~ Former babysitter reunion - Susie Spence - After 20+ years of searching for my favorite babysitter (as a kid), she found us! AND, her daughter, Hillary, goes to the U. Small world. So, we had them over for a "let's catch up on the last 30 years of your lives" chat and dinner. Events of the evening included: an Easter egg hunt for everyone, planned and executed by Kay, a demo of light saber skills by Jimmy, a circus performance by Kay, an oral history of their adoptions and adoption books (Hillary's boyfriend is Korean and the kids had a million questions for him about his favorite Korean food), a running oratory about Star Wars and lots of hugs/kisses at the end of the evening.
~ Gotcha Day - Jimmy & Hayden - Jimmy and Hayden entered our lives 7 years ago on April 10, forming the beginnings of the Murphy & VanMeter families and a lifelong friendship/connection for all involved. How did we celebrate? Korean food at Mirror of Korea of course:) Followed by ... cupcakes, red wine and a rewatching of their adoption videos. Its amazing to see how much your kids change (while we dont) and all the little "babyisms" that they had. Too much fun.
~ Decompression glass of wine with Tim/Patricks - Have we mentioned how much we LOVE our neighbors?? On the way home from the Gottsackers, we texted the neighbors and asked if they wanted a holiday decompression wine on our deck post the kids going to bed. The resounding answer... YES!! So, at 9pm last night, they walked the backyard with 3 bottles of wine, each with a 1/3 of wine left in them from their hosting of Easter. We drank a glass, compared family traditions, solved a few world problems and headed off to bed with thoughts of a successful weekend in our heads.