off to present a paper... in portugal!

remember when i wrote a paper on mommy blogging... and i got a lot of great feedback and help from several great bloggers?
[thank you]

now i am off to present that paper at the conference: mothering and motherhood in the 21st century (put on by Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement - MIRCI)... in lisbon, portugal.

and ben gets to come too. to carry my bags, of course.

wish me luck, i am super nervous
but can't wait to discover some of portugal and little more of spain!
(see our past visit to spain here and here)

p.s. we don't actually take suitcases when we travel internationally... but my suitcase seemed more picturesque than a backpack.
p.p.s. also, we are trying out the travel space bags on this trip for the first time. i'm excited to see how they work out and save us space!
even though we may look like crazy people who keep all their things in airtight plastic bags.


Julie said...

Woot! I'm so excited for you! I'm betting you saw this, but just in case you didn't, this is a pretty good read---the comments alone are worth it. http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2011/01/15/feminist_obsessed_with_mormon_blogs

Have a wonderful trip!

kELLO! said...

AHHH!!!! i've been wondering where you were off to since you twittered it. tweeted. whatever- since i heard from you on another social network!

one thing about the space bags-- wrinkle city. so make sure it's nice and neat when you put it in, and also, check that your hotel has an iron. or take wrinkle spray? that's been my experience, at least.

seriously- so happy for you. what a cool experience to have the rest of your life! :) congrats! and good luck!

Anna said...

aaaa that is so exciting!!!good luck on the presentation and have a BLAST!

shayna said...

Remember, I'm following your every move, please keep me updated.

Cassandra said...

good luck good luck!!!

Peggy said...

and I want to follow your every move and see just how serious the wrinkles are. We'll be praying for you and your presentation [beautiful Ben the bag carrier too.]

communikate. said...

SO JEALOUS lady! You're going to be marvelous! Enjoy your adventures! Can't wait to see photos and her about your shenanigans.

Anonymous said...

Have fun in Portugal and show us around with your beautiful photos :)


Bridget said...

holy crap! that's awesome! enjoy!

Miss Bear said...

Fabulous! You will do beautifully! Have a great time!!

Sonja said...

Oh have an amazing time!
That is so exciting!!!! I've never actually been to Spain or Portugal, but they are high on my wish list :o)
Can't wait to see photos and hear about it.
Good luck! :o)

Courtney said...

awesome! good luck and have tons-o-fun!

Nicole Marie said...

so exciting!! have fun and good luck!!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

The first comment with the salon link is a must read. However, I woud totally skip the comments.

I want to read your paper. can I find it online?

Linds said...

p.s. how did the space bags work?