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Extraviganza!

May 29, 2007

We had a stellar weekend
It started Friday when Micah got home from Pittsburg and like a night on a shining silver horse he brought home my suburban with a working air conditioner. We took the kids over to the neighbors and headed to Chrisman Mill for our Tuscan-style dinner. We got a little lost on the way, which always stresses me out, but we got there. The atmosphere was great, there were only 10 other people, the french doors were open, and in between courses we went outside and did a little stargazing. The food was good and there was a ton of it. I think we ate for nearly 3 hours!! The wine was a little on the green side but Micah had a little tete-a-tete with the winemaker about it and he fessed up, he said that they didn’t have a very good crop and had to do a lot of blending. And due to Micah’s bold move we scored our first taste of tank wine. It was the 2005 that they hadn’t bottled yet, it tasted much better than the stuff they served with dinner so we will anticipate when they finally get around to bottling this vintage.

Saturday we bummed around and took a late afternoon nap (5-7), this was a mistake because the kids did not want to go back to bed, but we couldn’t resist.

Sunday Micah went on a 6am bike ride, then we headed off to church, then went to an evening BBQ with some new friends. It’s always fun to be around new people, even though I feel as if my social skills have plummeted since having children. Sometimes I feel like Tommy from Rugrats. I think I’m talking very plainly but everyone else just hears babbles. That mixed with the fact that I usually look a little haggard, and well, I just don’t feel like the life of the party. But we were received warmly and a few brave souls even tried our Paint Thinner Bloody Mary’s, and if you wonder what’s in them….here you go
Tomato Juice-half bottle
V-8 Hot-half bottle
3 tbsp. Lemon Juice
3 tbsp. Lime Juice
1 tbsp. Celery Salt
1 tbsp. Lemon Pepper
1 tbsp. Dill Weed
1 tbsp. Horseradish
1 tbsp. Picapepper Sauce
1 tbsp. Tiger Sauce
1 tbsp. Tabasco
1 tbsp. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
1 tbsp. Sriacha Sauce
2 tbsp. Worchester Sauce
Pickled Jalapenos (equal to one whole)
Vodka half a 1/5+-

Monday we slept until 9!!!!!!! Gentry slept from 8-9, it was freaking awesome! There was more bumming and then we went to another BBQ. But unlike the BBQ the day before our kids were the only ones there and the house wasn’t childproof. So we were nervous wrecks who spent most of our time trying to keep Grey out of trouble and Gentry happy. So we left about 7, came home and had a drink.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. The Colonel permalink
    May 29, 2007 6:37 pm

    We are glad you guys were able to make it on Sunday afternoon! And Thank You Thank You Thank You for the bloody mary recipe! However, I wish I had the recipe Monday morning. It would have come in handy.

    Hope to see you guys soon!

  2. Mrs. Needham permalink
    May 29, 2007 7:33 pm

    Ya, from the pics it looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Wish we could have stayed longer, next time we’ll come sans kiddos.

  3. laura_harv permalink
    May 30, 2007 12:32 am

    Hey…I am so glad you guys had fun (but johnny and Baby missed you…you would not believe the deleted scenes on the new DVD)! Ok- Who has the next b-day…we will go do a VERY extensive barrel tasting w/ John Pitcock at Talon. I had no idea you all had never done one or I would have seen to it that you had! We need to get together soon (If you are daring enough to subject your children again-lol, no but really)!

  4. Mrs. Needham permalink
    May 30, 2007 2:10 am

    Micah’s is in Nov. and mines in Dec. but Grey’s is in August…does that count.

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