Daily Archives: July 25, 2013
This trip has been long overdue! I’m not sure when the last time was that we had a girls trip. A solid one. Although a couple of girls were missing from this trip due to other planned vacations or whatever the case, the 5 of us had the trip of a lifetime. There have been so many weddings, babies, showers and celebrations throughout the past 4 or 5 years that has indeed kept us all in close contact with each other, but getting out is a necessity sometimes too. This summer, we decided to plan a girls trip to Palm Springs to just get away, relax and do what you do on trips like this… lounge poolside, eat, drink, bond and get tattoos! Wait… Yep, that’s right! Tattoos! A TOTAL spur of the moment thing, and a decision that was fueled by spontaneity and excitement that made it all the better. We had all only been out there for about 3 hours, hanging out in the pool, discussing things over Jameson Gingers and Vodka before this came up!
After a bit of a run around and 2 tattoo parlors and a piercing shop later, we finally ended up at Adornment Tattoo in Palm Springs at about 8:00pm. The 5 of us walked in with an idea of what we all wanted, and we we sitting in the chair about 15 minutes later. We all walked out a couple of hours later and were home before 11:00pm with fresh, new tattoos on our hands and wrists. Holy hell!! I suppose it would’ve been different if we were spending the weekend with different people, but these girls are ALL my favorite girls in the world (plus my Kelly) and I wouldn’t have wanted to get a tattoo any other way! (Except for with Matt, obvi).
It’s a weekend I’ll never forget! We were all tattoo high for the rest of the trip… What a rush! The fun, once-in-a-lifetime kind of rush, filled with excitement and nerves. Of course there’s the moment the next morning when you wake up with slight damage control as you look down at your finger (or wrist) and check the spelling!!! Thank god! Hahaha. I still loved it as much as I did the night before…and I still do!
Tattoos or not, it’s so important to take trips like these, to enjoy, cherish and celebrate the friends in my life. I value all my friends more than most things and I wouldn’t be who I am without these girls. My Mom always tells me how lucky I am to have such wonderful and true friends and I couldn’t agree more. However, the close friendships I have are the ones I work the hardest to keep. Just like any relationship, the ones you water are the ones that grow. I consider myself quite fortunate. Palm Springs 2013!!!