Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ACFW Conference

This picture is such a great example of how fun it is to meet people I know so well online but have never really met. Pepper Basham is a sweetheart. Too smart to hang around me in the normal course of things, but writing brought us together. :)
I'm holding my Carol Award. And I talked to Janette Oke, who wrote Love Comes Softly.
I'd met her once before briefly...the restraining order had lapsed...so I approached her again.
We were just having so much fun. Cheryl Wyatt, Missy Tippens, Pam Hillman and Glynna Kaye and me hovering Lurch-like in the back.
This was just out of control. I swear it didn't cost much to ride to the airport in this limo.
It was beautiful. And pretty funny because I sooooooooooo didn't belong in it.

Seeker pictures.

Myra Johnson, Janet Dean, Debby Giusti, Audra Harders, Missy Tippens and me hovering Lurch-like in the back. (A theme begins to develop!)

Melanie Dickerson, Me and Kim Sawyer, celebrating the color purple I guess. :)

This is Terri and Angela from Texas with me and Audra.

It's so fun to meet people we've met through the year, but haven't seen in too long,

or we only know online.


Michelle V said...

Looks like it was so much fun! And congratulations on the Carol!

Michelle V

Teri Dawn Smith said...

The light standing next to a Carol award winner almost blinded me!! Loved seeing you again, Mary!

Mary Connealy said...

What a fun conference.
I dont' seem to have any pictures of me and my award. If anyone has one, I'd be interested in it.
Angela is so sweet and SMART. What a nice young lady. She made me feel a little old but then most everything does these days. :)

Angela Bell said...

Wow, that picture came out great. Miss Teri's right. You are glowing!

Congrats again on your Carol Award win. :)

Pepper Basham said...

Do you want me to send it to you? The picture?

Sherrinda said...

Oh what fun! I love seeing the pictures from the conference!!! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Connealy said...

You have a picture of us and that shiny award, Pepper? I'd love it.
Thank you.

Sherrinda, I so wish you could have come.

Pepper Basham said...

Check your inbox, Mary.
MY pleasure!!!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Congrats to you on your well-deserved award!

Fun pictures!

Pepper Basham said...

I'm a sweetheart?!?
Well now, my acting lessons paid off. :-)

Mary - I'd have liked you even if we didn't meet through writing. We probably would have met while taking photos of irrelevant things in museums ;-) Or irrelevant to the mostly-'sane', anyway :-)

Mary Connealy said...

Uhoh, I'm making an obscene gesture with that photo with Pepper. Hmmm...
Sorry about that.

Anonymous said...

Mary, congratulations on your award!! I WILL get over there to some books during my "harvest widowhood"