Hello Monday – 3/12/18

What a wonderful weekend I had! I’m linking up with Johannah, Heather, and Lindsay to say, “Hello Monday!”

ECFBE064-E498-4957-9726-E36E15EF11D8The weekend started with an early dismissal day for kids, but teachers stayed for professional development.  We had a tasty lunch and lots of good conversations.  My mom had the boys for the early dismissal day and agreed to keep them overnight because…


Can you tell I was just a little excited?? I haven’t seen any of my roommates in over a year and I couldn’t wait to see them.  Seven of us still keep in touch, but only three girls could make the trip this weekend.  We missed the others, but catching up with a few friends is better than catching up with zero friends. The girls weren’t arriving until 8 and 11 pm so I had a little time. I decided to take a little nap that turned into an 90 minute total snooze fest.  It was wonderful!! After I woke up, it was time to open my Spring Seasonal Surprise Box from Erin Condren.  It wasn’t my favorite, but more on that in another post.

Fast forward to 8:02 pm, I was glued to the window waiting for the girls to arrive. When they did, there was a bunch of hugs and “it is so good to see you” and the laughs began.  We had delicious mimosas (they’re not just for breakfast anymore) and yummy pizza and started to catch up.  Then we headed to the airport to pick up one more friend at 11 pm.  That night we parked it on this couch and talked and laughed until 2:30 am.


The next morning we slept in a bit and then I got my run in.  My training plan called for a 5K which was perfect.


When you are up until 2:30 am, wake up and run happens around 9:45.

Then we decided to go to a local bagel shop/cafe for breakfast and it was delicious.  They had great bagels, good soda, and yummy coffee too.  After breakfast we broke into the pictures. The girls had never seen my wedding album so that was first.  12 years ago, I hauled them, in a limo, around Westminster taking pictures at the playground, playing basketball, and to a beautiful old house that had been converted into a retirement home.  They finally wanted to see how those pictures turned out.  They were totally worth it, in case you were wondering!


A very fancy basketball game at the playground


My mom brought the boys home around lunch and they got to catch up with their “aunts”.  My boys love these girls and they love my boys right back.  It makes my heart happy!

Luke had his last indoor soccer game so we headed to the game together. Laughs continued and Luke scored 3 goals in the 1st half before playing goalie for the 2nd half.  He was pretty proud of himself!


We headed out to a new-to-me restaurant in town and they had the BEST Maryland crab cakes around! All lump meat, no filler, and delicious!


After dinner it was back to comfy clothes and the couch. I pulled out all of my picture albums from college and we had the best time pouring over them.


These albums had us giggling, reminiscing, gasping, and sighing. So much fun!

Here are some gems of the whole group of us.


After our freshman year


After our freshman year


After our senior year


After our senior year

This morning we Skyped with another college roommate and her adorable baby before the girls had to hit the road. I have to say, my heart is full and my soul is replenished.  Girlfriend time is so good and I wouldn’t trade my friendship with these girls for anything!

Here’s to a great week! We have Spring Soccer meetings, swim team, our school-wide book club night, baseball practice, and hopefully some sunshine!!


Currently Reading:

Personal: The Bookshop on The Corner by Jenny Colgan (almost finished)

School: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

3 thoughts on “Hello Monday – 3/12/18

  1. Jane says:

    Spending time with the boys was my favorite part but seeing the girls was great. You are all just the same – fun loving and gorgeous. I love how positive, successful and happy everyone is. ❤️

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