Whee! I just returned home from a fun-filled weekend with my closest friends. That’s not a phrase I get to say often so I sure do soak up and appreciate these weekends- especially when my friend snags an incredible house and we get to live like the rich and famous for three days.
(Apparently I revert back to my college speak after such weekends as well)
Anyways, we truly did have a ball. Though most of the girls arrived Thursday, a couple of us completed the group on Friday and commenced the weekend by lounging and chatting in the Florida sunshine.
The forecast predicted storms all weekend, but I believe we only saw a quick summer rain once, maybe twice, the entire time. Other than that we lounged at the table in the pool, reminisced on college spring breaks, and cheers’ed to this exciting time of Alexis’ life.
With dinner reservations at 8:00, we somehow got all 11 of us cleaned up and ready to head tot he beach side of town.
The evening was gorgeous! I loved how beautifully our college group and Alexis’ high school group blended. It was like we all had been friends forever, which made the weekend flow so smoothly.
We were seated on the outdoor patio at S3, an uniquely fused steak, seafood, and sushi spot.
The sun was down by the time our food came the sun was down, but I wish I could have shared the food with you. It was incredible!
Our crew had different ideas of sleeping in, and true to my mom life style, I couldn’t make it past 7:00 am. Saturday morning we set up a casual brunch with a fancy backdrop and all sat outside chatting as the girls all slowly woke up.
Alexis opened gifts and we all enjoyed the slow start to the day. At noon we took a group trip to Publix for subs, then loaded coolers to head to Alexis’ big surprise, an afternoon on the intracoastal!
We rented a catamaran for the afternoon and lucked out with ideal weather for a slow cruise up and down the intracoastal waterway.
We talked, we danced, we spent some time at a sandbar.
Afterwards, we headed back to our place to order Mellow Mushroom and spend the rest of our time together lounging by the pool, swapping stories about our kids, and saying how we wished these weekends could happen more often.
Sunday morning I was up early and lucked out flying standby on an earlier flight (David and I had an event to go to last night, that I shared on insta). An entire row to myself was just the cherry on top of a really wonderful weekend!
The trip felt like a preview of the fun and dancing the wedding next month is sure to have (in Saratoga Springs, NY- I’ve never been!) and I look forward to seeing this group of girls again so soon!
I also feel the need to give a major shout out to Mema, David’s mom, for not only holding down the fort while I was gone and David worked, but for also getting Hailey ready for her dance dress rehearsal yesterday. Buns and makeup are no small feat when you only raised boys. Thank you Mema!
Now I want to hear about your bachelorette party experiences!
Where was yours or what were the highlights of your favorite one you’ve attended?
My bachelorette party was in Nashville, and given my love for country music and dancing, it was a perfect fit!