Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery. We hadn't been there before; it was really good. We sampled some wines (he prefers sweet, I prefer a dry red) and ordered our favorite of the bunch to go along with dinner, a thin crust artichoke and brie pizza. Yum!
It's pretty amazing how much joy new pillowcases can bring me.
I laughed when I saw this.
It made me think of the fruit salads that Kaitlin used to make. (Not because of the wine part, but because of the fruit salad part.)
When Kaitlin was little, The Wiggles were popular. They might still be popular, I don't know. Thankfully I don't know.
Of course Kaitlin would want to make fruit salad every day. It was her specialty!
I wanted to encourage her desire to work in the kitchen, so I let her make her fruit salad to accompany whatever dinner we were having. At first I directed her fruit salad making. But then, as she became more confident, I let her make her own fruit salad concoctions.
When she thought it was a good idea to add American cheese to the salad, I let her know that I doubted if it belonged in a fruit salad.
When she declared that she wanted to add lunch meat, I explained that she'd crossed the line. And yet, she was so insistent! And so excited about her fruit salad ingredient choices!
How could I say no?
That is the year JD and I were front runners for the Academy Award in the category of: Best Acting as we ate Kaitlin's "fruit" salad with anything she could think to put in it.
All our friends who came for dinner and were served fruit/luncheon meat/cheese/peanut salad were like this:
but Kaitlin was like this:
So for me it was a win.
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I had to steal this picture of my sister's because look at this!:
At her birthday lunch (which I sadly was not at) she met Bill Murray who was eating at the same restaurant not far from them. How cool is that?
She approached him for a photo, telling him that it was her birthday, and he shoved his chair away from the table and slapped his knee and told her to sit down. Then he told his friends he was with to take a picture with his camera, too. My mom was taking a picture of them and he told her to sit down on his other knee. So that is the story behind this photo.
I can't believe my little sister is 35. Crayzee. And then mom told me that my little brother is turning 40 this year. I was like WHAT?!
Time marches on.
I'm @annebickle linking up with @jeannettg for InstaFriday.