Drum roll… here’s my new Facebook timeline. I really like to customize my messenger bags and iPhone cases when I can. This particular photo is a mug of the house coffee brew at St. Francis in Phoenix, AZ. We enjoyed a relaxing brunch there on a Sunday morning. Our second annual girls trip took us away for a weekend to Arizona where K is living. (side note : we have a standing trip each year – girls vacation – and 2011 took us to the beautiful Monte Lucia Resort & Spa nestled on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale.)
We gather from all over the nation (MN, KS, FL, AZ) for a weekend of debauchery, drinking, laughing, delicious meals, pool time, spas, and lots of sun worshipping. These are a few of my closest and dearest friends on the planet.
The backdrop was a beautiful mountain, and one morning it rained – causing large puddles in the grass. I choose the morning activity of dance-stomping in the rain puddles, at the base of a mountain, with all of my best friends as witnesses.
It didn’t matter what time of day – we cheers’ed to friendship, life, love, the pursuit of happiness – every chance we got. I’m a big fan of cheers’ing, toasting, acknowledging togetherness. Starting with Iced Soy Caramel Macchiatos at the airport, and finishing with bloody marys and mimosas.
It’s true when they say the greatest part about life are your experiences and interactions with people : your relationships. I would be nothing without my friends.