weekend girls trip somewhere. It's been a different location and feel each year... we've hit beaches, and cities. We've seen Beth Moore. We've had bachelorette parties with the groom's face on a cardboard stick. We've eaten at dives and gourmet restaurants. We've eaten s'mores over beach campfires. We've talked late into the night and we've stared at waves for hours, not moving or talking. We've laughed until our sides hurt and cried alongside one another as hearts unfolded. We've got the giggles in hot tubs at midnight and had to force ourselves to whisper so we didn't get kicked out. We've never had fights, drama, or weirdness. We know with six women, that in itself is a gift and we acknowledge it's sweetness.
the country. The nothing-around-for-miles type of country. Except horses. (Kristin A.)
we didn't have to do for three days.
instagraming all over the place for those of you that follow me there. I think having no cell phones might have been another gift to us all. Though it was really funny when one of the husbands got through to our resort, and we all went running to the phone to offer up our individual husband's numbers for him to pass the information on to. Then a volley of phone calls to our room commenced, as each of our men called us to check in.
happily married.. some of us newly so, and we love our men to pieces. We speak freely about our best friends and how much they mean to us. No husband-bashing, just building one another up and real life struggles that could use encouragement from time to time. It's such a breath of fresh air in a world of the opposite.
horseback riding. One of the girls hadn't ever riden a horse before. She was very brave.
Taco. I think that might be my favorite horse name of all time. (From the left, Betsy, Me, and Alli)
(From left: Me, Kristin S, Nurse Nicki, Alli, Kristin A, Betsy.)obnoxious old horses. They've probably earned it.
we'll be zip lining.
nearly five hours. And we talked...
sky had exploded with the kind of starry show you can't see in the city.
adventurous spirit in this group.
fun happen. (From left: Kristin A, Nurse Nicki, and Me.)
Comfortable silence. (From left: Me, Allison, Kristin S., Betsy, Kristin A, Nurse Nicki.)
refreshed and ready for the return trip.
But.... how am I going to take pictures while zip lining? (grin)