Thursday, July 13, 2006

A Day at the Spa

Friends are family you choose for yourself.

Well, I did it. I cashed in my gift certificate to the spa from Mark and the kids for Mother's Day. And instead of going alone, I traded in my certificate for a "Friends" package and took my best friend Jennifer! Her family is visiting for a week, and we decided that we needed a girls afternoon at the spa while we were together.

We started with luxurious full-body massages (Jennifer's favorite part). Next, we were ushered to a room where we received whirlpool pedicures (my favorite part - my feet felt soooo good afterward). From there, we each headed to a hair stylist and finally a make-up artist. We had such a good time, talking and enjoying each other. We almost forgot that we had kids and husbands to get back to!

When we got home, we grabbed our husbands and enjoyed a really fun dinner at a Spanish tapas restaurant (where you order all sorts of dishes and pass them around so everyone can try). We had some really good food, including some alligator that Jennifer ordered for us. From there we took a walk around our downtown area, passing a motorcycle rally and an outdoor rock concert. We finally ended up at a deuling piano bar, which turned out to be too loud, too smoky and a bit uninteresting. Oh well, we always have fun together anyway! It's great to have time together as couples, like before we were married. It's wonderful that we are such great friends after all these years!

Choosing my toenail polish. I had no idea there were so many choices - and the names of the polishes are hilarious! I ended up with "Can't Help Falling In Love" and Jennifer had "Not Really a Waitress."

Jenn's hair was gorgeous!

Our makeup artist was so fun. Jennifer said, "I'm your canvas. Just don't make me look like a wh@re." HAHA!

Our feet have never looked so good!

Two hotties and their hubbies. :)

10 comments:

Lauren said...

Aww Trista you look so pretty!! THERE I COMMENTED, now Ryan i sthe only one who just lurks.

Grace said...

I'm Not Really a Waitress Red is my favorite OPI color!!!

Trisha and Mike said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love pedicures as well and its just not the same if you have to do them yourself. Trish

Steve Philp said...

Seriously diggin' the farmer tan! :)

Robert s Vander Voord said...

GRRrrr baby very grrrr.

the quists said...

Trista, that sounds like such a fun time to go with your best friend! Maybe I will have get Jeremy and the guys to treat me and Megan and Alexis to a spa day when we come home next! You both looked so pretty, and very happy! I am glad it was a good experience for you both! :)

Gwen said...

Oh how fun! I want to do that! What an awesome day!!! You too look awesome!

Jenny said...

You guys look fabulous!!

Amy T. S. said...

Your Jennifer is lovely, too!

DWC said...

What smashing photography on that first picture! Look at the lighting...the composition. Bravo!