Monday, August 17, 2009

Girls Weekend at the Lake!!!!!

The anticipation of this weekend nearly killed me. This was by far the best weekend that I have had yet in 2009. My friend Nichole passed her paramedic test a few weeks back and planned a girls weekend to her dad's house at the lake to celebrate. I was just complaining about my lack of summer relaxation and it was just around the corner from me. Work was unbearable on Friday. My co-worker who is also my boss' right hand was leaving town for a 2 week vacation and my normally tightly wound boss was in knots over it. I wanted to hurt him by noon. My entire day was a countdown to the lake. I went to the grocery store for girls weekend necessities after work: vodka, red bull and some food, in order of importance, of course. After that I still had to go home and pack my clothes which was really just a few bathing suits and some shorts. I picked up my friend Keeks at 6 from her house in Wentzville and we headed out of town. We almost missed our exit at Kingdom City because we were talking so much. We got to the house about 9:30 after a little directional confusion. We were both ready for a frosty beverage and the other girls agreed. We had a round table talk until 3am to start off the weekend. This was the view when we woke up....
I took my book and coffee down to the dock and just enjoyed the sounds, sights and smells of the lake. When I got back breakfast was almost ready so we ate, did a quick clean-up and got out to the sun. Nichole's mom convinced her dad to let her drive the boat so we had a lovely boat ride Saturday afternoon. Here is Captain Mama Holly!
I love this pic. That is Skylar on the left, Nichole in the middle and Keeks on the right.So HAPPY!
This was the view of the back of the house from the dock...or deck if you are Keeks!
Jasmine, Skylar, Keeks and Nichole
Nichole, Skylar, Keeks and me! The gang on the deck/
Deep thoughts...
Bumper boats! These things were a blast.
Loved it.
We don't want to go home but we have to...
As you can see it was a more than swell time! We built a wonderful bonfire after it down poured on Saturday and proceeded to sit out until all of the wood we collected was gone. We didn't have any bitchy, crabby or foul girls. There were only the 6 of us and we all got along great. No one was worried about make-up or dressing was all about girls relaxation and you could tell that each of us needed it as much as the next. Plus, Holly, Keeks and I were the only ones that were not trained emergency personel so we knew we were safe and there wasn't a sissy girl in the group. I think we headed to bed around 1:30 on Saturday. Sunday was another glorious wake-up with yummy breakfast and lots of fun. We chilled until about 2 and then headed back. I felt like a new woman on the way home.
We got back in town about 5pm. Dan's mom came to visit this weekend to see he and Bella since this was her last weekend with us before returning to her mom's house and school this week. They had a nice weekend just the 3 of them. Dan made dinner Sunday night and it was ready when I got home so we ate and then Bella and his mom headed out so she could take Bella home and visit with her sister for a while before heading back to Indiana. Dan and I got ice cream and enjoyed the silence of our home for a while. As we were laying down to go to sleep he told me that I should go away more often because I was way more relaxed and happy when I got home. I think he is just trying to get rid of me but hey, I am willing to do what is best for the team:-) I do feel like a new woman. Thanks to Nichole, her mom, Holly, my co-pilot Keeks and my new medic friends Jasmine and Skyla. I already can't wait until next year! Oh, and a shout out to Mr. Reckert for letting us crash at his crib!


  1. Yays for a kick-ass weekend! You rocked that bikini! Love your belly tat!

  2. I am so glad you guys had such a great time! You definitely deserved it girl!

  3. It looks like you guys had a great time. I forgot about your rose tattoo! I'm sure you have heard it before, but if you do decide to have a baby one day, I can't wait to see what it looks like! Don't worry though, the stretch goes back!
    I'm so glad you got some r&r. It has seemed like you needed it. Maybe we can even do dinner and drinks one day's not getting too far away, but it would be nice anyway!