I was blessed to spend the weekend with a few of my favorite gals! We've been talking about seeing Wicked together for a few years now and it just hasn't worked out... until now!
My girlfriend Julie inherited her grandma's house a couple of years ago and has been working on decluttering (60+ years worth of stuff) and updating it and we finally got to see the fruit of her hard work! It looks great! Her guest room looks very much like the room she and I shared in college!
Julie was the perfect hostess. She had bottles of water and mints on our pillows... she had a list of suggested activities for us... she even got out her old college photo albums for us to relive the "good old days". We sure looked young (and skinny) in those pictures!! ;-)
We had a blast being silly girls together. Per the activities list we all wore facial masks and we got our groove on with Just Dance on the Wii... I am so glad that there are no hidden cameras in her house... or are there? ;-)
We had fun getting all dressed up together for the theater. I did everyone's hair, just like the old days. I mean, how often do you get to say you're going to the theatre (with a snooty accent)? This is my girl, Mia... we've been friends since she started homeschooling in middle school. She is the one who got me connected to the university I ended up attending with the rest of the girls. Now we're homeschooling our kids together! Crazy!
Before heading over to the show, we stopped by another friend from college's house for dinner. Frankly, he's just one of the girls! ;-)
One of our girls has been obsessed with Wicked for the past couple of years... about as obsessed as you can be without having actually seen the show. She knows all the songs by heart from listening to her (now scratched from too much use) soundtrack. She was so giddy throughout the whole show!
It was a magical performance. The cast was incredible. I had heard a few of the songs before, and knew what it was about but I didn't realize just how clever and funny it would be. I loved the little quips that referenced the Wizard of Oz. And seeing the relationship develop between Elphaba and Glinda was great. What an awesome friendship story!
What a fun time with my girls!! So thankful for girls weekends! Its so great to get a chance to get away and just be a silly girl for awhile! Thanks for being silly with me! Best friends are the ones who are there: whenever; wherever; however and most importantly: forever.
“Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?” - C. S. Lewis