Saturday, April 21, 2007

Girls Night Out

I know some pretty amazing people. I feel really blessed to have good friends all over the place. Some of the fun women that I’ve become acquainted with in Seattle got together last night for a Girl’s Night Out. We had a great time. An Ordinary Mom, Jamie, and Lizzy are all here in Seattle. Hope came from Vashon Island and Becky came up from Portland. I’m grateful to Becky for arranging the outing. I hadn’t seen Hope in ages and hadn’t seen Lizzy in way too long either.

We had dinner at the Azteca at the mall. We talked and laughed and ate great food. After enjoying about two hours together at dinner, we hadn’t had enough, so we went into the mall. An Ordinary Mom and Becky found delicious smelling body butter while Lizzy and I found fun makeup at MAC. The woman helping us was fabulous. I showed Hope the fun features on my new hybrid car and then went home exhausted.

The evening got me thinking about all my great friends. I enjoy so many of the people I’ve met in Seattle that have moved away. As much as we hate to see them go, it gives the DH and me a reason to go to a lot of new places to visit them, so it’s a good thing.

I miss Catherine in Nashville and Camille in Springville. They are some of the best roommates I ever had and they have wonderful husbands and children now that I enjoy as well. I haven’t seen either of them since my wedding and I want them to get to know my wonderful husband too. Too bad he isn’t named Paul like both of their husbands.

I miss my really good friends in Boise too. I’m so blessed to have friends that I’ve known since I was small who I can still get together with now and enjoy as if we had seen each other yesterday. Andrea and Kathy are two of my favorite people and I’m so glad both of them moved back to Boise after years away. Maybe I can join them in the return trek to Boise at some point, but not today. Instead, I’ll just go visit. I’ll see Andrea’s new baby next weekend, and I can’t wait.

I also have amazing sisters-in-law. I don’t think I could have been happier if I’d hand-picked them myself and I’m especially lucky to have one here close by.

I guess this post is sort of connected to the post about my “Person” in that I’ve been thinking about the huge web of folks who support me in my life. I’m so glad there are many friends out there so I never have to worry about being alone. Here’s to all our friends, however we know them. Who are your friends and why do you stay in touch?


My Ice Cream Diary said...

That was so much fun, I'm so glad everyone was able to come! Now you have me thinking of MIA friends who I haven't seen in far too long.

My friends are:
Jamie,Laura,you,Becky, Becky S., and my sister Jenni, because I simply couldn't survive Seattle and Motherhood without you.

Sarah, Lizzy, and T because they keep my days interesting and are willing to talk on the phone while I clean.

Pam, Laura T, Bridget, Rachel,and RaChel because they keep me young with all our memories.

Rochelle, and Cara, because I love when they visit and they are quiet examples of perfect women.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Friday night sure was a blast, although I think I am still recovering from going to bed so late. After we all went our own separate ways at the mall, Jami, Liz and I decided we still wanted to hang out.

My friends and family definitely help me keep my sanity. I need them and I am so grateful to have you and the rest of them in my life!