Thursday, July 17, 2008

Casey Should Turn 30 More Often!

Last Friday night, Casey and I got together with some friends to celebrate his 30th birthday. We started the evening at The Black Labrador, a charming, little English pub in Houston. Casey and I had a great time, and I think...I hope...our friends did too. Here are some pics.

Here's one end of our table.
From left to right: Kathy & Doug, Holly (feeling quite at home in this English pub ;), Cat, and Erin & Reed.

On the other end: Peter (he's single, ladies!!!) and the newly engaged Krystle and Blake.

Around the center of the table we have...
Mike and Cat...

Brad and Jessica...

Justin and Brandi...

...and of course, the birthday boy and Yours Truly.

Some party highlights:

Arm wrestling. Um, yes. Mike and Justin were arm wrestling in the middle of the pub. At some other restaurant people might have been a little put out at such rowdy behavior, but at the Black Lab...everyone knows your name and they're always glad you came*....just kidding. No, but really, I think our table and those surrounding got quite a kick out of the contest.

The most hilarious, perfect birthday gift...this T-shirt from
If you can't read the shirt, it says - Christians have the best sects.
HA! Classic! Thanks Brad and Jess!
After dinner we went to our favorite cafe, Brasil's, for coffee and dessert on the patio. The perfect ending to our night. Throughout the whole evening Casey and I were both thinking...1. Why do we not do this more often? This is just good-for-your-soul kinda fun. I think we're gonna start celebrating Casey's birthday once a month. Seriously. And 2. God has blessed us with the most amazing friends. Thanks guys, for properly sending Casey into middle agedness! :)

* Did you get my joke? Those are the lyrics to the Cheers theme song. I know...I'm a dork.

Coffman's...we missed you! Only for baby Ethan would we let you miss such a fun party!!! :)


andi said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday Casey!! I would have said Happy 30 times...but you get the idea! I know I'm late, but I'm glad you had a great time celebrating!!

annette said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you had such a great time w/ friends.

Cynthia said...

We missed you too!! We thought of y'all the whole night! We'll have to do the Black Lab another time. And, I found the white wine at Costco - and of course had to pick up a bottle. :) Thanks for introducing us to it!

Anonymous said...

ha ha! what a great t-shirt! so, so true!! LOL!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASEY! WE LOVE YOU GUYS! You two will always hold a VERY special place in our hearts! May God continue to pour out His blessings on you!

Jenn said...

a couple things i thought while reading this:

1. you look beautiful steph!

2. i wish i was there haha

3. i know crystal - she went to my high school!

Phil said...

Man I hated to miss this! Looks like you guys had a great time. I love that shirt that Casey got, so classic!