The first night she was here, Jeff made his famous(!) fresh pasta with tomatoes, basil, garlic and onions for dinner and then we went out for frozen yogurt for dessert:
Yum! He's getting good at this.
The next day I got up and ran two miles and then Debby woke up and we went to Scary Statue park for a walk. I wanted her to experience the scary statues in person, and she did:
We walked about a mile and a half. She got to see the statues, and we read the bricks that are inscribed with historical events...naturally, two weight-loss bloggers had to pose by the Battle of the Bulge brick. Yes, we laid down to get that selfie. Yes, there was a lot of laughing going on. Yes, it was even funnier once we realized that another walker was approaching us as we laid on the (very nearly deserted) pathway.
After that, we went to Blue Baker for breakfast:
Debby dressed appropriately - blue is always the color of choice when one goes to Blue Baker!
The colorful thread is Perle Cotton and Debby was enthralled. She loves it for embellishing her quilts and had quite the time with them. Plus the fabric...oh, it was fun to watch her pick out fabric. She even helped me choose some so I could make a throw pillow, which I'll show you in another post.
We were pretty exhausted at that point so we stopped for some coffee - the comfy chairs were a nice bonus:
Here I am rudely taking a phone call...sometimes life gets in the way of fun!
That night we went to PeiWei for dinner (chicken lettuce wraps, yum) and Debby got to play with the cool soda machine:
There were all kinds of flavorings you could add to your soda - Debby added vanilla to her diet Coke.
The next day we worked on the design for my throw pillow and I sewed a bit before we hopped in the car and drove to Navasota, to my (my!) local yarn store. I restrained myself and didn't buy anything after my yarnpalooza from the previous weekend, but Debby found some really nice yarn and roving to spin into yarn - she not only knits, but makes her own yarn! On the recommendation of Steph, the yarn store owner, we went to Love Pies for lunch:
Our sandwiches were very good, but the mini pies and coffee afterward? Now that was delicious!!!.
After that I sewed some more while Debby got started on a knitting project with her new yarn. We zipped over to Koppe Bridge for our traditional Friday night dinner of a burger and fries. The night was over too soon as we both had to pack. I woke up early Saturday morning and ran 3 miles with Amy and Julia, then we met up with Jeff and Debby for one last Blue Baker breakfast. Shortly after, she and I drove to D/FW airport, where she flew one direction and I flew another. I'm glad we got a few more chatty hours together in the car before we had to part - this visit was jam-packed and lots of fun!