Sunday, September 13, 2009

Best Birthday Weekend Ever!

Yesterday was my birthday, but the celebrations began Friday night, when we went out to a nearby state part to visit some "RV Friends"! The RV was appropriately decorated (thanks Bruce and Eve!), and we enjoyed some food, wine and then I had the opportunity to sing around the campfire with Bruce on the guitar. Bruce even ended up with some groupies visiting the site to listen in.

Yesterday, on my birthday, we headed out to the Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings, MN.

Even baby Alex was able to stop by and say happy birthday to me, and his Mommy and Daddy brought me lovely gifts, and from scratch cupcakes with strawberry icing! Yummy!

We enjoyed wine tasting, two bottles, and a huge amount of food: asian pears, pear, apple, brie's, gouda, cheddar, salami, prosciutto, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, turkey, ham and various crackers. Here's the crew, as much as I could get can JUST barely see hubby's head on the bottom right area!

Here are some shots of the lovely arbor. Notice the bright blue sky? They had predicted storms for my birthday - thanks for the gift mother nature!

They had yellow jacket traps EVERYWHERE, though they didn't seem to help much. We started our picnic outside, and were ran inside by the nasty things. (Birthday girls is allergic, and chose not to spend her 33rd birthday in anaphylactic shock!)

Here's what will probably be one of the last flowers I will see until next summer (outside at least!)

After the vineyard, we were off for some mini-golf! (Yes, I am a dork, and I am proud!)

We headed to pick up our friends puppy, to go back to our house for a fire and grilling. Here storms are looming over Minneapolis. It was pretty, but threatening...however mother nature continued to gift me, and it sprinkled for about 1/10th of a second!

Here's Riley, he was sure happy to hop up into the van to visit our house! Isn't he great?

Just a few of my gifts:

Now I am off to enjoy the last of the Viking's game (go Favre? It still feels weird to root for him! l after his being on the Packers our biggest nemesis!) I'll probably find some time for playing with my Bernina more (Oh yeah, I got it back on Friday night! AND because of all that happend, my 30 day warranty, became a 6 month warranty! WOOHOO!)

Hope everyone had an awesome weekend!

1 comment:

Seesaw said...

You had a very happy birthday! What a fun-filled day and night. So much going on. The vineyard experience sounded wonderful. Yummy things to eat and good wine to drink. Hope you had a good game. Dorks are welcome! Here's to a wonderful year. Oh, and yea about your Bernina. Carolyn in Kerrville, TX