As I mentioned last week, I had my good college friend Erin come in town this past weekend to visit and stay with us. It was SO great catching up with her and also not having any real plans/obligations. We went wherever the wind carried us and just had an absolutely great time together. I basically treated the weekend like a mini-vacation and my wallet got a bit of a workout. I don't know how people do this every weekend because I'm certainly going on a spending freeze after these last few days. It was completely worth it though.
Friday night we called for a group dinner with some other friends/family and then hosted game night at our place. It'd been awhile since we had a big group over for games and as always, things got crazy and competitive pretty quickly. We played Hedbanz and quite a few heated games of CatchPhrase into the wee hours of the morning. I didn't go to bed until 2:30am. That might not seem like a big deal to some of you- but I haven't seen that hour in a looooong time. I'm way too old for that kinda bedtime ;)
Saturday I showed Erin around the ever-popular Jungle Jim's, we grabbed lunch and then enjoyed a mani/pedi together. It was my first time getting a pedicure since my wedding so I was in heaven. I'm thinking they need to be added into my budget because it was so incredibly relaxing! I got a fun minty color on my fingers and toes that I'm pretty obsessed with at the moment.
I also finally learned how to play Euchre this past weekend! Erin explained it better than anyone else has ever attempted and we played a few rounds with Jared and our friend Joe- and I didn't do too shabby, if I can say so myself.
To close out the weekend Erin and I went to see Pitch Perfect 2 which was hysterical and even better than I thought it would be. Thumbs up from me!!
It was so nice to have my 'other Erin' here for a couple of days and just not have any cares at all. We looked at photos and reminisced about college which gosh, I miss some days. But I know we just need to do a better job of planning times to see each other. Sure, we're all busy- but I need friendships like these in my life- there's no excuse to go months and months without seeing each other when we only live two hours apart. We've got another girls date on the calendar I'm already looking forward to it. Cheers to friendship!