all the girls were in grand rapids this week! Katy, Ellie, and Laura (and Bella!) all drove up to spend some time with us. Of course, we got right to work painting the town red.
The four of us (with poor Daniel doing his best to help but not get trampled) made some exquisite meals, if I do say so myself, including strawberry soup, farmer's market salad, fresh carrot-beet-grapefruit juice (not so popular) and apple-lemon-strawberry juice (very popular), quesadillas.... and just after we were so healthy, we ate lots of ice cream. We did some serious second-hand shopping, resulting in a painting for Ellie, a $5 silk prom dress for Kates, and some fun shoe-trying-on for me and Laura. We went for a walk/hike at Plaster Creek and watched two Indian-family films, randomly enough. Bend it Like Beckham and Monsoon Wedding... both come "highly recommended".
so, now poor Conrad is twitching in his sleep, dreaming of all the crazy playing he and Bella did, and my head is ready for a glass of wine and a pillow! It was sad saying goodbye to the ladies today, but the great thing about summer is we get to see each other a lot more than we expect. I would post pictures, but I need to wait for Katy to send them.... ahem. until then!