Last Friday night was one of those nights I'll remember forever. Nothing special by any means, but simple, fun and silly. Two of my girlfriends and I had an impromptu happy hour at a newer spot in Kansas City, Stock Hill Grill. We just wanted to sit in the bar, and this is the place to do it! They have 4-5 couch "pods" with beautiful emerald green velvet couches between windows that went from floor to high-ceiling and a glamorous gold bar. We got comfortable and ordered hush puppies, sliders and a few rounds of fabulous drinks.
After a couple of hours there (no joke!), we went to Capital Grille - on of my long-standing favorite spots for drinks and apps at the bar (especially at night). Not to mention, one of my cousins, Jenny, is a well-known bar tender there, and it's always great to see her. But, because my cousin works there, it's often a spot for my extended family to stop in at to say hello. This particular night was just that. Another cousin was on the plaza with a friend to celebrate her birthday earlier in the week. So, we texted her to come by and say hi. Her parents (my aunt and uncle) were also meeting her and her friend up for dinner, so they diverted to come meet us all.
Then, totally randomly, I see my dad, followed by my mom. They had just finished dinner at another restaurant with friends and were stopping in to say hi to Jenny. Unbeknownst to them, they were getting a whole group of us! I have a really large extended family between both of my parents large families - most in the KC area, too. So it's not totally uncommon to run into someone, but this was excessive. :) At the end of it all, my parents even gave me a ride home, hah! So, friends and family all in one night - two different fun spots - lots of catching up and lifting each other up - my kinda night. xoxo