I looked for a way get the family together on a monthly basis to keep us close and bring us up to date on the happenings in each other's lives. I picked the Second Friday of each month to be a repeating opportunity to get us all together.
Second Fridays may be a cook-out in our back yard, a lasagne in the kitchen, or a dinner that we meet at a restaurant to enjoy. If one of us can't make it, its okay. There will be a Second Friday the next month. If there is an event (birthday, raise/promotion, anniversary, shoe sale) during any given month, that will be one definite opportunity to celebrate it....We had our first Second Friday today!
For a myriad of reasons, including waiter's lack of familiarity with my camera, our picture of our very first Second Friday is less than great - but it is preserved for posterity. Michael and I joined Karen and Laurie for dinner at Tony Roma's. It was delicious, it was fun and it was of course, all too short. But that's the point. We eat early, and enjoy each other, and then the young folks scatter for the rest of their evening and we elderly types totter off to bed!
Patrick, we hope you can make it next time!! It will probably be in our back yard for a cookout!