Time for a little update, no?
One of the projects Mike is working on right now is at St. Thomas Academy, an all-boy’s high school. They hold a fundraiser every year, and this year since Mike is helping with the renovation we, along with the other involved Opus employees and their dates, were invited. It was a really fun event and I was happy to meet some of Mike’s coworkers. There was a cocktail hour to start it all out, and after the booze was a-flowin’ and everybody was feeling generous they began the silent auction. Mike and two of the guys in his office won a guided fishing trip, but of all the thousand things I bid on I didn’t win a single one. No worries though, we participated in the cork draw and won a bottle of wine. Hip hip! The auction was followed by a fancy–and delicious–dinner. (Think asparagus wrapped in carrot slices, salmon AND steak, and shiraz-soaked baby pears). Let me repeat that. Shiraz-soaked baby pears. BABY PEARS, PEOPLE.
So Saturday night at the fundraiser was a blast. Then Sunday rolled around and we were invited by Mike’s aunt Sandy to an event that she was hosting, which included a meal and free entertainment. YES I realize that just sounded like Sandy danced on top of tables, NO that is not what I meant. (Though I have witnessed her shakin’ her thang tabletop before). What I meant was that after the meal portion of the evening was over, we all went to the Wild’s game. Go team!
This past weekend, Mike and I headed south. On Friday we drove to Ames for an alumni event that Mike was invited to. There, we had dinner and listened to a few speeches, and ditched a little early since we still had to drive to Cedar Rapids that night. My cousin Casey was married on Saturday (the main reason we went to Iowa). It was a beautiful and intimate ceremony with only family present. Cocktail hour started the reception off, then dinner, cake, pictures, and a bit of dancing. It was a really good time and was so nice to catch up with the family members who I don’t get to see often. Sunday morning I went out to breakfast with my best high school friends: Ashley, Ali, and Zip (and Kai!) and did some more catching up. We were only missing one–Jana–but she has been just a smidge too busy lately taking care of her beautiful new baby Landon to join us for coffee.
Speaking of babies, we made sure to set aside plenty of time to spend with the cutest little boy on the planet. Ohmygod, ohmygod, ohmygod. He is just the most precious thing I’ve ever laid eyes on. And that HAIR.
Now we’re back in Minneapolis just doing our day-to-day like normal folk. Yes, folk. Last night, we went to my aunt and uncle’s place for dinner and to watch the Wild play the Blackhawks to kick off the first round of playoffs. Minnesota lost, but… well let’s be honest, I care about it as much as I like the snow that is falling outside right. this. minute.
Why yes, it’s May 1st and still snowing here in Minnesota. We had three or four gorgeous days this week but now it’s back to the white stuff and 30 degree weather. Someone remind me why we moved here. Please.
Hopefully Mother Nature decides to turn it around again, because this weekend we are going to have company. Abby and Jake are coming on Friday (!!!!!!!). Though I’m sure we’ll have a blast and get up to something crazy, rain or shine. IKEA is on the to-do, along with drinking some jumbo margs (for Cinco de Mayo of course) and watching chick flicks. Mike and Jake are going to LOVE IT.