I am in San Diego!
This morning, I did something I thought I wouldn’t do for at least a decade.
While my son peacefully slept, I said good bye to him and left for the airport. My heart broke a little and I pleaded to God to keep our plane from dropping out of the sky, as Olivia and I flew 1500 miles away. For four days and three nights, I won’t see my precious son. I won’t hear his crazy stories and see his mischievous grin.
I was dreading the day when I had to fly away from my kids. I never wanted to get on an airplane without them. (I wouldn’t even enter contests for free trips for two because I didn’t want to win and leave Jackson at home!)
So, why now? Why am I in San Diego, while one of my kids is still at home? It had to be good – the motivation to get me to board that plane.
And it was! Not one – but TWO of my two favorite pastimes doubled up on me and insisted that I make this dream trip…
Blogging AND photography.
I really had no choice. I mean seriously – check this out.
Sony flew me and 14 other Mommy Bloggers to San Diego for an event featuring the Sony Digital Imaging products and services. In addition to training on the featured products, photography expert Me Ra Koh will give us tips on shooting techniques, composing great photos and video, etc.
Not only do I get to meet and hang out with fellow women bloggers, but I will be learning how to be a better photographer. It doesn’t get much cooler. Oh – did I mention we are at hotel on the beach?
Yes – Susan is more than jealous! But since I am the one obsessed with photography, it only made sense that I was the one to come. (Olivia is with me because she is exclusively breast feeding, so I couldn’t leave her at home. But apparently I am not the only mom with a nursling here. I hear another Mommy Blogger brought her infant too. I can’t wait to meet everyone tomorrow.)
I better get to bed now. Olivia is already asleep and I have a very long and exciting day ahead. I will tell you all about it just as soon as I can.