Sunday, October 5, 2014

31 days of My Favorite Things: Days 3, 4, 5 and an explanation

I kinda fell off the 31 day blogging wagon this weekend, but I have a good reason, no really, I promise.  This weekend was the 13th annual Girls Weekend with some of my greatest friends from college!  I am going to recap my weekend here on the blog today and it will include my favorite things 3, 4 and 5!  Thank you readers, for a little grace as I was not able to write and post this weekend!  We will be back on track this week! 

Favorite Thing #3:  Road Trips

I love a good road trip!  I have always been up for a spontaneous trip to the mountains or a nearby big city.  And I love that many of my friends share the same excitement for road trips that I do! This weekend I got to road trip with 3 of my favorites to our annual Girls Weekend!  

Here are some things that I really do love about road trips with my girls...

* Good tunes- our friend Sarai hooked us up on this trip with an 8 hour (yep, you read that right) playlist of our favorite 90s tunes!  Gosh from Boyz II Men, Christina, and Vanilla Ice we were singing to the top of our lungs all the way to Georgia!  

* Good snacks- Before leaving Marcie hooked us up with candy and snacks galore and of course every good road trip requires a trip to the convenience store for the essentials...Combos, fountain Cherry Coke and candy!

* Lots of Laughter- from sharing memories of Girls Weekends past, to catching up on months of not being together and BuzzFeed quizzes for days, there was no shortage of laughter in this car!

I love that this road trip took us to one of my favorite weekends of the year, Girls Weekend!  So Favorite Thing #4 is our annual Girls Weekend!

Some friendships stand the test of time, the distance of moves and different seasons of life, and those friendships are to be treasured!  I am so lucky to have a wonderful group of girlfriends that I have known since college.  After college we decided to make it a point to get together at least once a year for a Girls Weekend.  While we might see each other at points throughout the year, this Girls Weekend is the one time all 7 of us are together. This year marked our 13th anniversary and this is a weekend I truly look forward to every year.  Some years we meet at a cabin in the mountains, other years we bunk at someone's house but no matter where we find ourselves it is such a wonderful time to catch up and be friends! 

These weekends are full of sweet memories, sharing, prayer, food, laughter, tears and friendships like no other.  Even though we are only together once a year, we really do pick up just where we left off.  We have seen each other through marriages, children, loss, sickness, and so many other things and it is truly a blessing to be able to come back together and share in more memories. 

It is such a blessing to have friends who support and encourage you and love you just where you are. One thing that makes our Girls Weekends so special is that we take turns planning.  And every little detail is taken care of...meals are planned, we are spoiled with gifts, schedules are made but the sweetest moments are when we are all still in our pjs at 4:00 in the afternoon and we are just sitting around sharing about our lives.  I treasure those moments and am so thankful to walk through life with friends like these!

From the beginning the verse that has described our friendships has been this one and this Favorite Thing #5...

And this is so true.  Girls Weekend 2014 did just that for me, I came home feeling refreshed by time with these beautiful women.  They challenge, encourage and inspire me.  The way they pour into my life pushes me to be a better friend, sister, and daughter.  I am just so thankful and am already counting down the days til Girls Weekend 2015! 


  1. This looks so fun! I have a girls weekend planned in February with a couple girlfriends that I haven't seen in almost a decade. I would love to make it into an annual event.

  2. Rebekah...I would love to share some things that we do to help make our girls weekend so special if you are interested! And if you can do the event annually, I say go for it! It truly is a weekend I look forward to every year!

  3. Your blog looks awesome, friend! So thankful for all those hours in the car (and the ones in our pj's) with you.


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