St. Patrick’s Day 2011

We had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day this year!  We woke up to sunshine, warm(er) temperatures, and just an all around happy day.

Jack and I spent most of the day running random errands and playing outside and with toys inside.

Irish Lad

Since Chris has joined The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, he has been busy helping to plan the annual black tie dinner which is always held in the evening on March 17.  This year, he volunteered to work Floor and Door, aka security for the event.  As a lifelong Oakland Raiders fan, he was thrilled to know that the featured keynote speaker was a former Raider, Dave Casper, AKA, “The Ghost.”  Since I don’t know a thing about football and since it really isn’t my thing, I can’t tell you a thing about him other than he played on the team and what is name is.

The family

I dropped Chris and Jared off for the dinner at 5:30 while they donned their tuxes, but not before I got a few pictures of the family with Chris looking very dapper.

Jared and Chris

Around 8:30-9:00pm, the dinner portion is ending, and the wives and significant others are invited to attend the afterparty at the hotel.  So, I bathed Jack, got dressed and headed over for a few beers and to spend some much needed time with fellow adults without needing to change a dirty diaper or find a dropped sippy cup.  It was awesome!  And don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for every minute that I spend with Jack, but it is also important that Chris and I have adult time and go out in public.

Me and my Better Half

My heart fluttered each time that I caught a glance with Chris that night.  His laugh, the way he told jokes, and especially the way that he escorted me throughout the room had me falling in love with him all over again.  To me, he was the most handsome man in the room and time stopped when he looked at me.  All of this tells me that I really should make a better point to have time alone and out of the house with Chris instead of just renting a movie from Red Box and calling it a night.  There is something about dressing up and enjoying a romantic and fun night out.

Since he had to be at work by 6:30am on Friday, we left the party around midnight, but that feeling still hasn’t left me all weekend.  🙂

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