This year has been a milestone for many of my friends as we all turn 40 this year. I'm happy that so many of us have remained dear friends over the years and that we've all had some amazing lives that have included building our families, moving to new places, jobs that have been rewarding and growing and learning so much about ourselves. Mostly, it's nice to reach that age when you feel comfortable enough with yourself that the world becomes a welcomed back drop as a opposed to a judging audience.
We spent the evening with our dear friend Pat in Berkeley where he spent the early part of the day doing one of those escape rooms (failed) and had dinner at The California Pizza Kitchen (yum). We met up with them later in the night where we took them to Skates on the Bay and had dessert and drinks. We talked and laughed and caught up with one another. To be honest, we don't feel "old" - we talk and laugh like we did in high school. It's easy. It's fun. It's like home. Having friends like that are precious. So, despite time and distance, hold on to them. Happy birthday my friend!
Junior, Me, Pat and Lisa
So chilly and windy! Gaaah, is it even July?!
Junior, Me, Pat, Lisa, Ryan and Charity