Good friend, Jenni Holm, managed to carve out some time for lunch on her recent whirlwind tour with brother Matt to promote their latest creation, Squish. We dined at Haslet’s Cafe, manned by the king and queen of hospitality, Bill and Chauni Haslet. 
Jenni, Chauni & Bill, Rene Kirkpatrick from 3rd Place Books, Matt & Diane Duthweiler, Media Escort

Chauni’s Button Bouquet

Chauni & Jenni

me, Chauni, & Jenni — photo credit Matt Holm
We admired Chauni’s handiwork (she needs something to do to keep busy now that they no longer have All for Kids Books and Music!) — bouquets made from old buttons and repurposed phone wires — and enjoyed her delicious shrimp salad. But mostly we laughed, got caught up and were reminded of the sweetness of friendship.