Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Girls weekends

I can hardly keep up with the weeds in the garden, the mounting pile of mismatched socks, or the mail so blog posts don't seem to happen in sync with life either...but I just wanted to take a sec and reflect on some recent girl time!

In April, some 3 other girlfriends from my town and I spent the weekend in Florence together. Gorgeous blue sky, warm sunny weekend without a picture to show for it. We were too busy talking, walking, eating out, laughing, and not "doing" anything to pull the camera out.

Last week I got to go to a lunch at one of the members of my bookclub's house with one of my favorite authors: Jane Kirkpatrick. Unbelievable time. She is brilliant in all she says - inspiring!!

And last weekend, some long time friends from my early married years spent the weekend in Portland together. Rose garden, comedy club, IKEA, great restaurants and old friends - what a perfect formula to restore this weary soul!!

Girl time is so key to balance for me!! 2 girls weekends and a brunch with Jane Kirkpatrick all in 6 weeks! I am spoiled, loved, and deeply restored!

We had lunch at the Rose Garden, then went shopping in boutiques in NW Portland, then off to dinner at a yummy downtown restaurant before going to the comedy club that night. The funnest thing too was that they all stayed at my parent's house - my mom is on a trip to Chicago - so I got to have a girls weekend with my dad and husband and kid

dos too!! Perfect fun!!

Friends that you can just let your hair down with and know that who you are is loved unconditionally by are the best kinds of friends ever...I am blessed indeed! These gals are ones that encourage, think about all kinds of things, and ultimately inspire me to keep being better at mommyhood, citizenship in my community, and wife hood.

Ultimately, I love that these gals love to SMILE and laugh. They aren't critical on the things around them - just perceptive.

Happy Birthday Lori!! I couldn't love you any more than I do!


Karyn said...

Yay for girl time!! It's so refreshing :)

Jennifer H said...

I am so jealous... :-) Next time you ladies go out and have so much fun, I want to come. You all look so beautiful! Love you gals!!!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Love, love, love girls' weekends. Am about to leave for one right now and saw the title of your post on my Blogher ad. Glad to meet you.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe it! I found you on Jen H's wall! How do you know her? How is life? Where are you living? Cute kids! and how's the hubby doing? Long time no see! I can't believe it.

Jan (Reed) & Dennis (Beaver) W