First, would it be too much to ask to have a professional photographer follow me around so that all my 40 before 40 experiences look like they came straight from Instagram? Yes?! Well, okay then… I’ll settle for bad lighting phone pictures, just as long as I have the memories to go along with them!
If you have been following along, I’m on a mission to cross as many of these 40 off of my list and I don’t have years and years to do it! Funny story…
Are you a child of the 80’s? Did you watch and LOVE Steal Magnolias? Well I am! I saw that they were showing the movie in select theaters, to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary. Perfect! I grabbed two tickets for my daughter and I, jotted down “Cinemark Draper 4pm – GIRLS WEEKEND” on my calendar and told my daughter the plans, which a catch… she didn’t get to know the movie we were seeing!
Two weeks of “mom, just tell me” and “mom, what movie are we seeing?” Two weeks of that! The day comes, we are packed and ready to hit the road (15 minutes away haha). I opened my email to print the tickets…
IT WAS THE PREVIOUS WEEKEND! Mom fail.
I was bummed, I really wanted to have that experience, but I laughed it off (since I did this years ago with my son and the Wiggles concert) and we had an amazing girls weekend!
We checked into our hotel, ran across the street to see if we could catch Aladdin at 4pm (nope, they only had front row tickets), went swimsuit shopping at the mall, had dinner while watching Dumb & Dubmer (another one you’d appreciate if you are a child of the 80’s/90’s), went swimming by ourselves, gabbed about her first kiss (momma’s you’ll appreciate that one, it’s hard to get those details from a teen), had dessert, played cards, tightened our faces with face masks and we ended our weekend the next day with a thrift shopping trip for her!
So there you have it, one more 40 before 40 checked off my list and it was a blast! I threw some of the images together in my BLOGGED PHOTOSHOP TEMPLATES and that’s that!
Which should I do next?!