As I have gotten older, friendships with fabulous women are really, really, really important to me. And I have been blessed to have so many come and go in my life.

And if I were being perfectly honest with you all, I would tell you that having women friends has not come with out it's difficulties, disappointments, hurt and heartache. I think lots of it has do with my lack of self-confidence and fear of rejection. And as much as Oprah and Gayle represent the best of women friendships, we all know that day to day, it ain't that easy!

Blogging has brought such wonderful women into my life! Most definitely, the best part of my blogging journey as been meeting such inspiring and creative women.

My friend, Kasey and her beautiful, spunky daughter Lola came to visit my Minnesota cottage this past weekend! I know lots of you read Kasey's blog Lola B's and crack up, like I do, when you read her cheeky take on leading a stylish life while managing three kids, a husband and an emerging photography career!

I met Kasey over a year ago at the Farm Chicks Antiques Show. Oh yes, I was already a fan of her blog and was certainly a wee bit intimidated when I had the chance to meet her. I am certain I stumbled over my words and said something I probably regretted later. But it turns out, Kasey has become a steadfast friend. I look forward to our weekly phone calls and receiving her hilarious text messages. She makes friendship easy.

So how did we spend our weekend? We rode our cruisers to the beach, visited our neighborhood general store, shopped at Target, took a walk, sat on the dock, spent some money at a local vintage shop, dined lakeside, drank some wine and maybe a Skinny Girl margarita.....

And the best part? These two sweet 8 year olds each found a new bestie! My Abigail and Kasey's Lola literally met their match. Within minutes of meeting one another they were out laughing and jumping on our trampoline....like two peas in a pod.

And while as a mommy, I always think of myself as the teacher, this weekend I realized that even though Kasey and I brought our two little ones together, they taught us as much about friendship as we could have taught them. So why didn't we go and jump on the trampoline after we had our Skinny Girl margaritas Kasey???
11 comments on "friendship......."
  1. Jill it sounds like a FABULOUS get together for ALL concerned & I must admit I'm a little envious....In a good way though....Your post has reminded me how very VERY important these Friendships are & has inspired me to work harder to maintain old ones as well as encourage new ones when the opportunity presents....!!!

    Thanks for the reminder lovey....!

    Cheers from Australia,
    Tamarah :o)

  2. now I really miss the two of you... how I would have loved to be in minnesota this weekend, riding our bicycles with our baskets, lounging by the lake, catching up.
    soon, my friends, soon...

  3. Sounds perfect Jill! What fun!


  4. We had so much fun Jill, thank you for your fabulous hospitality!
    Lola has a new bestie and I am still in awe how those two were glued to the hip.
    YOU are a wonderful person inside and out .... I just love you:-)
    loved your home....loved the lake.... loved it all.

  5. GirlFriends ARE the best! What a great post...thanks for sharing your good times with us all! Those two little ones are the cutest!!
    Tammy :-)

  6. Your comments about friendship really hit home with me. Thanks for your honesty! It sounds like you had a wonderful time with a wonderful friend. Love your blog!

  7. Jill sounds like a GREAT weekend. How cute are Abigail and Lola in their matching dresses! Miss you!

  8. Sounds like a week end we could ALL use once a year!! You town looks wonderful, and what a great place to raise your children. Thanks for reminding us that friendships are to be treasured, my wife and I are going to her childhood friends 50th birthday party this week end, we both grew up in the same small town, and we are soo looking forward to seeing old friends, your blog is great!! love the pictures.
    Blessings to you and yours
    Curtis & Sherrie

  9. friends....old and new....nothing in the world can substitute for a good friend!!!!

  10. such a beautiful post. sounds like a fantastic time, thanks for sharing! Can we come over next?

  11. So jealous...looks like y'all had entirely too much fun. I am determined to get to Minnesota one of these days for a little visit. We are a bit rowdy, but we will try practicing being good! :o)


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