures in Vegas at #imwithpaul.

Paul gave an amazing speech about how he founded the company and what it has become today. Truly inspiring!

Next came the sweet and humble Deanna Jump.

There was not a dry eye in the house after she spoke!! 

I spent the day attending sessions from some of my favorite sellers and chatting with so many teachers.

I came home with lots of new friends and memories that will last a lifetime!  

I also came home with some pretty awesome swag!!

It was a great way to wrap up my summer and get me ready for a brand new year!!  Yup, next week I head back into my classroom to start setting up, but kids don't start until August 1st.

So this week I plan to finish my personal lesson planner and finish a product that I have been working on.  Hopefully I will get in some surf time as well ;)

I hope your week was a fabulous one as well!! I have linked up with A Burst of First.  Head over to her blog to check out everyone's adventures!!


  1. i LOVED meeting you! And I can't wait for our next meet up, hopefully before Vegas! :)

    1. It was a blast Heather!! You made it so much fun!!

  2. LOL I took a picture of my free stuff too! LOVE was awesome - so glad so many of us got to go!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

    1. Yes, I felt like we lost so many of us after the show and it would have been nice to hang out!!

  3. It was absolutely amazing - I had the best time and learned so much! There were so many people there it was hard to meet everyone! I can't wait until the next one.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer!! I have followed you for so long it seemed like I already knew you :)

  5. Corinna, it was a pleasure to meet you! I'm sorry I didn't get to spend more time with you, but I'm sure you'll agree it was impossible to spend time talking to everyone! I guess that's what next year is for!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  6. We only said hi before we trekked across the street to the show. Next year, a real conversation!

  7. The free stuff was amazing! So nice to meet you. Thanks for linking up!
    A Burst of First

  8. Hi Corinna! It was so fun to meet you briefly while we walked over to the show. I wish we would have had more time to talk. Everything in Vegas happened so quickly! Thanks for posting that video. I was trying to explain the devil guy on the swinging thing and the visual was so helpful.
    Surfing to Success

    1. I know Mercedes it was such a whirl of activities!! Next time!!

  9. How exciting!!!! I bet it was definitely a trip of a lifetime!!! And look at all those goodies!!!

  10. Thank you so much for including me in your post! I had a great time in Vegas and I was honored that they asked me to share my story. :) Enjoy the rest of your summer!

    1. Mahalo Deanna for being such an inspiration for so many and reminding us it's not about the $ :) The friendships I have made are worth so much more!!

  11. It was great to meet you in Vegas... even if it was a quick, "hello!"
    Looking forward to doing it all again next summer!

    Seconds at the Beach


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