Bryan and I do this every year.
We don’t talk about what is we’re up to in the next year all through the holidays, and then BAM! Beginning of the year, I get this ITCH to fill up our calendar. ITCH ITCH ITCH. So we scratched. We sat down and really talked about travel for the year, and here is what we have so far.
January 15-27 – Winter Park, Colorado
You will hear more about this next week, but Amber has arranged for several Colorado mombloggers to visit our local Colorado slopes and report back. Have you seen the Terror on The Mountain video??? Yeah. Amber had, and we agreed that my boys would ski while I document. Good plan.
January 23rd – Chicks Who Click – Denver, Colorado
I attended this conference last year and loved the small, intimate feel – so I was thrilled when Denise asked me to speak this year. Amy Fruitlady will be trying to wrangle a conversation between myself, the aforementioned Amber, Julie Momslant and Olivia Omega. Hope you can join us!
I actually am unable to attend these conferences, but wanted to point out Mom 2.0 in particular since I went last year, it’s put on by my pals at Kirtsy and again, it was another intimate conference setting that I really enjoyed. Also, I have not attended Blissdom before, but based on the buzz, you ladies had a blast! Go and rock it!
March 11-16 – SXSW Interactive – Austin, Texas
I know it sounds a bit dramatic, but SXSWi may have saved my career. The first time I attended, I had been … bored… for lack of a better word, with my web development and graphic design work. I attended SXSW and they shot a fire straight up my patootie. Recently, it had expanded to seeing my social media friends… and yes… IT IS DAMN FUN.
*If you will be in Austin, let me know and I will add you to my #sxsw list on Twitter.
End of March – Spring Break
Unless we find some crazy cheap sweet travel deal to Mexico, I actually think Bryan and I will be taking the week of Declan’s Spring Break off and working around the house. I KNOW. What the HELL. But when you live in a 1930’s Tudor, you have to do that every once in a while.
I turn 40 this month. FOUR-TEE. I will let you know where to send your presents. Just kidding. What I will *really* be doing? A Booze Cruise with a few other friends turning 40, which is actually not the Love Boat sort of cruise, but a ton of people riding around on their bikes, as in bicycles, doing a pub crawl while dressed in our best Halloween costumes. Holla!
Oh, and did you know Bryan and I got married in 1996 and will be celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary this Memorial Day? He can’t believe it either. Maybe *this* is when we should fit Mexico in. Sans Declan.
June 24-26, 2010 – Evo Conference – Park City, Utah
Remember when I jumped in a pool fully clothed last year? With this lady? Well, she has a conference going on this summer and I plan to be there.
August 5 – 7 – BlogHer – New York, New York
Yes. I am going to BlogHer this year. But there is a catch. Bryan and I both grew up in Maryland and BOTH have never been to NYC. I know. Tragedy. So, we are flying in to Maryland, dumping the kid off with my family (they are all so excited that I am scared Declan won’t want to leave), making Bryan and I BOTH available to go to New York for BlogHer. So, I purchased the cocktail pass for BOTH of us, screw that Mexico trip I mentioned before, we’ll go sightseeing during the day to celebrate our anniversary, and we’ll BOTH hang out with you all at night.
Kansas City, MO
Trying to talk Bryan into letting me do a girls weekend in KC after Declan turns 8 in September. I am not sure if mentioning it here will help or hurt the cause. Pleeeaaassseee Honeeeeeyyyyy!
Mexico? Belise? Costa Rica?
I have been teasing throughout the post about going somewhere tropical, but we are seriously looking at it for November. Depending on money – and exhaustion after all this travel, of course. (Because I am not counting work travel here, which luckily isn’t too crazy, but still, adds up). We have been to the Riviera Maya area in Mexico several times and loved it. A nice mixture of someone handing me a pina colada as I relax on the beach and us hiking around looking at historic ruins. Do you guys have any suggestions or thoughts on affordable, tropical destinations? That are nice but not too nice… Interesting but, um, not too interesting!?! Help a girl out.
So that’s what we are thinking for 2010. What are YOUR plans? Family trips? Conferences? Staycations? What are you up to this year?
P.S. Remember that Babble list of Top 50 Mommybloggers that I wasn’t on which lead me to do this post that broke my servers? Well, they are taking nominations for folks that were missed and I added like 15 people – so be sure to go and support me (thanks to whoever nominated me), them, and everyone else! LOVE FEST, PEOPLE!