The end of school is here and summer (or what is supposed to be summer if the sun would come out and play) is here. It's been a crazy, busy 2 weeks with the end of school, the end of year parties, 2 kids birthday parties and my Dad in town for a weekend. I have many, many things and a few trips to blog about, but right now...it's about my surprise Couples Night Out!!
Do you ever get those? A night to go out with other adults and try your hardest to not talk about the kids. Have you ever moved to a new area and tried to make new friends? We have lived in Washington for 7 years now and I have finally made friends. Marc and I have made friends, but they are separate. He has his friends from work, I have my mommy friends from school. We go out with these friends, alone, rarely together. We realize we need to make some friends together.
So, on Monday, the last day of school, my friend hosted a margarita party. My Dad graciously took my kids home so that I could hang out with the Moms and their husbands who showed up later. I called my husband and asked him to stop by too. He did and we both had a great time. We got along well with 3 of the couples and were sad to head home (though happy to go home to a cooked dinner courtesy of my Dad, Betts, and my brother who were all at my house).
Marc and I talked about needing to do that again and it was fun to meet people that we both were comfortable with. Three days later (Thursday afternoon), one of the Moms called me and said they were free that night if we could get out. I quickly emailed my free babysitters (thank you family) and secured Marcs mom to come to our house to watch the kids for the evening.
We went to Vivendo in Bothell, WA. On Thursday nights at 8pm, the piano bar starts. Although it was hard to continue talking, we had a great time. There was lots of wine and great food. The 3 couples from Monday were there with us. The guys sat at one end and us ladies on the other. I came home very happy that we have taken our friendships to the next level and hope this makes life in a new city that much better.
Here's to the next BBQ (at our house) and maybe some fun dancing on the table photos to share with you!!
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