Well, here I am, sitting at my desk on a lovely Tuesday morning, trying to recover from yet another action-packed weekend. When I look back on the summer of 2013, I think that’s what I’ll remember – it was a summer of action. This time, though, instead of a family camping trip, the weekend revolved around time spent with great friends (and loads of good food, naturally).
One of my oldest and dearest friends is back in town. Well, not my town anymore, but I’ll get to that. See, she moved cross-country to sunny California after high school, putting a serious crimp in our hangout schedule. Last time she was back in Iowa and I actually got to see her was four years ago when her sister got married (sadly, she couldn’t make it back for my wedding a few months later – stupid circumstances). Clearly, we needed to get together again, and that’s exactly what happened this time, as she spent her trip to our hometown crashed on my couch. After the “excitement” I had at the beginning of July, this was just the sort of excitement I needed.
After hitting town on Thursday and hanging out with her folks while I was at work, we sat up most of the night talking and watching TV and generally enjoying spending some time together again. Friday meant shopping, more family time, and a repeat of our last girls’ night – two of our other oldest and dearest BFFs (and their hubbies) joined us for an evening of food and fun. Saturday, her parents renewed their wedding vows for their 25th anniversary and then had a nice party for all their guests. We didn’t stay long because the boys were bushed after not napping for two days, but I got a dance with Seymour (and Thumper) before we left, so I was happy. 🙂
Sunday was the quietest day of them all, since Bestie was visiting her family again and I was recovering from spending three consecutive nights staying up till the wee hours of the morning. But then there was more hanging out and chatting and reading and sharing and fun, all of which was repeated last night after I got back from work and she returned from her parents’. Today she headed off to visit her mom for the rest of her trip, so we said goodbye this morning before I left for work. I hope she’ll have a safe trip today and a safe trip back home – after all, I need someone to visit if I ever make it out to California. 😉
You know, it’s too bad I didn’t get a picture of the four of us all gussied up. I could have posted it next to the one from the last time we were all together. Here’s hoping the next time we’re all together again isn’t another four years down the road. 😀
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