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Fun Times with Friends

Posted on January 6, 2019 by under Events, Food and Drink, Things to Do.    

Brian and I had a bit of fun over holiday break. We got to hang out with some friends we don’t normally get to hang out with. First was the the annual beer gift exchange at the Smiths, who are always such fabulous hosts.

Here are some pictures from that evening…

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This is a pic of me and Jeff, our friend who sometimes joins us for breakfast and coffee chat. We met him through Twitter over ten years ago.

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This is a pic of me and Cindy, another Twitter friend.

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This is one of the beer gifts (click to watch the video).

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This is Laura, taking her turn (click to watch the video).

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Just a silly Boomerang (click to watch the video).

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Brian is so good at the group selfies. It was a super fun night. And, although I didn’t participate in the beer gift exchange, I did get to sample some beers and found some that I actually enjoyed — much to my surprise.

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The next night we went on a double date with the Dills (above). I had some Illuminations passes from work that I’d been trying to use. The four of us were actually supposed to go to Illuminations a few weeks ago when we went to have dinner with them at the ramen place but it was cold and rainy and none of us felt like going so we ended up enjoying some wine at their place instead. It was a good night to stay indoors.

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It worked out that the four of us were free and we actually had nice weather this night. Except, it seemed everyone in Wichita had the same idea. Botanica was ridiculously packed.

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Still, we got some nice photos courtesy of Jay’s fancy, new Pixel phone. It has a front-facing wide-angle lens that’s perfect for group selfies.

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The was s’mores for the kiddos and child-at-heart.

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Just a goofy pic with the giant bird’s nest.

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After Illuminations we went to dinner at the Hill where Mama Dill met up with us.

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Here are some pictures of dinner…

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A couple of things that we didn’t get pictures of are the chicharrones and the beignets. You know Brian and I cannot go to the Hill without getting chicharrones. They are just so good and so fresh. Anyway, we scarfed them up before I could get a photo. Then, we had beignets for dessert and we also ate those before I could get a photo. Overall we had an amazing time.

To top it off, the Dills picked up our dinner tab, which was so generous and unexpected. Thanks, guys!

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