That’s right, last weekend we celebrated our birthday girl Kristi with a VIP beergarden experience, some manual labor and a little sunshine!
We kicked off our weekend celebration at KC Bier Company. The patio was hopping (wink) and we were lucky enough to have reserved tables placed in the shade. We enjoyed live music and a wonderful evening.
When we mentioned we had a reserved table were were not exagerating. As the evening winded down some of the fellas were playing in the children's area...
Saturday morning UA had an elaborate plan to surprise Kristi by showing up at her house with champagne, brunch and plants to plant in all her outdoor planters. Surprise!!! Andrea unfortunately had to work last minute so she was only there poppin bottles in spirit.
Leslie slaving over the stove while Kristi and Steph were slaving over the plants. Again, Andrea evading manual labor while 'working' in an air condistionaed office.
Once the surprise planting party wrapped up, Kristi, Steph and Andrea headed to the lake. We are lucky that Kristi's mom, Carla, is so awesome and for some reason likes having us around. She hosts large groups at her home at Lake Tapawingo where we swim, fish, boat, lounge, grill, and drink. There are always lots of laughs and plenty of memories made. Generally the last weekend in May the water is so cold only pups and children dare jump in, this year everyone was begging to get in the water to cool down! Heatwave coming through!
The sunset at the lake is pretty incredible. We are fortunate to share these experiences together, adventures in our own backyard.
From the UA crew we hope Kristi had a fantastic birthday weekend. We love celebrating oneanother and birthdays are the best excuse of all to spoil eachother.
Clearly Kristi's birthday corresponds with Memorial Day weekend. It is super convenient when her request is to celebrate at the lake for a long weekend. It is important we also note the importance of Memorial Day. While it is great to get a 3 day weekend and enjoy time with friends and family I was looking for some insight regarding the full meaning of Memorial Day. I turned to a friend, ,Tarrah Speer Lee, as she stated it quite simply on her social media accounts.
"Today we honor the fallen warriors who have given the ultimate sacrifice and have died for their country in active military service. It is not a day to thank those who served, rather, a day to remember their comrades who have fallen, to be grateful for those who gave their all, to say prayers for their families, to observe a moment of silence and to know that there are thousands of people who put their lives on the line daily for something greater than themselves.
So on this Memorial Day- it’s ok to spend time with family and friends and enjoy a long weekend- while also recognizing those who have lost their lives and the families they have left behind. They are the ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice."
Thank you to all who have sacrificed for our country, because of these heroes we are able to live our lives filled with friends, family, and celebrations.
Happy Birthday Kristi, we think you are pretty great!