Monday, October 27, 2008

to new hampshire, with love


we are 14 strong.


we came from washington, california, new mexico, utah, montana, ohio, virginia, and texas.

we currently reside in california, utah, ohio, texas, new york, conneticut, idaho, colorado and delaware.

we are wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, doctors, writers, and business owners.

we are funny, intelligent, compassionate, feisty, smart alecs, honest, intuitive, different, generous, curious and understanding.

we have survived marriages, divorces, child birth, motherhood, miscarriages, triplets, twins, the deaths of parents, siblings and friends, career changes, and health problems.

this past weekend, 10 of us gathered in new hampshire at an amazing house right on lake winnipesaukee. we cooked, baked, ate, stayed up all night, slept in, took pictures, shopped, dined out and hiked.

but mostly we talked, laughed, told stories and asked for advice while gathered around the kitchen counter---until our legs were so tired we had to move into the living room so we could sit and talk some more about how our lives, and the lives of those we love most, have changed and progressed and twisted and turned since we first met in college.

and while we may not be the same fresh, eager, young things we were back then, we are all still friends and, thanks to new hampshire, we are full.

12 comments:

kris said...

sounds perfect!!!
Would love to see pictures of this crew.
Nothing beats a true group of girl friends.

shay said...

i'm glad you enjoyed yourself. you deserve some girls time. if only we could have our own, with jen.

Tennille said...

Dang, I wish I could have been there!

Margo said...

Anne, it was so fun seeing you. It was the greatest. Seeing you and Natalie in Cleveland, really started off an amazing trip. Love ya...margo

susan said...

Sounds like a great weekend Annie. Looking forward to hearing about it and can't wait for you and Craig to get here on Friday!!!

A Memory Each Day said...

wow, what a wonderful weekend. sounds like heaven.

Heather said...

I won't say your post didn't make me jealous, but it also made me feel so lucky to have all of you. Heather

BIGSKYBLAST said...

SO glad you had the opportunity to go. Barb and I are STILL planning a cruise together (going on three years now!)

Nataluscious said...

Wait a minute... you're going somewhere again? Is traveling your new way of life? :)

Lei said...

That sounds divine!

Sarah said...

Loved being with you!

Melin said...

that was lovely.