Tuesday was Dave's birthday. (33) We both had to work and went out to dinner after work to celebrate. We went to a new Mexican place and the food was amazing. (Oddly we ate out 2 times in the entire month of june and now twice since July started!)
I got this chicken beany soup thing.
Dave got tortilla pie (NOM)
and we shared this blackened grilled cheese corn wonderfulness
and they gave the table back beans and rice. I wish I had a big food vocabulary to describe how amazing it tasted. It wasn't just RICE.
Some sort of limey drink.
At my work on the 3rd they are doing this remodel of my floor and I thought the stacked chairs to be removed looked like chair art.
On the actual 4th we were both not feeling so hot. Damn heat. We hung around the house, went to the mall to get the birthday chair massages we do every year and then got milk shakes (well I got shake he got ice cream) It was so hot I couldn't even drink it! It is still in my freezer at home. Heat makes food no fun.
I did do a 4th of July manicure that ended up being a Carol Danvers inspired one in the end.
On the 5th we discovered the local FREE pool. I cracked out this baby that still had the tags on it!
Swimspot gave it to me last year as part of the Lucky Alpha thing. I hadn't gone swimming in 4 years and I grew up with a pool so I missed it. We have now gone 3 times in 4 days!
On Saturday was the big family party for Dave up in NH. Doesn't happen often that my family and his family are all at the same place but it is always a good time.
Gram and I started playing badminton with Dave and his dad but we could tell we were just holding them up so we sat out.
So my dad and brother in law to be jumped in for us.
The four of them all take it so seriously it was hilarious to watch.
Then we played croquet. My dad.
I came in first runner up! (sounds better than second huh?) I was so bad I was the last one left when the poison ball was coming after me! My future brother in law made a friend for life though when we took out Dave at my request. Gram came in 3rd. See it pays to be the worst players! We were so behind it took them awhile to come get us.
And there was food, watermelon after the games, ice cream, cupcakes!!! oy.
On Dave's 26th birthday we had a similar party. One less person was there this time. But he was there in spirit. No one looked better than him holding a mallet. Love you pop!