Dear cool people, I like you. Love, Stephanie

Sometimes when I do dumb things like read the news or people watch too much, I start to lose my faith in humanity.  I want to create this little vacuum for me and my children to live in so that they don’t grow up and become idiots.  However, then I get the chance to interact with wonderful people and it restores my hope in mankind.  Actually, it’s usually womankind, but we all know that’s what makes the world go around anyway.  (Note to suspicious readers:  there is no secret agenda in that previous comment.  I’m just feeling a tiny bit snarky.)  That is what happened this last weekend when I got to go on my long-awaited girls night out.  I loved it.  It made me happy.  And, of course, I will tell you why.

This was such a modge-podge of good people:  some I’ve known for years, some I’ve just met since I moved here, some I’ve met through blogging, and some I had never even met before in my life.  And guess what they all had in common?  Awesomeness.  They are just straight up good women.  See, look at them:

Oh, gee.  It looks like even though I took two cameras with me, I TOTALLY FORGOT to take a single picture.  I’m not sure I can forgive myself.  Just trust me.  They are all VERY lovely.  Here’s a list of the remarkable ladies that came and I tried to make a link to their blogs (if I know it) so that they can visit each other now too.  Because, of course, we all made new friends.  If I didn’t add your blog link and you want to share it, leave it in the comments and I’ll add the link.

Cheryl , Heidi, Maria, Lisa and Madison, Kim, Amber (and a friend), Cathy, Amy, Julie, Sidnie, Ashley (and her two sisters.), Karen (private blog, right?) , Chelley, and Gentrey.   There were others slated to come who didn’t make it, and we just want to let you know we REALLY missed you and hope you can come next time.  I’m pretty sure there will be a next time because it was some much-needed fun.

We met up for dinner and had some lovely chats about stuff down in our hearts like family, adoption, goals, challenges, etc., and you’d think we’d all known each other for decades.  Let it be noted that I ordered a piece of cake that was bigger than my head.  Even with the help of several generous volunteers, I was not able to finish it.  Then we went and saw the play Persuasion at BYU, which was really, really fun to watch, despite the awkward man seated behind us who laughed way too often and way too loud.

Overall, it was a very charming night.  There are some people who I didn’t get to talk to and visit with as much as I would have liked, so I hope we can get together again and “catch up.”

Anyway, this is a big thanks for being great people and reminding me how much good there is out there in the world.  And that’s true too for those of you who did not come, but still drop in occasionally on this little ol’ blog.  I’m amazed by the extraordinary power of a collection of ordinary people out there who just do good and live life the best they can.  We rock.  What can I say?

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22 thoughts on “Dear cool people, I like you. Love, Stephanie

    • Stephanie,

      I am so glad that I went! So many fun people, good food, and that crazy laughing man at the play will always be remembered.

      Thanks for planning it!

      Also, my link works again. Apparently there had been suspicious activity on my g-mail accounts so they blocked them until I set up a new password.

  1. I am so glad you got this girls night and I am so glad it was so fun! I am thrilled at the huge piece of cake. Everyone deserves cake that big once in awhile.
    So when I come to Utah, are we going to go out and have giagantic cake, and then have your family re-enact persuasion? Come one, I dont want to feel like I missed anything.

  2. Wish I could’ve made it. Sounds like so much fun. I’m glad you had a great time. Being around fun people, especially women, always energizes me. 😉

  3. I am so sad that I wasn’t there! I was totally planning on it the night before, and then, well, forgot. I’m embarrassed I don’t even have a better reason than that. Lame-o. I know. Next time I’ll tattoo it on my forehead.

  4. I’m so happy to hear that it all turned out well, you deserve an awesome Girls Night! So sorry I couldn’t make it…I guess I’m just keeping you in suspense to meet me? Don’t worry, any friendship worth having is worth waiting for. 🙂

  5. So glad it was a success. Hope your kids find cool people to hang out with like the ones mentioned in this post (or their children) so they don’t grow up to be idiots.

  6. Agreed – it was a blast. Although I left slightly bummed because I didn’t really get to know YOU! I guess that means another girls night/afternoon. 🙂

  7. Yay for awesomeness!

    I had a nasty experience recently (hate mail – such fun!) that has actually hit home to me how blessed I am that nearly everyone I regularly associate with is fanTAStic.

  8. It was so much fun! Thanks for putting it together.

    Also, Mr. Jensen wishes to proffer his many thanks that I’ve been conversing in proper English all week and I daresay I will continue on in such a manner for at least another fortnight.

    But seriously, thanks for the fun night.

  9. I was sent here by a friend that thought I’d enjoy your blog. So far, you had me at “snarky.” I love good, real women. I’ll be “following” you!

  10. The only reason I didn’t come to this was that I hoped I could talk my husband into going to the play–and I did; we’re going tonight and taking my almost-11-year-old daughter. I’m so excited! (Even though we will miss the BYU game; oops.)

    I follow Mel Leilani, who wrote the adaptation for the play, on Twitter, and just today she mentioned that in every audience there’s been at least one man who laughed too loud. How funny. Just maybe going on a game night will spare me that.

    I’ll definitely watch for the next get-together; I’d love to meet you in real life some time.

  11. Stephanie,

    Thank you for arranging a fun girls night out! I also had too much cake and then brought a piece home for my husband. He was a happy man!
    Every time that man laughed I couldn’t help but laugh myself. Too funny! My husband wouldn’t have been caught dead there, so I made sure to tell him about the laughing man. His take on it was, all the men were probably dragged there….
    It was fun to get to know you through all your friends!

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