Thursday, May 13, 2010

***Final Installment*** The Weekend Addition When Coco Was In Ongoing Report

Sunday, 7:53pm

Coco is back in Texas and the Starnes house is quiet again. Well, that's not true. But, there's one less!

A recap of the rest of her trip....

After we escaped death at the hotel in Weston, Coco made dinner for Blake in appreciation for his watching the kids while were out.

Delish. She's a great cook.

Saturday morning......during the garage sale......we took the kids into Kansas City for a visit to the museums at Union Station. Super fun.

Sweetness. Daisy and Jack.

Lunch at the diner and then off to see the trains!!!!!!!! THE TRAINS! And, Science City.

Jack held Lainey's hand on the bridge, as always.

Courtney on the sky bike! So brave.

At about 1pm, we headed back to suburbia to get all dolled up for Sass's wedding. The sitter came at 4pm to help while we got ready.....she was great......did so well with the kids!

So, we were back into the city for the big event.

It was awesome. She got it all right......the ceremony, the inclusion of her step-daughters, the venue, the dress, the jewelry, the food, drinks, dj.....I could go on and on. I'll let her give you more details, though. You're going to love it!

Baby brother, Sam and Sass.

Coco, Sass and me. Why don't I have a cool name like them?

With Katie, Sass's sister (who needs a blog). The beauty in this family is overwhelming!

This might surprise you, but Sass didn't wait long to get the party started.

Coco, too! We danced and danced.

A kiss for Carter.......cute.

Blake and Sass. It's really going to be weird one day when I surprise him at his office and this is printed out and put into the frame I was in before.

I don't know, people. I can't take her anywhere!

Off to read and sleep rather early tonight. Had a fantastic weekend......hope you did, too!

Saturday, 6:34am

Had so much fun yesterday. Coco and I headed out to the cutest town ever: Weston, Missouri.

It's about 45 minutes from us......and we saw this on the way. I feel like I'm betraying Jack when I see a train and he's not there.

Our goal for the day.....avoid the police department at all costs.

First stop, lunch. Courtney's selection....chicken fingers and fries.

Mine? Deep fried BLT. I didn't know this delicacy existed.

I love a good's absolutely my favorite meal ever.......but don't understand how people eat the super tall ones. So, I made a salad. And, then ate about 10% of it. A little heavy.

For Sara.

Love, love, love this darling town.

Courtney is a Methodist. Evidence here.

The cutest candle store ever.

Insert joke here.

Floyd. Resident dog and town icon.

Long, long story.....from our first encounter with the General Cat.......Caroline and I fell in love with this kooky cat picture last year on our trip to Weston. The owner refused to sell it. We were delighted to receive 2 prints of it and Courtney gave hers to Caroline. She was in tears when we told her. At home later last night. It was awesome.

Back to our trip......kitties galore.


Oops! Don't tell Adam. Money doesn't count on vacation, though, right?

To the St. George Hotel for cocktails.

We quizzed the bartender on the history of the hotel.....who brought in the chef and then the delight us with more stories.

And, then we got a personal tour of 2 rooms. We started to feel a bit iffy about the situation, so I stayed close to the door in case the "owner" (how would we have known differently?) had planned to take us up there to murder us.

While 1/2 my brain was wondering how this Dateline scenario would play out......2 suburban moms on a girls' trip to shop (who met on-line) slain in an odd pre-meditated trap inside known haunted hotel.......the other 1/2 was admiring the exposed brick from the original 1845.

We survived the room tours and then went through the National Silk Art Museum. Got plenty of inside information......lots to it when things like this just kind of take shape.

And, here we are with the owner and general manager. Pretty sure we are all BFFs now.

At some point, Courtney escaped death again - this time in the form of a sword - when she was anointed with some sort of title. I don't think I have to tell you that they were humoring us as much as we were baffling them.

We rounded out the day by quickly running in this place......the original bar recommended to us.....that claimed to serve the best cocktails around. The sweet owner of the candle shop told us to absolutely not go in.......that it was full of locals and kind of a rough crowd. Confirmed. Upon walking in, a crazy old man, obviously enamored with Coco's presence slurred, "Take off your glaspes and stay a while. It's too dark in here." We left promptly.

So, Weston will likely never be the same. Coco's random outbursts of, "OH MY GAWD. I LOVE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!" were a little bit for the locals.

Today? Off to Union Station while Blake mans the garage sale. It's raining and our neighborhood was not prepared at it's not going so well. Cross your fingers for some big sales!

Friday, 8:32 am

She didn't pass out mid-game. Promise.

Still calling her "Daisy". Still don't know why. But, she's starting to respond accordingly.


We tried to work on the garage sale last night, but kept getting distracted.

We got two tables done. Coco put back about 1/2 of what I was planning to sell.

"No. This is a Craigslist item."

"No. I'm taking this home."

"No. Can I ship this?"

Her tab is currently at $3.00.

There may not be enough coffee today.

Thursday, 7:26pm

OK, so Jack insists Coco's name is Daisy. We have no idea why. We're not questioning in order to keep them docile.

We've decided to post in spurts.....with minor explanation.....feel free to leave commentary or explanations as you see them.

Waiting for the plane.

2 hours after her "original" flight was scheduled to land, we saw a police car enter the tarmac and assumed the inevitable.

We busted out the earliest photo album including pictures from when I was pregnant with Carter. And, gained 60 pounds during my pregnancy. And, looked GOOD.

A random attack......tail-less dinosaur and Meow Meow.


Back with more soon!


Heather said...

thx for the update. i'm totally living vicariously thru y'all.

Allyson and Dave said...

You girls have fun!!

Momma to the A's said...

This is going to be so fun to check in all weekend! Keep the updates come'n!!

Jodee said...

It looks like you are off to a great start!

If the shoe FITZ said...

Oh Lord...Coco has her own "tab" under your posts! Grrreat!

Brittny said...

ok, we need to email. you some book questions. like chelsea handler's. how is it? i LOVE her!!!! she says all the wrong things and i love it. so funny! had to quit on eat, pray, love. just couldn't get into it. started another book that she actually praised, so pretty funny to me that i could read her book, but happy to read one she does like. ha! ok, been told i need to put this thing down and go to bed. later!

Kristen said...

I don't know why the tailless dino is making me laugh so hard.... and the police car... hahahaha. You are gonna have such an awesome weekend with Daisy :)

Sara said...

Loving the police car picture and the punks waiting for Daisy's arrival. Awesome.

Carrie Darney said...

Police car...why is that so funny to me! ha! Can't wait to catch up on the updates all you have to since you said you would.

Dee Stephens said...

Fitz - CoCo has had that tab for a while :)
Enjoyed chatting with you crazy catz last night! lol

Moni said...

Case....those decorative objects will do much better on Craigslist! Listen to Coco. You could also post on your blog and sell them to your faithful readers.

The Lenzers said...

blake needs a drink, and way more than steaks for this. i thought mark was good with all he does for the kiddos on the weekends while i work, but damn blake....doing the garage sale, now thats MAJOR

Unknown said...

I love Blake's recliner. We need one for Brian's office...will IT be in the yard sale? :)

If the shoe FITZ said...

ummm what Coco really needs to get that is priceless from you casa....Clinique Soap Holder...that thing is a beauty! ;)

Sara said...

Love the update from your Weston trip. How fun!! And you got to do 3 of your favorite things: hang with Coco, shop and learn some history! Love it.

Love the typewriter. That's the same one we just found at my grandparents house!

Brittny said...

love it!!!! been checking often and can't wait for sass's post on her wedding. i'm sure it'll be a good one. and thanks for not making me feel bad for dropping on the book. looking forward to the next one though!

donatelli98 said...

Looks like a great weekend - thanks for sharing. can't wait to hear more stories! Any new dance routines?

If the shoe FITZ said...

the DJ picture awesome.
the last one where you girls are all crazy...hilarious!

Dee Stephens said...

i'm with Fitz - the DJ pic takes the cake!

Sara said...

Some questions - when Daisy was on the bike, could people see up her dress?!?

And, why does Daisy have a sombrero on her head in that picture?!?! Loving the DJ pic with Sass. And I'm dying laughing over your comment about the pic of Blake and Sass going on his desk. Hilarious.

What a fun wedding! A fun weekend all around! Glad to know that Blake survived and that Daisy is home safe and sound in TX.

aunt caroline said...

What a great weekend! Weston, the steak, THE WEDDING... looks like you guys had a blast!

Heather said...

Oh my! I just have to say that I'm a little jealous... How fun!

The Photographer said...

Looks like a great weekend! I am definitely jealous of that little town that your visited...that is right up my alley! Also, thanks for being my only dedicated reader:P Glad you like the menu plans!

The Rand's said...

Looks like a great weekend! Love the pics of your outings and the wedding! Fun, fun, fun!!

Merry Mack said...

Looks like so much fun! Thanks for all the updates!

merrilee said...

Looks like you gals had a ball....nothing like a great outing with a girlfriend. Sass--she should be in a bridal magazine, no kidding. You have some great treasures in your garage sale....I agree with Coco.

Kristen said...

The wedding looks like it was a blast!! And the bride was stunning... so beautiful!!
And the pic of Jack holding Lainey's hand is precious- made me heart happy.

And seriously Casey... you are too funny. Replacing your pic with the one of Blake of Sass?? hahahahaha... I died laughing at the thought.

Clare said...

Wow, looks like fun. My "grammy" used to live in Weston, it is a fun place!

Lauren W said...

Awesome! I just hope that I get free sniffs tomorrow!!