Monday, March 17, 2008

my old man river

Last Thursday, my husband transitioned into a new decade of his life. He officially closed the doors on his 20s (which I hear is harder than it sounds) and turned the big 3-0. We celebrated his 30th birthday by going out for a night (well, a few hours anyway) on the town. I had these grandiose plans of throwing him a huge surprise party, but considering he's not much a crowd person (which is ironic, considering his profession), I figured he'd feel a little out of sorts. I played around with the idea of going out by ourselves, but what 's a celebration without friends? Instead, I had him compile a small list of his closest friends who we invited to meet us at a steakhouse downtown. It was a wonderful night, drinking good wine, eating incredible food (I even tried raw tuna, and if you know me at all - a small town girl growing up on venison meat and game bird - eating raw tuna was a pretty huge step!) and fellowshipping with a great group of people:

Thank you, to all of our wonderful friends, for making this a night that my husband will always remember! Although I was feeling under the weather (Chloe and I are both sick with the flu that has been circulating through our house for 3 weeks!), we had so much fun and appreciate all of you (even those of you who show up 45 minutes late...hint...hint...you know who you are! ;)...wink!). I even found out that I have quite the following on my blog (some who even check it daily???), so I'm EXPECTING to hear from all of you! :)

As a side note, not only was this a birthday celebration, but this was the first time we've left Chloe with a sitter since she was born. I'm happy to say she did very well and drank two FULL bottles (did I mention we were only gone for 3 hours?).

6 comments:

Angela said...

So sorry you and the baby ended up getting the flu :( But glad you and Andy had a fun night out with friends for the big 3-0!!

Kristi said...

Sounds like a great evening out with some friends! :-) Very fun!

And...congrats on Chloe's taking the bottle...that is great!!

MCK Mama said...

"Old Man River!?" You are a hoot:) Glad Chloe did well, and, most importantly: Happy 30th, Andy!!!! You guys all looked great on your night out! So crazy to see "Skills," too! SO long since I'd seen him. Crazy! I'd forgotten you said you guys were friends!

Tiffany said...

What a cutie couple you two are. And raw tuna, huh? Funny because I just got off the phone with Mr. I'm-on-my-way-to-the-beach-club..catcha-later and he said he had raw tuna tonight for the first time. Did you like it?

Amanda said...

To answer your question, Tiffany, YES, I did like the raw tuna. I was very hesitant about eating it because it just looked so...well, raw, I guess. But I enjoyed it so much I helped myself to seconds! I guess it does pay to be adventurous!

Kim said...

Looks like a greta bunch of people to have a nice dinner with!