Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Girls Get away!




We did it. We got away - left the kiddies with our husbands and had a blast. This weekend Kris and I celebrated our November birthdays with a sisters only getaway. Very much needed!

We stayed in Pasadena Friday night. Pasadena is the original, old Hollywood. It has such a fun nightlife district with tons of great outdoor shopping and restaurants. All stores are open 'til 10 pm! The hotel shuttle driver dropped us off. To him we were known as Tammy and Glenda. All in good fun. A little high school maybe. But funny to us. We shopped a bit then ate at a super yum restaurant Il Fornaio where we were given a complimentary appetizer and a b-day serenade. After we shopped some more 'til 10 pm. Wow, the Forever 21 there is huuuuge. Then headed back to the Hilton for some good girl talk, pedicures and gifts.

The next morning we drove to the famous Farmers Market on Fairfax and The Grove in L.A. - a hip spot known for celebrity sightings. We shopped and ate 'til we dropped there too. Seriously we did so much walking and were exhausted afterward. But all for a good cause. We had to squeeze it all in because we knew our reality was awaiting us sooner than later. It was fun to get away and we've decided to make it an annual (if not more) thing! I had so much fun with me big sister Kris! She is so fun to be with, and laugh with. It is sad though that we can't get together as much as we would like. If we were even an hour closer than we could hang out that much more. Thanks Kris for such a fun weekend! You planned the perfect weekend for us to get away and celebrate our birthdays and enjoy being sisters. Love ya so much!!

p.s. Kris I just used your explanation of our girls fun get away from your blog...it was perfectly told. Just changed a few things.

7 comments:

Elizabeth Judd said...

That's so awesome that you girls got to get away like that, I'm so glad it worked out and all of those places you went sound like so much fun!!

Marci said...

That looks like so much fun...and you always have THE cutest clothes on in your pictures :-)!

Chrissy said...

Me and my sis are Nov birthdays too. This is a cute idea! I am so excited that you are having a girl. It's perfect. She will be well taken care of with those 2 boys looking after her!

Mema and PaPa said...

Sisters together to celebrate. So fun. Happy Birthday! ILYT oxoxo

Amanda said...

You guys are so cute. It's weird to live so far away from family so live it up that you guys even live a few hours apart from each other. Natalie is my closest family member and she's over 7 hours away :( Happy Belated Birthday... looks like you guys had a blast!

the waites said...

Happy Birthday! Im so gald you had a getaway, sisters are the greatest. You are one of the sweetest people I know. I mean that.

xoxo

Julie said...

Shelly,
You have been a busy blogger! I love your pics and I love your sista gettaway. I need to do that with my sister! We miss you guys, carter and sawyer are getting cuter and cuter! And, I am so excited for your little girl!! That is going to be so fun! Hope you are having fun in the primary!
Julie