Sunday, February 13, 2011

blessed with the best

love this. found here.
a few years ago, my friends and i read an article in real simple magazine about this group of girlfriends who take a trip together every year. the cool thing about their trips is that they are a mystery to everyone except the person planning the trip each year. basically, they pay a set amount of money and pick a date. the rest is a surprise.
we stole the idea fair and square.
last year was our first annual girls' mystery trip and it was fantastic. robin, the planner of the shindig, gathered our money last february and come june we were all in a tizzy trying to figure out where we were going and what we were doing. it was perfect. we met at robin's house friday afternoon and headed to her family lakehouse. we laid on the deck, had margaritas and fajitas, stayed up late, slept in, went boating, laid on an island, shared a fancy meal, did a little gambling, rode around in a limo, danced for hours, and, most importantly, spent a whole weekend laughing, relaxing, and enjoying each other's company.

so, year 2 is upon us and this year's trip is being planned by yours truly. i have big shoes to fill. i am currently in the process of picking a location and it is hard because i want it to be amazing but also have to be very practical (we are on a budget here people). i have some ideas in mind and hope to have something chosen soon. once i have a location pinned down, the really hard part will begin. if you know anything about me, you know i have a hard time keeping a secret :)

i am blessed to have such an awesome group of women to share these traditions with. here's to the 2nd annual girls' mystery trip being as great as the first. cheers!

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