Sunday, July 18, 2010

Girlfriends are AWESOME!!!!

So, I have this group of ladies... MY CIRCLE! I love and adore each and every one of them. I love having them in my life and I love being a part of theirs. In 3 weeks, I will be moving to Boston. It's the adventure of a lifetime and we are going to have so much fun! However, I will miss them all very much. Last Friday morning my girlfriends blew me away. Julie and Megan came over with a bouquet of my favorite flower (sunflowers) and told me of a plan that they had been working on for the last few months. To show me how much they love me and are going to miss me, they told me to have an overnight bag packed and be ready Saturday morning by 8:00. Then some of the details came out. It was going to be 8 of us (some of my girlfriends weren't able to make it, but we were thinking of them) in a minivan going to Tulsa for a "Girls Get Away Trip". Aren't they AMAZING!!! We went shopping for 4 hours at the mall (with NO KIDS) and had some wonderful retail therapy. Then we took over a nail salon to get pedicures. They chose my favorite place to eat dinner, The Cheesecake Factory. Then we had an incredible evening back at the hotel in the living room suite drinking, talking and eating desserts in our jammies. Then they each went around the "circle" and told me how they felt about me and what word comes to their mind when they think of me. Organized, Devoted, Determined, Loyal, Spirited, Energized, Perky, Constant and Strong. Julie then gave me this beautiful painting she did for me that included all of these words. Let's just say there were a lot of tears, laughs (wink) and hugs this weekend. They even paid for my portion of the trip (pedicure, dinner and hotel)! My girlfriends are AWESOME!!! I am so blessed.

My girlfriends are ready to hit the road.

View from the front seat.

My pretty PURPLE toes!

We took over the salon!

Julie and Sarah were on the other side of the room with me.

The Renaissance, our party headquarters

The "cooler"!

Sarah, Angela and Amy

Julie and Megan

Erin and Ami

My beautiful painting Julie made me.


george said...

You ae so blessed.....and are now the proud owner of a "Julie original"

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