Girls weekend: June 2005. This annual event we've had five years in a row now, and consists of six of us who have gone to grade school together and all graduated from the same high school. I think it's noteworthy that we are still such good friends after all this time because we went to such a small school. What are the statistics of that happening? Our graduating high school class was a whopping 75 people. And we all honestly like each other! Not all 75 like one another; the six of us, I mean. We've been a group of five for the past couple of years, but hopefully our missing girl will join us again next year. We've manage to get together one weekend per year despite pregnancies and otherwise busy lives.
We always stay someplace at the coast where we eat, shop, and go for walks on the beach. Oh, and there's this little karaoke bar we're fond of...
This weekend has always been fun, but in the last few years it's become more relaxed and easygoing. This past year was the best yet, I think, because we've got a comfortable routine. We know what we're going to do, and we're so happy to see each other and talk. It's good to have some uninterrupted time to catch up, tell stories, and laugh. There's a great energy to this time together.
There is something about a friend you have known since you were a kid. New friends are wonderful, and can be as close to you as ever. But there is just something about my friends from grade school that's just...different from any other friendship I have. There is so much history there, so much change, and here we are. We like each other as we are, even after all those "awkward" years. I love these girls!