jennifer and i emailed each other over the last few months working out the details of the weekend. her in-laws were kind enough to let us use their very nice house for 3 days. jen, rachel, gaby and i arrived on friday afternoon. the house had 3 bedrooms and a guest house. so everyone had a place to sleep. gaby and i lucked out with the master suite. it was awesome. the bed had a massager for each of us.
then it was time to get ready for dinner. jenn picked out las casuelas for our group. a fun, party atmosphere mexican restaurant in downtown. we went around the table and gave gaby advice on marriage. it was fun listening to everyone's perspective, married or not. (sorry my camera had a smudge so everything was coming out glowy. or was it just our joy shining through?
we also did a little shopping for hats. i picked this one up at a souvenir shop.
back to the house for her lingerie party. no pictures to share on that. but let's just say we had a blast, laughing, quizzing and embarrassing her. you can't have a bachelorette party without a little blushing, right?
everyone went to bed and a few of us stayed in the kitchen chatting. we ended up staying up until 4am!! i can't remember the last time i did that. i laughed so hard and really enjoyed sharing everyone's company.
sunday morning we had fruit salad, toast and eggs for breakfast. then we sat around the table talking. it's amazing how we never got tired of just chatting and learning so much about each other. we shared things we loved about our husbands and things we do to let them know how much we love them. i can say that we all have some good guys to share our lives with.
by the time we were done chatting it was time for lunch. no one really wanted to go out so i picked up some pizza at bill's pizza. the same place i took the kids for lunch the last time we were here. it was delicious. and we finished up some of the leftovers too.
i secretly hope that we can make this an annual girls' weekend. whether here in palm springs or some other place. one of the girls lives close to napa. now that would be an amazing weekend.
i will be off for a few days. have a lovely weekend.