After a whirlwind few days of Xmas celebrations, food competitions and battling some strange December weather - our next task on the list....celebrating Dan turning 30 in style.
We headed to our favorite condo in Chicago on Sunday December 27th.
We spent the afternoon/evening relaxing. On Monday the birthday celebrating began...Frkol was the first to arrive with Starbucks in hand! Then we trekked to a shoe store in Andersonville where Dan snagged a sweet new pair of boots from my parents for his b-day. A stop at Macy's to see the tree and we were ready to party!
Our good friends Joe and Jenny were in town from NYC as was our friend Marla from Atlanta. They came to the condo for a few cocktails and see Connor before we hit the town. First stop of the night....Whirlyball. (www.whirlyball.com) If you haven't played and you live in the Chicagoland area...it's a must. I'm pretty sure I did NOT stop laughing for the full two hours we were there. There were 22 of us total and what a blast we had. (and I have the bruises to prove it!) After we had officially given each other whiplash (I think we have TJ to thank for most of that) we headed to Howl a the Moon. (www.howlatthemoon.com) Howl at the Moon is a dueling piano bar and just NEVER disappoints - it's always a good time. Whether it was Dan or Keith taking over the floor in front of the stage for Footloose or Frkol dancing with randoms or Amy jamming to Shoop it was a great time. My fellow Milwaukeens will appreciate the large quantities of Miller Lite consumed....we try to do our part! :) Dan didn't stop smiling and laughing the entire night - I'll consider that a total success. (though for those that know him well - this isn't a hard task....he's always an optimist and usually the one making the rest of us laugh!)
Here is a short recap of the fabulous night - I have a feeling the next 30 years will be even better! Happy Birthday Dano!