So last week we had a crazy week! And for the first time in a very very long time I had something social 4 nights in a row. Big (and some late) nights too!
First we met friends at a park for a swim & hang out with all of our kids.
The next night my dear friend Joanna came through town and I finally got a chance to see her (since i missed her babyshower when my flight was cancelled!)
The following night Patrick's good friend came though town on his motorcycle with his dad and friend. They were going on a week-long ride out west and we were their first stop. A big group gathered at a fancy restaurant called Parma 8200 and had the most insanely delicious dinner (and wine!) thanks to the fine selections made by Parma's head chef Mike Dalton. He is an old friend of Patrick, the motorcycle rider and the rest of the group that gathered. He and his wife ate with us. You might remember him as the drummer at our wedding! Anyways we were honored to be his guests and we are lucky to be friends with one of the Twin Cities' best chefs! If you eat at Parma 8200, be sure to get the pork Cavatelli and the Bucatini!
The night after that was my close friend katie's birthday! I was back out again! Another big table of friends. Lots of laughs and everyone was smiley, relaxed and tan from a good summer! White pants with a tank are "in" this summer!
And the week just kept going wild! The next night Patrick left for a long weekend in the Wisconsin Dells with 25+ guys for a golf weekend in honor of their friend Ben O. who died a few years ago.
Which left me up to my own devices....