By far, my favorite part of my job is my students. They never cease to make me smile. But sometimes, my students and I really don’t get each other. I don’t understand their obsession with Mountain Dew (of all the sodas, really?) or their love of scary movies. Similarly, they can’t compute the fact that I actually like school and feel like pets are too much of a responsibility. We’re just different like that.
So when my students asked how my 3 day weekend was, I told them it was really good. When they asked if I did anything fun, I didn’t really bother to go into details. I’m pretty sure I never could have explained to them why an entire day spent baking Ree Drummond’s Cinnamon Rolls with people I’d never met before was so much fun.
Even though I hadn’t met Nikki in person, she’d been trying to arrange a meeting of some of Western Massachusetts bloggers for some time. So when she forwarded an email from Laura about a “cinnamon roll extravaganza”, I couldn’t resist.
You are receiving this email because A. you are incredibly creative and talented, and B. you portray some sort of love of food on your blog/website. My friend Lauren and I would like to organize a get-together to network, bake, create, and get to know all of you in the Western Mass blogosphere (and then share the pictures with each other so we can all blog about it :D ).
Of course, I also wasn’t going to drive nearly 2 hours each way by myself (“Western Massachusetts” is sort of a general term which can encompass all of Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley), so I invited Cynthia and she drove. It was a really fabulous day, but I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.