Well as most of you know, we have really gotten into our blog this past year! We just love sharing our work with everyone and writing about all the fabulous people we meet at our sessions. I used to love to write poetry when I was younger, I had so much time to sit with my thoughts and reflect on life. It seems as adults we don’t take the time to just sit and relax with our thoughts and be inspired. All we do these days is make our way through the hustle and bustle of daily life and we forget to stop and take a moment to feel inspired. Most of our blogs are about our work, but this work inspires me, so I feel I can escape with my blogs and just think about these moments. Sometimes these moments are with people we just met, our friends, travels or just what is happening with us during the week (such as Jeff’s Weekly Rant’s…as I like to call them!) 🙂

Anyways, my point is that we love to write our blogs whether they are for work or play! We keep writing because sometimes opening a link to a blog makes someone’s day! Recently, we have had the opportunity to meet up with some other bloggers in Orange County to talk about why we write our blogs and just make some new friends. It is fun to chat with others who are into blogging and why they do it. We have all of these social groups that we all get caught up in, but it is nice to go out and just talk to people.

Last week we went to the Veggie Grill at the Irvine Spectrum and sat on their patio and just talked to people.It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet some new friends.

The Veggie Grill had some fabulous Salads & Sandwich’s. We had never eaten at a Vegetarian place before, but we’ll give it a go.  I always say try something once, and if you don’t like it, just don’t do it again! Jeff had the “Bean Me Up Chili”, he said he would order that again…I had a little taste and thought it was really good. I enjoyed the Bayou Chickin’ Sandwich…I thought of New Orleans when I ordered it…I just love the Cajun food. Surprisingly, I thought I was eating real chicken…it was delicious!

Our friend Suzanne and fellow blogger was there, and she had the Baja Fiesta Salad…it looked yummy…here it is!

Me + Suzanne…

Another friend and fellow blogger, Kristen of The Meringue Bake Shop was there with her Margarita cupcakes. It was the day after Cinco de Mayo, so we celebrated on Seis de Mayo with our delicious cupcakes. By the way, her red velvet cupcake is the “bomb” as well, so if you are looking for cupcakes for your next party or event you should check her out! Here is a shot of our fancy cupcake…all we need now is a Margarita, yum!

So it was an evening of Food, Cupcakes, New Friends and as always…a little photography! What can I say, these things make me happy. It was nice to meet all of you, even if we only got to chat briefly, hope to see you again soon.

Here are all of our blogs if anyone wants to read in their leisure…lots of good stuff going on!

Suzanne of Alive in Wonderland:  www.suzannebroughton.com
Julie of Angry Julie Monday: http://www.angryjuliemonday.com/
Marcy of The Glamorous Life: http://marcywrites.com/
Dana and Jeff Sipper: https://sipperphotography.com/blog/
Elaina of Restore: http://elainaavalos.blogspot.com/
Kristin from Meringue Bake Shop: http://meringuebakeshop.blogspot.com/
Stacey of OC Food Mommy: http://ocfoodiemommy.blogspot.com/
Roxanne of Me and My Monster: http://themomblog.freedomblogging.com/author/rhack/
Aracely of Day Tripping Mom: http://daytrippingmom.blogspot.com/
Jeff from OC Metroblogging: http://oc.metblogs.com/
Kara of Eli’s Lids: http://elislids.blogspot.com/
Sara of Ducks and Pucks: http://www.ducksandpucks.com/DUCKSandPUCKS/SKS_BLOG.html
Jen from Tiny Oranges: http://www.tinyoranges.com/
Kirsten of Wright Creativity: http://wrightcreativity.com/
Debbie from Peace Love and Momminess: http://peaceloveandmomminess.com/
Martha from Melody Gibbons: http://melodygibbons.com/
Sandra of TolduOC: http://tolduso.wordpress.com/
Suzanne of Twenty Four at Heart: http://www.TwentyFourAtHeart.com/twenty_four_at_heart/
Becky from Happy Hour Mom: http://happyhourmom.blogspot.com/
Tracy from Tracy Clark: http://www.traceyclark.com/blog
Lorna of Calif Lorna: http://califlorna.com/mission-accomplished-202

And my final shot of the evening…as we were leaving the Irvine Spectrum…The Ferris Wheel before all the lights went out!

Enjoy, J+D