Monday, May 02, 2005

Luck

I am so lucky.

Saturday night we had some friends over, about 10 of us all together. Three of them were my cousins. One drove up from Virginia, and one drove down from Boston. I don't know how many people are lucky enough to have family members who are also their friends. When I make my list of the best friends I have in my life, my cousin Chris and my cousin Mike fall into the category easily. They always say you can't choose your family, but if I could, I would choose them. And the very best part is that Chris, who is a Marine and the one getting married in October, has granted me permission to kick my nemesis' ass at his wedding, and even volunteered to lend me his Marine sword (as he will be wearing his uniform for the wedding). Is that awesome or what???

The bunch of us hung out till 6:45 a.m. drinking and talking and playing video games and pinball and arguing and listening to music and debating and laughing and hugging and just enjoying general merriment.

I so need nights like that. Princess went to bed at about 8, and I got to not be a mom for a few hours. My best friend and I each put on one rollerskate and our YaYa helmets (see pics below, story of the helmets coming soon) and stumbled around like fools. I made jello shots, and we ordered dinner in. Hub stayed sober and went to bed early and got up early this morning with Princess.

I am so lucky.


True Jersey Girl and Patsy
Originally uploaded by truejerseygirl.




TJG and Patsy Skating
Originally uploaded by truejerseygirl.




Mike
Originally uploaded by truejerseygirl.




Patsy and TJG and Jello
Originally uploaded by truejerseygirl.

16 comments:

Scully said...

It sounds and looks like you had lots and lots of fun. It's nice not being a mom every now and then.

Love the Ya-Ya hats.

Cori said...

That sounds and looks like so much fun! I wish I could have been there because I would have fit right in!

Molly said...

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! Glad you got some time to party and have fun! Yay!

trine said...

sounds cool. I didn't realise your hair was so long!! and how fancy are those curls!


I need a good girl's night out once in a while,.... keeps me sane....

Redhead Mommy said...

Make sure when you beat up your nemisis, you take pictures for us!!

J&J'sMom said...

How fun! Sounds like you all had a blast! They just closed the only roller rink close by :( Love your locks! I've always wanted curly hair! Grass is always greener right?

Raehan said...

Wonderful!!! You are so lucky.

Bumbling Bav said...

OH that is great! Next time invite the rest of us! I'll bring the Vodka!

Bridget Unnel said...

My best friends live south of London, for the opportunities for face-to-face fun and foolishness are few and far between. Enjoy the laughter and the love!

Nam LaMore said...

i can't remember the last time i was out partying til 6:45 AM. you wear so many hats (mom, wife, etc) and, yet, find time for this .. puts me to shame.

one of my sisters is my best friend, she just doesn't know it. :-)

Dawn said...

Sounds like fun:) Wish I could have been there!

Christine said...

How fun! So glad you got a little "non-mom" time in!

(I can't wait to read the new "Ya Ya" book - how is it?)

Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

Everyone needs a night like that every once in a while! What great pics. Looked like so much fun!

And your hubby deserves extra special attention for going to bed early to take care of the kiddos. What a great guy!

mrsmogul said...

LOL you guys sound like fun! I wanna yaya helmet!!!

A Career Woman and A Housewife said...

It seems like you had a great time! And the pictures are hilarious. I, for one, am blessed to be marrying into a wonderful family with cousins all our age who are our best friends! It's great!
-Career Woman

QC said...

I so. Dig. The hats!!