Last week we had a wonderful visit with Kristin and Athena.  For those of you who don’t know, I met Kristin my freshman year of college, and Athena and I have known each other almost our whole lives.  While going to U of O, the 3 of us were practically inseparable.  So every time we get together now that I don’t live in Oregon anymore, it’s non-stop chatting and catching up.  I’m going to try to do a quick re-cap of our short time together.

We went to watch Grant play basketball, in the gym that must have been about 90* or hotter–it was hot the whole time they were here–and the gym didn’t have a.c. 

We toured the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory.  Which really wasn’t much of a tour, it was “look at the factory through this window.”  But we DID get plenty of free samples! Yum!

We went up to Jay Peak, a ski resort.  They were having a dinner special: all you can eat bbq buffet, s’mores, and a ride on the tram.  How could we pass that up?  Athena and Kristin had the job of keeping Donovan occupied for the hour car ride.

It was Donovan AND Grant’s first time on a tram!

It was pretty cloudy and windy at the top, but still pretty cool!

The food was great and Donovan got his first s’mores.

See Donovan, this is how you do it…

The next day, Grant started a project with Dan–building a deck off our basement. 

To thank Dan, we cooked!  We grilled some steaks, burgers and chicken.  We also invited Vivian, Hajj and Cairo over too.  It was the first time Donovan saw Cairo awake—

You’re awake?!

What’s his problem?!

Oh Donovan, it’s ok!

We had a great visit with Athena and Kristin and they had a great time meeting Donovan. 

I feel so fortunate to have such wonderful friends.  I don’t know what I’d do without them!