On Saturday night, Greg and I dropped Ben off at my parents so that we could attend a dinner/charity auction that my friend Jamie (and her mom) put together each year. In October 2010, Jamie's sister Jessica passed away from a rare condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). In her memory, they have done such a fantastic job of raising money for local schools and teacher education grants, as Jessica was so passionate about teaching and about applying for grants in order to better her students' learning experience.
We arrived at the Crystal Lake Clubhouse in Woodinville that evening and could not believe what a beautiful venue it was. We enjoyed some wine, a delicious Italian dinner and were able to bid on some amazing prizes.
While we were out having a wonderful time, Ben was having a meltdown over at Grandma and Grandpas! I was so surprised when I got a call around 8 pm informing me that Ben had been crying, inconsolably, for 45 minutes straight. He apparently did not like that he was approaching bedtime with neither his mom or dad there with him. Oy.
We wrote a blank check, made a quick exit, and picked up our little baby (who had fallen asleep a few minutes before we arrived - of course). I find it amusing that as I am starting to finally get comfortable about leaving him for a night out, he suddenly has a problem with it. Oh well! We did have a fun couple of hours!
Later that night we learned that we were the top bidder on a 1 week stay at a condo in Palm Springs! Yippie! We are planning a trip down there for later this Fall.