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Monday, June 30, 2014

Week long celebration

As you know Eileen and I have been friends for a VERY long time. In our 40th birthday year we spent a long weekend in NYC together visiting galleries, museums, Broadway shows, shopping and of course eating and drinking...This year we could not decide what trip to take together; go back to NYC, do a road trip, go somewhere neither of us had been to...THEN Eileen's brilliant husband suggested renting a house that we could invite friends to share with us.

So back in February in the dead of winter Eileen and I trolled the internet for a vacation house to rent. I thought it would be an easy task, BUT it took WAY more time than I expected. We decided on a house which was under 2 hours away in Michigan. We were hoping for a week in August (which is right between our birth dates) but the only availability was mid June. The weather wasn't great BUT the company was FANTASTIC! We invited 20 different mutual friends and they just rotated through the house for 2 nights each. Lots of laughter, some tears (mostly on my part-HUM) great food-each friend brought part of a meal and TOO MUCH wine- I am detoxing now!

It was a great kick-off to the birthday summer...

The cottage and many cars...

Activities, making terrariums...


Making sand masks


Sand castle by Eileen and Barb

Amazing paella by Carol and Judy.  Still thinking about it.

Beach fun

Some of our friends.  Wish we had a picture with everyone, drats.

Here is to celebrating good times and cherishing good friends.

Thanks for coming!

Eileen and Lucy

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