We admit that last year’s everyone-into-the-pool garden party raised the bar pretty high. While no cell phones drowned at this year’s party, we all enjoyed kicking back and relaxing.

Our garden party started off hot, but ended up being a pretty perfect night. There were conversations and laughs. Hula hooping and white-girl dancing. And a gorgeous full moon lighting our pool time. It was the Greteman Group mental-wellness night.

Even though we now have the image of Todd Gimlin in tight, cut-off Daisy Dukes forever burnt into our brains and suffer feelings of inadequacy after seeing Jenny Wiley demonstrate her crazy-good hula-hooping skills, the party just reaffirmed that, despite workday stresses, we really are a close-knit group who genuinely like one another.