Dinner with my girls! (and a little giveaway)

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A couple Friday’s ago I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to take a few of my favorite girls out to dinner at Metrovino (thanks to Serve. Woo hoo!). It was an amazing time. I’ve been friends with these girls since we were all 15/16. AND… now we’re all 28/29 (there’s 4 girls missing from the dinner, but it’s hard to all get our schedules to work). Wow. We’ve been through a lot together (the good… the bad). And, it’s just so lovely that we could get together kid-free for a relaxing and fun evening with each other.
7:30 pm: The evening begins!
We started our night with a bottle of wine and a toast to being kid-free and with good friends! AND, chat. Catching up. We all have busy lives and so much to talk about… we decided to do a round table chat. That way we’d hit up each girl to see what they’ve been up to in the past month or two. <3

8:30: Time to eat!
We had finally shut our mouths long enough to look at the menu and actually order food…. which was delicious BY THE WAY.

9:00 pm: Faces stuffed…
Let the chit chat resume!

10:00 pm: Whoa, it’s 10?
Getting late… time to check on the kiddos.

10:15: Kids are still alive.
Time to chat some more.

10:30: Dessert?
Why not. Might as well! We devoured that thing in about 1 minute.

11:00: I guess we should go home.
Time to pay our patient waitress and head back home. Time to test out Serve! All my girls paid for their dinners with debit cards/cash… and, I paid with my Serve card. Since Serve was paying for the meal… I needed to reimburse my girls. So, I pulled out my smart phone… opened up the Serve app… asked each girl to tell me their emails… sent them the moolah and done! I paid everyone back! The money was in their Serve accounts now and they could use it whenever OR transfer it to their bank accounts.
I really like paying back friends this way… just because it’s awkward when my mom brain takes over and I forget to pay people back. Seriously. 🙂 (FYI: it is safe and secure because it’s from American Express. Word.) I’d really recommend checking out this page, it should explain quite a bit about the program. 🙂
GIVEAWAY: Ok, ONE more thing… Serve wants to give my gosh darn awesome readers a chance to win $100 for their Serve account! What? Yeah! Any one of my readers who opens up a Serve account and leaves a comment saying they have opened an account will be entered to win a $100 credit to their account! Last day to enter is 12/31/2011.

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Remember to sign up for Serve and receive $10 credit towards your first use. Comment below within the next 11 days for your chance to win an extra $100 credit to your account! Official sweepstakes rules and regulations may be found by clicking here. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

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