Friday, November 9, 2012

5 ladies + 5 month old... a remote girls only lakehouse weekend.

after our time in dallas, we loaded up carlye's husband's SUV (thanks, jerm!) with us five girls +  all our luggage + 1 baby + all her gear + a cart full of groceries for a mini roadtrip up to the mann family lakehouse (big thanks to jeff & jody) on texas' lake texacoma (half texas and half oklahoma) - obvi. 

without a doubt, each of us left that weekend so happy, so refreshed and feeling even closer than before. there were no high heels. no fancy dinner reservations. just leggings, snacks, wine, games and hours of real conversations. we got a glimpse of carlye's new world - kicking ass in her mom role. we got to know livi's schedule. and we finally got to see olivia's facial expressions and giggles in person. as wonderful as photos and videos are, there's nothing like real time together.  

we missed lisa, shmizz, and of course, tone. for real - it'll always be 8 in our minds. we talk about it a lot. it does feel so weird when we're not complete. as cliche as it is, we're better together. we're all so different, but it just works. to know that i have this many dear and true girlfriends in my life is not something i take lightly. i don't know how i got so lucky, but i'm so grateful that i did. here's to hoping for many more trips like this in our future. 

the girls.

welcome to five J point lakehouse... jeff, jody, jeremy, jenn & josh

little livi in her sleep sack aka straight jacket

livin' a little country

the weekend kicked off with a killer cheese plate compliments of jenny & me

our view

carlye with tiff, the resident mom-in-training

yup, we're in texas y'all

so peaceful & private

breakfast alfresco -- looking from the inside out.

picnic table brunch. the cowboys came along.

those cheeks! 

most exercise of the weekend - walk down to the beach. cocktails in hand.

our cozy abode

a whole lot of laughing

pretty much the scene of the weekend

the newest mrs. in the group

the group's mommy-to-be in seventh heaven practicing all weekend

my turn with bottle time

we skyped lisa right into the weekend from michigan 

two different kinds of bottles being consumed all weekend

dinner time.

mexican fiesta makin'

loooooved the texas flair. go america.

that's no joke.

late night game time. apples to apples.

so many laughs. jenny was convinced me & colby were in cahoots.

clueless: penguin... all dressed up & nowhere to go. taka tak taka tak taka


what girlfriends are for

sunshine & mimosas.




  1. such a great weekend. wish we were doing it again this weekend.

    ps you and colbs WERE in cahoots.

  2. I love all the photos! Wish we could have connected via skype.. next time!

    Um, was Jenny double fisting the ENTIRE weekend?! Or just in all the photos..

  3. ha smizz! wasn't double fisting, i was holding carlye's beer so she could hold livi.

  4. i just took a trip down memory lane and re-read your dallas & lake posts - def got a little emotional - i miss you girls!!!!! and so does liv - when is our next trip with babies? we are ready!


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