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I love me a good sleepover!

The days of being in fifth grade staying up way too late while watching movies and eating junk food were alive and well this weekend! We had our Second Annual Fab Five Reunion since graduating together from CCU :) My girlfriends Kelsey, Melissa, and Kristen flew in from Des Moines, Piitsburgh, and Oklahoma City, respectively, while Kaitlyn drove up from Colorado Springs. After picking everyone up from their flights, we all headed out to the snowy mountains in the dark.

Driving up to our destination--a glamorous mansion of a cabin--up in Frisco, we chatted about the basics, the nitty-gritty, and the gooey. It was like middle school all over again, but with a greater knowledge of our Lord's Goodness and Might. By time we arrived and unpacked, we slipped into our comfy clothes and chewed gummy worms while each of us talked over the others trying to voice-in. Boy, when you get five girls together only once year, it doesn't matter how much you've "caught up" on the phone, email, or facebook in the past months, all that matters is that you just want to listen and to be heard, all at once. It is a crazy lack of sync, but so just the foundation of who we are... Albeit nuts. It was a wonderful weekend of laughing, crying, shouting, whispering, and chatty chat chatting! Seriously, WONDERFUL!

Add Melissa's to-die-for salsa and chips, some breakfast burritos, lots of tea, delicious and fancy Italian, a few more gummy worms, and you are all set for three days with four other girls to last you until the next reunion... Which for us, will be June, for the Bauthier Wedding (Melissa and Steve in PA) where we will all be bedecked in Wysteria colored Bridesmaids Dresses as our dear friends unite themselves and with the Lord! We love weddings!
Wonderful Aprons, made by our dear Melissa soon-to-be-Bauthier!


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