Monday, June 2, 2008

Girls Get Away

I don't even know where to begin. I was able to get away this past weekend with a big group of girlfriends! The Solano's were gracious enough to open their Condo's & host our fabulous weekend. I was able to leave Friday morning & returned home on Sunday evening. It was a wonderful escape & the company could not have been any better (except if everyone could have made it). I am so thankful that John was so great about letting me go. I left him with all four boys & a busy,packed weekend. He truly was Mr. Mom this weekend & I can't even begin to express how grateful I am for a hubby who can hold the fort & troops down while I am gone & EVEN have the house cleaned up before I returned. Thank you sweetie - I SO appreciate you! I thought I would list some of the highlights from the weekend. Here we go!

-Loved the car ride to & from! Fun, serious girlfriend time to chat.

-The Condo was amazing-5 star accommodations.

- For $39.00 I had my own room & bathroom & groceries for the weekend.

-Staying up until the wee hours of the morning chatting with friends.

-Sleeping in, not having to be anywhere or having a schedule to follow.

-The 1 1/2 mile hike that turned into a 7 or 8 mile hike for some.

-Celebrating Stephanie's birthday!

-Laughter & tears.

-Blisters & shin splits-not fun!

-The view from the top of the forest, looking down @ Lake Tahoe, absolutely breath taking.

-Riding the STINKY Gondola @ North Star. A bunch of stinky mountain bikers made that thing STINK so bad.

-Not having to cook or clean.

-Church on Sunday morning. It was a wonderful meeting filled with the spirit & wonderful people.

-Roasting S'mores @ the fire pit.

-People watching & the Bungee jump.

-Jan doing back flips on the Bungee jump, showing up the older lady before her.

I can't wait for next year :). A huge shout out & thank you to the Solano's for a FABULOUS weekend. Thanks for the memories!


katie said...

I'm totally jealous. I think it's great that you could get away for the weekend. Everyone needs serious girlfriend time. Way to go John.

Stephanie said...

That was a BLAST!! I'm still going through all of my pictures. We'll definitely have to share! I'm so glad that we both could go. That was so much fun!!!

Jacqueline said...

Good for you Ms. Raimi Super Mom --You deserve a weekend away! Glad you had such a wonderful time. Did you listen to Marie Osmond music in the car?

Mamarazzi said...

wow! wow! wow! i am seriously jealous but i am also super happy for you and the other girls who were able to get awa from it all and just have a fabulous time!! i NEED a weekend like that!

Meridee said...

I am seriously jealous of this one! Can I please come next year? Love ya!

The Dalebout family said...

Awsome!! looks like so much fun. It is so great you all get together like that. Mommies need breaks. and it's great to do it with friends.

Four Munkeys said...

I had so much fun too. THANK YOU for finding that summit! As much as I like to hike, getting to the top made it ALL WORTH IT! Our weekend ROCKED!! Thanks for the pictures! I'm still kicking myself for forgetting my camera.