Sunday, April 19, 2009

Has it seriously been a week?!?!?

What a crazy-busy week!!

But a fun one.

My bestest friend Tara was in town from Tuesday to Sunday, and we had an absolute blast. We averaged about 5 1/2 hours of sleep every night, so when I dropped her off at the airport on Sunday I was exhausted, but it was totally worth it!!

Here are some highlights from our week...

Man I missed this woman!!!!!!


Like good Americans, we did our part to help the economy...
On the weekend we met up with some of the people we used to babysit for. It was so fun! But let me tell ya, few things make you feel OLD like having a beer with a now 23 year old you used to babysit...

Sam (the babysittee), Jeff (his dad), Tara and I...
Little David is in Japan and therefor wasn't able to meet with us, so we took this picture for him...



We met up with our friend Jenney...

And then I dropped her off in Salem for 2 nights to visit family, while I came back up to Portland, just in time to catch my sweet friend Julie...

And the three of us (Me, Jules, and Baby Nowacki) went to see Miss Beth Moore with some ladies from my Women's Bible study...Very, very inspiring.

More on that later.

Our time together was short-lived, but Julie and I always have a great time together. In fact, on Saturday morning I put breakfast in the oven and as I headed upstairs to go do my hair and makeup I hollered at Julie "Hey when the doorbell rings will you let Gina in?", to which she replied "of course", and then I chuckled to myself when I remembered that this was in fact only the third time Julie and I had ever even been in the same room!! Let alone the first time she had ever been at my house. HA! Some host I am!! It's just that we clicked so quickly and it's like we've always been friends...such a blessing!!

I went down to pick up Tara, and our shenanigans picked up right where they left off...
We went up to have dinner with Tara's grandparents and their neighbors. They were a HOOT!! Our abs literally hurt when we left there for all the laughter! Here's a shot of the ladies...
We just had so much fun together! Driving down the freeway, sun pouring through the moonroof, singing at the top of our lungs to CD's from the 90's...it was so good for my soul. I swear if someone would have asked me my age I probably would have honestly answered them "18"! We just laughed until we cried so many times that it felt like it took 10 years off my life... it was just what I needed.

And now... I must head to bed. Because I am not 18, I am much older and need my sleep!

I am behind on my blog-reading, but never fear, I intend to catch up this weekend.

I will however leave you with one last picture...Yup. Those are Best Friend key chains.

I know, we are awesome.

12 comments:

Heather said...

Kendra, it looks like you guys had so much fun! Oh, how I covet some quality time with my far away friends!

Lori said...

Isnt it amazing what good laughter can do! It looks like you guys had way to much fun!!

:) said...

Oh Kendra, it sounds like you had an awesome time!! That is so wonderful! I love the pics. It looks like you had a lot of fun with your great friends.
Have a great day!
~Jen

Becky said...

Awe...that is so sweet (the keychains!) I am glad you had an awesome visit, it is so nice to get together with friends and catch up! Good times :)

Becca said...

Wow, what a fun weekend!! I'm glad you had so much precious girl-time. Hubbies are great and all, but we will always need our girlfriends, too. :) Hope you've gotten some sleep to catch up from your whirlwind of adventures!

Faith said...

Wow, what a week you had! I can tell by the pics that you girls had so much fun together. Good girlfriend time is so good for the soul!

Can't wait to hear more about Beth Moore. I know that was awesome!!

Hope you are catching up on your rest =)

Alexis said...

I just tagged you!

Lianna Knight said...

Such great pics! I am so glad you had a good time...I miss my #1VBF all the time :)

Heather said...

I have SOOO been missing you and am so thankful you had such a great girls' weekend! Love all the pics! I also can't wait to hear about going to Beth!

Lori said...

I just tagged you!

MiMi said...

Looks like you guys had such an awesome time and what great pictures! There's nothing like spending time with girlfriends.

And you got to go hear Beth Moore! What an incredible week! Can't wait to hear more about that!

Mama Notes said...

Hey.. I just noticed you are a Blazer fan, I live close to Portland too. :) Small world, Go Blazers!