Recently, two dear friends of I had what I'm calling our First Annual Girls' Get-Together. It was so much fun, and I was pretty sad to say goodbye to one of my best college girlfriends. Claire and I met on our very first day of orientation at Roanoke College, where we were in the same Honors orientation group (nerd alert!) and bonded over our mutual love of Audrey Hepburn, and being high school field hockey players. For the next few years, you hardly ever saw one of us without the other. Claire and I also went to graduate school together.
Claire was passing through Denver on her way to spend Thanksgiving with her Boulder family; she currently has this amazingly cool gig with the Gila Resources Information Project in the amazingly cool City of Silver in New Mexico. I love my job as a stay-at-home wife and mama, but I also love God's beautiful handiwork, and a great cause, so I do a bit of vicarious living through my dear Claire, too.
We decided to do this on-the-fly, but we actually had a lot of fun deciding where we would meet, there being so many fantastic Mile High spots. We decided on Pajama Baking Company, a favorite that has everything from hand-crafted kosher meat sandwiches and organic and fair trade coffee, to the best gelato I've had outside of Italy. My closest local mama friend, Annie -- to whom Claire introduced me -- and her sweet Si Guy also joined us. It was so fun to experience our dynamic together (plus the littles), considering the three of us have never hung out at once!
It was such a great afternoon, and it was definitely one of those days where I just had to mentally pause, look around, and be thankful for the love in my life. To have these girls from two different, yet overlapping parts of my world, in one place, having the best time ... well, it was awesome.
We went out on Pearl Street for a bit to pet friendly neighborhood canines and wave to the fire engine that kept circling for all the kiddos that were out on that gorgeous day. We ended the afternoon with hugs, kisses, and a few tears.
I don't know if I've ever said it here, but the friendships I have with "my girls" make my world go 'round, and this get-together was so special. I know this post is a bit late in coming, but I really wanted to share, to make sure I captured that day here.