Firstly there is the lovely group of 'ladies' that I met through the online scrapbooking world. Back in the days of snappy scrapping! Many of them I have met in real life, many others I would dearly love to meet one day. All of whom I consider friends, and who have had a such a positive impact on my life.
Next there is my Feb 08 Mums group. I was never a member of a mothers group while I was pregnant with the boys. Our anti natal classes with Caleb were in town and it was run over one full day. It was not at all conducive to building on going friendships or support networks! I was preganat with Nathan with in six months of Caleb being born, so didnt attend any anti natal classes, and by the time I fell pregnant with Isaac Id been there done that twice already and didnt see the point...plus I had my gorgeous frind Kathie to share the ups and downs of whole journey with - Isaac & Jamie were due on the same day!
When I found I was pregnant with Jacinta I think I went looking for a due date calculator and stumbled across Essential Baby. I posted that night in the Feb 15 - 29 08 due in group (DIG) A group of us became a wonderful source of support, encouragement and laughter for each other through out our pregnancies, and we are still in regular contact now. The only trouble with online groups is that its hard to get together in real life. Im fortunate that Ive been able to meet two of them. Carina is here in SA, and that Tracy has family here. Each time Tracy has been over we have organised a get together. The first one was late last year...this is what our little bubs looked like back then...
Last week we got together again...they were all on the move, and determined not to let me get a photo of the three of them together! At least they are all in the same shot here!
These girls all rock - they are thoughtful, funny, supportive, and so much more! Hopefully one day we might all get together...somewhere in the middle of SA, VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS & QLD - what fun that would be!!!
Ive also 'met' girls that are into MCN, photography, and quilting through groups on EB and through blogging, there are certainly some wonderful souls out there in cyber space! (Yeah I know there are probably a lot of weirdos out there too, but hopefully I can manage to steer clear of them!).
To each and every one of you who has touched my life in some way - thank you !
I also really appreciate all of you that visit by my blog regularly to see what we are up to. If your reading this post, even if you are a first time visitor, or one of the 'regulars' leave me a comment just to say Hi, Id love to know who is popping by these days!