It’s Tuesday and I still need a nap from the weekend’s festivities.
Friday night we cohosted a fun event for Julia’s school that we sold tickets to at last year’s fundraiser. We raised $1,200 and hosted dinner for 16 people at our friends’ house, the Tans. It was super casual and we got a compliments for that. Phew!
It was called Local Edition and featured an awesome restaurant’s BBQ that we carried out in large trays, Matt’s home brews on tap and in large bottles, flowers by me and Nicholas, and local ice cream from popular Humphrey Slocombe.
Shenley and Andy Walker (Son of Bill Ahlstrand’s bestie) signed up so that we could get to know each other. It was so fun!
Julia and Chris, our cohosts. You may remember we all went to Tahoe together last year.
I made these menus for Matt’s home brews. Look how much he made for this!!! We even hauled over the kegerator to the Tan’s house so guests could experience the fun pouring their own beer (you’d be surprised how much people enjoy this part).
Matt was invited to be a judge at a beer festival early Saturday morning. That’s a champion right there. More beer, anyone?
Saturday night we went to a mystery dinner. Last year we hosted one, this year we attended. All the interested parents in Julia’s grade sign up for a time and we were emailed the address the night before. No pictures, just fun. Lots of babysitters for julia and her friends this weekend.
Sunday morning we had eight great friends over for a preschool event: how to brew with Matt. How about some more beer?!? This one raised about $700.
Our flowers and brews did double duty this weekend. Maybe we were party planning geniuses after all?!
I made lunch and Matt led us all in a fantastic tasting of a large variety of beers. No one wanted to leave.
Other recent sights around the house and around town.
The things he puts up with…
No buddy, I don’t think I can sew this one.
Oh, AND THEN… I was lucky enough to be invited to an event for the next President of the United States.
My dear friend, Nichole, and I had to keep pinching ourselves.
Group hug! Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and Hillary.
Diane and Hillary were the smartest people in the room. Whatever lingering doubt I had, she’s the real deal.
It was a remarkable day, a remarkable week, and all so much fun.