A fine chicky weekend

Hey, blog.  Nice to make your acquaintance again.  To make a long story short, I started my new job and hit the ground running.  I didn't give myself the time to blog between work, my time spent with family, my friends, and Collin.  Not to mention my little neck of the woods and some surrounding areas have been affected by a disastrous flood so I've been doing what I can to help out there while also feeling like I'm not really doing enough.  It has been STRESSFUL I tell you.  Starting a new job is an exciting time and it feels like a right of passage into adulthood. However, it has also been an adjustment and something that has sent my anxiety a little bit upward for the time being.  Needless to say, I'm happy to be off today and finally settling down to write a blog post.

 I am dedicating this post to something really awesome that happened a few weeks back.  A few (ehem almost all) of my friends and myself went to Houston, Texas to attend a Dixie Chicks concert and it may go down as one of the funnest weekends of my life.

We all bought our tickets for this concert well in advance.  So far in advance, in fact, that most of us forgot we had bought them in the first place.  Ok, that is a little dramatic but you get where I'm going with it.  It was a really special weekend because it is rare that this many of us can commit to a fun event together.  The only thing that could have made it better was if our two other dear friends, who could not make it, were there (you can see one of their cut-out faces on the coffee table, they had to be in some pictures).   We all hit the road the day before the concert to stay the night with our friend, whom we call Bitty, to have a girls night out on the town.  We ended up at a swing dance bar and had THE best time.  Nothing like a bunch of girls singing their hearts out together, right?  We were probably annoying some people but we were having too much fun to notice and that's what I love about it.  

We all bought our tickets for this concert well in advance.  So far in advance, in fact, that most of us forgot we had bought them in the first place.  Ok, that is a little dramatic but you get where I'm going with it.  It was a really special weekend because it is rare that this many of us can commit to a fun event together.  The only thing that could have made it better was if our two other dear friends, who could not make it, were there (you can see one of their cut-out faces on the coffee table, they had to be in some pictures).  

We all hit the road the day before the concert to stay the night with our friend, whom we call Bitty, to have a girls night out on the town.  We ended up at a swing dance bar and had THE best time.  Nothing like a bunch of girls singing their hearts out together, right?  We were probably annoying some people but we were having too much fun to notice and that's what I love about it.  

On the day of the concert we headed to my friend Laura's Aunt's house who lives close to the concert venue at The Woodlands.  We spent the day in the pool just relaxing and going down the slide like imbeciles.  Sadly this picture is the only one I have of the day in the pool but my friends are cute so I had to post :)

On the day of the concert we headed to my friend Laura's Aunt's house who lives close to the concert venue at The Woodlands.  We spent the day in the pool just relaxing and going down the slide like imbeciles.  Sadly this picture is the only one I have of the day in the pool but my friends are cute so I had to post :)

Laura's Aunt and Uncle surprised us with a limo ride to the concert.  This is no joke.  It was my first limo ride and I felt so spoiled but I will say, it made the night even better!  We listened to Dixie Chicks on the way there (not surprising) and on the way back and I think we probably mixed some Celine Dion in for the ride home.  We were shameless and feeling extra girly since we were all together and I loved every bit of it.  

Laura's Aunt and Uncle surprised us with a limo ride to the concert.  This is no joke.  It was my first limo ride and I felt so spoiled but I will say, it made the night even better!  We listened to Dixie Chicks on the way there (not surprising) and on the way back and I think we probably mixed some Celine Dion in for the ride home.  We were shameless and feeling extra girly since we were all together and I loved every bit of it.  

This picture speaks for itself.  It had to be added

This picture speaks for itself.  It had to be added

Bitty girl

Bitty girl

We got tickets on the lawn.  We weren't close but we all really enjoyed it because we were in the open air and had room to lounge and dance when the time called for it.

We got tickets on the lawn.  We weren't close but we all really enjoyed it because we were in the open air and had room to lounge and dance when the time called for it.

I love these girls.

I love these girls.

Seems like an appropriate picture to mention we were all sticky with sweat before the show even started.  That sun was INTENSE.

Seems like an appropriate picture to mention we were all sticky with sweat before the show even started.  That sun was INTENSE.

Not sure who took this of beautiful Kim but I love it.

Not sure who took this of beautiful Kim but I love it.

This concert was the perfect time to feel all the feels and be super cheesy.  We, as humans, can be cheesy creatures and I am ok with that.  The Dixie Chicks started with "Long Way Around" and I KNOW we sang every word from there on out.  As soon as we heard "My friends from high school..." we were sold and realized buying these tickets a few months ago was the right decision.   And I have to admit some of us cried.  What?!?! Yeah, some of us did. 

This concert was the perfect time to feel all the feels and be super cheesy.  We, as humans, can be cheesy creatures and I am ok with that.  The Dixie Chicks started with "Long Way Around" and I KNOW we sang every word from there on out.  As soon as we heard "My friends from high school..." we were sold and realized buying these tickets a few months ago was the right decision.   And I have to admit some of us cried.  What?!?! Yeah, some of us did. 

As I said, this weekend was one for the books ladies and gents.  We all went straight home, showered, and went to bed.  I guess we aren't in college anymore.   I feel so lucky to have such good girl friends.  I realize it can be a rarity to keep such good, close friends for this long.  Cheers to my ladies and cheers to the frickin Dixie Chicks who rocked our buns off.

As I said, this weekend was one for the books ladies and gents.  We all went straight home, showered, and went to bed.  I guess we aren't in college anymore.  

I feel so lucky to have such good girl friends.  I realize it can be a rarity to keep such good, close friends for this long.  Cheers to my ladies and cheers to the frickin Dixie Chicks who rocked our buns off.