Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Girlfriends :)

I think one of the most amazing things God has given us in this life is good girl friends.  (If you are a girl... the reverse for guys.)  You know the kind of friends where no topic is off limits, no laugh is too loud or too long, and the kind you can pick up with right where you left off everytime you see them.  I have been blessed with some of the most amazing girlfriends.  Some live in Boise, some live in Seattle...all are equally amazing and loved by yours truly. :) 

This past trip back to Boise, I got to get together with a group of girls I went to high school with.  I was acquaintances with one, friends with another, and best friends with the third (except for a falling out Junior year, but luckily she forgave me for being a bad friend... I claim being young and ignorant and thinking I knew it all, when really I knew nothing... and am so grateful for her forgiveness when I made the decision to pursue "partying" over true friendship... like I said... what did I know???)  Anyways, the point is we weren't always great friends.  But, now I cannot imagine life without these girls!  They are all such amazing women and I have loved watching them become wives and mothers and hope to one day be part of that club too!

We all went to Flatbread in Meridian... and stayed way passed closing (outside... trying not to wake the town of Meridian with our laughter!)  In fact one husband thought his wife was surely going to turn up in a hospital that night!  (The other hubbies knew that if you hang out with this group of girls... we will talk your ear off all night :)  It was so much fun!  Seriously made me want to move back to Boise and just hang out with these girls all the time!  (Although... with life that is not always the reality, so I will take my time when I can get it!)

These are some of my favorites who live in Boise... seriously... if you don't know these girls - get to!  They are some of the best people I know!  Also, I encourage all of you to invest in your relationships with other girls... you won't regret it!  I only had guy friends for awhile in high school b/c girls were "too catty/jealous".  No... I just didn't realize how great they were! :)  Good friends are the best thing I could ever ask for!  (Besides family... but they kind of have to love you :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

I have been wanting to try this for awhile now, so I excitedly purchased the groupon when I saw it!  My friend Natalie and I went at Juanita Beach in Kirkland.  It is the perfect place to go b/c it is not too deep and the water is really warm (because I don't know how all those celebrities look so calm and peaceful doing this... but we fell off... a lot!)  It was a lot of fun, but I feel like I've been hit by a bus today!  All that falling did a number on me! :)  I hurt my ribs when I fell forward one time!  Here is a pic of Kate Hudson falling (because really... I was not going to have anyone photograph my first time!)  I looked a lot less graceful, and am putting this pic on b/c she looks a lot like I did.  Also, she did what I did in the end after having enough of falling! :)
 It really was fun though, and I would do it again... maybe in Hawaii though. :)

I call it sit paddle boarding... after an hour an a half of standing and paddling... this was a nice break :)