Monday, December 1, 2014

#9 - Take My Family Out To Dinner

For the first time in 6 years, I made it back to Minnesota for Thanksgiving.  One of the big highlights of the time was taking my family out to dinner.  This may not seem like a big deal to most people, but it is to me.  With my parents always treating the family to dinners throughout my life, and with my brother occasionally offering as well, I wanted to have that moment.  I've never financially been in a situation where I can do things like that, so I wanted to save for the opportunity to treat my family to something fun.

With my brother's suggestion, my parents, my brother, Kristen and I went to Smack Shack in downtown Minneapolis.  We each ordered our own dishes, but it ended up being pretty family style - everyone trying things that everyone else ordered, and there was lots of great conversation and laughter.

This was exactly what I had in mind when I put this on the list - a fun, enjoyable feast with the family.

It was perfect.