August 5, 2008

Where Have You Been?

Is that what you are wondering?
Well ... I got to go away BY MYSELF to visit my college roommate and cram in all the stuff a girls' weekend is supposed to be made of:
1.Shopping at a very large outlet mall
2.Visiting every TJMaxx, Homegoods, and Hobby Lobby within a 40 mile radius.
3.Eating dinner at 8pm (you know we didn't have kids with us at that hour!) at Sushi 101 (I don't actually eat sushi, but I felt so cool eating at a place with a name like that!)
4.Staying up until:
(She had these roses by my bed ... she's a true Southern Belle, full of hospitality.)
5.Then we relaxed here:
We took a dip at 11pm (... who does that?) in her brand new pool.  Ahhh.
6.Drove to SC to a fab-u-lo-so fabric store:
 We both walked away with some great fabric (more to come, later)
7.We found the deal of the century on a huge black framed mirror on the way (more of that to come too!)
8.We laughed and chatted until my jaws hurt.
9. She pampered me:
Girhadelli dark mint chocolates for my NCC (see previous post for explanation), gerber daisies (my fave) in the bathroom, and some treasures for my home (pics to come).
10. I had the chance to visit her new church ... WOW!

As I drove home, I thanked the Lord for friendships.  Friendships come in all shapes and sizes, but this one has been one of my longest and deepest friendships.... she's a keeper,for sure! We've laughed and cried through many of life's mountains and valleys.  She encourages me and keeps it real.  

Love ya, girl! 


Lacy said...

Okay there you are!!! Just kidding. Well sorta...I am so happy for your girls weekend!!! How fun is that staying up late, swimming at 11:00, being pampered, shopping, eating sushi. Boy your friend and you know how to live it up!! We are such better women, wives and moms when we do that for ourselves. I am so happy for you. Hope your refreshed.

Still promising Im not physco...just love to hear from you:)

Kellie said...

Glad you had a great time with your friend! We'd definitely be lost without those friends....

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

So glad you had such a special time with your bff. Can't wait to see all the fun finds...makes for a great post. I have heard awesome things about her church as well. So neat to hear what God is doing.

Amy said...

I'm having trouble not feeling jealous right now! This sounds like such a fun visit.

Also, I'm almost hyperventilating at the thought of the Waverly outlet - is this where you went? I miss shopping there!!!

traci said...

I have a friend like that and they are dear and special to say the least. Now tht I have two daughters I realize even MORE how critical a dear, positive friend is. Glad you had fun and are BACK.

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh how fun! I don't suppose you saw Mamma Mia? That is such a girlfriend-get together movie! I've seen it twice now. It's that good.

Brandee :-)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a great friend! I know you had a great time. Can't wait to see all the goodies that you found. I have enjoyed visiting and will be back.