Thursday, June 16, 2011

Visitors Already!

With the Hubs away, I knew I might get a little stir crazy. Blessings came in the form of two friends and a baby!

Expecting to help me around the house, they [hopefully] got to relax and soak in the city and all its fun and convenience.

We visited fun stores that aren't available in Kansas, the fun downtown area of Clayton, and some beautiful homes. It was great for me to get to explore the city, too!

Clark was a champ, chillin' in the stroller and attracting all sorts of attention. It's all that chubs.

We taught Clark about hills by giving him a little free-fall downhill. No worries. The stroller was stopped shortly after grandma's relief.

Turns out Ransom loves Clark, too. A little bit more than we would like. Between Clark's sounds and our higher-pitched voices when we spoke to Clark, Ransom couldn't stay away and really loves the way he tastes [ahem]. When forced to stay away, he cried along with Clark, even at one point howling to the sound of his cries.

It was so good to see them. It makes me think they don't really live a whole 7 hours away.

After a fun trip to Trader Joe's, Brenda cooked us dinner. It was amazing:

 Caprese Salad with kumatoes [brown tomatoes], creamy mozzarella, fresh basil, and drizzled olive oil. Oh my, it was so yummy.

 Tandori naan and persian cucumbers with hummus and cucumber dip. This hummus was perfect and the naan so soft and sweet.

Baked salmon in a delicious sauce [sesame oil, cooking sherry, soy sauce, green onions and ginger]. Also really good, and I've never liked salmon until I tried this. This salmon was "meaty" and I couldn't taste the fish, so I will definitely try this on my own. Thanks Brenda!

I am so thankful for the visit. It was great to see friends and familiar faces and I know it will be a while before it happens again.

Thanks ladies!


Audrey said...

you look so pretty in the pic in this post!! and that food looks like quite something

amyc said...

What a fun girls trip and such a treat! Hope to make it up there in the coming months to see you would make for a fun place to visit!
Oh, and I think I'll be paying a visit to Brenda's house for dinner sometime soon. That looked amazing! :)
- Amy

Anonymous said...

Can I come over for dinner?! :) Have you tried Mahi Mahi? It's a meaty fish like Salmon. Grilled fish usually helps with good flavor too. How's the new digs?
Mrs Y.

Brenda said...

Hey Heather, Thanks for such a great time!! I thought we were coming out to lend a helping hand in your new home....what fun to go exploring with you. You are so really posted the pics of the dinner we shared. The meal tasted good, but the company was great!! I am sure Richard made it home safe and sound. How were the cupcakes?? How's the program working for Ransom?