Monday, May 20, 2013

Much Needed Girl's Weekend

I am SO very blessed to have incredible girlfriends in my life! Allison and Jill are two of my best friends in the world. We met at Riverbend in our small group and we just click. We've been through so much together and we can just be ourselves when we are around each other. I'm so thankful that they accept me the way I am and I love them dearly for who they are.

For a while we planned to go to NYC for a girl's weekend, but after Allison got pregnant we decided a relaxing weekend in Allison's hometown would be much better. We headed to Overland Park, KS and had an amazing weekend talking, laughing, crying and catching up. Kansas City was a perfect middle point since Jill lives in Minnesota (hopefully not for long...Texas wants you back!!) and Allison's mom was over the moon excited to have us there.

We got in late Friday night and stayed up until about 2 a.m. talking like three teenage girls. Allison let us see her preggo belly and we did the gender test where you tie the wedding ring on a string. We decided she's having a boy since it moved back and forth instead of in a circle. That's what I've thought all along, so I must be right and that test is very accurate. :) We won't know until August!

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We woke up Saturday and spent the whole morning in our PJs drinking coffee and talking. It was SO relaxing! We finally decided to get dressed and head into town for lunch at the cutest little restaurant called Urban Table. We sat and ate, drank coffee, ate cookies and had an amazing time for about 2.5 hours. It's crazy how you lose track of time when you are having so much fun.


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Allison drove us around her stomping grounds and showed us her old house, her church, school, etc. Then, we headed back to her parent's house where they made us a yummy dinner with Gigi's cupcakes for dessert. That night we stayed up late talking again and went to bed a little earlier after playing dress-up with Allison's belly.

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Sunday, I slept until 9:20am! I couldn't believe it! I haven't done that since before Q was born and it was amazing! We got dressed and headed to downtown KC where the fountains are on the plaza. This is a precious little area with lots of fun restaurants and shops. Allison showed us where Jordan proposed to her and then we stopped at a fun pizza/brunch place for lunch. Jill had to leave Sunday, so we were enjoying every last moment with her.

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We were so sad to take Jill to the airport. We decided she was meant to stay another day with us because she left her phone in the car and we had to take it back to her. It was definitely a sign! :) Unfortunately, she had to go.

Sunday night, Allison's parents made another awesome meal for Cinco de Mayo and we sat and ate and talked for a long time. I tried to talk them into moving to Austin, so we'll see how that goes. Haha!

Monday, we headed to a fun maternity store so Allison could load up on cute clothes for that precious bump. It was fun to see her try things on over that belly. It's crazy to see someone you love grow like that with a precious life inside them. I can't wait to meet the baby!

We reluctantly headed home Monday afternoon. I was ready to see Quinn, but we'd had such an awesome weekend. I think we just wanted to cherish that time while we could.

I think we will have to do this more often. We all need more girl time. When I became a mom, I immediately put Q first. Spending time with friends and charging myself wasn't a priority, but now I realize it has to be or I will go crazy! I need my girls!! It was refreshing and rejuvenating to be around Jill and Allison and I can't wait to do it again!



Awww- Love you Molly! Great Recap of a wonderful and much needed Girls Weekend! So thankful for you and Allison! Can't wait for Baby Gristy and our next Girls Weekend! :)

The Houses

Aww I miss you ladies so much! What a great weekend away. I've been waiting for this blog b/c these are the first pics I've seen of Allison's bump!!! Adorable - we can't wait to meet Baby Gristy, and see you guys again!