Monday, September 1, 2008

Girls' Weekend

HOORAY for weekends without kids! A group of us gals spent the weekend in New Braunfels to celebrate Alicia's 30th birthday while the hubbies got the kids. We enjoyed shopping at the outlet malls, eating, gossiping, eating, attending a Cory Morrow concert, eating, staying up late giggling and eating!

It does a girl's heart (especially a mommy's heart) good to be able to get away and be... ME. Sometimes I think I will never get "me" back since every bit of me is used up by my kids by the time I go to bed each night. Weekends like this, however, remind me of who I am, my "Amanda" bucket is refilled, and I'm ready to take on the world yet again.

Here's to next year: Alicia, Emily, Jennifer, me, Laury, Lisa, Carrie, Erin, Kandy, Courtney, Shaye, Micahand Angie. (Shaye, Micah and Angie are not pictured but are still loved!) The theme has already been chosen and there will be shirts commemorating the event that read: (front of shirt) All I know is... (back of shirt) we're in Canton! Nothing like a little inside joke to keep you smiling.
theme and shirt design by Micah and Amanda

Guess who took this picture...
Not sure who the chick in the blue striped dress is. She came up to talk to our table for a moment. Since she is a girl and not a husband or child, we let her be in the picture.


Alyson said...

Yeah, it's so wonderful to have some get away time isn't it? I love it when I get to go to Canton or a scrapbook retreat with my friends. I have a feeling it's going to be a while from now when I go again. Did Kerry handle it all well?

Sarah said...

Soooo fun! A group of us went to Galveston last year to celebrate all of our 30th birthdays and it was SOOOO fun! I'm thankful that you got to go have a good time and get rejuvenated! And did I mention that I'm totally jealous???

Jess said...

I am so glad you had a fun weekend and that Kerry didn't call me to pretend to be you! Seriosly, I wish I had friends like that here. My friends always seem to have to ask permission...what the crap is that all about?