Monday, March 14, 2011

Paige's Last Ride

Have I been lazy or what?  I haven't even blogged about the party of the year, Paige's Last Ride! 

Where do I even begin?  2 weekends ago we thru a bachelorette party for my bff, Paige in Arizona.  Paige is one of my best friends from high school and I have the honor of standing right by her side (and giving a speech . . . eek) in her wedding on April 23rd.

Paige is full of energy and fun and this party was just that!  This was my first long (solo) weekend away from Will and while I missed my little guy (and hubby :)), let's be honest - everyone needs to get away.  I was with some of my best girlfriends that I don't get to see very often so as you can imagine, the weekend flew by and before I knew it I was back to work on Monday morning half asleep . . .  

Thursday night my good friend Sarah and I both got in at 11:30 (which was 12:30AM DSM time and 1:30AM Virgina time).  We were both SO tired but once we got to Pagie's we couldn't sleep (perhaps because we felt like we were in high school again and having a sleepover??) and thus woke up our roommate Mary and stayed up talking on our deflated air mattress until who knows what time.

We woke up, drank coffee, ate breakfast and we ALL went for a walk.  By all, I mean 8 ladies.  I am sure it was a funny site to see.  We lounged (for you Mom's out there, we don't get to lounge around the house very often) and got ready for the day.  Went to the mall for HAPPY HOUR (I can't tell you the last time I went out for HH) and I could have stayed at HH all day, those beers were sure tasting good.  After that we went to Crate and Barrel and after a few beers it was decided I should not go into that store.  I wanted EVERYTHING.  However, I walked out with just kitchen towells (thanks to my luggage restrictions).

We shopped around for a bit and then went home to get ready to go out for the night.  We of course had to have pre-drinks and I taught everyone the game of Shoulders.  Seriously, fun game.  While at Zipps we had to stage the big surprise, which was our good friend Ebban.  Ebban now lives in Switzerland, so this was a HUGE surprise for Paige (perhaps I slipped up a few times, but she still didn't think she was coming!).  Paige was extremely surprised and we were all excited to see Ebban.  That night there were 4 girls in one bedroom so as you can imagine more talk, no sleep.

PARTY DAY!  The party started at 4:00 and the bus picked us up at 8:00 and this bus was awesome, equipped with 2 stripper poles (get your mind out of the gutters, there was not a male stripper :)).  After you get a few cocktails in 22 ladies paired with stripper poles and Don't Stop Believing bumping through the speakers, you can imagine we had a great time.

The first bar we went to had a mechanical bull, so you bet your bottom dollar that Paige and her Mom, Rita rode the big bad bull.  HILARIOUS.  We then hoped on the bus and drove around some more until we hit a club.  More dancing, drinks, you get the picture.  Then we jumped back on the bus for some more drinks and dancing (just what we needed).  The bachelorette had to go to the bathroom so the driver made a pit stop at Denny's (why Denny's we still don't know).  I told Paige to get out and with the saddest look on her face she said in a 5 year old little girls voice . . .

{Quote of the night}
"But I don't WANT a PIECE of Pie!!!!!" 

Eating, drinking water and getting caught up on Jersey Shore.  Yes, we were a little tired, all except for the 3 mom's that came!  They were out drinking mimosas and beer while doing some yard work and cleaning the pool!  I tell you, those 3 ladies are rockstars!

I am still paying for the lack of sleep, but, it was so worth it.  I never get to spend that much time with my best buddies.  We definitely took advantage of our time and I already miss them.  If only I could talk them all into moving back to IA and being my neighbors (think how big our wardrobes would be!! :)).

The pictures don't even do the weekend justice!


  1. I had a SUPER fun time, yeah?!

  2. SO MUCH FUN LJ!!!! Thanks for a super fun weekend!!! I can't wait until April. <3