Happy (belated) 25th birthday to Ben's brother, Kevin! We keep telling him how he's just five little years away from being 30! We celebrated by going out to dinner for his birthday last Friday night and combined it with celebrating Chessie's graduation. We ate at a restaurant called Houlihan's and it was really good! It was like an upscale pub and the food was delicious. I would love to go there again some time.
Kevin didn't know it but his girlfriend, Lisa, was planning a surprise party for him the next night at his house in College Park. There were about 15 people there and boy was he surprised! We yelled surprise at him and I think he was more confused than anything. His roommates grilled and we hung out outside on their patio by the pool. It was a beautiful evening and I got to catch up with one of my dear friends, Jess! She's a teacher too and teaches near me yet we never get to see each other. Life is so busy! We kind of excluded ourselves from the rest of the group and spent all night talking and catching up. It was a great party and Kevin had no idea! Happy birthday Kevin!!
Sorry my pictures are out of order but before we went to the surprise party last Saturday, I went strawberry picking with a friend and some of her friends! I loooooove strawberries and actually really miss picking them. It's been quite a number of years since I have done it. I went a little crazy and picked 4.5 pounds! Ben doesn't really eat them so it's been up to me the past week to eat them before going bad. They are so sweet and delicious! It's nice to eat local food!
My friend and Ben's officemate, Kelly.
My strawberry bounty.
And since I'm wayyy out of order, last week my school had an ice cream truck come and give ice cream or snowballs to all the staff!!! I love snowballs and asked for a strawberry one. Jumpin' Jeff, the ice cream guy, gave me a HUGE snowball! It took me all afternoon to eat it and my kiddos were very jealous! And in case you were wondering, 5 more school days left!!!
Hope y'all have a great weekend!