The 2013 CDF Education Conference was so wonderful! I had such a great time with my gluten free friends laughing and joking around all in an environment that felt safe. The women and other folks from the Celiac Disease Foundation were so inspiring to me. I got to spend time with my sweet friends Christy and Brigette who also serve with me on our CDF AZ East Valley Chapter Board as well as see and spend time with some other amazing friends. Chrissy from Glam Without Gluten came all the way from FL which was awesome! Sarah Stolp from CanIeathere.com, Erica from Celiac and the Beast, Andrea from Rockin’ Gluten Free, Kim from Gluten Free in Arizona, Brian from East Bay Celiac, Alison from A girl defloured and so many more amazing people were also there to hangout. I especially enjoyed the time I was able to spend with Alice from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and the other lovely ladies pictured below. They are all so wonderful and full of knowledge. Meeting Dr. Peter Green and Dr. Joseph Murray was an honor. They are true celiac rockstars!! Marion from Pamela’s and Anne from Schar’s were SO much fun! I thoroughly enjoyed finally being able to meet Chad Hines and his lovely wife as well, what a great couple! Jilly and Jesse Lagasse were such fun ladies and so talented. Tracy Hill cookbook author of Delightfully Free, Lucy Founder of Lucy’s cookies and so many more people made this weekend so fulfilling. Even though our ride home was crazy (we broke down, had to get towed and rent a car for the last 4 hrs of the trip back home) it was still a fabulous weekend. As Gluten Free Calendar says, Celebrate Celiac™!