Monday, July 1, 2013

On getting away

I spend this past weekend on Lake Travis with five of my best college girlfriends (We missed you, Allison!). Most all of us left our babies/kids at home to enjoy some good quality girl time. And good quality girl time it was indeed.

We laughed.

Took walks.

Made some yummy meals.

Stayed up way too late reminiscing about college days.

Stayed up way too late discussing the love for our families, plans for the future, our personal strengths and weaknesses.

Asked for and received parenting advice.

Laughed. A lot.

Went to eat at a fancy pants restaurant that served things like Gnocchi and Pork Tenderloin, instead of chicken nuggets.

Opened up and shared our highs and lows over the past year.

It. Was. Amazing.

I love you, girls. Here's to eleven years of friendship. And may this friendship that we share continue to grow even stronger as the years pass us by. And let's never forget the beauty that is getting away from everyday life, spending time as just girls, and taking time to rejuvenate the soul.

Because that is what getting away is. . . rejuvenating for the soul.


  1. This makes me want to plan something similar with some of my gal pals! Whenever I take a getaway, it is usually with my husband or by myself to go see Amanda... but it would be fun to go with girlfriends!

  2. Oh, how fun! So glad to hear you guys had a great time!

  3. So glad you got to get away and fill up your cup with some girl time! It's SUCH a necessity that I think too many women put on the back burner! Looks like you had a blast!

  4. I have to say I'm super jealous that 1. you have such close friends from college and 2. you get together every once in a while for a fun weekend away. My closest friends from ACU all left after sophomore year and then I was married the last half of college and didn't develop many close friendships after that. It is such a blessing that you have these friends and that you get to spend time catching up with them like that.

  5. Ditto to what Allison said! So happy that you had this well-deserved getaway!

  6. PS- You don't serve Clara gnocchi and pork tenderloin? What kind of mom are you?!


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