Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lazy Sunday...

...well, lazy Sunday afternoon. I had such a great weekend! Things are so fast-paced at work right now that all I want to do on the weekends is stay home and play with my daughter. Real life prevents me from doing that all weekend, but we're doing a great job at reserving at least part of the weekend for just the three of us.
We started our weekend on Friday evening at Ironstone Vineyard watching Allen Jackson. What an amazing show- and such a beautiful venue! It was my first time to Ironstone and I was blown away at how perfect it was for a small concert. It's the same idea as Shoreline Amphitheater, but much smaller (which, I think, makes it much better.) It had been something like 97 in Murphys so we were prepared to sit and be hot, but it was perfect! As soon as the sun went down, it was a pleasant mountain evening.
Alan Jackson was a great performer, too- because he didn't perform- he sang. It wasn't a big dance-around-the-stage-to-entertain kind of show. It was a stand and sing like-you-really-enjoy-your-job kind of show. He sounded as good as, if not better than he does on the radio.


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You can't see much in the video, but you can hear how great he sounds. We had lawn seats and we didn't get to see a lot of the stage because so many people were up dancing, but it was still a lot of fun. Going to any concert is fun for me :) 

Saturday we slept in until EIGHT!! I haven't done that in two years!!! That was almost the best part of the weekend ;P
We spent the rest of Saturday and Sunday morning doing all of our typical weekend things just so we could spend Sunday afternoon lounging in our new pool.



Technically, the pool's not new- it's 60+ years like the rest of the house...but it feels like new after all the hard work my dad put into it. It's the first time the pool has had clean water in it for at least 5 years. When we moved in, it looked like a lagoon (and smelled like one, too.) Now, the water is crystal clear and so refreshing!
We're still trying to get Adaline comfortable with being in big pools. She loves the little wading pool that we have, but she gets really clingy anytime we swim in a big pool. After some time she relaxes, but it takes awhile.

1 comment:

Enid said...

just catching up on your last few blogs; my how she has grown!!!!!!
I envy you the pool. lovely pics of your summer adventures.