Thursday, February 09, 2006

Early Valentines

We actually celebrated Valentine's Day OUT this year!! Yes, we did it early, but Colonel John Hannibal Smith of the A-Team used to say, "I love it when a plan comes together!" A fun night with my favorite girl.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to our dear friends Libby and Wes for offering to baby-sit for us!! It's not often we are able to get sitters for four kids.

We started the evening with a fantastic dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Germantown, Yia-Yia's Euro Bistro. Then it was over to the Germantown Performing Arts Center to our front-row balcony seats for 90 minutes of Spyro Gyra. OK...yes, I know I just dated myself and I'm now officially OLD, but one of the genres of music that Diane and I really like is often called Smooth Jazz. When we were dating in Atlanta back in the late 1980's we'd often drive around and listen to Jazz Flavors, a night-time radio segment on a local station there. Spyro Gyra was often a featured artist.

It was a very nice, relaxing evening away from the chaotic world of Chateau Smith. The music was great, and it's nice to see people doing for a career something that they truly enjoy doing. As Jay Beckenstein, one of the founding members of Spyro Gyra, quipped during the show, "we've had one hit (Morning Dance) and have made it last for over 20 years..." Happy Valentine's Day Lady Di!

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