Monday, March 23, 2009

O So Greedy

You know how when you look forward to something so much, it almost feels like when the event takes place, it won't live up to your expectations? Like the anticipating of it is better than the actual it?

This last weekend, the girls weekend that's been on the books since December? Seeing the musical "Wicked?" Eating out, sleeping in, shopping til the stores close, laughing til it hurts? It all pretty much rocked the house and totally exceeded my expectations.

Eight women, two cars, one long drive, two new personalities emerging, and one really good book made for a ton of fun. I wish I had more pictures to post but every one of me shows me sporting what appears to be the neck of a turkey, so you'll just have to imagine that I was there and it was awesome.

(Heather, Camie)
On the way down, in the cool car, with the second cool car behind us. The only time the entire trip Megan's car was behind me.

(Heather, Lindsay, Tiffani, Megan)
Trying not to lick the remains of the infamous Avocado Eggrolls from our plates

(Turkey neck, Camie, Nicole, Cindy)
Engrossed in a life-changing conversation that was completely unexpected and quite possibly the best part of the trip!

(Tiffani, Nicole, Heather)
Not-s0-patiently waiting outside for the show

Um, yeah

The show was phenomenal. Unbelievable talent, great score, amazing set. The whole thing was fantastic. But for me, the best part of the weekend was my amazing group of friends. I learned a ton of new things, laughed until it physically hurt, and got scolded by others repeatedly. (Someone in the hotel filed a noise complaint and the 18-year-old front desk clerk and her handy rent-a-cop came to reprimand us. And then there was the lady in the elevator who jumped at us for trying to push the buttons ourselves....Mormon women in the big city, watch out.)

Thanks to my amazing mother-in-law who drove up to my house so I could go on this much-needed weekend away. And thanks to my awesome husband who pretty much lets me do anything I want. And finally, thanks to my fantastic friends for putting up with me and making me laugh. Can't wait to do it again!


Heather said...

Oh, just that recap reminds me how fun it was.

But seriously sitting in the hot tub watching some girl get "nasty shots" done didn't make the list?? Come, on.

PRP said...

I totally forgot about that! Freak! I'm still disturbed. Maybe we should call Portland CPS....

Kelly said...

Another crazy hot tub story, huh? :)

Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend, I'm intrigued to find out what the life changing conversation was about!!!

Glad you had fun, you totally deserved it!

tharker said...

The conversation of all conversations! It. was. awesome.

I loved the entire weekend! The play was absolutely fabulous, but you're right, the company was even BETTER!

Love ya!!!

tharker said...

Can anyone tell me why I look DRUNK in both of these pictures? Seriously. What is with that squinty, hazed over look in my eyes? It's cracking me up!!!

Sarah said...

You ladies are hilarious. I'm glad the weekend away was everything you hoped it would be and more!

lindsay>boo said...

It was sooo much fun!

hatch said...

It looks and sounds like you girls had a total blast!

Jan the crazy lady said...

Oh my gosh that looked fun. Glad you all went and rocked it together. I want to know more about the life changing conversation. I need one of those.

debsters said...

It's not fair not sharing a conversation that's life altering. I can't rest until I know what we're all missing out on. Just kidding.

wow, you got reported for disturbing the peace? That confirms what a blast you had.

Andre said...

I was a little distracted by all the turkey neck comments. What are you talking about? And grown women being reprimanded? Sounds like you ladies are too much to handle. I'm glad you had so much fun!

Amy said...

What a fun trip! I'm so jealous! Um, and you so do not have a turkey neck! You are hilarious!

stylist to the stars said...

Great conversationa and great friends you can't go wrong. You also forgat to mention how great you cook with garlic! Or is that a whole other post?