So we start planning. And that is how we, invariably, end up with every weekend from January to April booked up. That's fine with me - I like having plans - but I think it might be smart for us to give it more of a long-view approach. Plan way ahead. Decide, roughly, on the best excuses for a party every month and go from there.
So that's what I'm going to do - right here:
- January: Chinese New Year celebration (costumes! Chinese food!)
- February: Valentine's Day wine tasting (prizes!)
- March: St. Patrick's Day (obviously. In our house, this involves more than one weekend.)
- April: Maybe the return of the Sunday all-day brunch? Grilled cheese party?
- May: Memorial Day! Last year we spent all day Sunday at Boordy, then came back to our house to grill steaks at night. I think that's a good way to kick off summer.
- June: Our annual beach trip!
- July: Fourth of July - parade and cookout
- August: This past year, we had a boys/girls weekend at the end of August. The boys played poker at Jen and Bill's and the girls and kids came over here for a sleepover. It was great.
- September: Labor Day (at the beach). Plus, Dixon's birthday.
- October: This year, it'll be Tom and Cail's wedding in New Orleans. But maybe next year we'll revive the barn party, which was so much fun.
- November: Mock Thanksgiving (plus real Thanksgiving, of course)
- December: The double-birthday (Kit and Cooper) and Christmas parties, of course.