This past Saturday night I had the pleasure of hosting
"Last Ladies night IN of the Summer"
And it was nothing short of FABULOUS!!!
I am a firm believer in having quality time with the ladies in my life.
Not just one on one either.
I'm the kind of person that wants ALL of her friends to get to know each other.
Simply because I think they are amazing and so should everyone else!!!
And I also believe that as wives, mothers, step-mothers, single moms and singles we need to get out of our comfort zone, go meet new people and just ENJOY ourselves!!!!
I must say we did EXACTLY that.
I can honestly say I have never laughed SO hard in my entire life.
I laughed until I cried. Until I couldn't laugh anymore.
Then someone made a face or I walked in at the tail end of a conversation and laughed some more!!!
Best Ab workout in a LOOOOONG time!!!
The evening began with my neighbor rushing into the door thinking she was late - but really we're on CP time and dealing w/ my familia.
NOTHING starts "on time".
Then women just started showing up left and right!!!
Poor Babe escaped just in time!
I saw friends I hadn't seen in over a year ( Thanks Beavis!!)
Hung out with friends who had never met ( Cyn & Michelle + everyone else!)
Got to kick it w/ my "Boo's" ( when are we doing yoga again?)
Learned some interesting "facts" ( thanks again Cynthia for the Cocktail Party game)
Will probably not be able to look a few of you in the eye for quite some time
And generally spent the majority of the evening trying NOT to spit out whatever was in my mouth from laughing too hard!!!
Also because I was peeing on myself with laughter I don't have one good "group shot" so there are only snippets!!
Fresh Peach Sangria
Margaritas on the rocks
Peach, Cherry & Lime jello shots
Margherita Pizza ( made by yours truly)
Teriyaki & Pineapple Chicken Meatballs
Chips & dip
Cheese & crackers
******** Thank you's are in order*********
To my wonderful and amazing fiance:
Babe, thank you SO much for helping out the day of!!!! If not for you my veranda wouldn't have been as inviting, there would be no lights and let's face it the weeds would still be on the side yard.
You are a life saver.
And you did it all without my asking!!!!
Also, thank you for making yourself scarce for the evening!!! Love you!!!
To my ladies:
OHHH EMMMM GEEEEE!!!!!
OHHH EMMMM GEEEEE!!!!!
there literally are NO words.
Thank you ALL for coming out!
Thank you for being nice to each other.
Exposing each other to different schools of thought and ideas.
I learned probably more than I should about some of you.
Loved being able to see all of you LAUGH!
And was so blessed to have so many different friends come together for one evening!!!
followed by the hand gesture.... =)
To those who missed it - there WILL be a next time!!!
Be on the lookout for the evite!!!!
enjoying the veranda