What a FABULOUS weekend I had! Friday I loaded up the car and headed to Branson, Missouri to meet up with some of my favorite friends.
Amanda, Me, Jennifer, Laurie, Kelly
We all met up at the airport to catch a flight to Atlanta to attend Beth Moore's conference on her new book So Long Insecurity. If you haven't been in the Branson airport you should. It is so cute. Like a big log cabin.
Jennifer, Me, Kelly
Our flight was adventurous. All day Arkansas/Missouri had been experiencing some severe weather. We were concerned our flight might get delayed or cancelled but PTL it didn't. After we took off it didn't take the Captain long to let us know of some turbulence we'd be experiencing. We wouldn't be flying through storms but we'd still be able to feel the effects. Yes, indeed we did. The first 15 minutes were a little rough. We were all a little on edge with the bumpy ride but it didn't last long. The rest of the trip was pretty much smooth sailing. We were so excited to arrive in Atlanta to meet Caroline, Faith, and Jenna.
I was super excited to get to meet my "blog" friends. I honestly don't think of them at all as blog friends but as real friends...I happened to have never met. These girls are wonderful! Jenna and Faith drove us around all weekend and for that I am so thankful. After leaving the airport we headed to The Varsity in downtown Atlanta. Apparently it's a pretty famous place with lots of greasy burgers, fries, hot dogs, and onion rings.
We all look great in hats!
Since we didn't make it to Atlanta until late we didn't get to eat until late. That meant we didn't get back to the hotel until late. We were all exhausted. Laurie, Amanda, and I sat in our little living room and talked. Kelly joined us soon and we ended up staying up WAY too late. I think by the time we went to bed I had been up about 21 straight hours. I was so tired but it was so worth it. The next morning we woke up early to get ready and head to the Beth Moore conference. There a lot of women there. It was such a neat thing to attend.
I feel this is a good time to insert how happy I was to be with two of my best friends. These girls are great and funny and since I've been in Little Rock I've missed them terribly. I had the best time talking and laughing with them ALL weekend.
Here we are again with our "new" friend Jill. Although I actually met her a week ago. She's WONDERFUL. I just love her!
There are a few people in the picture that I haven't been able to mention yet. Jill also had her sister Joy (black and white stripes), and mom (not in the photo) with her. They rode in the car with Laurie, Amanda, Faith, and myself. They are such great ladies. I was thrilled to have them. Also pictured is on of Jennifer's friends (brown and white top) from OBU who just happens to be one of the cutest things I've ever seen. And last but not least is Mandi (in the tan shirt). She is so sweet and has the cutest boys. Oh my word! I was so happy to be able to meet her.
The whole time in planning this weekend I imagined after dinner we'd all go back to the hotel and meet up with other blogger friends. Well, it didn't happen like that. When we got back to the hotel Kelly, Laurie, Amanda, and I sat down in our living room and started talking. We kept intending to go hang out with the others but we just kept on talking. Before we knew it everyone else had gone to bed. Sometimes things don't work out like you plan. I hate to have missed out on meeting other bloggers but I loved spending more quality time with my friends.
The next morning we got up early and headed to the airport. It was sad saying goodbye to Caroline, Jenna, and Faith. I would love to have brought them back to Arkansas with us.
Our flight back was a lot better than the one to ATL. We were all anxious to get back so we could enjoy lunch together before heading home. We unanimously decided on Cantina Laredo at Branson Landing. It was so good!
Jennifer and Kelly