There’s something even more special about girl’s weekends now that I’m married. Back when I was single, I rolled my eyes at the title because every weekend of my life was a girl’s weekend. Not anymore! These days, I savor a weekend away with my college BFFs while also missing my husband the whole time.
My dear friend (and sorority Little Sister) Kristen now has a family mountain house just outside of Asheville, which she kindly invited all of us up to for a long weekend. The other gals flew/drove in from Chicago, Florida, Georgia, and New Jersey to be there. (Caroline even left a four month-old baby at home!) And let me tell you we were ready to let loose.
Friday morning, we got up and went for a gorgeous hike around the house. Considering most of us only see each other 1x/year if that, it was nice to just chat and catch up on what had been going on since the last time we’d been together. We also worked on our new selfie trick, where one person stands in the front and lifts the camera up:
Kristen had booked us a tour at Sierra Nevada that afternoon, which I have to admit was only fun because I was with these gals. The tour guide told lame jokes and we were in really cold hops fridges that I was not in the mood for. Hops do not smell good. (Dare I mention there had been a bit of day drinking at this point?)
Biltmore baby! Turns out, less than half of the group had ever been to the Biltmore. I’ve only been a handful of times but I can’t get enough. (The dining room with the 7-story ceiling is my absolute favorite.) I’m already planning for Patrick and I to go back to see the Christmas decorations in December!
Another attempt at the selfie trick:
…and then things began to get out of hand again.
Saturday night was even more fun because we surprised Kristen for her 30th birthday (which is actually today-HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTEN!). While she was out on a walk with Tracy, we set up for her surprise: Lilly gifts, monogram tees, and even Lilly-decorated cookies made my Kristen B.! (Can you tell I have a lot in common with these women?)
Another attempt at the selfie trick while we waited for Kristen to get back:
The look on Kristen’s face when she walked in was absolutely priceless. Also, I ate waaaaay too many of those Lilly cookies and made my stomach hurt. Too much of a good thing, y’all.
Thirteen years (!) after meeting in our sorority, these girls are still my tribe. I cried like three times over the course of the weekend when I started thinking about it. How lucky are we? There are a lot of things I look back and think about doing differently in college: going to a smaller school, having a more general major, being less of an idiot, etc. But when I think that I was in the right place at the right time to meet all of these ladies, I can’t wish for a single thing to be different.
Until next time, girls!