we recently made the move to the midwest and have enjoyed our time getting to know the area. we felt most fortunate to have some familiar faces here which has helped make this move less daunting.

during the month of october, my sweet friend amanda hosted ten of us in her beautiful home for our second weekend get-together. half of us live in the surrounding kansas city area so it was the perfect place to meet up for a few days. 

most of us arrived friday afternoon. we sipped on champagne, snacked on chocolate chip pumpkin bread, and gave bear hugs all around. we decided to spend the evening downtown. our first stop was thou mayest coffee roasters. after a quick latte and more sweets, we wandered through the first friday crowds. we made our way to lulu's where we grabbed dinner and drinks. the rest of the evening was spent sharing stories, watching youtube videos, drinking wine, dancing around the kitchen, making ridiculous videos, and catching up into the early hours of the morning. 

saturday started slowly and was just what we all needed. we made coffee and gathered in the kitchen to watch shannon prepare her incredible doughnuts. we spent the first few hours of the day together around the dining room table. we finally made it back into town around noon where we stopped into several thrift stores. afterwards, we made our way to quay coffee shop near the river market. the next hour was spent in front of a white washed wall where there was singing, dancing, picture taking, and a few awkward handstands. we grabbed dinner at oklahoma joe's [which i'm convinced is the greatest barbecue ever] before heading home for the night. we grabbed blankets, a little more wine, and started the fire. britt told us ghost stories, we shannon and jordie sang opera per usual, and we got all got pretty sappy watching wedding videos.

on sunday, we enjoyed one last meal and a build your own bloody mary bar together at port fonda before everyone went their seperate ways. the time spent with these women is so special to me. each one so different with a heart of gold. these friendships and memories are truly cherished.

1 comment

  1. yay for living in the midwest! i live a couple hours outside of kansas city!

    this sounds like a lovely weekend. does it get any better than a girls' weekend?


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