Saturday, August 2, 2008

Family Fun Weekend Part 2

Last weekend to continue the family fun, we had Steve, Sharon Brittany, Eric and Chloe come to stay with us. They arrived on Friday afternoon around 4pm and I left work early to meet them. They were excited to meet Max and we were all interested to see how he would deal with having their three year old Pomapoo (Pomeranian Poodle Mix) Chloe here. We stayed in on Friday night and the puppies got a chance to get friendly with each other. Chloe has a long, curly tag that Max took interest in at once. She had to be convinced that playing with him was fun but I think they both enjoyed it.

On Saturday morning the guys played the longest game of golf ever….9:30 tee time and they got home around 3pm. They blamed it on a slow party in front of them. Brittany and I went to spinning class at the gym in the morning and then all the girls went to tea at McGuffs Tea Emporium in downtown Fayetteville. This was my first tea but it is a family tradition and we had a wonderful time. The tea (Republic of Tea) was very enjoyable and the food was awesome, I can’t wait to go back! After our very pleasant meal, we spent time checking out all the shops in the downtown. We got some great wine at Bob and Sherree’s Wine shop that was just delicious! They were offering tastings on Saturday afternoon and we just couldn’t resist.

Sunday was a lazy day with shopping and TV watching…perfect activities for the hot, humid day. Chris’s parents and siblings stayed until Monday morning until I left for work and they started the trek back to Ohio. It’s so nice to have guests and we truly enjoyed having them stay with us! Unfortunately, I was having such a great time I forgot to take photos. Once I get some from Steve and Sharon, I’ll post them.

PS. We made a great appetizer that everyone should try: Baked Brie. Take a chunk of Brie cheese and wrap it up in Pillsbury crescent roll dough, be sure to seal all seems and perforations. Brush with a mixture of melted butter and honey. Top with slivered almonds. Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes until golden brown. Baste with more butter/honey mixture once while baking and when removed from oven. Let cool a few minutes and serve.

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