This weekend, Nicole and Ben came to visit us. They Coy's had planned to come too, but poor Harrison came down with Shingles, and we didn't want to risk potentially exposing Jackson to chicken pox so early. We'll have to reschedule soon.
We had a great time with Nicole and Ben, mostly spent just chillin' since we didn't want to pack our 18 pounder out in the heat all day. Jason and Ben went out to test Jason's new shotgun off the back deck. (This time, they called the neighbors beforehand.) Jackson wasn't bothered at all by the noise. The dogs however cowered under my legs. Mabel broke the rules and jumped up onto the couch and somehow managed to squeezed in between me and Jackson, who was feeding at the time.
We went out for lunch, coffee, and a visit to the fish store. Sadly, the fish looked sick, so we came home empty handed. We had a barbecue with chicken, corn on the cob, and fresh garden peppers. Yummy! Nik & Ben also introduced me to their fish with olive tapenade recipe (see comments). It was soo delicious!
Jackson was very good the whole time and enjoyed playing with Nicole and with Ben. Hope to see you again soon!
One last note. Nicole met another baby this week. She said how cute that baby was, then thought "Yeah, but she's not Jackson cute."