Archive for December 2011
While we were on our assignment in Joplin, MO, Skyler bid his 20′s good-bye and turned the big 3-0 on September 17th. He actually had the day off this year plus a few extra days so we had lots of time to celebrate. Now if you remember, our nephew, Landyn, was born on the 15th. So we stayed in West Plains until the evening of the 16th when they were released from the hospital, and then we headed to Neosho to stay with Sky’s parents. They made a big lunch for him on his birthday and we spent the day with them, and then we made our way down to NW Arkansas to party it up with our friends.
We met a big group of people at Buffalo Wild Wings, Skyler’s favorite restaurant/bar. It was awesome because we got to see several friends we hadn’t seen in over a year, so it was great catching up with everyone and having a blast celebrating Sky’s birthday. (excuse the bad iphone pics…we were more worried about having fun that taking good pictures as you can see)
After dinner and a few beers we headed back to Billy’s house (one of Sky’s best friends) for games and more drinkin’. We laughed a lot and really enjoyed catching up and spending time with everybody. I did feel kind of bad that I didn’t have a huge blow-out party for his 30th like I had wanted. But trying to plan a party around the unknown birth-date of our nephew was proved impossible. So I plan to do it up big for him next year to make up for this year. But regardless, I think he had fun.
The next day we headed back to Neosho and met Sky’s parents at Sam’s Cellar for one more celebration dinner. Skyler and I had never been there before. Neosho is a super small town just south of Joplin, so not the kind of place you would expect a cool bar/restaurant, but this place was actually awesome! It’s located in the downtown area and just has a super cool vibe. Very sleek and stylish, but still laid back. And of course the boys enjoyed having our own TV in the booth. We ordered the Italian Nachos appetizer and a few pizza’s and all were excellent! If you are ever in Neosho I definitely recommend this place for dinner or to just grab a drink with some friends.
Skyler has officially been in his 30′s for 3 months now…but don’t worry, he still doesn’t act it! LOL