So much on my mind tonight, but it's all just kind of running together so here goes...
Last week Chris and I celebrated our eighth anniversary. We had lunch at Classic Cup where I really would have fought him for the last bite of Goat and Garlic (but being the great husband he is, he let me have it). It's a roasting of goat cheese and garlic, served with a spicy tomato sauce and olive oil bruschetta. It's one of our favorite appetizers in all of Kansas City.
After lunch we stopped by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
We both loved David Bates : The Katrina Paintings. Admission is free and it's a great, little afternoon getaway to help you beat the heat.
And speaking of beating the heat...we also visited Glacé Artisan Ice Cream, the newest venture of famed Kansas City chocolatier Christopher Elbow. I could have sampled every flavor and I think they actually would have let me, but I settled on Fleur de Sel Caramel and Salted Pretzel. Chris had the Venezuelan Dark Chocolate and the surprisingly sophisticated Peanut Butter and Jelly. I wasn't expecting to like that one, but it was incredible!
To celebrate Father's Day we spent a few days camping at Crawford State Park. Stop trying to wipe the smudges from your screens, people. This is not a typo. I camp. In a tent. Outside. For real. And I'll swear on the last bite of Goat and Garlic. It was crazy hot, but we had a good time. It's always nice to get away and just spend time together.
My birthday is coming up and I like to start celebrating early. What better way to celebrate than to buy myself an early birthday gift, right? I ordered this gorgeous necklace from CuteAbility. You can't tell in this image, but it's on a 24 inch chain and she's going to add two more chains to bulk it up a bit. I've already started planning an outfit around the necklace. Everyone knows the foundation of every great outfit is either shoes or jewelry! Can't wait for it to arrive. Will post a pic of the final piece when it comes.
And tonight, I had my first Mexican Coke, which may explain why I'm so wound up. How have I, Heather Morrow who speaks to NO ONE until she's had a Coke in the morning, never had a MEXICAN Coke? Have you tried it? It's like Heaven in a bottle.
Oh, and P.S. - I hate raccoons. Before my fast, little fingers could click the publish button I heard a noise coming from my back yard. I swear I heard my patio furniture moving around and then I heard glass break. HELLO, FULL ON FREAK OUT!!! The husband is on duty and the kids are at grandma's so I called 911. The three officers that responded found two raccoons had moved a wrought iron table on the back porch to get to the glass jar where we keep our cat food. They knocked the jar down the stairs and were enjoying a lovely, late night meal while I was inside having a heart attack. EFFING RACCOONS!
I'll be sharing a couple of recent sessions this week so stay tuned.