We have a very good friend who's in town, Nandra (that'd be her in the green in the middle, with the pre-party crew), who turned 50, and who is moving to Dublin, so we had to have a combo bday/going away party for her. And then recuperate from said party.
Ouch. I remember why it happens infrequently!
That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.
Sad to see her go, as she's been a part of our lives for 15+ years now, but I'm happy she decided on Dublin instead of Tokyo (her other option) as I see trips to Ireland in our future! While Tokyo would be interesting, Ireland holds a lot more appeal for me.
Anyways, the winners are (insert drum roll here)...
For the shrine... http://jetdtsetters.blogspot.com/
and for the 4x4 painting... http://pansdaughter13.blogspot.com/
If y'all will drop me an email with your info, I'll get those in the mail to you!
It looks like we're gearing up for another scorching summer here. Last year we broke all kinds of records, and given that it's in the mid-90's this week (norm is mid-80's), it's not boding well. On the plus side, it means lots of mid-day time spent inside, where I can be in the studio.
Hope everyone's weekend is off to a great start!