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NBDCC 2011 – Why we keep going back.

Everyone has their own personal favorites of convention.   We all enjoy the room shopping, the events, the sales room and the convention dolls.  But let’s face it….we don’t go to convention primarily for these things.  At the end of the day, we go to convention because of the people.  We go because of the Barbie friends we have made in the past and the new friends we hope to make at each and every convention.  We go to share a love for a hobby that has grown beyond our own personal sphere.  We are compelled to share this love with others who feel the same way.  We leave with our emotional cups full to overflowing and many of us move forward with the exciting knowledge that we will have the opportunity to see friends and share again the following year.

Each time I have attended the National Barbie Doll Collector Convention I feel I have left the convention a better person.  That is due entirely to the people I have met.  This year I had the supreme pleasure of sitting at Judy O’s table 19.  Words alone cannot express my appreciation for their generosity and welcoming kindness.  I am never someone who feels they can effectively convey something in words….my preference is to pick up the camera and show it in a picture.  So….here is the reason I go to convention……

New Barbie friend Debra and I   (photo below is courtesy of Brad (starboy9 on BFC….Thank you Brad!!))

Debra and Rebecca

Barbie Buddy Supreme….Sheree

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Fantastic Barbie buddies Barb, Mary and Barbara

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The lovely ladies of Judy O’s Table 19!

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And because a few photos is never enough for me…..a video with more photos LOL!  Hope you enjoy.

Hope to see every one in California next year!!

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8 responses

  1. Sheree

    Rebecca, you are simply THE best Barbie bud!

    I am a better person because of our friendship!

    And you’re a pretty darn good photographer, too!

    Thanks so much for the wonderful convention coverage!

    Hugs!
    Sheree

    August 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    • Awwww! Thank you oh Barbie Bud Supremo! Convention would not be the same for me if you were not a part of it. One of the highlights for me at convention each year is the opportunity to spend time with you my friend. Don’t ever change.

      Big {{Hugs}} right back to ya.

      August 16, 2011 at 1:43 pm

  2. Rebecca,
    Love, love, love this video! I truly enjoyed your company at our table and appreciate all these photos! You are a fabulous photographer! Can’t hardly wait for California! Thanks for the fond memories …
    Hugs,
    JudyO

    August 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    • Thank you so much Judy! It was so lovely being welcomed by you and your table. You are special people. Looking forward to seeing you guys again in California.

      August 16, 2011 at 1:45 pm

  3. MashauDe'

    My sentiments exactly, you are a Beautiful Spirit! I sense that about you when we met.
    Thank you!!! For the acknowledgement you are truly a Jewel, Gem,Diamond which would you like too be called? All of the above….Lol

    August 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    • Coming from a fellow beautiful spirit I will accept that. I love any and all of the terms you mentioned….now how to parlay that into actual jewels, gems and diamonds. I would sign up for that too LOL! Actually, who needs diamonds when you have friends such as these….I ask you.

      August 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm

  4. This is just so sweet…it made me miss all my Barbie friends SO much! I am so glad that we will be getting together in October at FR. Once a year is not enough.

    August 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    • Thank you for the lovely comment my dear. I completely agree with you in that once a year is simply not enough. So looking forward to seeing you again in a couple months!

      August 16, 2011 at 11:02 pm

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