Last Saturday, family and friends gathered for my guy’s birthday celebration or, as he was calling it, “Jeff’s 35th Birthday and a Once in a Lifetime Event.” Thanks to all the talented cooks we know, there was way more food than we needed and it was all super delicious! We also got a keg of Kona Brewing Company’s Longboard Lager, which we barely made a dent in—apparently, we’re not nearly the lushes we thought we were. The celebration started in the early afternoon, and went well into the evening. As the sun dipped down and the string lights cast their soft glow over the backyard, several friends picked up instruments and treated us to some tunes. It really was a perfect celebration.