Women's Night

>> Sunday, January 30, 2011

I am planning a Women's Night this upcoming Friday. I just moved to the Virginia area and I am a total New Yorker. While here, I have made friends with other women just by going to the bus stop in our little community, to send off and pick up our children. I have also met wives and mothers from the incredible PTA that exists for the children's new top notch school.

It was so needed to bond with other women especially during the transitional phase. Around here, new people move in and out from all over the world. You are a veteran if you have lived here more than 6 months. We found a young lady who has been living here for 2 years and it was the talk of the community.

I have been invited to tea, shopping at T.J. Maxx, Kohls (where I have never shopped before), attending business seminars, eating at nice restaurants, having play dates with the children, given leads to jobs that were hiring in my field, etc. They have been great. So that's why I decided to have a dinner to thank all of them for being so welcoming when I first came. I added a few new people as well just to pay the forward and help them to feel as welcomed as I did.

I am planning a nice spread of delectables. I have two great games to share. They are so much fun and I will make some time for us to go deep and talk as women. I will give a short thank you speech and close out with a nice gift for coming. It will probably be an hour and a half of laughing and getting to know each other. One of my friends will be leaving. She is from Australia and moving to Utah as her husband will be relocating for work. I will miss her a bunch.

I love spending time with other women. There is just something very special about it. It's rear that we as women have such a venue so I was excited about creating this opportunity. I'll definitely have a follow up post to let you know how everything goes. If you are thinking about doing something similar, please do so. It is so needed and very inspiring. I'm anxious that everything turns out well but excited at all the confirmations. Stay tuned....


dialoguewithyou January 31, 2011 at 2:48 AM  

Happy SITS day :)
I absolutely loved your blog and am off to explore more of it.
Have a great time!!

Caren with a "C" January 31, 2011 at 3:39 AM  

Stopping by from SITS! Happy Day! Your neighborhood sounds great! PTA can always use a hand! I need to go check out your other posts now. :)

CK January 31, 2011 at 4:17 AM  

Mmm! Can I shop with you at TJ Max???
Great title, I love your title! Looks like you are havin' a girl's night with real friends and bloggy friends ;)
Happy SITS day,

Sorta Southern Single Mom January 31, 2011 at 6:14 AM  

Happy SITS Day! Have fun at your GNO!

astridvanwoerkom January 31, 2011 at 6:21 AM  

Here via SITS. Have a great night with the women. It sounds so much fun.

Lady Jennie January 31, 2011 at 6:54 AM  

Congrats on SITS! I jumped when I saw your title. :-)

I know you'll do a great job making everyone feel welcome. Hugs!

Jessica January 31, 2011 at 7:21 AM  

Stopping by to say Happy SITS Day!!!

alexandraroman.com January 31, 2011 at 7:27 AM  

Happy Sits day, hope you have a blast today with all the visits and reading all the comments. Your blog is soo chic! So I'll be here a while reading your post. Enjoy your day!

LisaDay January 31, 2011 at 8:00 AM  

Sounds like a great community.

Happy SITS day.


Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle January 31, 2011 at 9:05 AM  

We all need a girls night every once in a while. Love my husband to pieces, but there's nothing like a night of talking and laughing with my friends over a couple of "girly drinks" (as my husband likes to call them.)

Enjoy your SITS day!

Shileen January 31, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

Happy SITS Day! Your girls night out event sounds very lovely. Have a great SITS Day! =)

Karen January 31, 2011 at 9:20 AM  

Happy SITS day! I love skype! We use it to keep in touch with our son in college.

WhisperingWriter January 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM  

Happy SITS Day to you!

I love shopping at Kohls by the way. I feel that I'm there every week.

Hello! I'm Kate. January 31, 2011 at 9:25 AM  


I love the title & how you got it-so creative & cool!

Hope your day is great!

Losing Brownies January 31, 2011 at 10:23 AM  

Happy SITS day! I hope you get tons of bloggy love today!

Young Yoga Masters January 31, 2011 at 10:27 AM  

I'd love to hear the games you play on your Girls Night. Happy Sits day.

Aurora January 31, 2011 at 11:07 AM  

Happy SITS day! Your Blog looks very interesting - i'm off to read more.

Megan (Best of Fates) January 31, 2011 at 11:10 AM  

Nothing is as awesome as a girls' night out - have a fantastic time!

Happy SITS day!

Joy@TPMG January 31, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

It sounds like a great night will be had by all! Have fun!

(Florida) Girl January 31, 2011 at 11:41 AM  

Happy SITS Day. Building a supportive community around us is sooo important.

Tracy January 31, 2011 at 12:08 PM  

Happy SITS Day! Fantastic Blog!

Lisa January 31, 2011 at 12:22 PM  

Congratulations on your SITS Day! You have the prettiest blog. It sounds like you live in a great community. Have a wonderful dinner! : )

LindaFaye January 31, 2011 at 12:44 PM  

Congrats on your feature spot at SITS. What a great feeling! I am all for more talk about marriage and the real nitty gritty that some folks avoid.

Way to go for putting yourself out there. I hope your featured day puts you in contact with lots and lots of like-minded gals who can join you on the journey!

Susie January 31, 2011 at 12:56 PM  

Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you are enjoying your day in the sun:-)

The Flying Chalupa January 31, 2011 at 1:32 PM  

Hope you're having a great SITS Day! And good for you for making new friends so fast - most people have such a hard time connecting. I'm jealous.

Melissa January 31, 2011 at 1:32 PM  

Ladies Nights are so important, how nice of you to arrange one! It's been a few years since I moved here and I am still trying to get something set up regularly!

Happy SITS Day!

I Thought I Knew Mama January 31, 2011 at 1:52 PM  

Women's Nights are the best!

Happy SITS Day! I'm your newest GFC follower.

Lindsay {DesignerWife} January 31, 2011 at 2:08 PM  

Just stopping by to wish you a very happy SITS day!


mangiabella January 31, 2011 at 2:46 PM  

happy SITS day sweet bella, and I concur, there is simply nothing like girl talk - especially with those kind of friends that are always challenging us to be more alive, and more importantly, more AWAKE! I loved your SKYPE post too, it has meant so much to "see" the family that is far away from me, especially when my husband is out of town. God Bless you now and always

bianca January 31, 2011 at 2:56 PM  

Yay for your SITS day! I LOVE Khols - they have awesome sales AND their return policy rocks! Also, I LOVE having girls nights. I'm also new to my state (I moved after we got married) and though I only have made 3 or 4 friends so far, we almost always enjoy shopping, cooking or eating together - those are definitely universal common ground :) Good luck coming up with more fun ideas!

Madison January 31, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

Congrats on your SITS Day. I love the look of your blog. I'll have to come back later to dig around some more :)

Lynn January 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM  

Wow....your SITS day AND a girl's night out?!!? Lucky girl! Have a great time!

Tammy January 31, 2011 at 3:31 PM  

Stopping by from SITS. Had to read this one. How lucky you/they all are. I hope you all have a great time. I am ill and basically at home 24/7 so I am somewhat envious of that...look forward to hearing all about it.

Kristy January 31, 2011 at 3:41 PM  

Have fun! Sounds fabulous. Happy SITS day!

Classy Career Girl January 31, 2011 at 3:55 PM  

Happy SITS day! Women's night sounds like a blast! Have fun!

Nocturnal Queen January 31, 2011 at 4:02 PM  

Congratulations on your SITS day!

Bella @ If This is Motherhood January 31, 2011 at 5:20 PM  

Where in Virginia are you? I am originally from New York as well and it was a tough time getting used to things here at first. Have you caught the constant sickies yet? Anyway, welcome to Virginia, where everything is just a little bit more laid back. Hard to rush here isn't it?

Chaplain Donna January 31, 2011 at 7:44 PM  

Happy SITS Day!

Alicia (Tails of an Apronista) January 31, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

Happiest SITS day! Enjoy these moments for they are what life is made of!

vivi b. January 31, 2011 at 8:11 PM  

happy SITS day!

Jill January 31, 2011 at 9:16 PM  

I love a Girls' Night myself! Congrats on your SITS Day!

The Adviser January 31, 2011 at 11:17 PM  

Thank you all for making this day memorable. I read your comments and laughed and smiled, chuckled and treasured all you had to say. I totally enjoyed today because my peers celebrated with me and it feels great. I will be visiting each of your sites so do not be surprised to see me. Also, I will definitely fill you in on the details of Girls Night Out. Thanks again everyone.

misssrobin February 1, 2011 at 3:15 AM  

Congratulations on your special SITS day. Sorry I'm late. I hope it was everything you wished for.

Good for you for knowing that you need time with other women and making it happen.

Grams February 2, 2011 at 2:46 PM  

What a great idea! There's nothing I enjoy more than an evening with my girls!

Nicky February 7, 2011 at 7:08 PM  

Another passer-by here from SITS! Love your blog, what a fabulous idea!