Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Girls' Weekend 2011

So, first thing's first. Just in case you didn't read all the way to the bottom of my April LTTMMSE post...it was an April Fool's joke.  I don't really wash my hair with placenta shampoo, I swear.  (I've been hemorrhaging followers lately, so I don't want a wayward placenta scaring anybody else off.  This blog is a placenta-free zone, I promise.)

Second of all, I got a promotion at work!  I am no longer an "Associate" and am now "Senior Counsel."  I think it makes me sound like an old lady, but what can you do.

Third of all, Girls' Weekend 2011! 

As I mentioned, the girls and I headed to Des Moines this year.  Fancy.  Let me tell you, it was just what the doctor ordered.  If the doctor was me. 

We got in late on Friday night, and honestly....I can't really remember what we did.  I know there was dinner.  And then checking into the hotel.  And then chit chatting.  And lots of laughing.  I'm pretty sure I told the pickle story.  And then I am just drawing a blank.  I swear to God, my memory is going kaput the older I get.  It must be the Senior Counsel in me.

Now, Saturday, I remember.  We attacked the outlet malls.


See?  I think I won the dubious honor of being the only person to not buy something for her children and/or husband that day.  Yep.  It's all about me, baby.  I did buy the kidlets a present the next day, though, so I'm not all evil. 

After shopping, I think I fell asleep in the car.  That's right.  I'm wild!  I'm wiiiiiiiiiiiild!  (2 points if you can name the movie.)

But it was a good thing I took a nap, as we still had dinner planned for that night.  We arrived at the restaurant all ready to go when one of my friends (who shall remain nameless) had an underwire emergency.  Thank goodness for tinted windows and sharp teeth, is all I'm going to say.

I provided cover.

Just doing my job, ma'am.  Just doing my job.

Next, we actually made it into the restaurant - Centro, which is actually pronounced Chen-tro. I know this because it said so on the door.


The food was yummy, although the restaurant was a bit bipolar.  Snooty name, yet paper menus.  Entrees with names you couldn't pronounce, yet parmesan cheese dispenser on the table.  I couldn't quite figure it out.  But no matter!  I didn't have to cut anyone's food up, so it was perfect.

After dinner we headed back to the hotel, where we took our obligatory GW 2011 official photo.  Looking good, eh? 

From L to R:  Amy, Dani, the "other" Megan, Anne, Molly and Me.  Missing is dear Anna, who couldn't make it this year but was there in spirit.

We spent the rest of the night talking, sipping wine, telling stories, painting nails...you name the girly activity, we did it.  Although no pillow fights.  Sorry to any creepers out there.

I've known these girls since I was 14 years old, and let me tell you - they just get more beautiful, wise and incredible the longer I know them.  How many people can say they've known their group of best friends for over two decades?  Not many, I bet.  I'm a lucky girl to have friends like these, and I know it.  Love you girls, and can't wait for next year!



Funny in My Mind said...

congratulations on the new job title!
your friends and you are all so pretty, sounds like a great weekend! love your sweater!

Christina said...

Yea! Fun stuff. =)
*Dirty Dancing* ;)

Brittany said...

looks like y'all had tons of fun!

Jen said...


And people that unfollow you are dumb! You are awesome.

Kmama said...

How fun!! I so need a girls weekend!!

Brandy@YDK said...

y'all are beautiful. i need a girls weekend. or month.

Anonymous said...

Is the line from Dirty Dancing???

Congrats on your promotion!!! And you're lucky to have such great friends... and outlet malls.

Salt in Suburbia said...

Congrats on the promotion!!! And I kept thinking of Fancy Nancy while reading this post (too much reading of Fancy Nancy to the 4-year old lately). BTW, I loved the April Fools LTTMMSE, but my comment (made during a sleepless hour of ipod blog reading at 4 am) might have led some to believe I didn't get the joke. I have to make a new rule for myself: no more middle-of-the-night commenting on blogs. I still can't believe the SkyMall seriously has a garden bigfoot statue. Who buys that???

Barbara Manatee said...

A girls weekend sounds incredible!! And Life-long friends are the best ever! My BFF and I have been friends since we were 3. And I'm 33. 3 decades! My sister who is 8 years younger than me realizes I've known my BFF longer than she's even been around!

April is Autism Awareness Month. I'm blogging all month long about Autism.

Suze said...

Congrats on your promotion! And so glad you had a nice weekend with the girls! I'm heading to Chicago for my first girls' weekend next month since my son was born...first time away from him, but looking forward to it - long overdue! I'll miss him, but I so look forward to sleeping in!

Steph said...

What a fun time! I think all doctors should recommend an annual girl's trip for all women. Kind of like your annual pap smear. But you do those alone and they're not as fun.

wonderchris said...

Uh, CONGRATULATIONS on the promotion!! Now you must buy more cardigans - not the cute ones, but the ones that are more shawl-like. ;)

Glad you had a blast on your girls weekend - looks like a lot of fun!

Liz said...

Thank goodness for sharp teeth? that's kinda...odd? :)

Anonymous said...

Oh a girls weekend~how wonderful! I don't have any lifetime friends (does that make me weird?) but I would love to get together with my newer friends to do something fun for a weekend.

Congrats on the new job title!!!!