I had THE BEST weekend! Katie and Zach arrived on Friday early evening just before I got home from work. I'd already arranged with Ashley to go to the movies that night so now all three of us were excited to go. At the last minute Scott decided he didn't want to be left home alone, and because he fits in so well with all of us girls, he came along too. And I'm so glad he did - he kept us laughing from beginning to end. We went to see "Just Go With It" with Jennifer Anniston and Adam Sandler. It's a little bit rude, perhaps, but no bad language or nudity. Just a lot of funny.
After the movie we were all starving. Scott suggested The Hat - famous for their pastrami sandwiches and chili cheese fries. I'd never been there and I've heard other people rave about it so we went. I'm here to say I would never eat there again. Really salty pastrami and the onion rings were over cooked. The chili cheese fries were just heart block waiting to happen so I passed on those. I felt like I ate tons of grease. Yuck. But we laughed so hard we were crying greasy tears. I can't even remember WHAT we laughed at. Knowing Scott and Katie, anything and everything. I just know we had a great time. We had someone there snap our picture - greasy food trash and all.
The next day Katie and I stopped first at Shinoda to get her some silk flowers for the gorgeous hair clips she makes. Once you're in that place, it's really REALLY hard to get out. There's Just.So. Much. Ashley called and asked if we were still coming for lunch so we hustled it up and got outta there. We had a real ladies' lunch at Champagne Bakery, sitting outside in the gorgeous sunny weather. It was heaven. Ash had to get back to work (she is the manager of the Sunglass Hut inside Macy's Men's Store), and Katie and I continued on. We stopped in at Sephora as she wanted a couple of things. We were there at least two hours. Katie wanted to learn to do a smokey eye. One of their makeup artists took us on and made her up with a smokey eye. She looked GORGEOUS! But look at him - I didn't notice at the time that with his shaped eyebrows and manicured beard he looked like that face where you magnetically drag beards and eyebrows into place to make different faces. (Can't remember what it's called now....anyone?)
I missed (as always) the fun and laughing and commotion. I was sad that Katie was leaving the next morning. It was all too short. But I'd finally gotten the girl time with her I was craving and that will have to do me for awhile, I suspect. Zach leaves to finish up school in Puerto Rico this week, and Katie and the girls will join him for two weeks at the end of March. They'll find out where they're going for Zach's residency next month also. I'm hoping it's not too far away, but it likely will be. *sigh* But hopefully it will be a good place to visit! *looking more cheerful*
Reading back over this, it doesn't sound nearly as fun as it was. It was just chock full of old inside jokes, banter between brother and sister, and lots of girl time between Katie, Ashley, and me. We all think the same things are funny, and it was soooo good to reconnect and have some good laughs. I'm thinking seriously about having a girls weekend within the next year. It's tricky because Katie will be busy moving, Scott and Ashley are busy figuring out their next move, and Ronna is pregnant and due in September. But we really must give it a good try and try to make it a yearly tradition. Because girls just need some time now and then to get together and be silly. I wonder if Scott will crash that weekend, too...