happy new year! here’s a big new year’s smooch for you to start your year off
like i said yesterday, we had big plans last night. there was a lot of couch sitting. there was a lot of prosecco drinking. there may have even been some leftover buffalo chicken dip eating. i won’t say for certain. it was a wild and crazy night that was right up my alley. i did wear my new floppy hat to make things feel more festive. see below for proof, and follow me on snapchat for real-time ridiculousness (username: hooleywithaz).
i don’t mean to make Mister Man and i sound so boring. we do sometimes go out and have fun that doesn’t involve putting the baby to bed and sitting on the couch. for example, a few nights ago, we happened to have some free babysitters (hi bridget and mark!) and decided to go try a new restaurant in town, the commodore. it was all booked up but we risked walking in, and it TOTALLY paid off. by the time we had parked the car and walked back to the restaurant, they had a place for us.
this place is a 1920s lounge type place, with a lot of history, so all the seating is lounge seating, big chairs or small cocktail tables. we lucked out and got a table for two tucked in the back of the restaurant. you guys, the cocktails at this place made me sing a hallelujah. i want to go back and try every single one. and the food was great. i wish i had gotten MM’s dinner, because his pork scallopini was ridiculous in the best way. my risotto was pretty bomb too. because it’s us, and we literally can’t go anywhere without seeing people we know, we ran into my cousin and his wife as we walked in AND we sat right next to my old babysitter for dinner, which was such a lovely surprise (hi kelene! thank you for dessert!). minnesota readers, if you are in the mood to try a fun, new place for dinner and drinks, i highly recommend the commodore bar in st. paul.
this weekend we have no plans until sunday, so there will be some house projects and hopefully some relaxing done. on sunday we’re headed up to st. cloud with a few of my cousins for our annual cookie exchange party at my grandma’s. it’s always a good time and i always come back on a sugar high. after all the fun lately, it’s safe to say that the next week is going to feel very long, but all in all, 2016 is going to start out pretty great.
i hope the first day of your year is wonderful (and hopefully not too hungover), and that all of your resolutions stick for the whole year. but even if they don’t make it past the first week, i’ll still like you because you’re great.
happy new year with love!