March 12, 2018

Girls Weekend: Blate of a Lifetime #norules

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!
Jess picked out a delicious place called Murphy's for dinner and we had to hop into an uber to get there. It was a hilarious ride because our driver thought we were the funniest people [must have been the champagne]. Dinner was full of drinks, delicious upon delicious food, all the stories and inside jokes and of course a fun picture or two.





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!
Saturday Morning was a leisurely wake up and then we headed downstairs to get coffee [where we saw some Harlem Globetrotters] before walking to the spa for our massages.




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. 

Lynn and I walked around the area around the hotel trying to decide what we wanted for dinner and somehow ended back in the hotel restaurant. Dinner was super delicious and then we decided to head to Walgreens for some beauty products. We did masks, watched Spring Bakeoff and then fell asleep.


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

17 comments:

  1. YAY!!! I'm so glad y'all were finally able to make it happen! What a fun girls' weekend. That massage sounds amazing & girl time is always fun! Those tacos look like they are to die for. I haven't been to that Atlanta airport in, holy crap 10 years... almost to the date actually ha. But I remember it being a trip then. I'm sure it's insane now.

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  2. Love you to the moon and back and miss you already.

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  3. Looks like it was a super fun girls' weekend. A massage sounds amazing!! I haven't had one in like years but I think I need to go for one soon.

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  4. How fun! Blates are the best and this one was epic! An 80 minute massage sounds fantastic!

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  5. What an amazing weekend!!!!!! Blates really are the best.

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  6. Having females in your life that you just click with is so important. Yay for meeting other bloggers! Your weekend looks so fantastic!

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  7. What a fun and fabulous weekend! Blates are the best! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. LOVE love love!!! What a perfect weekend with some of my favorite blogging ladies! This is so much fun!

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  9. I get it 100% Blogging has enriched my life from the friendships and relationships evolved from it. This is what I say:I fully believe people that blog just have that extra touch of specialness and a piece in their hearts that most don’t possess. You certainly have that sweet specialness and why you 3 are so awesome and relatable! Glad you had a ball!

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  10. What a great great weekend. I loved seeing all the pictures from the weekend. So glad you all got to meet up and hang out. I love meeting bloggers and hope we get to in Vegas!

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  11. What a fun trip!! I've been blogging forever it seems and have actually done done a trip with other bloggers for leisure. Isn't that crazy?! This encourages me so much to try to make this happen! What a sweet friendship you girls have!

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  12. What a fun girls trip and spending time together! So good for the soul to catch up with your ladies...all the food and drinks sound so fun with some spa pampering! I coulnd't think of a better way to make the most out of your weekend together! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  13. I'm so glad that you were able to have such an awesome girls weekend to refill your soul!! I seriously loved following along and seeing that you girls were having so much fun!!! That massage sounds amazinggggg!!!! I definitely wouldn't object to that right now. ;)

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  14. How fun! Blogging friends are just the best and when you stop mid conversation to take a picture, no one thinks about it and the conversation continues, hehe :) I'm meeting up with some blogging friends in October and I can't wait! Looks like you girls had a BLAST!

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  15. how fun! girls weekend getaways are just the best. i did that twice a few years back and it was a blast!

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  16. What a fun weekend! Three beautiful ladies! So jealous of those massages!!

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