For my rookie post, I thought I’d stick with something I know and love… community. Community to me is all about relationships, REAL relationships… Remember how in college (yes, think way back) there was a group of friends that you always did fun stuff with on the weekends? Movies, Concerts, Cow Tipping (okay we tried it once just to say we had.)? Well, why do we so often assume that once we’re married and have kiddos, that we have to give up on regularly getting together with friends and we don’t make time for fun, non-kid activities? Don’t get me wrong, I love all the kid-friendly stuff we do with other families, but come on, how awesome does a night out with people you love, doing something out of the norm, and filled with adult conversation sound? To me it sounds heavenly and that’s why we started Group Dates a few years ago. Had Jess and I known we’d be blogging about it, we might have coined a trendier name, but for now- Group Date it is…
What? A once a month (ok maybe we’re slightly inconsistent, but once a month’s the goal) couples date with friends.
Where? Anywhere! One couple is assigned to plan the date- the more fun and creative the better. Get us out of the suburban Applebee’s and a Movie routine!
The Real Housewives of Bucks County are going to help you start your own Group Dates (umm, so open to a cooler name for these.) Each month we’ll give you an idea for a new outing that you can invite your posse to. Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking…
Rock it Out…
Don’t let yourself be convinced that you don’t have time, or this is just a kid phase of your life and you’ll spend time with friends later in life. Make a commitment to increasing community and fostering the relationships with the people God has put in your life. Get out there and plan a Group date!
Cute, ladies. 🙂 Dates, what are those? LOL
In our neck of the woods, we love food. Our latest was brunch..MMM…We paid 2 baby-sitters to stay at one house with our whole brood of children, while the rest of us chowed down at another home. 2 hours was certainly not enough time to catch up, but it was a start! And it really helped us start our weekend off on the right foot.
Lovin’ your new blog! I’m a friend of Jess’ sister Chrissie, and I think you two are just genious! I added you to my blog roll and will be a consistent reader. 😉
Have fun with your new venture!
Loved reading the blog girls! Keep it up! I too, will be adding it to my blog reader so I’ll know when you post- even though you girls make me feel CRAZY old ! (since I remember PCS B-ball days when you are were in high school!)
Love the group date idea, ladies! Thinking about trying to get some of our friends into it! I’ll look forward to hearing more. =)
I am a neighbor of Stephanie Urm, love your blog & decided to start my own. Check it out . I also have excepted Jesus as my Saviour.
My Grandaughter had one of her birthday patires @ the Doylestown rock place also many years ago. It was fun. My daughter also made her a rock climbing cake , little person & all on it.