Christopher and I often travel on the weekends, but lately we’ve been home more. Which means that we’ve kind of fallen into a wonderful weekend pattern. It starts with homemade pizza and a movie on Friday night (though we’ve always done that). And then Saturday we sleep in!! Until like 7, haha! And then we usually run errands, do house projects, and spend time outside with Oreo. And Saturday nights have become the night we hang out with Brodie and Lyndal. We became fast friends with them when they moved to Memphis last summer and we hang out at least once or twice a week anyway, but this past weekend really solidified in my mind why I love them so much.
The four of us together from Savannah’s wedding last November
This past Saturday we were eating downtown at Kooky Canuck’s (a favorite of ours – I’ve blogged about it before!) and “Happy” by Pharrell came on the juke box. Both Lyndal and I start tapping our toes and bopping our heads to the beat. We laughed as a little girl at the table next to us, got up and actually started dancing in the middle of the restaurant. We notice a guy across the way is head-bopping too. Next thing I know, Lyndal and I are full out seat-dancing (you know, where you stay seated, but everything else is still moving, haha!). You guys, we are in the middle of a restaurant and we are dancing and singing (It’s a noisy place, though so we weren’t being disruptive – this isn’t a place for a quiet date). No alcohol involved here. This is just us being us. Then another song came on that we loved. And another. I can’t tell you how long we danced and sang. The best part was that our husbands both smiled and laughed and let us sing to them. No shame. No embarrassment.
A shot of me and Lyndal from the Girls’ Retreat looking mighty fine in our comfy clothes. 😉
I have these total-drop-my-guard moments and often I feel like I need to mask it. Be polite. Don’t be weird. Don’t draw attention to yourself. But I love that when I let that slip around Brodie and Lyndal they not only don’t judge, but join right in. This is a huge reason I love Christopher. He has never been embarrassed to be around me even when I don’t think before I act/speak sometimes. So that same love just overflows right to Brodie and Lyndal too. 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, though. I am thankful for all my friends! Each ones brings out good in me and I love them for that. But after this weekend I now realize one more reason why I love Brodie & Lyndal so much. 🙂 It was a great, let-loose kinda weekend! 🙂