Eight ladies headed down on Friday afternoon and we made it to the lake house just before 4. We unloaded the cars but not before pouring drinks, changed into our suits and headed out to the dock. The view was gorgeous and it was so very peaceful. The dock was a little shaky due to the choppy water but nothing a few little cocktails wouldn't hurt. We pulled out the old school rap and that is pretty much how we spent our weekend. On the dock and in our suits with a drink in hand.
Speaking of friends-this group of girls is pretty unique in the fact the friendships that were formed with Dawn are from all parts of her life. Her sister, a best friend since grade school, college sorority sisters, co-workers and a friend of the groom. It amazes me and honestly I am quite jealous that she has stayed such great friends with people from all parts of her life.
The weekend was spent just as it should have been. With a great friend who is GETTING married and making new friends. With jello shots in hand and the sun shining down. We talked. We gossiped. We showered the bride-to-be with presents.
And for the first time in I don't know when, I was responsibility free. At first I wasn't even sure what to do with myself. I haven't been without my kids or husband or work for a very long time and not having to worry about anyone was just a foreign concept to me but I managed. I quickly settled in and relaxed and boy did I need it. I know this was a weekend for Dawn and that all the excitement and celebrating was all in her honor but it was also a nice weekend for me to just be me. I needed it. We all needed it.
And if the wedding is anything like the bachelorette party, we are in for one heck of a celebration!