Monday, September 22, 2008

Just the two of us and a dozen great friends.

On Friday, he picked up Lola from preschool and took her out for lunch. Just the two of them.

On Friday afternoon, he stayed home with Fifi. Just the two of them.

On Friday evening, he took Jay to the high school football game. Just the two of them.

So, by the time Saturday rolled around and my in laws came over to babysit, it was very easy for us to leave the kids behind and have our own time where it was... just the two of us. And a dozen close friends.

"Why do you have to go?" Lola frowned.

"I am jealous that everyone but me had a chance to be with Daddy alone. It is my turn." I explained, gave her a quick kiss goodbye, walked past my minivan and jumped inside my husband's car. "Ready for gourmet club at the debutante's house?" I asked and applied my newest NARS shade of gloss.

I really should get out more. The fact that I am blogging about going out with my husband is pathetic. The fact that I made my husband take pictures of me with my son's camera, alone, is even more pathetic.

Fitting into jeans I haven't worn in 2.5 years. Yay, me!
My Fall uniform: jeans, cami, and adorable cropped jacket. And stilettos, of course.

Saying "Hi" to friends who just pulled in and saw my husband taking pictures of me, alone, in the middle of the street. Pathetic.



E-Mama, Indy, and I started a playgroup when our first born children were not yet walking. We nervously sat across from one another years ago at that first play group as complete strangers. After years of play dates we graduated to more adult venues: girl's nights outs, parties, and now our gourmet dinner club with husbands.

The concept. Every other month we meet at a host house for dinner. The host decides on the menu and assigns each couple to bring a dish. We dine and drink the night away sans kids and among friends. E-mama described our friends here. And, it never fails, at each gourmet dinner after bottles of truth serum I end up with verbal diarrhea. It is a good thing that we do feel comfortable with one another and they keep inviting me back.

Shoot. I left without my invitation for the next gourmet club. What was in those mojitos Mrs. Debutante?

61classy comments:

Indy said...

How were you feeling this morning girlfriend? What a fun night! We should drink more often like that at these dinners. That was the best one in ages.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

You are rockin' those jeans! Gourmet dinner club sounds like a lot of fun.

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

The BANGS! The bangs look SO AWESOME!

Girls nights out are awesome and a MUST!

When those girls nights out turn into COUPLES nights out - that just rocks.

We have had a recurring problem in our friendships. When I have a GREAT relationship with the gal, the GUY is often a TOOL or an ASS and hubby has nothing in common with him. And often, when the guy is great, the wife is a DUD. It is a bonus when both stars align.

KEEP BELIEVING

enthalpymama said...

That really was a great night. I ran into Mrs. Debutante today and told her that I never believed the write up in those mags. I mean, does it really happen that way? Now we can say that it does.

Kelly said...

What an awesome idea...sounds fun.

And girl, you look HOT!!

The 5 Bickies said...

That sounds like such a fun night! And you look fabulous, of course. Way to go OhMommy!

Someone Being Me said...

You look fabulous. I am so jealous that you get to hang out with those great bloggers in person on a regular basis.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You look FABULOUS...jeans and stilletos...a girl after my own heart...and I love the bangs!

You are not pathetic to have your husband take your photo...I do the same thing...it is not often we get a night to ourselves...and I would like some pictures for my kids to look back on where I am not dressed in yoga pants and a tshirt with flip flops!

Sounds like a wonderful evening with you husband...and friends!

Have a great week!

Nap Warden said...

Loving the jeans!

Ya... About That said...

We, of course, have that "dinner club" too! And a "Sunday Dinner Club" as well. I live for them. They're the best. Your jeans look hot, girlfriend. xo

Ashley said...

I'm jealous of your night out and that fab coat!

Rhea said...

That sounds like fun. And I love that we got a grown up post about OHMommy going out for the night. Now we just need to know what sorts of gourmet dishes were brought. I'm hungry...

Zoeyjane said...

Those bangs are so fierce. And the jacket. Damn, I want it all.

carrie said...

Yay for you! Those jeans are kick ass!

Grace said...

You look great!
I am glad, you had a great time with your lovely husband and friends.

Chelsea said...

You look so good!

And can I be you when I grow up?

Chelsea said...

Oh, and you said you weren't tan. You look tan to me!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

You look fabulous!!! Love your hair!!!

Flea said...

You are just so darn cute! Congrats on getting into those jeans. There's nothing quite like getting back into the pre-baby jeans. I guess. It's been 11 years and I'm still waiting to fit in those suckers. :)

Rachel said...

I am lovin' the hair, and you look hawt!! Go with your hawt self and those jeans! Congrats darlin' that is such a good feeling!!

DCD said...

Kick-ass jeans and love the peep-toes!

My parents and their neighbors do a "supper club" as they call it just like yours. I need to try to make this happen in my life. If anything it's an excuse to clean my house every few months!

Kelley said...

Your arse looks hawt in them jeans woman. RAWR.
(come on, you KNEW I would say it)

Kash said...

YOU LOOK SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! I love the jacket, please let me know where you got it! Your bangs rock.

Ellyn said...

Sounds so fun.

Karen said...

What a fun idea! And Yeah, You! for getting into those jeans again!

momof3crazykids-Val said...

So boot camp must be paying off. Good job, you look great!

Tracey said...

:) You're lucky to have friends that have stuck around that long. My buddies have mostly moved away and we are relegated to long-distance boozing... Not nearly so much fun.

You look great! Congrats on the jeans. I can totally appreciate that accomplishment!

Smart A$$ Mom said...

RAWR! I see boot camp is paying off, you look awesome!!

PS, totally got my fall shade of lip colour; Lancome Hot Spell. Yummy!

Shannon said...

Congrats on the jeans!!! They are hot - you look hot! I just splurged on a pair of R&R jeans b/c I was told they can really make your butt look good. If that is indeed true, I guess they will have been worth the money :-) Sounds like a fun dinner club - I love going out when there is food involved, lol.

Helen E.M. Wright said...

What's it like to go out with your husband... ALONE?!?

Great pics! Congrats on the jeans!

Life As I Know It said...

Oh, sounds like a perfect night out.
Love the jeans!!

The Daily Stroll said...

You look great! I'm jealous of your night out! :) My hubby and I are in desperate need of a night or a weekend alone! :) It's been way too long!

Courtney said...

I got a night without the kids this weekend too and it was great. Even if I did clean up puke anyways!

Mandy said...

First of all, you look GREAT!!! I MUST start back to the gym!!!

You have such a fun life and reading all your blogs give me such great ideas. Thanks and continue having lots and lots of fun so that I can borrow some of your ideas. ;)

the MomBabe said...

Woo! Hawt Mamma! It sounds like you had lots of fun (verbal diarrhea or not)

twingirlsmom said...

Yay on getting fit!
I hope to fit into old jeans by Thanksgiving!

Krystyn said...

Yay for a night out with the hubby! And, double yay for fitting into those jeans! Hot momma!

Seems like you had a great time. What a great idea to get together, too.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

sounds like a yummy night out!! Glad you had a good time!

Stephanie said...

The bangs..the jeans...HOT!
Sounds like such a good time!!

Jill said...

Hey - you stole my outfit...

Hee hee - I'm a total jeans, tank, and heels girl too. All the time!

Rock on for fitting in itty bitty jeans. Yay.

renatamic said...

post boot camp goddess!! you look great!

Karen said...

You look fab!

My friends and I do that too and I so look forward to it every month. But, after 10 years we are kinda running out of ideas for themes, so if you have any you want to share, let me know!!

Stephanie said...

First, CONGRATS on fitting in jeans you haven't worn in 2.5 years! Whoa! May I ask how you did that? I need some of whatever you've got.

And I'm loving the photos from you son's camera ;)

Don Mills Diva said...

You are so rawking those new bangs.

Anonymous said...

WoW - Sat night was a lot of fun! Can't wait to do it again. However, I must say that we must stop Mr. OHMommy from sweeping you off your feet to take you home just when the white wine becomes truth serum. It was getting interesting....and you didn't even appreciate the song that makes me think of you..."Looking for Labels" by Fergie. Check it out!

THopgood said...

I SO hope I find my way into my 2 year old jeans. Good job.

Glad you had a fun evening out!

April said...

*sigh* that sounds awesome!

Blessings From Above said...

Boot camp and a fabulous new haircut? You are looking HOT!!!

Jaina said...

That sounds like a neat idea. I'm glad you all got some alone time. :)

Kathlene said...

I love your stories...they crack me up especially the truth serum bit at the end, I like to think of it has a much needed outlet amongst friends.

Thanks for the laugh today!
http://www.WhereFamiliesConnect.com

Kathryn said...

Wow! You look amazing! Yay you!!!!!
Love that outfit! And the bangs! So cute!

Glad you got out and had some adult time. :)

Tena said...

sounds awesome!!! I can't even begin to remember the last time Jim and I went on a date... oh wait, wedding back in early August!
Looking sassy!

CC said...

Fun! going out? with husband?? What is that? ;)

Dziadek said...

OMG, THE JACKET ON YOU LOOKS SO CLASSY, TELL ME , PLEASE, WHERE CAN I BUY IT.

TheCynicalOptimist said...

According to my latest blog- you have in fact defied the odds! Fitting into the post-baby jeans! I am wicked jealous... seeing as how I am 8 months pregnant and can't fit so much as one cankle into my favorite jeans... :(

You look great!

JCK said...

Hello Miss Hottie! Glad you have these girls to hang out with. Nothing like the moms you bond with over your children.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Sounds like a great time!

mommynotes said...

I love the hair and the outfit. Sounds like a nice weekend!

3 Peanuts said...

You are looking HOT Oh mommy! I guess all that time at the gym is paying off.

Amy said...

You look fab my friend!! I really need to start working out. You've reminded me it's almost jean season, I say almost, cuz here, it's still freakin' 90 degrees outside!

Kim said...

HOLY HOTTNESS!!!!! You look amazing!!!! I mean you did before ..but WOW!!! Love the hair too!!!

 

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