September 22, 2007

Girl Party

Whenever I go out with my "girls," the boys always want to know where it is I am so giddy to escape the house to go, so I tell them to a girl party. No boys- and certainly no kids- allowed. And when I get home they are all to excited to know if I had fun at my girl party. And oh yes there is always fun to be had.

Tonight was no exception. Probably on the verge of too much craziness at the ceramics shop with Arianne, her sister Carrington (when are you going to start a blog, mama-to-be?), & Jen. I got there first and picked the cutest teensy weensy gnome to paint and then (great minds think alike) guess what Arianne happened to pick- the big daddy gnome!















We were there until closing and you'd think I would have gotten
more done with my little gnome, but it was my first time painting since, like, third grade, so I'm special. I can't wait to go back to finish him (tomorrow, anyone?)

When the ceramics place closed, we were not
ready to go back home... so we went to dinner! And talked and talked, ate hot fresh bread and laughed some more. And then ate more bread. And tried to take pictures, but we were so loopy with bread and girl party fun-ness that we forgot how to use a camera (see video and the nice closeup of my salad.)

video

Finally the lady at the other table stopped laughing at us and offered to take our picture. I was still laughing.


It was during my time with the girls tonight that I had a wonderful feeling come over me of pure happiness. My laughter was that true, uninhibited laughter coming from some place unexpected, deep down, and free... it was just what I needed. I feel like I've stepped out of a very dark, heavy cloud into an amazing, warm & fuzzy hug. It feels so good to be here right now.

47 comments:

  1. What a sweet post, I feel the same way. Being silly and catching up on life is so needed.

    Just one question...why does Jen have to be all "look at how boobalicious I am" with us sitting right there? So rude.

    ;)

    `Ari

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  2. don't hate. LOL.

    me to guys...i love you all ;-)!

    Jen

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  3. Yeah - go away heavy dark cloud. It's great to see how much fun you had and how it wears so well on you!

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  4. looks like you guys had a ball! how good does it feel when you realise you feel happy right to the core :D

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  5. Good for you..feels great to laugh...got any "cannnnnndles"?

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  6. Looks like you all had a great time. Jealous!!

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  7. Girl parties are so good for the soul!

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  8. That's what my girl's nights are like! Usually there is a little bit of alcohol involved as well! LOL! Girl's Night Out is good for the soul...and you gotta love it when you start laughing for no reason and cannot stop. The tables around you think you are CrAzY! Good for you!

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  9. Sounds like a fun outing! Glad you were able to step away and enjoy friends and laughter.

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  10. SOunds like so much fun! So awesome that you were able to get away and have some girl time:)

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  11. There are those infamous "bedroom eyes"!! :)

    FUN FUN FUN

    Lori

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  12. Girls RULE!! Sounds like you all had a GREAT time. I smiled the entire time I read your post!! :)

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  13. I love my ladies night out! I even started a second one a month now! Thats the priveledge I get for being the Ladies ministry leader! We laugh and laugh and it is so good for the soul. We only miss it if we give birth or are puking, nothing else could keep us away.

    I have a great book featured on my blog, it is a wonderful "must read" for parents, on journaling for our kids. You might be interested in it.

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  14. Sweet! I had way over due girls nite on Friday for my birthday. It was great fun but we stayed out till 130AM so now I'm sick. When did I grow up & need so much sleep???

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  15. PS nnneeeeeeeeedddd your necklace! Oh so hip!

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  16. What a great time! The pictures are awesome.
    I could really use a night like that- I haven't really, really laughed at something other than my children's antics in a long time! :)

    -Andrea

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  17. You ladies look so happy, light, and giggly! Love it. Glad you had a nice time and were able to relax and feel fuzzy :)

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  18. Very important to do Girls Nights.....I love them.

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  19. What a fun night out! So glad you had such a good time! You deserved it.

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

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  20. TAG.

    Got to you from Blogrush...again. LOL.

    Jen

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  21. Yeah, girls night fun! Gotta have that every once in a good while!

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  22. Good for you Steph! It is so very rewarding to have special friends that you can just laugh with. Laughter is so important in life and the best medicine to help lift spirits.

    I am sitting in envy over here with kids that are STILL sick.

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  23. looks like so much fun! i wanna play!

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  24. looks like so much fun! Makes me want to get my girlfriends together and paint!

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  25. Ok, you are totally making me jealous right now. It sounds like a ton of fun!!

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  26. We had a similar night out Friday with some bloggy friends. I love laughing like that too! Glad you had a blast!

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  27. You look like you're having SO much fun! SOmetimes, I think we need the reminder that we're loved because we're fun and nice to be around and not just because we're someones mom. Sounds like you got the reminder yesterday!

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  28. looks like a blast. glad you had a fun girly time out. :)

    btw, i totally need to go to one of those ceramics painting places sometime. looks fun!

    amy

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  29. Girl time is so important!

    Glad you got yours.

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  30. Looks like a lot of fun. ;)

    Staci

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  31. It's always nice to get out with the girls! Glad you had fun!

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  32. Good friends will do that to you. I think we all need a girl's party every once in a while.

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  33. How wonderful. Hang onto those happy feelings.

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  34. Girl time is so good for the soul! Sounds like you guys had a great time!

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  35. Nothing like a little girl time! I'm so glad you have that!

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  36. I love me some girl time....it's all about laughter and self renewal. What great pictures, sugar!!

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  37. Hey, I just noticed it's Monday night and your last post was Saturday...I hope everything is okay.

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  38. Hey, I just noticed it's Monday night and your last post was Saturday...I hope everything is okay.

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  39. How fun and cute pics! You are all some hotties. And I'm jealous over here, I need some of this myself!

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  40. Love your little video. It's pretty obvious you girls were just having a great time. And your little gnome is cute!

    Next time the boys want to know where you go, just show them this post. :-)

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