After attending CHA a couple times, I figured I had the tradeshow routine down pretty well…BUT I had never gone with a baby before. Pregnant, YES, baby in tow…NO!! Whew was it a LOT of work! No strollers allowed on the show floor, so little 7 week old Joshua was strapped to me the whole time. He didn’t seem to mind the nice cushy place to rest though.
Here’s a photo of him ‘hanging out’ with me and Jen Donnelly, Anna Aspnes, Molly Newman AND Wes Thomsen from SCRAPPED the movie!! That guy is a kick in the pants!
Besides hanging out all day, my little guy enjoyed the typical favorite activity of a 7 week old…eating. He is great at that, which is a huge blessing! I keep telling him to eat up and get nice and fat for his surgery in a few weeks!!
Speaking of food…had some good stuff at Postrio with the Simple Scrapbooks team. Had a great time with Tia Bennett, Anna Apnes, (and guest – the lovely Dena Simoneaux!!) Lynda Angelastro, Jen Donnelly, Renee Pearson and her hottie husband at our table. The “other” table seemed to have had a little TOO much fun!!
Then came the trip to my favorite place…Sephora!!! Woo Hoo!!
And if you need a little evidence of how much fun the ‘other’ table had at dinner…here’s a peek at the fun going on afterward at Sephora!
Molly’s husband getting a makeover!
BESIDES all the fun, I was there to work!! Believe it or not, I got a bunch of talking in in between diaper changes, feedings and resting my tired body. The mock cover they had at the booth was a fun way to get people in and talking about digital.
The new website also went live with subscription and advertising information so be sure to go sign up for a charter subscription at a super great price!! Digital Scrapbooking Magazine (brought to you by Simple Scrapbooks).
One last shout out to all the other great people I met along the trip!! Thanks to Elisha, Angie, Wendy, Rachel, Lin, Lynda and the others who helped me and my baby gear get through the maze of the strip and let me tag along for the fun!
Hi again to Cindy, Linda, Thena and Sharon, Julie Ann, Michelle and Lori, Kristi McF and crazy woman Rhonna who popped in for a few hours Thursday! I know I am missing people I met but it was a crazy fun time and even if I didn’t have new mom lack of sleep brain I probably would miss someone anyway! (If any of you have photos that we took together, send them my way!! I only had my camera out one day!!!)
So…baby and all, my first memory trends was…well…memorable!