Friday, September 9, 2011

Tomato, tomAhhhhhhhhhhhhto! A moment.........

We have immersed ourselves in Seattle since arriving yesterday and we are a whirl with........GOOD ENERGY! As we boarded the plane yesterday from Vegas, Noah described this trip as a blind date with life........We are in love!

Tonight....a moment that you sit on a stool at the counter of a lovely restaurant and words are a Giggle.......

Sean and Noah have a tradition of going out on the town when we travel while I lie in bed at night and relax or fall asleep. Noah once told me, "Mom, Dad is very good at shopping and you are very good at working............" But when it comes to quilt shops...I rock at the shopping!

Last eve the boys perused The Pike Market and found yummy desert....They sat a bar away from the kitchen... (very important detail to my story.) This evening Sean wanted to return to share the yumminess with me. We were seated at the counter of the kitchen and the boys were greet by Tony the chef....Simple chit chat between the 2 and he commented that he was grateful they had returned tonight....Sean and Noah did not talk with him last night and this is hopping busy!

I cannot upload the photos so bear with me. Envision sculptured unique platter of juicy ripe tomatoes with gnarled fruit....I watched Tony fondle the tomatoes and choose the just right one as he chatted with a sous chef of how too many were overripe but not in a harsh critical manner but simply matter of fact......I took the photo of his hand choosing the "perfect tomatoe" and sent it to Kim......CELEBRATING! a hand photo.....and as it sent to her....An artistry of caprese homemade Tony mozzarella and the tomato so carefully chosen was gifted to us......

Why? How did he note the boys last night amidst tens of customers, chef hours and sweat of the kitchen....and when I celebrated his hand....little did I know his intention...

Strolling home, Calvary Chapel concert in a green space....Praise God, His Son and the Holy Ghost echoing amidst the skyscrapers...And Noah playing in a fountain.

"Mom and Dad, this is like a blind date........"

Love, Em

9 comments:

quiltzyx said...

It was the CELEBRATION emanating from the boys as they sat at the counter that chef Tony remembered.
:D

Tangos Treasures said...

That's so cool!! Glad y'all are having fun!!

Vesuviusmama said...

Blind date with life - I love it!

I cam online this morning to email you. Last night, the kids and I got home late from our activities, so we brushed our teeth, put on our PJs, and piled into my bed to read (we are about halfway through HOLES), since I was too tired to climb the stairs. Apparently, so were they, because by the time I finished reading our usual 2 chapters per night, they were both asleep. Oh well, guess I'll have to re-read that last chapter. Anyway, I turned out the light, thinking my hubby would carry them up to their beds when they he came to bed, but instead, he grabbed a pillow and a blanket, and went up to sleep in one of their rooms. Which means that I spent all night removing elbows and knees and toes and fingers from my face, my back, my butt, you name it! Finally, at 4 am, I got up, grabbed a pillow and came out to the conch, grabbing your quilt off the recliner to wrap myself in while I finished my beauty sleep out here. All this to say, thank you for the quilt, I love it and use it often!

♥Duff said...

sounds like the blind date went well....something tells me LIFE will be calling you tomorrow for another date!!

p.s. received the card form you and promptly got teary-eyed! It's on my dresser with the rest of the LOVE items telling the universe that I'm ready for a blind date!! thanks for the mojo across the miles!

Needled Mom said...

I just heard that the NW is having spectacular weather too. Perfect for celebrating the beauty of Seattle.

Isn't that Pike's Market amazing? I wish I had it in my neighborhood. Enjoy your visit.

LynCC said...

Keep havin' fun out there, Em!!

Karen said...

What a cool story. I've been to Pike's Market, can just imagine your family adventures!

maree said...

Em enjoy every moment of your holiday family time. Sounds like celebrating galore!!!!!! Ciao

Snoodles said...

Aww, such fun with your guys! I've never been there, but you make that area sound tempting! Have fun and stay safe!