Once upon a time, I met five fantastic California Girls.
All whom I would have never known if not for my blog.
Mel, Heather M., Heather G., Julie, Erin and I met up in California last December
to put Julie’s amazing idea into effect.
To say Project 320 was a tremendous success, is quite an understatement,
as we raised enough money to fund, not one, but two wells in Ethiopia.
I am blessed to have been a part of something so incredible, but also to have met
five fantastic Mommies that are so much like me, yet live hundreds of miles away.
I often find myself wishing that I lived closer and thinking of all the play dates and
sewing parties we would have.
Not to mention the random get togethers where we would inhale several pounds
of this, this and these!
And just to tell you how WONDERFUL these women are, I wanted to share part of an email
that Mel wrote to my husband Steve, without me knowing!
It's Mel (Marta's friend from California, we did Project 320 together).
I am writing because we are having a HOLLA/Project 320 reunion at my house in Northern California on Aug 9-11. All the other girls are from Cali except Marta. The weekend won't be the same without her here! We want her to come! All 5 of us will chip in to get her a ticket as a birthday present & surprise her with the ticket for her birthday. So, my questions are:
1. Would she be able to come out those days (Monday Aug 9-Wed Aug 11)
2. Can you keep it a surprise until her birthday?
Can you believe it?!
The crazy California kindness.
I was so touched that they would offer to do this for me.
They are so thoughtful and made this Missouri girl smile ear to ear.
And even though I won’t be able to join them this time, I am hoping to plan another trip
out there to visit my favorite California girls.
So tomorrow, as I turn the big 31 and officially enter my 30’s,
I can realize all I have
accomplished and gained in the past few years since the start of Haus of Girls.
What started out as a promise to myself to document my life in a way that can be cherished by many,
has turned into gaining
five fabulous friends for life.