My most recent meet up was when a few of my former roomies traveled to Gatlinburg for a girls trip . I wasn't able to spend the week with them , but I was able to go back and forth from my place to their cabin to spend some time . For me , something is better than nothing , especially in these situation . I of course would have loved to spent their entire stay with them , but it just wasn't possible . This girls trip was a tad different than our trips of the past . Back in the day it wasn't unusual that five or six of us would cram into Jessica's Malibu (aka Club Bu) and drive to the beach , DC or any city worth while for a few days . But , alas times have changed and our trips require more planning , more vehicles and more space . Mainly because we are now out numbered by children .
|Ebe's 30th in DC|
|VA for Jess's Wedding .|
This trip was fun for many reasons , but for me one of them was the fact that six years ago we had one of our meet ups in Gatlinburg . Jessica had just had Sophia and was the first in our group to have a baby . We all took turns carrying her around (Soph not Jess just to clarify :) ) , taking pictures of her , dressing her up and just really enjoying being together ( as we always do ) . Obviously when you are in the land of clogging , Dolly Parton , and home made everything , you ARE going to take the opportunity to play dress up with your friends children . That first trip we all kind of thought of Sophia as a living doll . This is merely one of many outfits we put on her . Six years later and we still enjoy treating her like a baby doll .
|Sophia @ " Lidl ' Dollys Dresses " a factory outlet|
for those frilly dresses your mom put you in as a child.......
|.....Was that just me.......|
|.....and Aubrey ?!|
|Griff , Pax , Soph & BB|
Ripleys Auquarium of the Smokeys
|Munchkins in a row . |
Photo Cred - Aunt EBE
|Me and my girls in our swimwear . |
JK - Pinterest Pic
How do you and your friends / family keep in touch ? Do you have summer rituals / traditions ? Where is your " meet in the middle " ? Please share with us in the comment sections . Also , feel free to click on highlighted words/links found through out this post to see previous /related posts from The Faith Journals .
|Sophia being " attacked " by a bear . It didn't fit in |
the story of the post , but was too amazing not
to share with you ! If she wants to be a actress
when she grows up it is all our faults .