Friday, April 23, 2010

road trip

road trip weekend!
i 'm so excited the time is finally here
even though i still have seven billion trillion things to do

several weeks ago
cutiepie Ashley invited me, along with 10 other ladies
to what i'm certain is going to be a fantastic amazing weekend
these were her thoughts~
“Here is to new friends, and old, business and pleasure…and all of the things in between…
Here is to learning something new, taking something with you and leaving something behind…
A weekend of encouragement….just because…we share the same Saviour…”
is she precious or what?
oh yeah....ashley, sorry but i totally illegally swiped these pics from your site
i hope we're still all good
i mean if our mug shots were to be featured on your blog, then surely all is fair....right?
did i tell you Ashley is the founder of Blessed Be the Name
good-gracious-alive-cuteness clothes for children
might need to grab something for little bit while i'm there
& the blue truck
could you die?

so while i'm packing up the required cute shoes
& jammies
i'm trying to leave behind the ole insecurity issues
i'm jumping right out of my comfort zone & heading out to meet
all these super duper cute
much younger
& apparantly thinner
gorgeous ladies
for 3 days
oh gosh...what if i snore?

one of my girlfriends was all freaking out
because of my severely dated cell phone
what? i can't go to the girls weekend with my flip phone?

as of yesterday
i am now the owner of a rocking cool phone
i can two thumb text now my friends
i know you are all so impressed
with your pink blackberries & iphones and all
but small steps ok
& i can twitter from it too
so take that

for those who i frequently text
remember how i told you to be flattered when you recieve a lengthy text from me
well, see phone on the right
yeah, that's why

i was hoping to get savannah's prom pictures posted
but i've been put on
a must proof first plan
"my friends read your blog mom"
as if
i were going to say anything that would embarass her
between me & you
he is the sweetest guy out there

part of our weekend
besides much dining
spa morning
wine & cheese
is a photography workshop!!
yee ha
i'll hopefully return throwing words like aperture & ISO speed around
until then



Heather H said...

you'll be thanking me for that phone this weekend :)

and, i love your texts ... ecspecially the one that greeted me this morning at 6am! love it that we can 'talk' that early.

have a wonderful time.... can't wait to get educated on the ISO/Ap stuff ...


homebody0404 said...

Oh it sounds like fun! Don't worry about the "thinner, super duper cute" part. You'll fit right in! Personally, I was so admiring your (Easter?) outfit in the picture you posted Apr 07. You looked great.

Now, while you go learn how to be a better photographer, maybe I'll go pull out the instruction manual for my point and shoot!!

Jboo said...

Have fun -- what a blast -- going on a road trip!

AM looking for a new phone, so am going to copy and try and get one just like yours, ok??

Love those prom photos -- ADORABLE!!


Kristy said...

your daughter is b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.
love her in that pink. its the perfect color. and he's cute too!
have a great trip. sounds like fun!

Jetta... said...

Gorgeous dresses on gorgeous girls. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful pictures!

Happy Weekend!

Jo Jo said...

I always get nervous before any type of a girls event, especially if I don't the girls attending very well.

Hope you have fun!

Your daughter is gorgeous and I still have a flip phone. I'm a little bit jealous of you new one.

Molly said...

You're too cute, so don't worry about a thing when it comes to meeting new gals. I'm sure y'all will have the best and all of your worries will fade right away. Happy, happy weekend to ya!

Martha said...

oh are going to have an AMAZING trip...and those pictures beautiful...that truck and those clothes...and your beautiful!!!
Let those insecurities are one of the most beautiful people!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Have a wonderful weekend!! Sounds like fun.

Your daughter looks absolutely beautiful. I love her dress.

Have a great day!

Christina said...

you'll have an amazing trip! i SO want to hide in your suitcase. have fun and many blessings.

oh and your daughter is so very beautiful!

enjoy these times, my friend.

Jessica said...

Girlfriends are precious - enjoy yourself! Savor every moment, it sounds like it will be so much fun!

Your daughter is beautiful and that pink dress is stunning!

Susan said...

No road trips for us here. We are getting 16 inches of blizzard conditions and snow. I had the truck in 4H and I was still sliding all over the road.
BTW: Vavavoom, oooooweeeee those girls are a knock out!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Great post!!v I am with you on the old phone. Holding out for Verizon's new phone this summer. I wanted to go to Atlanta this weekend to see Beth Moore but didn't start making plans soon enough...Assuming that is where you and the girls are going. Have a great trip and remember Goodbye Insecurities!!

Kristin said...

Ok, so in my lost in dates in the deep midst of crazy work deadlines and know... these days it hit me say around 3PM today that I remembered your trip. Hence the "Hey Third Day is playing in Marietta for $10!" call to you. Oh, but your trip will be sooooo much more fun than that concert.

So very excited for you.

I pray you girlies have just the best time in fellowship, out-loud laughter, smiles and more precious memories and close bonds than you know what to do with.

Have a Blessing Blast is what I am trying to say.

LuAnn said...

Paige -- I hope you have a wonderful time this weekend and are blessed unmeasurable! Maybe when you get back you'll treat us all with your wisdom.

Plus I want a class when your done...I so need's like a foreign language ISO/Apenture or I'm just slightly handicap in the camera speak.

Love the pictures, I'm still working on getting mine up. This weekend I promise.

BTW I still have a flip phone & love it!

tara said...

Have a wonderful time this weekend! i have one of the old phones, texting is a pain!!

Kelly said...

Have a wonderful road trip!

Ellie said...

I love how real you are in this post - 'cause I would be worried about the much younger and thinner thing too :) Oh Savannah is just gorgeous - can't wait to see more photos!

Have fun and I like your your new phone (I lost my 'flip phone' last week and haven't missed it at all :)

Raining Pearls said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend! Enjoy your Girlie time :)

Jodee Leader said...

I hope you have a great time on your roadtrip! It sounds like a blast!

P.S. I love your new phone. I thought I was the only person left on the planet who had a flip phone!

Donna said...

Paige, have an awesome time with the girls. What a fun time it sounds like it will be. Can't wait to hear all about. So great how God puts certain people in our paths. I am wishing you a blessed time of fun and fellowship. Hugs!

Melanie said...

You are a much braver soul than I am... I still have my flip phone and do not plan on surrendering it any time soon. I just learned how to text!!!:))))

Have a lovely, restful spirit-filled weekend, Paige!!!


Jen Kershner said...

How wonderful Paige! I hope you have an amazing, uplifting weekend and make new friends for life. Your new phone is super cool to me. Of course I'm so backwards that I've never even sent a text. Can we still be friends?

Suzanne said...

Have fun!!! can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. Your daughter is a real beauty...what a perfect color dress!

Lesa's Life said...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Glad I "stumbled" upon your blog. Beautiful pictures!

Ashley Eiler said...

i just now got to read this are incredibly precious...can't wait to see the pictures from our craziness!!

thank you so incredibly much for taking a chance on having fun this weekend....i am certain that i am better because i have met you!!

mimi charmante said...

lady, you crack me up! I love your writing - you have a way of sharing so clearly who you are through your words. please move to the west coast...
and, since when do teenagers look like that? we certainly didn't...
have a marvelous week mon amie,

Anonymous said...

hey friend! i know! i saw that you were going to the weekend thing with ashley! i was excited but then a little jealous! hehe! i would of loved to have gone and met you in person! i am a rep for bbtn! and i love it! i cant wait to hear all about it! xo

Clare said...

i know i am late in writing!! i hope you had a fabulous weekend, it sounds like it will be awesome! i just got a phone to text with too, lol! i love that your daughter wants to proof the photos, is this what i have to look forward to! she looks amazing though, that dress is so beautiful. oh i would give anything to jump back into my high school body for a few days (especially now!) ha!

Courtney Walsh said...

ok. 1. I think Ashley looks like Lauren Graham and I love Lauren Graham.

2. HOW WAS IT???

I can't wait to heart!!

3. Your beauty of a daughter has such a beautiful dress!! :) Love it!

and 4. Thank god you upgraded the phone. one thumbed texting is sooo hard!! lol

Jobs retail said...

Wonderful photos! Indeed, your daughter is stunning in her pink dress.

traci said...

oh paige, that sounds like an absolutely perfect weekend. can't wait to hear all about it. cool new phone. don't ya feel like you just entered this century? when i switched it was like "wow". i love new gadgets.