Finally! After years of texting about it. After a failed attempt in 2017. After combing through tons of weekends it finally happened. The long awaited blate with Lynn from Dispositive Motion and Jess formerly of The Newly happened.
Thursday: After my SPRINT class I drove to Chattanooga to pick up my girl, Lynn. We spent the drive home catching up on lives and talking about the fun we couldn't wait to experience. Even though we hadn't seen each other in a year everything felt so natural and easy, which is of course, THE BEST!
Friday: Lynn and I were up early to attend a BODYPUMP class together. The instructor was kind enough to let me teach a few tracks so I could showcase my skills [ha] aka let her see what I do during class. It was a blast and then it was time to clean up to head south to meet Jess.
We had an easy journey, but poor Jess did not. So we grabbed lunch to wait for her and then it was finally time for the reunion. Gah, our hug was the best. Anyone who's been on a blate knows the beauty of the first hug. We stayed at the OMNI in downtown Atlanta because I get a employee rate and it was such a great spacious room. Once we were all checked in it was time to break out the mini bottles of champs I brought and just be girls chatting. The three of us together just meshed so quickly it felt like a reunion of college besties. Girl talk was continued as we got ready for dinner and can I just say, getting ready with multiple girls is SO MUCH FUN! I love, love, love it.
|Elevator selfie because BLOGGING!|
Our next stop was the Sky View right across from our hotel. Tickets gave us four time around and some pretty fabulous views, too. If you watched our Instagram stories sorry about the loudness. Three gals out on the town after some wine and champagnes aren't really known for being quiet, right? Everyone was ready for better afterwards so we headed back to the hotel to change into the jammies and continue the chats.
|You GET A FERRIS WHEEL!|
We all treated ourselves to a relaxing 80 minute massage which was absolutely glorious. So needed on all accounts and just nice to be still and quiet while getting the muscles worked. There was also an awesome sauna which helped relax the body too. Putting the phone down and just relaxing was what I really needed.
Lunch was at Bar Taco which was the coooooolest taco place. The vibe was so fun, the food so fresh, the margaritas so tasty and they even had a SECRET TACO. Once the food was done we just sat together laughing and enjoying company.
Too soon it was time for our beautiful Jess to head back home to her lovely family. So many hugs and pictures later we waved goodbye to our dear friend and then headed back to the room for nap.
Sunday: Daylight savings wasn't too big of a problem for us since we slept in as long as we needed/wanted. Coffee time happened and then we ate at a delicious pizza restaurant for lunch. Luckily getting the car out of valet wasn't too terrible and traffic to the airport was a breeze.
I must say, the Atlanta airport is a trip and the construction made the drop-off a bit longer than expected but I didn't mind the extra time with Lynn. And then suddenly, she was walking through the gates to the airport and I was making my way back north to Tennessee. Everyone made it home safely and it was back to life, back to reality all too quick.
My heart is BEYOND full after this weekend. B E Y O N D! God brought these two women into my life five years ago via this blog and I am so incredibly thankful for their friendship. People still don't understand blogging and trying to explain how we became friends will never be easy, but these girls have become two of my bestest friends. Everything started as comments, then emails, then texts, then phone calls and then they became my people. Who pour into me. Who tell me it will be okay when things get hard. Who I pray for daily. Who pray for me. Who help me be a better person. Who will cry with me or giggle with me depending on what I need. And I do the same for them. Hopefully this will become a yearly meet up and I can't put into words how grateful I am for this past weekend. Until then, #illneverletgojack