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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mermaid t-shirts and flip-flop earrings

This past weekend, I spent three days with 9 other girls at Holden Beach, NC. Some were already good friends. Some were acquaintances and a couple were essentially strangers. It was a fantastic weekend. Lots of girl talk, lots of relaxation, lots of food (oh...the food. UGH!), and lots of fun. Oh...and a few drinks. It was a completely unstructured, unplanned, un-hectic weekend. It was just what I needed.

One of the girls, Lezlee, designed some shirts for us and even bought us all these cute little flip flop earrings. Don't we all look adorable?

Aside from learning some funny and interesting details about my friends' lives, I also learned that I have a fantastic husband. In the 60+ hours that I was away from home, he didn't have to call me for anything. He did it all by himself....and always does. I've always known how capable a father Eric is. But it was totally solidified this weekend as I listened to the other women answer their husbands' frequent phone calls and questions about where is this....what do I do....etc. And to top it all off, upon my return, the house was neat and tidy, the kids were well rested and well-fed, and everyone was happy.

And no....he doesn't have a brother.

I love ya, babe!

3 comments:

Sprite's Keeper said...

Funny, I've left the husband and child for 24 hours and came back to a clean house. I've left the husband and child alone for a half hour and come back to destruction. Where's the logic in that?

From the Mouths of Babes said...

Yes, you all do look adorable! So fun and I'm so jealous! But we all knew Eric was wonderful!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a blast!! I don't recognize any Coastie faces. I'm getting away for ONE NIGHT next weekend and can't wait. I'm pretty sure my house will be a mess when I get home though, but I probably won't get any phone calls either. It is yet to be determined if the kids will still be in PJ's when I arrive home after lunch. If they're not, they may be wearing the clothes from the day before....that they slept in all night! Oh well, they think it's fun!
Wendy