Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Tribute to my Girlfriends

I spent an amazing weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado with 5 awesome ladies- my dearest friends from high school (we were missing one since she just had a baby). 

Breckenridge 2012

We graduated about 20 years ago and have remained friends ever since.  Some of us went to college together but we all continued to have contact with each other through out our twenties.  One of the girls, Terry, set me up on a blind date with my now-husband, Glenn.  A couple of the girls I have known since elementary school.

Senior Year, 1991

The fact that we are still in contact is amazing but what is more incredible is that we go away on an annual trip each year.  These trips started when my husband and I moved to Tampa in 2003.  Our move to Tampa was an excuse for a road trip from the Maryland girls.  After Tampa's trip, three of us got pregnant which left only 3 available for the next trip which was Las Vegas.  These three were troopers and braved Vegas :)which helped to establish our annual trip.  Our trips have included:

2005:  New Orleans- Jazz Festival
2006:  Miami, FL
2007:  Chicago, ILL
2008:  Estes Park, CO for Courtney's wedding
2009:  Boston, Mass
2010:  Epcot for the Food & Wine Festival
2011:  Block Island, RI for Andrea's wedding
2012:  Breckenridge, CO

Jazz Festival, 2005

Chicago, 2007

Courtney's wedding, 2008

Epcot Food & Wine Festival, 2010
Andrea's wedding, 2011

Next year we all turn 40 and are planning a special trip still to be determined.  We will also be celebrating 10 years of girls' weekends. 

So I'd like to say a special thanks to our husbands who volunteer to watch our sweet children while we go on these trips.  Without their support we could not make these special weekends happen.  I'd also like to say thank you to the LPHS ladies who make this trip a priority each year- only births or deaths have kept us away.  The bond we share as friends is special to me- the ease in which we reconnect to each other is refreshing- the support we give each other in good or bad times is rare.  Thanks for being a part of my life- you are an amazing group of friends!


  1. 91' that's some nice hair

  2. Jenny....we've got a similar group, but we were all sorority sisters in college. This year marks our 19th year of Labor Day weekend trips. It's a tradition that was established before husbands, kids, jobs, etc and we anxiously await it's arrival each year. Many thanks to our hubbys and extended family for keeping our kids....the biggest hurdle! This year most of us turn 40 and we've splurged on a beautiful house in Jamaica (complete with a cook and maid!!!). The importance of friendship can never be underestimated! As you said above, the bonds are so special....I'm counting down the days now!