it was a full, wonderful, beyond my expectations weekend! the photography workshop went really well-such an awesome group of people! i couldn't have handpicked a better group, seriously. i have the photos i took loaded, but i haven't edited a single one. i'll post some tomorrow. the loft was the perfect setting. even though things aren't exactly the way i want them yet, it's coming along. and i have learned to be content at times like this. there was a time it would have bothered me not to have things exactly the way i wanted them. much like our house right now. i would have thought we would have finished redoing the kitchen by this time, but it just hasn't happened. and it's okay. when we do replace the counters and get new appliances, it will be all the sweeter. trying to apply my more relaxed attitude at the loft. wow, did i get off topic. more on the workshop tomorrow.
for me the weekend started friday morning, when glue and sammy came to town. we had breakfast and then went up the loft. she had her camera, i did not have mine...i've gotten bad about not grabbing my camera. it was a great start to the weekend. then jared and i worked there all afternoon, and then tom and i went back friday night. we took carryout dinner and ate at the little bar. it was like a little getaway. it has such a different feel than our home. very fun. after we ate, i laid out some things i wanted tom to hang in the bedroom area. i've collected kitschy original art for a couple of years, so we took my little collection down to the loft and hung it on the bedroom wall. i need to photograph it. i also put together some of the food for the next day. then we called our pastor mike and terry, and they came over and blessed the space. it was so cool that they came over so spontaeously and did that. then we all sat around and chatted for a while. very relaxing. saturday was the workshop and then that night we went to a kareoke party at brooke and josh's. very entertaining! i was super tired, so i mainly held grey and harper, and watched. rob and chelsea were kind enough to bring over rob's dj equipment, so it was a really professional setup. lights and all! yesterday we went to church, took naps (heavenly), i edited/tom worked in the yard, and then we went to our old lake neighbor's for dinner. dinner was the perfect cap on a wonderful weekend. chet and mary, and dan and jenny are such good friends. we don't get to see them that often, but when we do, we just pick up where we left off, and always have an enjoyable time. mary is an awesome cook, and even when she says, "it's just a soup and sandwiches", it's way more than normal soup and sandwiches! she made homemade chicken noodle soup and minestrone. to die for. i want another bowl right now. and the sandwiches were these fabulous rolled meat and cheese wrapped in dough and baked sandwiches. yum. homemade pumpkin bread and brandy alexanders. perfect fall sunday night dinner. we are so blessed to have such great people in our lives.
and because i can't post without photos. i need to share some recent family shots. grey's 3 month shots and a recent one of jared and beth. we only took a few, but i like them.
and now, i need to get back to work. lots of stuff to edit and Christmas cards to design and order.
have a great monday and God bless!