Monday, April 19, 2010

It's Official!




The Delta area of  The Opryland Hotel



Okay. It's official. We have a date! We have a place! The contract is signed and I am praying that the Father would orchestrate every single detail of the event! I wanted to say thank you to each one of you who commented on the last post or who have emailed me about the event.  I appreciate your encouragement, prayers and support more than I could ever write about here. Please know that. It all means so much to me....


I will write another post by the end of the week with more information and details about the event, as well as a link to the new web-site.  We are still "working on it" or I am just a nervous wreck about pressing the "Go Live" button. I really wish one of you lived next door and I could just ask you to come over here and press the button for me. Pray for me :)


I wanted to share that this year we are charging a small ticket price and actually using a vendor to handle the tickets for the event. We hosted the event last year completely free and loved doing so and our heart was to do that again this year. But in reality, we just could not do that again and need to cover the costs.  I don't want that detail to keep anyone from attending who would really like to attend so if there is a need, please e-mail me and I will do everything I can to get you to the event! 


The second reason that we decided to use a ticket vendor was to bring order. I love order. Mainly because I have very little of it here with four children under the age of 7! And when I say order, I simply mean an organized way of keeping up with the Pearl Girls. 


Last year was a little hectic. I kept up with a list (by the grace of God) that went something like this.....


Suzy's hairdresser is attending.84
Now only Aunt Jane can attend- cancel Suzy.83
Suzy is attending now84
Mary Catherine's teacher is attending85
The friend of Aunt Jane that she used to work with can't make it 84


Can I just say how excited I was/still am that anyone wanted to attend? I wanted everyone to be there who wanted to be there.  I was amazed and thankful and humbled beyond words.  But I didn't do a very good job of keeping up with a list like that....and when you are giving a head count to a hotel, well you need a good list.  Hopefully this helps to explain the few changes and I will keep you posted as I have more information.


But here is what I have so far .....




The Pearl Event

 June 26th, 2010
      
      6:00 p.m.

   Nashville

Opryland Hotel 


(We will have a group rate for the hotel if anyone would like to stay the night and I will pass that information along as soon as I receive it. )


We also wanted to organize a blogger meet-up before the event! What do you think?  I know how exciting it is to meet your blogging buddies in person~ there is really nothing like it!  So since we are hosting in the South this year I decided that a "Sip and See" was in order. Only now I believe we are changing the name of that little gathering to a "Sip and Tweet" since so many of you are on Twitter now!


This Blessed Nest felt that it was a good idea to share with the blogging community who was planning to attend by listing everyone on a blog roll! I thought that was a great idea and that way you can all connect before hand. I haven't posted a blog roll in a very long time because I was worried that I would hurt someones feelings or leave someone off by mistake, but I just love the idea of a Pearl Girl blog roll so you have the opportunity to visit with one another before the event. 




Hopefully this helps with planning and such and I just want to say again,  thank you for everything. Please keep this special night in your prayers. We need every single one.


Have a beautiful and blessed week!



16 comments:

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a gorgeous place to have your event. God has really orchestrated all the details for you Sibi. That is wonderful! Praying that things go well and that you have an amazing event. Love & blessings from NC!

Cha Cha said...

Oh, sweet girl, I am so excited for you. I love everything you have shared so far. My plan is to come, I am trying to work out the details right now and it looks like everything should fall into place. I love the blog roll idea, so I can find others who are planning to come and get to know them ahead of time. And you I can't wait to meet you and give you a BIG HUG. You are in my prayers.

Cha Cha

KatieB. said...

I pray it works out I can attend! I would simply love to be at this event and meet you and all the other wonderful women! Looking forward to it! Thanks for hosting this, again.

GrannySmithGreen said...

Count me in, Sugar! I'm SO there!

Short Southern Momma said...

How fun!! I have been wanting to meet other bloggers for a long time and I can't think of a better group of ladies to meet! I will try.try.try to make sure I can be there since it is so close to me! Super excited. Hope your having a great day! xoxo

Susan said...

Oh this sounds sooooo fabulous. Wish I could be there, I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Raining Pearls said...

I'm so excited I could burst!!! I love the Sip & Tweet idea and can not wait to meet everyone :)
xoxo
Nancy

Jennifer said...

Just bought my ticket!

Yeah!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh how I wish I could come!!!!

Katie said...

I am hoping I can come! I would love to. We have company leaving on the 26th...and since I'm only a few hrs away in Atlanta, I think I can swing it. Either way, I'll definitely be praying for you, all the Pearl Girls, and for the whole event. :o)

red ticking said...

i would so love to be there ... and will be in spirit. and will pray that you have an incredible event... and with HIM at the helm... you know it will be tremendous...
many blessings to you...
xoxo

Cha Cha said...

Okay, just bought my ticket, I can't wait.

Cha Cha

Southern Aspirations said...

so exciting! I will try to attend!

Renae said...

Put me on the list...I wouldn't miss it! I would be honored to help you in any way!

Blessings!!
xxRenae

Sherrie said...

So sad I cannot come. I am waiting for your midwest road trip! :)

Kappa Prep said...

I am planning on coming!! I may have to travel to India, but as of right now I will be there! I had really wanted to attend you last event, but lived to far away. I am praying all goes as planned and everyone that feels called to come is able.