Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Girls night

I know I always talk about it, so I figured its time i explained it. Every Wednesday, for the past 8 years, we get together. Who are we? Here goes. Shar Neisteter, Sarah Klassen, Tiff Peters, Joder Wiebe, Pam Rempel, Jodi Giesbrecht, Erin Boschmann, Candace Toews, and Karla Kuhl. We've been friends since grade 9, some of us longer. We started this shortly before high school was over and amazingly enough, its still going. We alternate among all of our houses and at 8:00 every Wednesday, we meet. Not everyone shows up every time, obviously, and some are more loyal than others.
What do we do? Absolutely nothing but sit, talk and eat. What more does a group of girls need right? Our husbands often ask what we do when we are together, and they can't believe that we could just sit and talk for hours. Just another example of how guys don't understand girls.
We also do fun events a few times a year. Every summer we go camping as a group. We have a Christmas weekend away, usually to the states, and then throughout the rest of the year, we plan potlucks as a group, including husbands. Oh and sometimes we go see movies as well.
I look forward to Wednesdays every week. Husbands stay home with the kids, and us girls get to unwind and relax in the middle of the week. I value these friendships so much. I am closer with a few of the girls, just because we get together other than on girls night, and some of us also get together as couples. Also, 4 of us go to the same church. Its such an awesome thing we have and I feel so blessed to be a part of it. We've been through 9 of us getting married, and are about to have the 4th and 5th girls become mothers. That'll make 6 kids among us. How exciting.
Anyway, now you know all about it. Do any of you have groups like this?

3 comments:

Joni said...

I am so jelous. i've worked evening for the last 5 years, so no, I don't have that. I want to have a group of friends that I could do that with, but my really good friends all live at a distance. 1 in Winkler, 1 in Springstein, 1 in the colony, 1 in St. Pierre, 1 in steinbach. But when we do get together it's like we pick up where we left off. No awkward silences. it's very rare and special when the husband can also totally enjoy the husband of my friends. And we have those too. Keep up your tradition. It's hard to come by. I'll get myself a group too when I can be home evenings too. i'v already got some girls in mind who also need to get away.

~~Mel~~ said...

Girl time is so great, isn't it???

I admire that you and your group of girls have been able to keep the get togethers up for so many years and every single week...wow.

I have a group of girls that I am close to...we don't get together nearly enough but in the past year or two we've started going camping about twice a year (once at the beginning of summer and once at the end)...no men, no kids...it's just got to be done sometimes!

Stacey said...

I wish :)