Well can I just tell you that I had an AMAZING time last night?! No really. The boat ride turned out to be a bust (couldn’t get a boat) which worked anyway since the boy and I decided to run some errands while we were in Austin and we ended up being strapped for time. I was getting very nervous (social situations make me really anxious) so the boy and I stopped at California Pizza Kitchen and had a shot (vodka tonic with cranberry). Then I quickly changed in the car and was off!
**Note: I was too lame to take pictures, so I’m borrowing them from others! See the credit after the photo to be directed to the original blogger’s page!
Lustre Pearl is just the cutest little backyard bar I’ve ever seen. It is literally an old house with a backyard. The bartender was awesome and kept the boy entertained while I did my thing.
The crowd came shortly after we got there but I did get a few minutes to chat with Jenna (and Adam) one on one. The boy and Adam (Almanzo) talked about Texas and people they know (they grew up not too far from each other). It is crazy how BIG Texas is but there are always strange connections.
Jenna is so incredibly sweet (just as her blog reflects) we chatted and greeted the other women as they came in before I knew it there were probably 20 people there!
I had two small vodka tonics (with a splash of cranberry) then decided that water was needed on such a hot evening.
They really made me feel comfortable (thanks ladies!!) Puppies were allowed at Lustre Pearl!!
Grab bags were distributed.
And a group picture was taken.
I had to be a fan for a minute and get my picture taken with Jenna
More talking ensued, friendships were started, then it was almost 8 O’clock! And the boy and I still had an hour drive so we had to get on the road. I gave everyone a quick goodbye and thanked Jenna for such an awesome time.
I am so glad that I actually went and stepped out of my comfort zone. Everyone was so supportive of me getting healthier and starting to run, and they made me feel SO comfortable in my own skin. I cannot thank you ladies enough.
I also need to thank The Boy for being so supportive as well and for sitting back and letting me spread my wings on my own, but being there if I needed him! He is really an amazing guy and I am so lucky. 🙂
I can’t wait to hang out with all of you Austin ladies again!!