As with most Moms, my days, nights and weeks go by very quickly due to the calendar being so full. Before I know it, I haven’t seen some of my girls in months. I have this group of friends that I fondly refer to as my “old skool” friends. I spell it that way to stay cool (or so I think, lol!).
This group of women knew me way back when……..you know, before married life, kids etc.. These were some of the ladies that I lived, worked, partied, cried, laughed, dreamed and grew up with while I was beginning adulthood. These are the after college girlfriends that got me through the tough times. As well as the ones who I had A LOT of FUN with! The girls that you would bare your heart to when you thought you would never find a soul mate, or never find a job that pays, or who are there to save you from a boring date. The girls who would walk you home from the corner pub after you drank too much trying to impress the cute boy who had no idea you were even around. These ladies have seen and heard it all! We have watched each other blossom into wives, mothers, teachers, corporate executives and PTA board members.
Some of these old skool friends flew the nest years ago and live in other states. (We miss those that have left our beautiful state!) However, a good number of them have stayed in Colorado and built their lives/families here. Lucky for me I still get together with these ladies and we love to reminisce of times gone by. The best is that we all are there for each other still, to lend an ear and give support for the latest happenings in our busy lives. There is nothing like getting together with these old friends! We laugh until we cry OR pee our pants and it fills my life so richly. Although, some of us live in different cities and towns of Colorado we have managed to maintain some consistency of getting together. These “old skool” girls are a big part of my Getaway Mommas story. We have had some of the best girls weekends!
These girls weekends typically consist of a lot of wine and or booze, great food (everyone can cook or bake in this group!), trashy magazines, a little activity, music & dancing, laughing uncontrollably and then a massage or some sort of pampering to feel refreshed before we head back home to our families. These weekends are the best! Unfortunately, they are really hard to put together these days with all of us having such busy schedules. So now we live for the Moms night out and we have become the “Getaway Mommas”. We get together for dinner just to get a taste of what we love so much from our weekend getaways. Even though it is only one night, at least we get this one night to feed our souls with love and laughter. I crave these moments and I feel so grateful that I get to have them with these women.
They all have inspired me in so many ways. Each person has a talent that they bring to the mix. The qualities that each exhibit compliment the group as a whole. I feel lucky to be able to learn and grow with these ladies. This blog is for them! I want each of them to know how much I appreciate the moments we have shared and continue to share. Their friendship makes me feel special and fortunate. I love that these women knew me way back when and continue to be a part of my life today as I still am trying to figure out adulting!
So, Mommas out there, you do not have to count on just girls weekends away. You can make it a night out and it can be enough to feed your soul until the next gathering. It is time to Getaway Momma! Plan a night out with the girls or a weekend away that will make you feel good, have fun and pee your pants!