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Steph and Barb's visit

Blogger frustration. Doesn't it annoy you when you finish a post and realize that you left out a couple of pictures, and you have wasted enough time that you don't want to redo the whole thing? Well, here's a picture that falls in that category, my friends Stephanie and Barb, enjoying getting their mani-pedis after a long plane flight. Totally out of order from my post below, but oh, well. And I also realized that somehow I didn't add a picture of Barb in the pool yet, so here's proof that she took a dip at least once with us. Now you can read where the post was supposed to start, following this picture.
Welcome to Austin, Barbara and Stephanie, my two good buddies from Colorado!
You know how it is when you often invite friends and family to come visit you and usually they say they will. But they never do? Well, when I texted one of my friends and told her that our kids were in Colorado for 19 days, and that she should come visit, she took me up on the offer! And called another good friend of ours to come along! I was so happy to have guests! I took a lot of pictures, but they're posted in reverse order of their stay. We ate out a lot and one of the last places I took them was Rudy's, which Stephanie loved the most.
They thought the moist brisket was amazing, along with the creamed corn and new potatoes.
The kids were happy to come home from Colorado and it was nice that Barb and Stephanie could have one night here with our kids too, since they haven't seen them in years.
Christopher's fun personality is always a big hit with everyone who knows him. Here he is with Barb (above). And with Stephanie (below).
Barb was demonstrating her velcro curlers styling tip with us.
Stephanie is relaxing after we hit the pool for a while on one of the hottest days of the summer.
We ate breakfasts at home, but most of the other meals out, which was a nice treat.
We enjoyed some mediocre live music at Gumbo's on Friday night, but the ambiance was pleasant.
Here's the quote-un-quote talent, a Michigan Texan transplant, that hopefully has a day job.
Luckily, the deep fried crawfish and spinach dip appetizer was above average.
We spent a good chunk of time shopping, something that my two hard-working CPA friends, don't do too often at home, so this was a treat for them.
We realized that all three of us had chain marks from our bike ride on the backs of our legs, even after we showered and got cleaned up. Oops--we missed a spot!
After the three of went on a ten-mile bike ride (wimps...I wanted to go farther, but they had issues with the 103 degree temperature for some reason), and the pool was beckoning us, so we could not resist.
They were loving life and both kept saying they felt like they were in a tropical paradise, and want to return some time with their husbands.
What an awesome time the three of us had together.
I rode my new road bike, Stephanie used my mountain bike, and Barb rode on Christopher's nice new mountain bike. It was a scorching day, but they loved the bike ride I took them on.
Here we are before the bike ride, enjoying our poolside breakfast.
I took close up pictures for their Facebook profile pictures, since neither had one. Here's Barb.
And here's Stephanie! Thank you for coming to visit me from Colorado and Utah! You both made my month! It means a lot to me that two of my sweet girlfriends from when we lived in Colorado nine years ago, took the time to come see me! I love you both! Kelly and I enjoyed having you in our home for a few days.


i seriously need to just come take a vacation at your house!! looks like it's always a fun time! i love having visitors. how fun that you got to enjoy a couple of your good friends for a couple of days!
Shana said…
Beautiful friends... looks like a great time. Can Paige and I make a reservation or should we just come over???
Kelly said…
Come on over, Shana and Paige! No need to go to Hotwire or Travelocity or Priceline!
Aubrey Michelle said…
I loved meeting Barb in SLC! It looks like you guys had a blast!
~ Tina said…
how fun! Reminds me a touch of you visiting me in Seattle... fun girl times! p.s. I love your b&w dishes!

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