I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…I am so lucky to have such amazing people in my life!
This afternoon, Jay and I had some of our good friends over to hang out by the pool, enjoy the beautiful weather, and celebrate a couple of birthdays.
Mal’s birthday was today, while Jay’s birthday is tomorrow, so I forced both of them to wear these silly party hats so I could post about them this evening. They’re such troopers! Happy Birthday, Mal!
I should also mention (again) that Cody’s birthday is tomorrow, too. Yes, he shares his birthday with his dad. Isn’t that sweet?
The majority of the afternoon pretty much consisted of swimming, drinking, snacking, and just having a darn good time.
That right there would be the hubby. I’m such a proud wife.
And this would be Mike, who is now getting his second appearance on the ‘ol bloggy.
YAY for fun with friends!
Eventually, the birthday cupcakes were brought out and enjoyed by all. I’m tellin’ you guys…I definitely may have to stick with the sprinkles on top. I mean, sprinkles do make everything better.
A little while later, the party moved inside for a bit while everyone got ready to head out for dinner.
And then, we were off to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que!
While waiting for a table, some of us enjoyed a beverage out on the patio. Knowing from the last time that we came here that they serve my favorite blueberry beer, I most definitely had to take part in that. It’s just so good.
While out on the patio, I also attempted to get a picture with “little” bro, which turned out to be more difficult than I expected…
Awww, I love my Dan.
Eventually, we got ourselves a table (after realizing that we never really had to wait in the first place) and immediately…started sweating our faces off.
Oh.my.god. I honestly don’t think I have ever eaten a meal and been so incredibly hot in my entire life.
We had planned on sitting out on the patio, but I guess all of our time in the pool today misconstrued our thoughts on the actual temps…because it was H-O-T-T HOT!
Some of us, who will go unnamed, even resorted to extreme methods to fend off the sweat…
I can’t blame him though…I probably should have done the same thing.
For food, Kate and I shared a small order of Fried Green Tomatoes…because, umm, they’re amazing.
And for my dinner, I went full-on comfort food and ordered the Memphis Style Pulled BBQ Pork sandwich with sweet mashed potatoes and mac & cheese for my sides.
I made it through all of my sandwich and about half of my sides before calling it quits (the mac & cheese started to get kinda blah anyways). I think each and every one of us left the restaurant both a) profusely warm, and b) extremely full. Whew.
So while today was definitely not my healthiest day on record, I can honestly say that it really does not matter. As I say all the time…it’s all about balance. I had a blast with some great people, and will be ready to get back on track tomorrow…starting with my 5:45am BodyCombat class. I’m ready!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too.
Question for the Evening:
What was the highlight of your weekend?
What was your favorite indulgence of the weekend?