Valentine’s Day week at The Craftory turned out to be more special than we could have ever imagined. My youngest and very pregnant daughter McKenzie, due on Saturday February 13th, missed her due date by one day. Little Noah Kingston screamed into the world at 5:30 this morning on a most perfect Valentine’s Day.
I was sleeping when the screaming was happening to be honest. That’s what a good Grandad should do is my theory on the topic.
After a crushing Saturday at The Craftory, I forgot my phone upstairs in the office, and was disconnected. Michelle kept me posted with updates at 11:00 pm, 2:30 am, and finally 5:30 this morning.
Mom, Dad, and baby Noah are all in great shape. These kids got it right. We are so blessed.
Noah is my third grandson. My oldest daughter Chelsea brought us Ethan & Parker 8 and 7 years ago, so the boy run continues for awhile.
In case you didn’t get a close enough look.
In his mothers arms.
Noah was watching his mother attack the sack of Ron’s burgers Michelle and I brought in for lunch.
I wasn’t allowed to take a picture of McKenzie. Ever see a new mom eat a double cheeseburger 6 hours after giving birth? Yeah, no pictures for that moment.
God brought a chocolate maker a grandson on a Sunday Valentine’s Day. I don’t know what else to say about that.
Earlier in the week Kenzie kept us posted.
The scary part for McKenzie is that I made her. She can’t fight genetics.
We delivered chocolate to Whole Foods in Montrose on Monday. They want more so we have a lot of work to do. They want us on a special display out front. Oh boy.
I always enjoy the operation behind the scenes.
That’s a nice stack of beer on wheels. Those security cameras are everywhere though.
The Red Hat Ladies rolled in on Thursday for a little chocolate talk, barbecue lunch, and chocolate truffles.
The whole week was special indeed. People kind enough to let us help them say I love you to the ones most special to them. That’s a pretty solid feeling.
The alley behind us got a tree trim from the City of Tomball on a pretty day.
I always wanted to ride in a bucket like that. Not so much with a chain saw in hand though.
The weather was nice all week. Friday and Saturday were the kind of days you want to eat barbecue outside and you did just that.
We’re planning to add more tables in the front yard so even parched doggies can hang out for a spell. We only had time and room in the truck for one this last week.
Speaking of furies, Michelle and I rescued Cooper Brown Dog & Handsome Gus 6 years ago.
We did the math on their estimated age and determined that they were born on Valentines Day too just like little Noah. That’s just a fact okay.
Another fact I’ve learned is that you meat heads like pictures of giant hunks of meat.
After about 10 hours of careful love the briskets are beginning to color up.
We added some lovable new truffles this week. Grasshopper is a mint dark chocolate truffle, and a frosted sour cream truffle that is rich and creamy.
Saturday at Craftory once again kicked off with breakfast tacos. One of which was Chef Greg’s sausage and pork blend on the flat top with a splash of his pork Demi-Glace.
We’ve been doing breakfast tacos for about a month now. They keep getting better and better. It’s taco art I’m telling you.
I love Saturday at The Craftory. There is a certain energy in the building that I enjoy. Perhaps it’s the Micheleda’s that get the party started. What ever it is I like it, love it, and want more of it.
Thank you for all your support. It truly was another spectacular week.
Just in case you already forgot, here is one more look at baby Noah.
Have a great week everyone. Hope to see you soon.