Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Good times with good friends

Let me just set the scene........I had the awesome pleasure of spending this past weekend with a group of good ole friends. J Wilson has been living in St. Louis now for years, and though she does come home from time to time, its never enough. And with the addition of baby Tyler (born 8-21-8) she 's been grounded to her house for the time being.
Wilson and I meet in 1996 and have gotten closer as the years go by. I meet Heather around the same time in 96 and same thing, the longer we know each other, the more the friendship grows. And April, sweet silly April, I can't remember when exactly we meet, but through the years of running into each other, we have made a nice little friendship and now that we are neighbors, it will only keep getting better. Oh, and Heather, April and I play Keno together every 2 months or so. Anyways, with Jennifer having the baby, and all of us wanting to see him, and her and daddy too, and me needing a little break (we all needed a break) from my wonderful life of a stay at home mom of a 8 month old, I was time to load up and fly out. St Louis here we come !!! We all got there Thurs night and the fun began. Friday we got up, sat around drank coffee, played with sweet baby Tyler, giggled and went on for the day. Jennifer took us to a little part of St Louis called The Hill, it was this little Italian hood. Italian flags everywhere, fire hydrants painted red, white and green and the cutest little Italians walking the streets. We ate the bestest food I think we had ever eaten. Saturday we headed up the hills and valleys to the world of winery's. We all thought we were in another country it was so beautiful. But as beautiful as it was us Texas gals couldn't hang long, the high for the day was supposed to be 46, but with the wind I swear it was like 20 !!! Because of the chill in the air we moved on to a warmer local to continue the visit. Its amazing how a group of 4 old pals can spend day and night for 3+ days and never run out of something to say or laugh about. It was truly a great bonding and friendship strengthening weekend. I hope this is the first of an annual gathering. With all that said, I was so happy to come home to my hubby, baby and four legged kiddos, but am already missin my girls!

Friday lunch at Zia's

Saturday at Montell Winery

Freezing our little bobo's off
Winery #2, much warmer with the addition of a fire place.

1 comment:

Alison said...

I'm so glad you all had such a great time! Getting away definitely has its perks!! :)