Tuesday, April 21, 2009

a little vacation to kelsey

i took a little vaca from my "real world" this past weekend...

and let me just tell you-- it was nice ;)

chris took last friday off so that i could leave and drive to see my sister-- she is all the way in holly springs, nc (about 5 1/2 hours from me) i drove with no dogs, no kids, and no husband for the first time in 8 years!

the plans were minimal- no real schedule, no real to-do's, with the exception of a wine festival-- yup a festival dedicated to wino's! and a pat green concert. now, a little background on all three--

1- kelsey- she is my favorite sister (and only). we are separated by only 5 years. she is be best friend (wink wink chris) and she is so amazing! i love her so much and i was so glad that i got to visit her without my entourage :) she got married last july and moved to

2- wine festival- wine is my drink of choice. i used to be a white zin drinker, but now i have branched into pinot grigio and mascato-- i like sweet wines (b/c i am sweet) the fact that there was an entire day dedicated to wine and the drinkers of this fine beverage-- tickled me to no end!

(there was a skoal (smokeless tobacco) tent set up-- yes, skoal and wine a fab combo! but as most of you chris is a dipper and i stopped in to show how much i love him-- picked him up some free dip (economic times you know) and took a picture for proof!)

3- pat green- there isn't a man other than my husband that i love this much! i have loved him for over 9 years and i have never seen him in concert. he is huge in texas and just hasn't seemed to make a huge splash in mainstream country. that doesn't disapoint me in the least. i think that he is amazing and wonderful and pretty and talented and just everything i love!

so, i went on down to north carolina on friday-- we grilled steaks and just hung out for the evening. kels and i took a little stroll around her HUGE neighborhood and then called it a night-

saturday morning- i drank an entire cup of coffee on the deck with my feet up! jealous? thoughtso! we painted our toes, played with weiss (the puppy) and just really relaxed!

weiss the puppy

went to lunch with a quick stop for me some new sunglasses and on to the wine festival! it was a beautiful day, sunny, breezy, and full of wine vendors! we sampled lots of different types and ate a funnel cake (i know... what type of festival is complete without funnel cake?)

after the festival we got some pizza and hung out again on the deck with a friendly game of scrabble-- i am not gloating or bragging... but i won!

our very intense game! think jopo think!

sunday morning kels and i went for a great walk with weiss to get him good and tired. we spent the morning and most of the afternoon shopping in a mall-- a real mall. no kids, no strollers, no diaper bags, no nap time, no baby wipes! it was glorious!

chris called me around 2 to tell me how the kids were doing-- he asked what we were doing- i said "we are trying to decide what we want for lunch" then i hear... "uh kara, honey it's almost 2:30pm and you haven't had lunch???" yes, glorious i tell ya!

then... we went to see pat green!

i will let the pictures speak for themselves!

i loved every second that i was with my sister! i love you and i can not wait to see you again! miss you already! and thanks for letting me find me again!

1 comment:

Catholic Runner said...

sounds like so much fun!