Monday, August 06, 2007

Girls Weekend '07

With 13 kids between us, you betcha we're grinning ear to ear that we're away for a weekend! Left to right: The Shopper, The Surfer, The Nun Teacher, The Triathlete, The Blogger. Doing a little window shopping. Hardly posing and mocking the photographer (me).

One of our 1,000 toasts to friendship.


Portrait of a Hangover.

I'm feeling a little pressure for this blog post to be spectacularly witty, as much mention was made about THE BLOG over Girls Weekend.

Examples: "Will that go on the blog?" "Don't put THAT on the blog!" "That should SO go on the blog!" and so on...

Gulp. Nothing I write will do justice to the comraderie, hilariousness, seriousness, drunkenness and friendship that ensued in Newport this weekend, as only the 5 of us can attest.

But, I'll try.

We bitched. About our kids, our husbands (ummm, but not you Hubby), our in-laws (uhhh, but not your parents Hubby)...

We had serious discussions about protecting our children from pedophiles. We talked about cancer. And the people we know who are battling cancer. And our fear of our children drowning.

We lounged--in the (free!) condo and on the beach (and some of us witnessed a very hairy man in a thong. Bending over.)

We ate.

We drank. I got nicknamed "Sally" for being at least a beer behind at all times. Those lushes thirsty girls!

We danced and (loudly) sang 80's music. For hours.

We shopped. Flying monkeys were purchased.

We surfed. 2 out of 5 of us rode the surfboard on our bellies. 1 crazy brave soul actually stood up and surfed. She was nicknamed "Surfergirl" for the remainder of the weekend.

We discussed tattoos. If we were to get one, where we would get it (none of the 5 of us have one!) What it would be. We talked about the lower back tattoo being called a "tramp stamp." My friend, whose husband gave her the hotdog quote I love, said that he calls back tattoos "reading material." I may have peed a little when I heard that one.

I'm still not able to put into words the feeling of relaxation and utter ease I feel with these women. I'm thankful for them. And oh so lucky. Lucky to have them.

And lucky to have a Hubby who (albeit grudgingly) knows that this annual getaway weekend is what I need.

Today (and even yesterday night) was hard. Getting back into the rhythm of the Trenches. Switching back to Mommy Mode.

And drinking the Red Bull without the vodka.

31 comments:

slouching mom said...

Yay for you! Sounds like it was much needed, and much appreciated.

Blog Antagonist said...

God...girls' weekends ROCK. I think they should be REQUIRED for mothers. Seriously, there should be a law.

It looks like you had a fabulous time!

Angela said...

Sounds like a blast! It is nice to have time for yourself.

Suburban Oblivion said...

Looks like so much fun!!!!!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Sounds like so much fun! You lucky girl, your friends sound like a blast.

Dana said...

I could use a girls weekend right about now! Glad you all survived the hairy man in the thong.

Suburban Magnolia said...

I love girls weekends. My friends and I used to have on in Buckhead, just outside of Atlanta. OMG, the drunkeness was obscene. I enjoyed it so much. I'm glad you have such a wonderful Hubby to let you do this. Not that you would care if he didn't!!

Carla said...

It's so hard to come back. There is no "easing back into it". More like take the baton and run...!!!
Glad you had some time for you and the girls and made lasting memories.

AmandaD said...

I was thinking about you today as I tried to iron whilst a ringleted cherub ran laps 'round my ankles and trying to yank the iron from my pre-coffee hands.

A sweet read, they shoudl all be very pleased with it!

Jenn said...

Your smiles were absolutely contagious.

So glad you had such an amazing time.

QueenMother said...

Glad you had a great weekend! You deserve it!

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. It looks like you had a great time!

I would totally get a tattoo, I even know what and where, if I weren't such a supreme chicken.

Major Bedhead said...

My mother bought one of those flying monkeys for Boo and she freaked out with a capital Freak.

I've always called lower back tattoos Ass Antlers.


Sounds like a great weekend. I need one of those.

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

OH SARAH!!

You lucky girl!!

I would love to have a girl's weekend soon with my lady/mom friends!! We are heading to Mohegan Sun for a birthday celebration this Saturday.

5 of us... none of us gamble... but we heard there's some martini bars! (Although I'm a Coor's Light girl to the end!)...

Looks like you had a blast... that's what it's all about.

Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls

Feener said...

ahhh, i did a few summer shares in newport (yes all the way from nyc) and i did a girls weekend there about 4 years ago. all those places brought me back, to my single life - newport is QUITE The singles scene. and to that one girls weekend i had, it was sooo nice and relaxing and felt much of the luck you felt. i am not sure when i will another one but soon i hope. welcome back to reality.

karen said...

We call our annual event the What The Hell Sabbatical (WTHS) because the proper answer to almost everything is, "Sure - what the hell!" More wine? More chocolate? More shopping? More wine? A massage? Ours will be in Toronto this year, in two weeks! I can't wait. Glad yours was a good time!

Shell in the City said...

Looks like you had a blast!! Nothing like a good girls trip. I am overdue for one!! I'll have to check out Newport sometime since it is supposed to have a good singles scene...haha. Any town that plays good 80s music can't be bad!!

Houses, Couches and Babies said...

I love the new header on your blog. The lampshade on the head is classic.

Heather said...

I am so jealous. I want one of those weekends

Blue Momma said...

Sounds like you had a blast! I soooo need a weekend like that....

Dena said...

WOW sounds like a blast!!! Im so happy for you.. I think with time i need to start planning one of these definitely!

Worker Mommy said...

Nice, I think I'm way overdue for one of those weekends

Buffy said...

I miss girls night out...

Suz said...

Sounds like I should be living vicariously through you! Sounds like an awesome time.

myminivanisfasterthanyours said...

My girlfriends and I go away one night every six months. And hello, August 25th everyone say a prayer for my husband (and two for my children) cuz off I go.

Oh, and he's having his parents come over (two hour drive) to H-E-L-P him. IT'S ONE NIGHT!!

Your girls look like lots of fun :)

Buford Betty said...

What fun... there's nothing better than a girls' getaway!!

Kerry said...

fun times!!!

Medication Time! said...

HELLO!!! I have one of those "tramp stamps", remember?? I'm so jealous - wish I could've been there with you! Mary looks great!

Tinamtl said...

That is Fabulous!

You look like a fun person!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

WOW - now that is quite a weekend! So glad you got such a fabulous break - and that you have such fabulous friends! you are blessed. :)

Cherann said...

I'm Envious!!

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