Monday, July 23, 2007

Bump

I had to get that last depressing post off the top of my blog. So, even though I don't have lots to say, I'm writing something to bump it.

I met up with the other DC Metro gals last night. Same as last time, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Of the 9 of us, 6 were at the previous dinner so we were like old buddies. The 3 new people were welcomed with open arms (especially Sunny who seemed to make best friends with even the waiter). We ate, drank (except those knocked up or in 2wws), laughed, talked, took advantage of the beautiful weather and ate ice cream outside, and just enjoyed ourselves.

Here's a little info on the ladies who were in attendance:

Congratulations to Shelby who found out today that she's pregnant with TWINS from their 1st IVF, and to In and Out of Luck who has her 1st sonogram on Wednesday! I got to meet the truly wonderful Bean who I already knew I would like, but confirmed it in person. Ditto for Sunny who is 10 pounds of fun in a 5 pound bag. (Hopefully everyone knows that phrase and recognizes it to be a compliment!) She's hilarious, honest, and just downright great.

Last time, I didn't get to sit near Dmarie but knew I would like her. This time, we were across the table from each other and it was a blast. Go wish her lots of luck with her upcoming cycle! Lea Bee is also starting a cycle, so go send her some love as well. Somehow I have completely etch-a-sketched the name of the incredibly nice non-blogger who joined us, so hopefully LJ or someone will help my feeble memory...

Changing Expectations and Rho couldn't make it, although they had planned to. You ladies were sorely missed, can't wait to see you at the next one! Karen couldn't come for obvious reasons, and Mel ditched us for her family -- how screwed up are your priorities, woman?

Last, and certainly not least is LJ. Once again, she picked a great restaurant and ensured that introductions and conversation flowed nicely (though we don't need much help with that one, we are all pretty chatty). It's a pity for everyone else that they didn't get to join us and sip wine while LJ regaled us with stories about the suckling pig at the Ba.by Ba.rb.ecue. I've told you this already, LJ, but I just think you are the bomb! :-)

Unfortunately we didn't take a picture this time, but hopefully we will next time.

Now I'll leave you with a nice picture I took the other day of the sunset. This is looking out over my back yard (don't mind the shed and garden that needs tending!). It was beautiful and reminded me that even though God isn't busy answering all of my prayers lately, I know He is clearly doing something right up there when I see stuff like this.

12 comments:

LJ said...

That is a beautiful picture. I had such a great time, and I just wish we all had more time together.

Maybe next time, or after August's get together we can all DO something.

September could be apple picking, October could be a hay ride...

Sunny said...

I am so glad I got to meet you and the other girls. I was afraid I was a little too much and over the top. HA! I am glad I could maybe make you laugh! You made my day!

Sunny said...

WOW LJ and I were on top of the comments!

LJ said...

That's cause we're just on the ball.

Oh, the lurker who joined us was Laurie. :)

Leah said...

Dang! I thought it was Laurie but since there were so many other L names, I was afraid I was getting confused.

You ladies ARE on top of the comments. You're making me feel all warm and fuzzy. :-)

I'll all over apple picking, hay rides, whatever. Just anything except paint-your-own-pottery, I really suck at that.

Inconceivable said...

Sounds like y'all had a fantastic time - thanks for the Reminder about the gorgeous sunset

tipsymarie said...

oh wow! I love your backyard!

I came here from erin's blog. It's so nice that you all live so close to each other and can get together regularly. There's nothing like meeting IRL.

Lea Bee said...

awww...:) that is a beautiful picture too.

dmarie said...

Beautiful pic!!

It really was a great time talking to you. I can't wait to do it all again!

Lara said...

OMGOD that is a gorgeous picture!!! Glad you had a good time with the DC gals, wish there was an IF group here in Tucson locally that I could go to...it would be so cool! Keep your chin up girlfriend! IF sucks but you are NOT alone!

Changing Expectations said...

What a beautiful picture. I am so sorry that I missed this months get-together.

Can't wait for August!

The Town Criers said...

Tell me about it--I should have come to the get together :-) I hope you're having a wonderful time at the beach.