Why? Weekends!

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It was a busy weekend outside of the Zippity Zoo Doo fun on Friday. I started my Saturday with my usual yoga-ing with Katie at Harmony Yoga. Starting class out tired sure makes a difference (and not in a good way)! I found class a lot tougher going in with low energy.

Saturday evening, Matthew and I met up with our parents, who took us out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We went to one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Cleveland: Pier W. Not only are the food and service spot-on, but the skyline views are to die for!


For dinner, I chose the king crab legs, which were tender and sweet and just delicious. Matthew had the scallops, with garlic gnocchi, peas, bacon, and golden raisins.


Our desserts were even adorned with a sweet anniversary message.


Just when I thought the evening couldn’t get any better, Mom led us into the bar area to discover a table filled with some of our closest friends, there to surprise us for more anniversary celebrating!


It really does take the love and support of a lot of people to make a life and a relationship work well and I couldn’t have been happier to share time with so many of the people who make my life work well. It was a lovely evening with our families and friends in one of Cleveland’s loveliest spots!

Sunday, after more yoga, I met up with my friend Beth for lunch at the newly-opened Hooley House in Brooklyn. I’ve been to the Hooley House in Mentor and it’s a great spot for sports, beer, and burgers.

Sunday evening, Alicia, Julie, Katie, Holly, and I took a trip back to our younger music days at The Package Tour concert, featuring New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, and 98 Degrees.


We started our girls’ night out with dinner at Bar Cento. With a happy hour that goes until 7pm every day of the week, this is a great spot for a pre-concert bite. We then carpooled to the Q, saving on parking. Cheap wine and cheap(er) parking is a double win in my book!

Then it was time for the concert. I was instantaneously transported back to being this kid:


I kind of wish I could tell the kid I was that 22 years later, you’ll be at another NKOTB concert with some of your dearest friends (different friends) and that life and NKOTB only get better with age!

It was a blast singing along with the songs we grew up loving. I have to admit NKOTB and Boyz II Men have much higher nostalgia factors for me than 98 Degrees does. But all the way around, it was a fun show and I’ll need some time for my voice to recover from singing “The Right Stuff” at the top of my lungs!


How was your weekend? Did you attend The Package Tour?


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