The last couple of months have been quite the whirlwind, with our move and trying to make a home in a brand new place. I've also been dealing with some hard/stressful family stuff. So instead of putting myself out there and trying to meet new people, I've been a bit of a hermit. In the midst of an emotional time, forging new friendships just seems exhausting. I just want to be around the people that know me, love me, and that I don't have to explain myself to.
During an especially emotional/stressful week, the hubby said, "We've got to get you up to Charlotte with your girls." We are tight on our finances right now (still recovering from moving to a new state, it's expensive!) so I didn't even think a trip to Charlotte would be a possibility. Sometimes the heart is just more important than a budget, and my husband saw my need for some soul therapy. Our decision to send me to Charlotte just happened to coincide with a trip to the mountains the girl's already had planned. I hadn't planned on going on the trip when it was first planned because of our finances, but those plans changed! I schemed with my friend Jessie, and we decided to keep my coming on the trip a secret and make it a surprise! This involved me having to straight up lie on more than one occasion, with friends asking, "Are you sure you can't come on the trip??"
I flew into Charlotte the night before we were leaving for the mountains and stayed at Jessie's house. All the girls met up at her house the next morning so we could all caravan together. They had no idea I was there. Here is the video of the surprise. Brace yourself for lots of screaming....
Talk about making a girl feel loved!
A girl's trip to the mountain was just what the doctor ordered. We left all our toddlers at home and were able to truly relax and enjoy each other.
To my loving husband:
Thank you for sending me on this trip. It was the best Christmas present ever.
I love these gorgeous girls.