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A Wonderful Weekend Away

I went to Little Rock this weekend to visit wonderful friends. I stayed with Kelly and Eric. I have known Kelly since I was 2 years old. When I was single, I used to visit them all the time. Now that I have kids, it is hard to get way and see them. It brought back a lot of good memories to travel to Little Rock on Saturday. I feel so at home with Kelly and Eric. Kelly is a great hostess!!!!!!!!! This is their daughter Lauren with the two dogs.
Kelly and Eric have some fancy taste. They are both gourmet cooks. When I visit Kelly it is a bit like country mouse going to visit city mouse. I wanted to show you in a couple of pictures what I mean:
This is Kelly's honey. (fancy) Check out the tea set. She served me red tea. I had never heard of such.

This is my honey.(common)
This is Kelly's cheese. Kelly asked me if I wanted cheese on my asparagus. This is what she did, grated real parmesan cheese.
This would be my parmesan.

They cooked scallops on a salt plate. They were incredible!!!!!!! Ever heard of a salt plate????????????? It was just a big block of salt. Kelly also made risotto from scratch. I think I have made that for my family compliments of Rice a Roni.

Kelly and Eric's food never disappoints and I always learn about something new in the cooking world.
Logan competed in a Chess tournament on Saturday and got 3rd place! Way to go Logan.
Here is Kelly, master of the kitchen. I love the fun colors in her house.
Kelly and I saw The Blindside. That makes my third time and I STILL LOVE it!
Another treat of the weekend was to go to church with Josh and Hillary. Josh is a youth minister in Little Rock. They are always just delightful to be around. Hillary gave me some ear candles. Ever used those????????? I introduced Hillary to them several years ago. (I think I was the one)
The fun couple!

Best part of my weekend: Steve kept the girls!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sooooo loved my mini retreat.


Lauren said…
I'm so glad you got to get away Laurie for the weekend. It's good for the soul!!!! But I know it was probably nice to get back to your man and the girls :)

Next stop, Atlanta.... It's going to be a blast!!
The Ormons said…
Sounds like you had a really nice time and it was nice to get away. I know you are glad to be home back to your girls and Steve also.
Hillary said…
Loved your GV honey!! Hilarious! So good to see you this weekend!
Angie said…
fun! i don't know if you were able to get my reply back...i hope so. btw the blind side is my movie of the year...besides princess and the frog and cloudy with a chance of meatballs of course..ha!
Rebekah said…
You crack me up! I will always credit you for introducing me to ear candles! Glad you got a fun weekend away!
Karen said…
Hilarious....LOVE your parmesan cheese...the same brand that is in my pantry :)
Kelly said…
I'm glad you got to get away and jealous you saw Hillary.
I'm laughing at your comparisons - they are the same as mine!
Unknown said…
Laurie, I am SO glad you and Kelly had a great time together. Yes, I have to admit, my sister is a great cook! I tell Kelly and Eric all the time they need to be on food network someday! :)
The B's said…
I LOVE ear candles. I just bought some that I need to use...they are the best!
Sugar said…
How funny! I love the Honey and Parmesean Cheese!! Also, can you tell us about the ear candles AND a salt table? I must be in the dark. I've heard of the ear candles (I think) but I've never known anyone to use them. Do they work?
Angie said…
hey! this is the only way i know how to reply. my email is do know beth very well! love, love her. thanks! and hope you get this.
Lynette said…
Sounds like a great time. We all need a little retreat now and then! I would be the country mouse too!
Teresa said…
It is always nice to get away and to do so visiting friends is even better! I loved Blindside!!! Definitely my favorite lately!

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