A couple weeks ago the old HS gang got together with our parents + significant others and had a fun night cooking at The Kitchen. A night full of drinks + food + laughter + lots of merriment. Thank you to the Maghie crew for planning!
The fun continued Sunday... after another morning hanging with the Schaumburg kiddos, we headed down to Cincy to see Willy! I just can't even begin to describe his cuteness -- he's funny and sweet, most certainly a product of his mom and dad. We drank bloodies, quickly (thanks to Willy's love for cheers-ing), visited with Jack at his amazing place, grabbed beers and headed for another round of paddle. It was so nice catching up with the rest of the Oliver gang, and we're so sad it is all over!! A MLK weekend for the books.
^^ last minute morning snuggles before we hit the road
Hike. Beer. and Paddle. That is what our past Saturday consisted of. After a late night out at Curio + Harvest welcoming the gang into town (Kate, KP, Molly & Will), we were in need of some fresh air come Saturday. We grabbed Kittie's (& sandwiches from Katzinger's for later) before venturing out for our busy busy day. To the Hocking Hills we went for some "hiking" around Old Man's Cave. This place still impresses me every time I visit. When we were finally real cold and hungry, we headed for Lancaster for a must-stop at Rockmill for beers + lunch. We snagged fire-side seats and enjoyed our lunch, every flavor beer, and games of Big 2. The night ended at Scioto on the paddle courts, making for the perfect end to our active day.
This past weekend was the last warm day we are going to see for a while. Winter has officially arrived. E and I headed to check out Dough Mama (which we loved) before taking the dogs out to Rocky for a walk. That moss though....
Last year we hosted NYE and it was so much fun we just had to do it again. We had a small group over for dinner where we enjoyed jamalaya, yummy cocktails (my favorite gin + sage and vieux carré), funny masks, and the best company. Before we knew it the rest of the 30+ gang arrived and we were ringing in the new year. How is it 2016 already!? Looking forward to what this year brings.