July is the months of birthdays for us. Within about a 10 day span we have the birthdays of: Carol (my mother-in-law), Auntie Jen, Goody, my dad, & Ian.
Goody, Carol, Ted and Uncle Jason all came to Atlanta for the weekend to celebrate.
Goody is friends with Governor Howard Dean (whose campaign in NH used her house as a headquarters when it first started). Gov. Dean was in town for a rally yesterday... so he wanted to wish Goody a happy birthday in person. The gang drove downtown to meet his bus as it arrived. Since Goody knew his staff, the gang got to wait where his bus was pulling up; Ben got to meet Gov. Dean and Mayor Franklin.
Ben was upset that they couldn't stay for the whole rally but then everyone had to hurry off to get to the opera.
We got great tickets to La Boheme -- tables by the stage at an outdoor amphitheater. We pre-ordered wine and picnic baskets... This was the first opera experience for both Ben and Ian. Ben loved it. He wants to go to another opera. Ian enjoyed it, too! Hmm... now I need to look into more opera tickets!