Last Friday night we had the privilege of attending the annual SPE Mardi Gras Charity Event! This is an event hosted by the young professionals chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers as a fundraiser for the Willow Springs Boys Ranch.
Usually it entails a night of drinks, dinner, socializing with friends, a silent auction, and maybe even some dancing! This is one of the few “black tie optional” events that Dwyatt and I attend each year, and we truly look forward to it each February. What’s not to like about a night where you get to give to an amazing organization while dressing up, hanging out with friends, and coming home with our “winnings” from the auction! This year we won a case of very nice wine, some tickets to the musical Stomp, and some other gift cards to some local restaurants!
Also, this year some of the girls and I decided to wear masks! Such fun! Made me feel like I truly belonged in New Orleans! Maybe next year
Although it’s late, I wanted to recap our Valentines Day this year. Dwyatt was actually working on Valentines, and I was taking a midterm on Financial Derivatives. Thrilling, I know.
We actually celebrated the weekend before Valentines. In the midst of studying for the upcoming midterm, Dwyatt surprised me with an afternoon couples message & an awesome dinner at PF Changs! The message was the perfect gift after the stressful week we had, and we truly just enjoyed a relaxed evening together.
On Tuesday morning I got a call from the receptionist at work to say I had flowers waiting for me! This was the first time I have ever had flowers delivered to work and I was so excited! 2 dozen beautiful roses were awaiting me in the lobby, and I was beaming all day. What a wonderful husband I have. I’m so lucky to have a guy who does great things for me all year round, not just in mid-February. I’m such a lucky girl!!
Yes, I may have gone a little overboard photographing the flowers… however I blame my amazing friend Ashley for introducing me to Diptic, the best iPhone photo app ever (or at least since the discovery of Instagram)!