Weekends away offer many gifts.
Time with friends and the chance to fill up with the good things in life.
Loud laughter. Quiet Conversations. New card games. Old music. Much wine. Not enough dancing.
Nourished by meals prepared together and shared around a large family table.
Long walks and talks, and peaceful moments at the river’s edge.
Early morning photography sessions and late evening songs around the campfire.
And arriving home rejuventated, with major life decisions made.
Efficient yes, and so much fun!
Loved this piece. The food photos and the one misty shot of the wood are lovely. The food made me very hungry!!
The food was so yummy! These women are amazing cooks 🙂
Couldn’t agree more! Weekends with the girls are truly a gift:)
I remember a post about a similar weekend with your friends. We are fortunate to have such great friends
Beautiful, LB…looks like you had a wonderful time.
Very much so! Restorative and even better, FUN!
Nice wrap-up! Beautiful photos! Good times.
You do such an amazing job of filling up on the weekends☺Everybody could learn from you.
You are kind to say so … it sure makes me work harder during the week so I can play on some of the weekends! A challenge for sure but oh so worth it!
wow laurie, these look like masters paintings, xo LMA
Hey LMA! You are too good to me 🙂 Thanks!
I always enjoy peeking at your wonderful friendship moments through the lens of your camera LB. You have a such a good group of gals around you there. The late day sun on the tray of food you shared is really lovely, I could see that vingette painted.
Thank you, K! I can’t wait to enjoy similar moments with you and Alys and Julia this coming spring!
❤ me too.
You must treasure these weekends away with your friends, they are indeed a most wonderful gift. The final fact of arriving home with ‘major life decisions made’ speaks volumes to me of the depth, support and trust that exists within this group of women. There is a peaceful tranquility to your photographs, I hope this reflects how you feel within 🙂 xoxo
Women are so good for each other, aren’t they?
The trust and support are exactly what makes the bonds strong, but also the singing and the dancing and the laughing and the fun!
Imagine! We might all get to have that same joy someday!
A nice way to enjoy life.
I’m very lucky … I’m able to work hard and therefore play hard, too!
Sounds like a great weekend! 🙂
It was so great! and you would have loved the hikes we did. Great views!
The best gift we can receive is the gift of friendship.
You are so right, Marcelo. I try never to forget that.
Smiling, smiling, smiling away. I needed this peaceful post today. Thank you.
I’m so glad to have made you smile, Alys. Take care my friend
Looks like your weekend was great Laurie although next time make sure you have enough wine 🙂 Love the images.
I’ll call you for a consult the next time! 🙂
Your gift for photography with your gift for words. A stunning combination! Lucky to be in your circle of friends 💙
My life is better because you are in it! Love you!
There is not much better than a weekend with friends and food. Looks like you had a fabulous time.
You are so right! Restores the spirit, doesn’t it?
We had so much fun!
Wow–you really captured the essence of your weekend with a few perfect words and photos. And made major life decisions, too? A teaser, with more info to follow?
You are the only to pick up on that!!! and yes! Details later 🙂
Oh yes, this all looks and sounds like the perfect weekend! Now you have me wondering about that major life decision….
Yes … it’s a biggie and will be shared in the next month or so 🙂
It sounds like a wonderful weekend! What decisions have you made?
The weekend was restoring and completely fun! So lucky!
You, and a couple others picked up on the decision, which I will share in the next month or so. 🙂
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