I treasure my friendships! My husband Lewis is my best friend – we are great companions and have the best time together. We also enjoy spending time with an amazing group of friends that we met through Evine years ago. We’ve remained close and enjoy traveling together. We consider ourselves very lucky to have a great group of friends like this. What’s so cool about this group is the age range – 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s! The thirty-somethings teach us old dogs a thing or two. Talk about great dating conversation! Wow, wow, wow!! Times have changed since Lewis and I were dating!
One of our favorite weekends with them is our canoe trip to Wisconsin. We spend a leisurely weekend at our friend Lisa’s cabin – laughing, eating and catching up on life. This is an annual trip that’s been going on for 10 years! We all sign up for our food assignment a couple of weeks out. Who’s doing dinner? Well, it’s usually my sweet Lew and our dear friend Brett – they’re both talented when it comes to cooking. I love to bake a cake or bring a fun dessert, and everyone else signs up for breakfast or lunch on the Namekagan River. Oh . . . and someone’s always given the fun cocktail assignment! We spend all day Saturday floating down the river enjoying the beauty of nature and just being together. We love that word ‘together’ and we use it a lot.
With this great group of friends we always travel to some place new every October. We try to pick a place that none of us have ever been to, and all get to experience something new together. We’ve been to the vineyards in California, Whidbey Island in Washington, Savannah, Georgia and, this year, we’re going to Santa Barbara, California. What a treasure friendship is!
We love to close out the year together celebrating the holiday season. Lewis and I host a Christmas get-together for our group at our house. We enjoy an amazing meal – last year it was lobster! Then we enjoy exchanging gifts and doing a fun elephant gift exchange too! This night goes on forever with fun games, great conversation and everyone usually ends up spending the night.
I feel incredibly grateful for our friendships. We’ve been through a lot together and it feels so good knowing that you have their love and support.
Cheers to friendship!