As you know, I just spent 3 1/2 fabulous days with 7 equally fabulous blogging friends. We had a blast! The best part was not having to spend too much time with small talk on each other's personalities and lives --we already know each other so well through our blogging. I won't lie to you, dear reader, this was seriously the best birthday I have ever had! I had the time of my life, and I'm pretty sure the other lovely ladies feel the same way.
Here are the women that came (in no particular order): Bythelbs, madhousewife, Susan M, Janelle, Flip Flop Mama, Mother of the Wild Boys, and Alison Wonderland.
I could wax poetic (or travelogue-ish) and tell you everything we did and everywhere we went and everything we said --but I won't. Why not? Because it would take too long, because it would bore you, and because my blogging buddies would probably like to maintain some form of anonymity (not that we ever talked about anything remotely embarrassing or anything. Ahem!). Oh! And this is why I'm not labeling people in the pictures. It's not that you can't figure out who they are (method of deduction and all that --or you read their blogs yourself), I just don't feel comfortable matching faces with names. If they do it on their blog --no problem, man! But that will be their choice.
Does this make sense?
And now, with that out of the way, here are some highlights:
*Meeting the women (I hadn't met, yet) for the first time
*Realizing that everybody would pitch in to clean, cook, shop, help, etc. without being asked because we are all experienced mothers. Plus showers were short. Living our lives in, around, and about all our kids has added some perks to the personality, people!
*Laughing until midnight every night
*Going to the top of the Stratosphere
*Agreeing with each other that the Strip in Vegas is too busy, too colorful, and way too nasty (sex-wise), and yet still enjoying some time there
*Going to the Temple and attending a session
*Wondering how I ever got along without these amazing women in my life
*Spending the day in the amazing Valley of Fire (awesome stuff, Susan!!)
*Enjoying long dinners at restaurants because there were no whiny children
*Wishing we had more time to hang out
*Agreeing that we all need to do it again someday soon!
Here are some pictures of what we did (and I apologize to the girls for the dinner pictures --I know you are all gonna love those. Ha! Don't hate me...Oh --and if you notice in the dinner photos, we had an extra guest. We loved meeting you, E!):
It was awesome, ladies. I can't wait to see you again!