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Girls Night Out Super-Country Style

Thanks to KJ for reminding me to blog about our really great girls night out country style... and also thanks to KJ for the picture. (I took it from your blog.)

So, for all the ladies and the one man who reads my blog (that's you Joe Romine!), let me tell you how to do Girls Night Out the right way!

First, invite Summer to go to the concert with you. (Cause she's a hard working mom who needs a night out, if anyone does!) Summer says, "Hey, I have a brother-in-law who has a suite at the arena- I'll see if it's available!"

It's available!

Next, invite super fun girls who love Faith + Tim. And invite Shauna Romine (because even though you know she is NOT a fan of country music, she might like "mainstream Faith Hill" and she is a super fun girl that just needs to come since I just don't see her enough anyway.

Shauna R. & other super fun girls say YES! They can come!

Meet at California Pizza Kitchen @ 6pm. I HIGHLY recommend the BBQ Chicken Salad. Stop at Anthropologie since it's just around the corner from CPK. I am still regretting not buying the super-super cute oven mitt and matching pot holder. Katie and some of the other super fun girls went to Forever 21, and bought super cute stuff. But, on to the show.

Walk to the arena. It's just across the street. But, make sure you have a friend with you. Shauna R. stayed behind to grab a new cell phone (hers is in a coma) and by the time the cell phone sales girl (who was not super fun by Shauna's standards) helped her pick the right phone- the right phone was out of stock. That is super dumb. Alone, Shauna R. walked to the arena, but was being followed and serenaded by a toothless AND homeless man. But the TRAX guys, in their orange vests and all, were there to make sure Shauna made it safely and in one piece with her cell phone in a coma. Thank you TRAX guys.

Enjoy a night of good music, great entertainment, new songs, old songs- songs that I didn't know if they were new or old- but super good... in a SUITE. It was my first time in a suite, and I have to say, it will be hard to attend another event not in a suite. The box itself offered a cushy setup- cushy seats, a cushy and delicious catering menu, a cushy couch, a bathroom! Your own private- non public bathroom! It was all very SWEET!

And super fun! Faith was beautiful. Tim was super sexy. (Although not at all close to how sexy my super husband is.) And together, they are the super couple of Hollywood. I just hope it's the real thing. Because Brianne will be super sad (cry real tears) if they ever broke up!

And there you have it. A super fun Girls Night Out country style. It was good- it was fun- it was just what we all needed to break away from momhood for the evening. Even if you are a little bit rock & roll like Shauna R.

Thanks to Summer for offering us all such great seats and amazing accommodations! I so owe you big time! Super big time.

Oh, and if you have any questions about the songs, the history of Faith & Tim, or need to know who Jennifer Aniston is dating at the moment... you can talk to Jenn. She reads People, and is a member of the Faith Hill fan club. And a super fun girl!


Aimee said…
I love Tim and Faith, so hot!
Neva said…
When did you do this/
Anonymous said…
heymaughan said…
Mandee this sort of puts our local girl's nights out to shame--what a night! Thanks for the inspiration.

Hey can you muster up some Utah recruits for a hundred day challenge I am trying to pass along? (See my blog.) You are very connected, very motivational, and very fantastic--so please come on board and bring all those gung-ho, goal-oriented Utahns with you!!

Thanks :)--Amy
Anonymous said…
So, am I seriously the only man that reads this? Uh oh, I'm feeling a little feminine right fact, I think I just pee'd a little. Aaron reminds me of Faith Hill, not Tim McGraw...his long flowing blonde hair & all.
Papa Randy said…
Hey are you calling me a girl?
Deby said…
It sounds like you had a super fun time! I'm just a little bit jealous - I'd love to go to one of their concerts. I'll have my girls night out with Michelle next year in Seattle.
Mandee said…
Sorry Randy- I guess there are 3 men that read my blog- you, Joe, and my husband. Although my husband reads it to make sure I don't have any technical or spelling errors.
Abby said…
I'm SUPER excited to have a SUPER fun weekend with you in a couple weekends! YES!!!!!!!!!!!
-KJ said…
No one said it better than Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blond, "Thanks for inviting me to the party girls. It's super fun!" Thanks again!
Alifinale said…
I am super jealous! That sounds like so much fun. Our girls nights usually just include a chick flick and some sort of baked goods. But that is like the ultimate girls night. So super fun!

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