Girl Time Florida Trip To The Max

Remember when I went to Florida to visit Jaden, Julie and Jessica?

Of course you do. It’s all I’ve talked about for 16,374 hours straight. DON’T YOU JUST LOVE ME?!

Well, it’s taken me forever to get my act together and put together (together together together) a post of pictures to show you. All. Together.

But I did it! If you follow me on the Instagrams some of these will be familiar. I have some regular ol’ camera shots mixed in as well.

Aaaaand roll back the curtains:

The day started early with a trip on my personal jet. Oh you don’t have a personal jet? Oh.

I made it! You guys those are PALM TREES. Here in Kansas we have dirt.

This little kid melted my heart from second UNO. At one point he said to me, “Can I tell you something?” Me, “Yes, Nathan, tell me.” Him, “Did you know that when you say ‘hello’ to someone, there’s a bad word in it?”

UGH. I just want spread him on a cracker.

After a gorgeous steak and salad dinner (and a half game of Pokemon) we sat outside on her ridiculously pimp back porch, next to a pool and enjoyed some wine by some famous dude. Harry something? Jaden, what was his name again? But you guys, she had it in a glass CARAFE and it scared me. I’m clumsy. Like bad. So, I begged Scott to pour my drinks. It wasn’t annoying at all.

Look who can knit! Did you know this about Jaden? She’s a knitting maniac. It keeps her settled. I might need to knit.

The next morning we got up and tended to FARM DUTIES. We fed the chickens, watered the garden, fed the fish. I wasn’t jealous at ALL. (read: all. kinds. of.) I held one of these things! You can see that awesomely horrible photo of my double chin HERE.

This photo makes me cry. It’s perfect in every way. Just look at these kids. Their faces. “Mooom, It’s mooorrrniinnnggggg. Whhhhyyyyyyyy???”

A little later we cleaned up and headed out to prepare for the girls’ arrival later in the day. We hit up the farmer’s market, which was teeny! But it was nice because it was like bam! bam! bam! DONE. (I get impatient sometimes.)

Then we went to Jaden’s favorite local wine store. I about died. I swear I thought an Oger was going to walk out at any second and ask if we needed assistance.

We got home and did our NAYAILS. I never do nails. Never. But after this, I’ve rearranged a few things in my life and nails have moved up a few notches in priority land. I never knew such joy existed!

The girls arrive! CHEERS.

Jaden taught us how to make egg rolls from scratch. Her mom’s extreme supreme recipe.

Here are the ladies holding vegetables and sharp utensils!

Jaden’s prime egg rolling skills. She said we needed to tightly fold in the sides so oil didn’t seep in and make the entire roll greasy.

I then discovered I’m the jankiest egg roller in the state of Florida.

Yeah, y’all can go ahead and roll those things. I’ll just watch. And sip wine. And take photos.


This photo BEGGED for a white vignette. HAHAHAHAHAAA!! Oh, I crack myself up.

Once dinner was made, we put it all in a little yellow wagon and wheeled it down to the fire. A LITTLE YELLOW WAGON. There were so many, “omg! awww! look! this is so cute! I could just die!'” you have no idea.

Dinner by fire. Oh yes.

We went to bed early. We’re old.

The next morning Jaden and I enjoyed a cup of coffee while we waited on the girls to walk up from the COTTAGE. I want a cottage.

Look at her knitting. I hope that scarf is for me.

Once they made it to coffee hour, we did another round of farm tending. It was Julie’s turn to hold the chicken, SO THERE.

We picked veggies from the garden and looked at the squirmy bugs in the compost bins. I know this might sound insano to you, but I love squirmy bugs in compost bins. But ONLY in compost bins.

Here’s Nathan with his HARVEST.

We walked back down to feed the fish, and their sweet pup, Coco tagged along to keep us on our toes. And to eat tomatoes straight from our hands.

And to get fresh with Jessica and try to make out with her.

Sweet sweet Andrew caught a fish! And I screamed. And ran away.

Once my heart settled down from all that highly dangerous fish catching, we went back up to the house and made brunch. Here’s Julie with her freakishly awesome leek, artichoke and potato gratin.


After brunch, the girls decided that I MUST HAVE A FACEBOOK FAN PAGE. So, Julie set it up for me!

Look at my page right there with NO friends on it. Sad.

And oh, pass me that cheese dip, please.

Too much work! More play.

Hello, fabulous mojito.

A few hours later I was back at the airport waiting for my personal jet once again.

My pilot must have been napping or something.

And this concludes the longest photo series ever of my girl time Florida trip to the max!

Thank you for humoring me for the past 2 hours of your life.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with…wait for it…..DESSERT.

WHAAAT? Who. is. she?


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21 Responses to Girl Time Florida Trip To The Max

  1. Maria December 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm #
    How fun! Now when are you coming to Utah for our girls weekend? :) xoxo
    • Bev Weidner December 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm #
      Oh, it WILL happen, Maria. It's gonna happen. :)
  2. Cassie December 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm #
    You are so cute. This looks incredible. I'm dreamin' of some Florida right now. I need OUT of the Midwest!
  3. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray December 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm #
    How fun!!!
  4. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm #
    This is such an awesome post. The only thing better would have been being there and living it like you did. What a great group of girls! I love all of you and I bet the laughter, stories, and level of just...FUN...was sky high with you all. How fabulous!
  5. Kelley December 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm #
    You just made me realize that I need a girl weekend. Badly. Where are we meeting? And when?
    • Bev Weidner December 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm #
      We're GOING to make this happen. No matter what!
  6. nicole b. December 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm #
    Wow, that place is amazing! You gals know how to do it right. I want that potato gratin and the mimosa, stat. xo.
  7. Laurie {Simply Scratch} December 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm #
    FUN!! I could so use a girls weekend filled with wine and manicures!!
  8. Lindsay December 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm #
    haha! You seem to be just about as natural holding a chicken as I would be! You trip looks like so much fun!
  9. JulieD December 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm #
    Hey, omg, I had no idea you had that picture of me with the chicken. LOL LOL Can we have a girls' weekend like three times a year?
  10. Lisa [With Style and Grace] December 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm #
    man, I feel like I was there with you, thanks to instagram, twitter and facebook - i'm glad it was a good weekend for you too :)
  11. JulieJ December 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm #
    I want a girls weekend with you, you seem like a hoot to hang around! I made your "weeknight italian wedding soup" last night and it was so yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Merry Christmas Bev!
  12. Jaden December 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm #
    It was so fun having you over!!!!! Come back again soon and bring your husband - we can sing by the firepit! guys sing, we'll hum along.
  13. Marina {} December 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm #
    Awesome pictures! Looks like a wonderful time!
  14. brandi December 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm #
    so. flippin. jealous. when can we do a girls weekend in VA?!?
  15. Deanna B. December 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm #
    That looks like a perfect weekend. I need one of those. Guess its time to call the rental house in Palm Springs.
  16. Lauren December 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm #
    Sounds like you had a blast! Next time invite 200 more people!!
  17. Deliciously Organic December 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm #
    Looks like a blast of a trip! I miss FL so much. As soon as we are done with the military we are headed back. Can't beat those white beaches!
  18. Krissy @ Krissy's Creations December 23, 2011 at 6:42 am #
    Looks like so much fun :)!
  19. Deborah December 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm #
    What a fun weekend!! I think I could use some Florida in my life right now!

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