vegas! (aka joanne’s bachelorette)

so, this weekend i went to vegas for my friend joanne’s bachelorette. it was SO amazing–there were 7 of us from high school plus two of joanne’s other friends. we had a blast! it was fun/tiring/relaxing all at the same time. we flew in friday afternoon on virgin america. the plane was full of bachelor/bachelorette parties!
the lovely bride and friends


when we arrived, we checked in the hotel room and chilled until we had to get ready for the night out! we got all dolled up, went to dinner and then out dancing at a club, thanks to hookups from tati.
saturday morning i got up early and went for a 10 mile run with tati–it was her first time going 10, and she did great! i was proud. we then went back to her house, showered, baked some cakes for later, and headed back to the hotel to meet up with everyone else, who were resting poolside. i have to say a bloody mary after a long run is just about the most amazing thing EVER. it’s a heavenly way to replenish all the salt you’ve lost.

after the pool, we had a mini “shower” for jo, where we unveiled the shirts i had made for us to wear.


to give some background, in high school joanne’s mom shared something with joanne about kissing, which joanne passed onto us. it’s sort of a “classification system” for kisses…we were always pestered with the question “was it a peach, a plum, or alfalfa?” now, if you say these aloud, carefully pay attention to what your mouth/tongue does and you will see what the differences are.

anyway, we came up with the concept of using peach/plum/alfalfa for the shirts, all of us being peaches and plums, and joanne being alfalfa. i made up some graphics on my computer and then screenprinted them.


so saturday after the shower we got ready, all wearing our shirts, and went to dinner and then danced for a bit while waiting for our show to start.

group photo courtesy of melissa

all in all, a much needed, much enjoyed girls weekend. we should have these more often. not to get all sappy, but i’m so thankful to have such a wonderful group of friends. whenever i’m with them i am amazed at what a fantastic, beautiful group of girls i have as friends. it says a lot that here, almost 10 years after high school, we’re still hanging out. thank you, girls, for being so fabulous. i love you all.

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