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Brain Purge

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.

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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 GlacĂ© 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.

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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. 

Cuteability necklace

And tonight, I had my first Mexican
, 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.

Kirsty - June 24, 2010 - 10:13 am

OMG! The racoon incident would have been so me too! Thanks for a laugh this morning!

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