Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Fun Weekend or Pickin' and Grinnin'

Ok, so the title, it leaves you at least wondering, no? Oh yeah. We had some fun this weekend.


We started out early Friday for Asheville to see Daniel's family. We hadn't all been there together since Christmas so we were really looking forward to the trip. They have a pool so of course the kids were in heaven!



Jack-knife!


Mom, I'm too busy for pictures!


Snack time


And maybe Daniel was enjoying himself as well. Showing off his back flip--- er, re-living his childhood. Same thing.




Friday night D and I went to the movies with his brother and his wife. They wanted to see Mama Mia! Now I wanted to see it too but I was surprised when Daniel said yes pretty quickly. It was only after we were sitting in the theater that he said, "This movie doesn't have singing in it, does it?" After all the laughing, we settled in for the show. And aside from the obvious questionable morality issues, it was a very entertaining flick! I have never seen the Broadway show but I knew the basic story. Even Daniel liked it! So a good time was had by all.


Our Saturday night date is where the REAL fun begins. And by that I mean the real BLOGGIN' fun. Oh my.


So we start out our date with a little Thai food. Admittedly my first time and I really liked it! Although we were practically sitting on top of the people at the next table and apparently it was their first date. AWKWARD! (Faith, you would have SO loved it! I kept thinking of you when I was listening to their conversation! Yes, Faith and I are Nosy Nellies!) Sad that we'll never know how their potential love story turns out.


Next, we head to a little thing called.....wait for it.....it's really good.....Shindig on the Green. I KNOW! Is that the best name you've ever heard or what? Now, I'm not making fun of Asheville or bluegrass or shindigs because goodness knows I have no room to talk. (Me, from the county where Skoal dipping is a SPORT) But y'all. The first thing I saw when we walked onto the green was this:


I'm pretty sure I squealed. And you know I whipped out my camera (oh who am I kidding, it was already out!) and said something like ohmywordthisissogoingontheblog.



The pickers:



Daniel was totally feeding my potential blogging frenzy by pointing out this:







And this:




And this, my friends is what they call a "sit-down square dance." Swear.




And can I just say that when I heard these words coming out of my sweetie's mouth I knew I was in blogging heaven: "Hey, I used to clog to this song!" That's right folks. My sweet civil engineer used to CLOG!




And while I'll probably NEVER get video evidence of it here or anywhere else, here's an example of the type of clogging he used to do. Enjoy! (Keep watching and listening until the end to hear those special words for yourself!)



video



Now imagine white jeans and red and white checkered (think table cloth) shirts. On the boys. And if he doesn't figure out a way to delete this post, I'll be a very happy girl.


You're welcome, friends of my husband. You're SO welcome.


4 comments:

Melissa said...

oh how fun! Oh my word!! I totally remember doing square dances with my brother as my partner! How weird!?!? Love all the pics! My dad would have been in total heaven! He would have been "A Picker" with his banjo and all... We could not escape! Glad you had fun and we missed ya!

Faith said...

BLESS IT!!! I have to say that I am so impressed with your well-rounded weekend...a musical movie, thai food, and a shin-dig on the green!

Loved reading this post because I felt like I was right there with you (and I wish I had been for the dinner conversation...it IS sad that we will never know how their love story turns out!) Plus, I would have been able to see my first sit-down square dance!

This is good stuff. And, I can't WAIT for Chad to read it! Ha!

MiMi said...

Sounds like ya'll had a great weekend. Walt would have been "in his element" with all that pickin' and grinnin'! I am so impressed to learn that Daniel has clogging skills! Who knew?!?!?

MIssed you in church yesterday!

Valarie said...

Oh girl - thanks so much for the ammo!!!! You KNOW I'll be usin' it!!! Next time Doug asks for a clogger you better believe I'll be givin' him a name - and you KNOW how persuasive Doug can be!!!!! OH CAN YOU IMAGINE - Daniel cloggin' in the middle of CCE/?!!!
LOL
V