It's difficult to pinpoint the exact moment in time when Mitch and I ceased feeling like one of the "cool couples" because we somehow suddenly morphed into one of the "we-are-lame-zombie-parents-who-don't-plan-things-even-tho-we-still-want-friends couples". I honestly don't know when we internally gave up on trying to fit in and just started caring about survival...the change happened when Obama took office...haha, just kidding (kind of not kidding, too, though). The final phases of this metamorphasis actually did occur sometime in the middle of this past school year, though, when we never saw each other, had a second child, and seemingly no quality family time, let alone friend time. It was so lame. Of course married life is ALWAYS bliss--don't get me wrong--it's just that somewhere along the way we started enjoying sleep more than living, and we forgot to plan things for ourselves, so that's why I'm going to give a shout out to my peeps....
Let me tell you who HASN'T forgotten how to be COOL this past week or so:
Jacob & Kimarie--Thanks for the Christmas in July Party. You guys are a very COOL couple!
Adam & Ashley, and Rachel & Trent--Thanks for instituting a regular game night plan to remind us how to be cool!
Lindsay & Mike--Thanks for being spontaneous & keeping us up late--seriously a surprise sort of cool!
Jen & Tor--Thanks for playing B.S. with us--I seriously forgot how fun (and COOL) a simple thing like that could be.
Bryce & Nikki--Is "Thanks" even sufficient for an Epic River Boarding Family BBQ?--holy crap that was COOL--and there was no charge for the awesomeness, which made it even better, haha!
Bret & Kat--Thanks for the Sushi! It feels so COOL to gain a little bit of culture & to finally be able to say that I've tasted wasabi, and I LIKE IT!
To all of my friends who I haven't hung out with since I've had children or within the last 6 months, even--I LIKE YOU, and Mitch and I think you are SUPER COOL, and please forgive us for forgetting to live a little--we should get together with you soon. We want to change our lives and feel young again, and stay up until 1am doing nothing. And to one of the coolest couples of all, Mike & Erin, you are truly missed over here, even if you have an exotic new life on the East Coast *sigh*.
And Dear J-Dawg,
Remember when we worked at Steve Madden together and you were shocked that I would consider getting married at the age of 20, because you dreaded the idea of waking up at the age of 25 and realizing "Holy crap, I'm married, when did that happen and what was I thinking?" I just laughed at you, and by no means do I truly feel that way, now. However, it's only 6 years later, but I can actually see how someone could get to that point, and I pledge to you that such a wretched scenario is NOT going to happen to me, because I know that LIFE itself has a way of beating the life out of you sometimes, and I'm going to fight back for you J-Dawg. I'm going to live the married dream and still be cool like my friends (you guys just might need to keep reminding me sometimes by being the planners & then I'll remember I need to plan fun stuff, too).
One more thing--I just need to give a shout out to my mom for watching HOURS of chick flicks with me when the guys took their "Guy Trip". I need to shout out to my Aunt Sue & Grandma, too, for inviting us to pick peaches, almost die from West Nile Mesquitos (j/k), feed horses, chase goats, eat at In N Out, and generally have an amazingly good time--it's so easy to talk to you.
I love all of you guys!