Sunday, October 6, 2013

Simple Pleasures

For me, it's the simple things in life which give me the greatest pleasure ~ family, friends, home cooking, name just a few ~

We were blessed this past week with a visit by our "other family" from Phoenix.  Nancy, Ashley and the twins arrived on Monday.   Kiki and I met up with them at La Encantada....

Ashley had never seen Schotzie "in action" at the MAC store, so this called for a little retail therapy  ~

Then it was time for LUNCH!

We headed up the plaza to North, where we enjoyed scrumptious artisan pizzas, salads, and of course...bologna sandwich ~ a little boy's favorite!

More retail therapy afterwards with a  stop at Mildred & Dildred ~ special awesomeness!!

Family dinner at home that night so Papa Hess could join in the hilarity...the boys made it even more so by arguing as to who would bring PH his drink ~ how cute is that!!

The next morning was glorious and we enjoyed breakfast on the patio...

After breakfast, I promised the boys a demo of flood soldering and stamping, so we headed out to the studio....

The result was a pendant necklace for each! Oh, and the other pendants they're wearing they made here at their last visit....faux druzies!

Then it was off to Gadabout for big boy haircuts!

Lunch at Risky Business ~ and such grown-up boys!

Even simple pleasures come to an end and after hugging and kissing our good-byes, our special family headed back to Phoenix.

Thank you Turner/Roach clan, we love you, loved our visit with you, and can't wait for the next one!

Have an extra-special beautiful week, dear friends, and thank you so much for taking time to visit with me!


mrsthesun said...

Thank you, Karen, for being such a wonderful hostess. I swear I am going to move into your guest house. It was so fun to spend time with your family. I look forward to our trunk show December 15th, just in time to get some treasures to give as gifts for Christmas or New Years.

~*~Patty S said...

Precious boys makes me think of our house when we had three...never a dull moment.
How great that they got to play with you and create something too!
Looks like a fabulous time
and I so agree
Life is all about the details and simple pleasures of spending time with loved ones and more!