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This made my heart smile

A couple months ago I put together a little weekend get away for my best girlfriends and I from high school, this past weekend it all came together! There are about 11 of us in all but only 7 were able to make this trip. I have been friends with these girls since I was 14 years old. Amazing.
We had an awesome weekend in Palm Desert, went back to the Marriott Villas where we went for our high school graduation trip, then the summer after and for my bachelorette weekend. We have made some awesome memories there and went back to make some more.
It was so good to reconnect with my girls. Crazy to see how we are all in such different places in life. That is what makes friendships so beautiful. How boring would it be if we were all doing the same thing.
I am definitely the mom of the group, always have been and always will be. That's ok with me. I will take care of and look out for these girls any day of the week. I am so thankful for the real friends that God has blessed me with (another post on that coming soon). I have really realized who is true and who isn't. Sad and beautiful at the same time.
I wish I had more pictures to share from our trip but I was so busy trying to savor every minute in the sun and with these girls so I slacked in the photography department..

Saying bye to my baby girl before driving off..

all of the girls.

Going to the club...
Told you I'm the mom of the group...

My momma brought Kate out on Sunday after my girlfriends left and we enjoyed 3 nights together. I don't think my mom and I have ever taken a trip together, just her and I. We had a blast. We shared delicious dinners, lunch and smoothies by the pool, scored in the shopping department (big time!), lounged by the pool, had laughing attacks and of course loved that precious little baby of mine...

hanging out in the cabana with her cell phone...ha!

Kate posing in front of the flowers again..

Kate & her mimi

our little love..

so precious.
I love the way she loves her dolly...

Beautiful summer night in the desert.

Thanks to all my girls and my momma for all the memories and love that we shared.
I am thankful for each one of you and so blessed to have you in my life...
Can't wait to do it all over again..
Oh, and thank you to my husband who is so supportive and encourages me with get away with my girlfriends and do girly things. You are amazing. Thank you (and mimi & papa) for taking such great care of our girl while I was away...Such a good feeling <3


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