Monday, September 29, 2008

Girls Weekend

Just the 4....of the original 7!

While my hubby enjoyed a weekend Marriage Matters Conference, alone, at our church, and took care of our lovely precious daughter, I attended my own conference (of sorts). The conference of my highschool friends "Girls Weekend 2008!" It's been planned for months, so don't flog me for leaving my sweet hubby to take notes at the conference......I couldn't miss out on our first annual retreat!

There are 7 of us originally....3 couldn't make it at the last minute. So the four of us found ourselves in the middle of uptown Dallas, in a hotel that also was the hotel of the Washington Redskins wives for the weekend. Talk about seeing a lot of bling! Bling, bling everywhere! It was quite funny pulling up to the valet in my Subaru station wagon.....I almost wondered if they were going to say, "the servant's parking is out back, ma'am". But nonetheless, they took my wagon into shelter with the other bling-mobiles.

It was a good weekend of reminiscing and catching up. I found out two things. One - when you get women together without kids......gluttony ensues. I think we ate more this weekend (and I gained more poundage this weekend) than I've ate my entire pregnancy. Please double chin.....go away, now! The second thing I found out was - I seemed to have blocked out so many of the crazy things I did as a youth! The stories that were retold.....knocked all our socks off. We all had forgotten something crazy we had done. Would you call that a bad memory or forced amnesia?

First eating stop was, of course, the desirable PF Chang's.

They had THE CUTEST little desserts!

At the end of the weekend, I was glad to have re-connected with girls who were.....essential to me being who I am today. We all counted our blessings that we had each other as friends from 6th grade on....... (girls, you know how hard that is!) We all went our separate ways after high school, each leading different lives with different experiences, but our connection remains the same. It's just like old times when we get together - minus the teenage angst.

I was glad to get home though. The bit of a homebody that I am, being away and endless talk about our children and lives, made me excited to get back to my child and my life, with my hubby. It was good to get away though...although next year, I'll be glad to do some shopping without the Sophie-girl pressing on my bladder every 15 minutes!
Night out!

Bible Journey: Exodus 11:1-13:1


The Lorick Family said...

Glad you had fun!

Keri said...

I keep up with only one friend from highschool. :(
But now I have quite a few really good, no, great friends.
Btw, I made the broccoli and cheese soup last night and it was really good. Glad your back!

Heather said...

Fun weekend with you girls...can't wait to do it again next year!! Great post. Will you email me the pics when you get a chance please?

The Garners said...

Looks like so much fun! You girls all look so cute!

The Allens said...

That sounds great, but I know about being ready to go home! We moved to Tyler about a year ago from DFW and we go back for weekends which a great, but I love to get home!

Stephanie said...

Looks like fun Flo!! Glad you had a good time away for a few look great!!! ; )

The Keltons said...

So wish I could have been there. Looks like ya'll had lots of fun.

Julie Estes said...

Flo, double chin! Please! You look amazing. Glad you had a great weekend, you were missed at the conference :)

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