28 September 2008

Birthdays and Homecomings

Brian's been gone since last Sunday -- way too long for our liking around here. H had a early soccer game on Saturday (the undefeated Yellow Jackets won again, 3-0), so the boys and I thought it would be a great weekend to get away to Wisconsin. We haven't been up for a couple months, and it was really nice. It also is Grandpa Bobby's 82nd birthday today, so he took us all out to dinner. Against his dismay, Christie, Tim and I had surf-and-turf -- it was really, really good. Thanks Grandpa! It was really nice spending time together.

(It is also my brother-in-law Matt's birthday today -- Happy Birthday Matt!)

Wisconsin was absolutely beautiful right now, with the leaves starting to change colors and fall in the air. H, C and Storm went on a couple adventure walks with Nina & Papa which they love. We saw a couple deer. And also found these massive mushrooms. They were about 1-foot round, and I guess they are usually much larger.

Brian's on his way back from Las Vegas, where he was at Interbike 08. I didn't get all the highlights, but besides seeing Blue Man Group and dancing until the wee morning hours, he also had some great dining experiences. Since he stayed at The Venetian, Bouchon is a morning ritual. He also went to Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Spago and Dos Caminos at The Palazzo. He left on Friday with our friend Scott, who was also at the trade show, and headed for Los Angeles/Manhattan Beach to visit some friends. We can't wait to have him home.

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