|rachel, me & jenna [in plaid]|
|holly, shan & cory|
holly drew my name and thrifted me all things precious.
what would you do with this little guy?
craft weekend' but it turned out that we weren't so good at following through on the 'crafting' part, but we'll get to that ha! my sweet parents offered to watch emmie for a few hours and it was amazing to be a free woman! we ate at the soup kitchen which is kind of like a little hole in the wall, full of soup. i don't love soup so mid-grill cheese i realized i didn't pump before we left home. so turns out, i'm not as "free" as i thought. just as free as my pump will take me! i made it back to the girls before too long and we were off again.
we went thrifting at feather your nest; it was the first time there for most of us. we loved it there! it's much smaller than the peddlers mall and each booth was worthy of a thorough look through. we each left with at least a couple treasures. if money wasn't an issue we could have bought out the place! i bought this [below], the most wonderful blanket you've ever seen. it screams WINTER in my face. and my couch says "please slap some winter on me momma!"
|cory, rach, shan, holly, me & jenna - bootfest|
this is why we're friends.
then... din din! i should have taken a picture of all the yum yums. jenna made red lobster rolls and rachel made us shrimp linguini. everything was delicious and the company of course was top-notch. this is something we've never done before. we've made apps and desserts before, or gone out for a nice meal but we've never had a homemade, table-set, extravaganza like this. it was nice to stay in and so yummy to eat but i don't know if this will become a 'yearly' or not. maybe a rotation? personally, i just think there's something nice about not cooking and cleaning when we go out. story of my life right? since i don't get many meals with the ladies anything that makes it more relaxing for everyone is something i'm for! also, i bet most restaurants would have a corkscrew. sorry ladies. but in all - i'm craving those rolls right now!
girl christmas is such a highlight of my year. my friends are so dear to me and the fact that we share so many of the same interests makes our time together all the more fun. we'd love to have all of our girl friends join us in this celebration but having it little really lends itself to intentional conversation & fun where everyone there can be included, i love that. the older i get, the more small group situations are my jam. [yes, i said that]. thank you girls for all the joy you bring into my life, and emmie's too. i treasure your friendships, your creativity & gifts [talents, not presents]. i'm blessed to be surrounded by so many strong, hilarious & generous women of the Lord.
long-live girl christmas. my favorite tradition.
a trip down memory lane here & here. and i just realized i never posted about 2011 girl christmas! i just found it in my drafts! i'm such a spaz. i'll see if i can wrap that up for ya!
merry christmas friends and fam, i hope all your days are merry & bright. besides my screaming kid, it certainly feels pretty sparkly and wonderful here. now, if we could just get a crying mute button & a couple snowflakes...
ps all images are stolen from jenna