The older I get, the more I value my friendships, particularly those that have stood the test of time. Is there anything better than laughing with an old friend about something that happened years ago, remembering bits and pieces of an event you shared together? Digging up old memories is the best! Molly, Vanessa and I have been friends for a really long time. I have this one photo of a group of us gals en route to a Beastie Boys concert in the 90s. Molly is standing on the far right and Vanessa is wearing the red tank. I’m in the reflection, snapping the photo on a camera with actual film that I’d have to drop off to be developed later. Nostalgia!
Years go by quickly, and it had been quite a while since we’d all three been in the same room until my wedding almost 4 years ago. Then Vanessa visited Park City that winter during Sundance, and we were together again this summer for Molly’s wedding.
It was so special to share that momentous occasion with Molly and for her and Vanessa to meet Oden, but there is never enough time with friends at a wedding. We’d talked about the two of them visiting me at some point, and one recent evening, a text chain between the three of us resulted in plane tickets being purchased. We were reunited once again a couple of weeks ago, here in Park City!
As with any proper girls weekend, we kicked things off with a delicious and boozy lunch at Silver Star Café. We didn’t plan much for our few days together; the goals were to catch up with each other and let the ladies spoil Oden with love. We succeeded! We also didn’t take as many photos as I would have liked, but that’s because we were busy enjoying our time together!
Tere, our nanny, spent an evening with Oden so we could go out for a delicious dinner. We brought him with us to lunch one day and had a fabulous dinner at home on another night. There was a lot of laughing and reconnecting and girl talk, which all three of us needed. Cholula loved the full house and managed to photo-bomb us more than once! (PS It’s not easy to take a decent photo with a baby!)
A highlight of the weekend happened when John and Oden sent us girls off on a glorious fall hike. I was so happy for a beautiful day and the opportunity to share one of my favorite hikes with my friends during the most magical time of the year!
Despite an early arrival Thursday and a late departure on Sunday, the weekend flew by. It’s hard to be sad when we’ve had multiple visits lately, but Denver and Colorado Springs are not right around the corner and I wish we all lived closer. We vowed to make getting together for a girls’ weekend an annual thing. It’s crazy to think that the next time Oden sees Molly and Vanessa, he’ll be walking (God help me)!
Until next time, ladies!
One year ago: Camping in the Sawtooths.