I love hanging out with my girlfriends and I think it is so important to make time to catch up with them and have some laughs. Today I wanted to share some info about my best girlfriends and talk about how my girls’ night out traditions have changed over the years, especially since I moved away from Michigan.
I first learned about getting away with my girlfriends from my mom. She used to schedule special days to shop and have lunch with me and my sister growing up and now when I visit Michigan she still schedules quality time together. Now we are lucky to have a new addition to our crew, my brother’s wife Kelly.
Back in high school I spent most of my time with my best girlfriends Kara Mellendorf and Kara Gaymer. We used to have so much fun together shopping, going to basketball games, and out to Pizza Hut for dinner. Here is a picture of us at our 10 year class reunion, we were able to pick up right were we left off. I love and miss these girls!
College was filled with girls nights out to the movies, dinner, and frat parties. We used to meet up in someones dorm room and get dolled up and borrow each other’s clothes so that was fun. Post college I took a road trip to Atlanta with my girlfriends and we made memories that will last a lifetime. Here is my favorite memory of the trip, Lindsey, Brooke, and I dancing up a storm on the dance floor.
It is hard to make friends in the competitive environment of law school so I was lucky to meet Lauren and Amy in my third semester. Even though we studied together every day we still found time for fun. Here is a picture of us meeting up for a happy hour cocktail and some gossip.
When Chris and I moved to Chicago I was homesick and didn’t think I would ever meet new friends. Lucky for me, I met Eliza at my first day working at The Chicago Waldorf School. We became fast friends and enjoyed sharing an office for three years. We always found time to sneak out of the office for coffee, lunch, and we often organized happy hours with the rest of our co-workers.
I didn’t know ANYONE when we moved to California and I knew that making friends would be tough. They say that you meet your friends through your job and through your kids so I was nervous because I don’t have any kids and at the time I was starting my business over again so I had zero clients and co-workers. Through business networking I was able to meet some really great women. I also have met some great friends through my business. One of my closest friends here in California is Nancy. She is always getting me out of the house to do crazy things like meeting President Carter or going to VIP to see The Eagles in concert. Most of our outings involve seeing movies, coffee, or exercising. Here we are in 2010 dolled up to go to a concert…
Earlier this week Nancy and I ventured up to San Francisco for the morning. I had to run a quick business errand so I asked her to tag along and suggested that we walk across the Golden Gate Bridge for a little exercise and scenery. The bridge is just over one and a half miles long, 3.3 miles round trip. We made pretty good time but we also stopped to take pictures and soak up the sun and the views. Here is Nancy at the start of the bridge (we started on the North side).
it delivers dry goods to this part of the country, interesting.