Friday, February 25, 2011

MCI -> LAS -> PDX -> MCI

I enjoyed my Monday to Monday get-a-way...
hopping from climate to climate to see some beautiful friends.
I didn't take a picture, but I loved staying in Katherine's gorgeous home and eating her homemade pizza, shopping for decor, talking, catching up and generally enjoying a warm Las Vegas winter.
Next up, Portland.
We all agreed our husbands rock,
and let us enjoy a weekend away.
We visited the temple together,
rented an incredible beach house,
and generally had no plans except for lots of shopping, eating and talking.
Being surrounded by talented, compassionate and smart women was so wonderful.
I am so blessed to call them friends.
Memories to last a lifetime for sure.

One more thing...
I remember the transition from single to kids to mother...
and each time, there was a period of realizing that my "me time" was
getting a tad bit smaller.
(close to non-existent these days?)
So having a week,
to myself was lovely.
lovely, lovely, lovely.
But it was also just enough time to miss my children,
and miss sharing a bed with my husband,
and realize that although a girl needs time away,
my life here is pretty good too.


Janet Johnson said...

What a fun time! So glad you had the chance to get away. Me-time is precious. :)

Tish said...

Seriously I think that's the snazziest, most thoughtful gift a husband can give his wife.

Don't you just love girl time? It's my favorite thing in the world :)

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

Oh that sounds so fun! What a good vacation!!!!

K2 said...

I am so glad you had a fun time! Getting away is always good for the soul.

Erin S said...

Wow, you did have a week off didn't you! How fun. Hopefully there is a next time!

Holbrook's said...

What a great guy and what a great get away!!

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

Oh, thanks for the bday wish! I would love any recipe really! I like all of the foods you mentioned you cook in them! If you have any recipes typed up, send some of them on over ( but if you don't have them typed don't worry about it! Haha thanks :)

Lauri said...

Yes I know exactly what you mean! For me the most difficult transitions were Ella's 3 naps to 2 naps, then 2 naps to 1 nap, then 1 nap to no naps. such a change of lifestyle!

dixonfamily said...

Wow!! What a crazy group of girls. It was wonderful to see you!! I really enjoyed our conversations and getting to go to the temple together was wonderful! I agree that our husbands are pretty amazing. We are definitely lucky girls!

Barbara said...

So fun! Girl time is the so great! glad u had lots of fun:)

Tiffany said...

Wow, your trip sounds amazing! What I wouldn't give for a whole week away! Glad you had fun!!!

Isaura said...

soooo fun! i love and miss my girlfriends. if i had all the money in the world i would pluck my girlfriends from various states in the u.s. and we would go on some adventure around the world. glad you had a great time. kudos to your hubby!

Christy said...

it sounds amazing! every mom needs one of these once in a while! and i agree, your husbands are pretty awesome for taking over for a whole week. also agreed: it doesn't take long away to realize how good you have it back home.

suggestion: next girlie getaway = the houston ladies! :)

Lora said...

What a great gift! There is nothing like a good girlfriend to brighten life up!

I love that picture of all of you!

Caryn said...

I'm so glad you got to go! "me time" is so precious, and I miss it. But, you're right: Life is good!