Anyways, I had an amazing weekend with Amber and Amber! I am not even going to try to do it justice since Canadian Amber did an amazing job recapping each day with photos! You can read about it here:
Seriously - go check out those posts. She got some amazing photos.
I wasn't as good about documenting the weekend in photos, so in true Lisa style, you get a bullet-pointed version of highlights:
- Dress shopping! It was really fun to watch Amber try on the wedding dresses - and find THE ONE. It was a very special experience to be there with her.
- Outerwear Yep, surprise, surprise, I bought another coat. Isaw it across the street and jay walked to check it out. I know, I know. I have a lot of coats. But it's cold here a lot. And this one is plum. I will post a picture of it some other time. The funny thing is that Iowa Amber misunderstood me when I said I have 16 jackets - she thought I had 60! Ufda. Now that would be a problem. ;)
- Running I got to do 2 runs with Canadian Amber - one easy'ish but hot run on Fri and one long run on Saturday. It was great to catch up while running!
- Biking We explored the city on bikes on Sunday and the girls loved the Nice Ride program as much as I did. We spent about 80 minutes biking in total, so got a nice little workout it!
- Linguistics Turns out Canadian Amber pronounces quite a few words differently. Like drama. And pasta. And chafing. She should probably do a vlog about this. I would, but the sound of my voice is akin to nails on the chalkboard for me....
- Validation I think one of the best things about this weekend was that they totally agreed that my neighborhood is thebomb.com. It's nice to see the city through someone else's eyes. I didn't need their validation, but it's nice to have important people in your life tell you, "We get why you live here and why you are so happy."
So in summary, it really was the best of times. The worst of times was the saying good bye part. I find myself wishing I lived closer to a long list of people I've met through the blogging community! That said, I know these good byes are really 'see you laters'! The girls, and others I've met, are truly life-long friends.