Every year my photogs besties from all over the US (and two very special Canadians!) get together for a girls weekend. We’ve done it in Austin, Cape Cod, Chicago and Boston and this year we met up in Kansas City! Why Kansas City you may ask? I will tell you – because it is right in the middle of the country and because my awesome friend Janie offered to host! When Victor asked me where exactly in Kansas we were going I replied that I was not sure.. When he asked what we were going to do there, I replied that I did not know. When he asked how I was going to get from the airport to Janie’s house I replied that I was not sure but I was hoping that it would all be sorted out. And it was!
After doing these reunions for a few years all of us realized that we don’t need fancy hotels, expensive restaurants or lots of tourist attractions – all we need is a place for all of us to be together, to catch up, to laugh (and cry!) to listen and support each other, to talk about families, children, husbands, business, health, workouts, paleo recipes, healthy eating, travels, active wear, and everything else under the sun. To say that I love these girls is a major understatement!
This weekend was exactly what I needed and I was so relaxed that I barely took any pictures! Seriously, I think I only took 20 images with my big camera! But I think between all 10 of us this trip will be pretty well documented – and even if it is not I will always remember it!
And here are some highlights from the weekend – and please excuse some of my low res iPhone pictures:)
We did morning yoga in Janie’s gorgeous backyard:
and laughed uncontrollably on many many many occasions:
We made Flat Stanley-esque stick figures of two of our friends who were not able to come and carried them with us everywhere:
We went shopping:
and posed for pictures:
we made some yummy paleo meals:
and did some sightseeing:
We painted each other nails:
and hung out on swings:
we took lots of selfies:
and enjoyed beautiful Kansas scenery:
And way too soon it was time to say our tearful good byes and head back home.
I miss these amazing ladies terribly – the only thing that makes it a little better is that the date and location for our 2017 reunion has already been set!