February 04, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Tomorrow I leave for Santa Fe. I am going with 6 friends - this will be our 10th Annual Girl's Weekend. We have all been friends for over 15 years and I can not wait to spend a few days with them!

We are an interesting and eclectic bunch........
  • We range in age from 39 to 48
  • We come from Texas, West Virginia, and Vancouver
  • 2 of us work full time outside of the home
  • We have all been married more than 14 years
  • We have loved each other through infertility, 9 miscarriages, and one infant death
  • We are Messianic Jew, Methodist, Baptist, and Catholics
  • 2 Girl's Weekends have been cancelled because of hurricanes
  • None of us change diapers during the day any longer........praise God!!!
  • Our friendships have weathered moving, disagreements, and irritable husbands.
  • Every single one of us loves M&Ms....and we eat a lot of them on our weekends.
I have gone a year or more between seeing some of these girls and yet it is like time has stood still when I see them once again. Somewhere along the line we started calling ourselves the "Yahoos" and it stuck......our children and husbands use that term and we have grown quite fond of it!

This year I have the added bonus of sticking around in Albuquerque where I went to school from 3rd-12th grade. "Girl's Weekend Take 2" means I get to hang out with some high school friends for about 24 hours. I am happy to say that 20 plus years after high school, I would still choose each one of them again as a friend.

It's going to be a busy whirlwind of a weekend and I'm going to enjoy every single second of it, because when I get home I get to start working on all that is involved in moving us halfway across the world. It overwhelms me just thinking about it......I need a M&M quick!


  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



  2. Have a blast and safe travels! Lots of pics:)

  3. Have a wonderfully relaxing and refreshing trip with your girls!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!


  4. I am THRILLED for you and your Girls' Weekend!! How exciting! I loved all the fun facts about your group!

    What kinds of things do you speak on? I'd love to hear all about it!

  5. Hope you had a great trip, Keri! Happy Valentine's Day -- love you tons!




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