And so the tradition continues. This past weekend celebrated the 4th anniversary of the Girls Getaway! I am lucky to have a great group of friends – not just friends, but friends from high school. We get together once a month to have what we call Dinner Group. We take turns hosting and preparing the main dish, the rest of us bring food to share. It is so fun and great to have a night off!
Once a year we skip the dinner night and head off on an overnighter. It just happens to be in September and we all love it! For the past 4 years we’ve gone to Park City, but are considering expanding our horizons next year (check back in ’09 to see where we ended up)!
Below are some highlights from our almost 30 hours together. Be forewarned that these pictures are for the enjoyment of those who were there :-)! They do not and should not make any sense to the naked eye…..we were away from hubbies, children, and jobs so you know it can get a little crazy!
One of the benefits of this new place was the hot tub. The only problem: none of us had brought our swimsuits. Our solution: head to the outlets and search high and low for the cheapest possibility. We ended with some tank tops and shorts that were super cheap – not super cute, but cheap!
We added a new feature to this year’s get-away. We decided to do some “how-to” classes. I was asked to demonstrated my cookie dough truffles, so here’s my anxious audience.
Another tradition we have is socks! It all started with the first year when it was MUCH cooler than any of us had anticipated. Most of had not brought socks, but our toesies were chilly so when we stopped at the grocery store Jo ran in and bought everyone socks. In the subsequent years someone has volunteered to bring the socks for that year and we are NEVER disappointed – aren’t this years awesome!
A rousing game of Speed Scrabble. If I remember correctly this was happening at about 1:30 am! Somehow we were all able to think. Laur was busy snapping photos! (Jo & I are wearing our newly crafter water bottle holders).
It was a wonderful weekend. We loved shopping without kids, we loved chatting and catching up on each other, and of course just being girls!