Blend: WHY

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I can recap what we did.


I can recap what we ate.

IMG_1597I can try to thank the beautiful ladies who planned the whole weekend.

Photo courtesy of Christa

Photo courtesy of Christa

And I can show my appreciation to the companies and sponsors to made it happen.


But I can’t quite explain what this weekend means to me.  I can’t quite explain how even some of the not-quite-perfect moments don’t even matter at the end of the day because nothing can make up for the time spent with these ladies.  Nothing.

Photo courtesy of Lindsay

Photo courtesy of Lindsay

No words can quite explain how we can immediately hit it off and spend the weekend talking, getting to know each other and catching up on each others lives, even if we’re just meeting for the first time or haven’t seen each other in months or a year.

IMG_1687No words can describe the strength of friendships created over one weekend, whether that was this weekend or this weekend last year.

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I can’t explain it.  I can’t get the words just right.  But I’m not going to try to.  Like we said while hiking “don’t fight the mud, embrace it.”

Photo courtesy of Amanda

Photo courtesy of Amanda

And that’s what I’m doing; I’m not fighting the words, I’m embracing them however they come out.  Maybe you get it, maybe you don’t, maybe next year you join us and understand what it all really means.

Photo courtesy of Lindsay's husband, Travis

Photo courtesy of Lindsay‘s husband, Travis

11 thoughts on “Blend: WHY

  1. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen


    I feel like you and I, despite being very different in many ways, are still kindred spirits, and this is probably a life lesson we need to truly remember. I know I have found myself on occasion saying, “Embrace the mud, Sarah, just embrace the mud,” on more than one occasion since Blend…

  2. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    I swear it is next to impossible to explain last weekend to my IRL friends…but I give up trying…because I know in my heart how it felt to be surrounded by all those beautiful, strong, inspiring women! And I feel lucky to call them my friends!

    Love you girlie! And PLEASE tell me it won’t be another year before I see your beautiful face!

    1. admin Post author

      I hope I see you before another year goes by too!! let’s make it happen!

  3. Calee

    GREAT pix! I’m regretting not taking any photos this weekend and am stalking everybody. but i don’t think i would have had as much fun if i took tons of pix like last year. i feel like i thoroughly enjoyed the weekend this time. 🙂

    1. admin Post author

      The good thing about “not taking any photos” is that you KNOW someone else did and you can take theirs. But you can’t spend your whole weekend behind a camera if you want to really enjoy yourself.

    1. admin Post author

      Agreed! Now, we should probably find time to grab coffee, lunch, yoga, or something. 🙂

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