Most importantly, my two favorite people had birthdays. First up was Jessica who turned an ancient 23 on the 18th. I embroidered some blue birds onto a lovely cardigan for her.
Here we are celebrating with her BF, James at Pazzaluna on Friday night (I'm getting a $25 parking ticket as we pose for a photo.)
Then, it was Anthony's turn to turn 25. We went out on Grand Avenue with all of his favorite people.
Me and the birthday boy (a few drinks into the night).
Jess came too, yay!
His lovely sister Melissa.
Then, I made him come up North to celebrate my birthday at Green Cheese and Bar 209.
Testing out the fake phone booth in the sculpture walk downtown Bemidji.
Obligatory Paul Bunyan photo.
We had dinner at my favorite restaurant, Tutto Bene, with my parents and my brother and his girlfriend. And OMG, Andy Mackenstadt was our waiter. Jeez Louise. Then, it was out to Guthrie for some Green Cheese, which I have not photos of cause I left my purse at Tuttos. You'll just have to imagine it.
Then, we met up with folks at 209. I put 15 songs in the juke box at the beginnning of the night. Little did I know there were volchers behind me just waiting to pay extra to skip in front of my songs. So I heard one song and then waited two more hours to hear any others. Yeesh, learned my lesson.
Love the neon light at 209. Why can't all bars be lit so nicely?
Kate, who came out for the night even when she had to work at 6:00 AM!
Caroline with a blurry Anthony, who was loved by all family and friends, naturally.
Erica and Angi (who is pregnant! Yay for smoke free bars and pop!)
Happy quarter century to me!