Tuesday, August 24, 2010

what happens in vegas ends up my blog!

Im so lucky. 9 months ago I became a member of a "club" I never wanted to join. BUT. The people who were already IN the club turned out to be AWESOME. Nothing short of amazing. It's hard to describe.
It's even harder to describe how it felt to send out a random email to a handful of these club members to see if they maybe wanted to spend a weekend in Vegas and have almost 100% positive responses!
9 amazing mommies of even more amazing little girls made plans, got plane tickets, got sitters and got themselves to VEGAS! some for three nights and some for two. I couldnt believe how quick it came together. meant to be.
So two Fridays ago I met one of those awesome moms at SFO and got on a plane headed for sin city. We met 4 other moms (plus one sister and one sister in law) at the airport in Vegas and it wasn't weird. It was kind of weird that it WASN'T weird! I have gotten to know these moms on facebook, email and their blogs. I had already met 5 of the ladies before so that helped but still. It was just good energy. Great energy.
We got to the hotel and met up with the rest of the girls who had flown in the night before. There were 3 of us from CA, and one each from Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky!
We hung by the pool, chatted, read books, drank beers and fun drinks and lots of water. We floated down the lazy river and ate burgers and fries. We people watched and had such a wonderful time. We did a lot of talking ~ even about non Rett related things! We had fantastic food, got blisters from walking every inch of the city and took lots of pictures.
I do not know how I would do this without these fabulous ladies and many others. Its such a wonderful sliver lining.
i love you ann marie, bridget, carrie, colleen, dawn, erin, kelly, maren & zenaida
"wouldn't you like to get away?"
Cannot wait to do it again!


Dawn said...

It was a wonderful trip with a lot of amazing women! I booked without hesitation then became a little anxious as the date got closer when I realized that I didn't know any of you personally. But, that anxiety was quickly swept under the rug when I met everyone and it was like all the pieces of the puzzle just fit. LOL!

Ann Marie said...

I couldn't agree more. It was truly a great weekend! Can't wait for the next one.

Colleen said...

So glad that you sent out the email Erica, it was such a good time. It was so great to get away with people who "get it".