January 2016 Weekend Trips!

We were among the last of our São Paulo crew to make the move back from Brazil. This certainly made it much easier to move, as what we most loved about our time there no longer existed. When our group left Brazil we spread out far and wide. Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, New York, DC, Philly, even Singapore and Johannesburg! It’s fun to have friends in so many cities but we also miss each other a lot so we try to get together whenever possible. Our first big reunion was a girls’ weekend in January. Suzanna Jones had just had her sweet baby girl so those of us who could, hopped on a plane to Denver to get together and see her little one. All of us who came had kids as well, but we did our best to leave them with husbands or family so that we could just enjoy each other, although Paige & I did bring our babies with us since they were still pretty young and were nursing so regularly but I was very thankful that my mom was able to watch Colt for me.

We don’t have too many pictures from the weekend 1) because we didn’t do a ton of photo-worthy things! and 2) we were too focused on long conversations and snuggling babies to remember to pull out our cameras. But at any rate, here is what I have!

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Paige with Coralie, Jana (sorry girl!), Finn in my lap, Brett, April, Suzanna & Addy Jayne!

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Breakfast table convos.

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April & Finn.

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Brett & Addy Jayne.

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Jana & Amy!

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Suzanna had these sweet bracelets made for us! São Paulo love.

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Cozy coffee & convos.

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Adventuring out into Denver.

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My traveling companion.

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Coralie showing off her moves.

The pictures obviously don’t do the weekend justice but it was SO good to get together with these special girlfriends to connect about life, motherhood, transitioning away from Brazil into our new chapters… We were missing Michelle, Colby & Paula this trip but next time, girls!

While I was in Denver for the weekend, Michael took the train from DC to New York to visit his brother Joe and hang out with friends in the city.

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Cheering on the Cardinals with Joe & friends!

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Hanging out with BWad.

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Snowy NYC.

Then, as I was getting to hang out with Brett in Denver, Michael visited Brad who was dutifully watching their two adorable kiddos back in NY.

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Michael with Luke Man!

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Campbell! Sweetest little girl ever!

A great MLK weekend for all!!

One thought on “January 2016 Weekend Trips!

  1. girl friends who were with you in Brazil will always be dear to you. know you all were far from home and enjoyed one another so much. I hope you will always be able to meet and watch all the children grow and share your motherhoods. Girl friends are forever. thanks for including me in this precious part of your life. love, Joanne Coker My Ashley has her second boy now also. Hers are very close to the ages of your boys. Hers are Nolan and Nathan. they live in NJ. I hope to see them before too long. enjoy being in D.C.

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