how was your weekend?

our weekend was busy but awesome.  a huge, and i mean HUGE, group of people surprised my pop with a retirement party on saturday night.  we ate, we laughed, we talked about him buying a motor home so we can road trip to san francisco, and i dank my new favorite drink - angry orchard traditional dry hard cider.  yum.  but i didn't really take pictures until sunday, and even then i hardly took any.

we started off our morning (really early) with a visit to chris' aunt & uncle's dragonfly ridge and had brunch, art talk, then did some hiking to work it off.  we also had a chipmunk spy watch us eat.  after that we went to the firefish gallery to pick up the watercolor portrait i did of carrie & simon to show in the project perry art show and auction.  it's the first time anything i've painted has been in a gallery, so i was both excited and nervous!  after we picked it up we went to a pretty park to drink coffee (chris) and lemonade (me) and eat snacks, and because it was so pretty, i told chris that i wanted him to take outfit pictures of me.  you won't see those because they never happened.  a local outreach was giving out bowls of chili to the needy and homeless in the park, so obiously i'd feel a little weird standing there like an idiot having my picture taken eleventy billion times.  maybe next time!  then we had dinner and laughs with some of our favorite friends and called it a night.  oh man was it nice to go to bed after such a long day.

i also did the whole messy bun deal and decided that it just didn't work for me.  not even a little bit.

so what did you do over the weekend?


  1. Dry hard cider is where it's at. Have you ever tried Original Sin? That's a really nice American cider we stock at work.

    Congrats on having your work up in a gallery!

  2. I love the pics! Awesome post:)

  3. Looks like a lovely weekend :) I love the photos, though you would do better to pose more nude ones.

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with family and friends and I'm envious. <3 I stayed on the couch most of the weekend and it was pretty great.

  5. Sounds like a great weekend, so cool you got to show a piece of your art!

  6. i love when you wear your hair up!
    that painting came out so good!!
    what's a weekend?? I forgot all about those.

  7. Sounds like such an awesome weekend...I LOVE Angry Orchard cider! And I love your photos - so cool :)

    The Other Side of Gray


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