So, our first get together has come & gone & what a success it was! Although only 4 ladies signed up, (of the 6 open spots) we weren't short for stories & laughter!
The evening started just before 7:00 pm at Houlihan's in the dining room. The bar was waaaaay too crowded & noisy to be able to talk & get to know one another. After looking over the amazing "fresh made daily" menu, we decided on 4 appetizers to share & a few drinks.
We sampled the stuffed mushrooms... delicious & gigantic! The lettuce wraps were flavorful & fresh. The bruschetta was crunchy & tangy with the balsamic vinegar mixed into the fresh chopped tomatoes. And the tuscan salad was different & amazing with white beans, fresh chopped tomatoes & other seasonings served over mixed greens with crunchy long toast & a dallop of goat cheese!
In between the conversations about family, children, careers, likes & dislikes we also brainstormed on ideas for future Red Tent events & we've come up with some good ones! As the evening progressed we decided to splurge on desserts & coffee. The creme brulee, white chocolate banana creme pie & the snickers crunch ice cream dome all got rave reviews.
Each gal stayed as long as they could & the last 2 closed down the restaurant & were still talking in the parking lot 'til just after 2:00 am!
Thanks to the 4 ladies that participated & made this first event all we hoped it would be! I think we had a great start to what will hopefully be many more amazing get togethers!
I've heard it said that, "We all let people into our lives, but you will find that really good friends let you into your own!" And this is certainly how I felt at the close of the evening... one step closer to reconnecting with my own life.
So, if you missed out on this first event, be sure to sign up for the next one! You won't be disappointed!
*Note: Unfortunately the waitress we commandeered to take a group photo was NOT a professional but at least we got 1 photo for the record books! We'll do better the next time!