Friday evening we continued the Restaurant Odyssey.
|I think Aaron's eyes are closed as he remembers "the best cocktail ever."|
Saturday we woke up to the news that our neighbor Amy's sister had died, very suddenly and unexpectedly. Julie was only 56, she'd been married for 33 years and had three children and one grandchild, with two more on the way. Amy and her family are what we call framily (friends who are family, per Steph) and we are shocked and saddened by this loss. It's also another reminder to not take life for granted and to savor every moment we have together.
|Julie (second from left) with her sisters and her daughters, June 2013|
Later on Saturday, we went for lunch/brunch with another couple to Hangover Easy.
|Left, my cinnamon french toast with praline pecan topping. Right, Theresa prepares her pancake (it's a gift).|
Sunday we did some chores, which for Aaron included working in the garden:
We had a late lunch/early dinner at another Restaurant Odyssey stop, Arch City Tavern. Later in the evening we gathered the troops to rally around Amy and her husband Colin. It's so good to be able to mix laughter with the tears.
And just to end this post on a happy note, here are various pictures of the cats.