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August 6, 2010

girls weekend

Filed under: friends, me — Jana @ 1:24 pm

Me and my sewing night girls hit the road for the weekend a few weeks ago to have one of our annual girls trips.  I love my friends… they are awesome.  I never have a bad time when I am with all of these girls.

We went to palm springs, which was crazy hot.  The reason we chose it was because it was close enough that it wasn’t a huge deal to get everyone there (coordinating 9 mom’s schedules is not easy, in case you were wondering)… but far enough that our families couldn’t interrupt the good relaxation. :) The night we got there it was so sweltering, it stayed in the 90’s even at night (which is baffling to me).  So we all threw on our swim suits and decided to go walk to the pool.   Towels were at the pool and it was too hot and sweaty to put on clothes over… so off we went.  A bunch of moms with stretch marks galore just crusin’ around looking for the pool in our swimsuits.  Tami’s quote was my favorite: “this feels kind of liberating… this is my body… suck it!”   However I don’t know how daring we would have been had it not been dark out!  :)

It ended up being so awesome.  I got to go shopping with no kids to worry about, lounge by the pool, crochet, stay up too late, and laugh non-stop.  Seriously, if you are a mom, and you don’t do a girls trip with your girls once a year… you should start now.  It is a great way to remember that girl who still lives somewhere inside this mom, if only for a weekend.

We got a little nuts and decided that we would have a little arm wrestling tournament.  Turns out I am one of the weaker of my friends Wendy and Tami tied for the strongest.  Next year I can only imagine the iron being pumped to get ready for girls trip.  Apparently we are very competitive when it comes to arm strength.

It seems like everyone had a little surprise they were saving for this trip and it made the time so much more awesome.  Chantel and Eve were cool enough to drive us down, and chauffeur us around.  Krystal, Shannon, and Lauren found some fun girly games to play from urban outfitter.  I made us bacon and cinnamon rolls for breakfast (breakfast of champions, I know) Eve made us all adorable globe necklaces (my new fav necklace).  Autumn revealed that she had a little bun in the oven, which was a huge shocker! Wendy whipped out this indescribable lady gaga performance.  It so surpassed my expectations that I just feel bad for everyone else in the world for not being able to see it (unfortunately all recording devices were violently confiscated pre-perfomance). Tami surprised us with a dvd that she made of all of our memories as friends for the past few years, which was touching, and fun, and made us all laugh and cry.  It just sums up the way I feel about my friends exactly.  So without further ado:



  1. totally just watched the whole thing all over again. gets me every time. LJ sat on my lap and loved it.

    and apparently i have a stalker who takes pictures of me in my sleep…

    Comment by Tami — August 6, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

  2. 1. Best girl’s trip ever. Until I get to go to one without a baby anyway.

    2. The only reason your confiscation got violent is you resisted. Next time don’t hide your camera down your pants.

    3. Love that pic of Autumn and Tami – they look so so cozy in that little bed.

    Comment by Eve — August 6, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

  3. That was so fun!!! You know you’re all good friends when we can snore, fart and talk in our sleep and still laugh about it with everyone in the morning!

    mmmm sweetrolls and bacon….

    Comment by Chantel — August 6, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

  4. Whoah, totally forgot that I reached down into pants to get that camera. Ewww!

    It was a blast and I’m only bummed that I’ll never, ever, ever beat the Lady Gaga gig.

    love you jana.

    Comment by Wendy — August 6, 2010 @ 10:04 pm

  5. Can I just say those are virgin Margaritas for the record? I mean, I don’t know who exactly is going to be watching this….not like it prevents us from acting like wild women or anything… I hope we keep doing this when we are old and wrinkly….walking to the pool in our bathing suits and arm wrestling might be even cooler then.

    Comment by Krystal — August 7, 2010 @ 6:49 am

  6. Love, love, love that you girls do this! And so many talented girls. Need pics of the necklaces.

    Love you, Jana Lee.


    Comment by UtahGrandma — August 7, 2010 @ 7:46 am

  7. sorry im a little late in the game… moving and no internet have really made me out of the loop… anyways i love our friends and our funnyness. our trips get better every year.

    Comment by lauren — August 12, 2010 @ 8:17 am

  8. You have been blessed with a true gift. The friendships you have there are so amazing. What fun. I loved the video and loved hearing all about your annual girls weekend. What FUN!!

    Comment by Gwenny — August 16, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

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