Sunday, October 23, 2011

Parents Weekend: Part 4

And you thought we were done with the "Parents Weekend" posts!  Well, one parents, Nick and Terry, came for a short stay the weekend following Matt's parents.  They were initially supposed to come earlier that summer, but due to a major water leak at my grandma's house, the trip was postponed until August.  They arrived on a Thursday night and left on Saturday morning (as I said, a very short trip!)  In fact, the drive here and back home took more time than they were actually here!  Unfortunately, the Friday that they were here we had a huge storm that lasted all day, so their plans to visit places in the area were ruined.  They did come to see me for lunch in Charlotte and I got to show them my new office.  We went out to eat that night, and got in a few pictures on Saturday before they left.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Parents Weekend: Part 3

Sunday morning we relaxed at home, and then in the afternoon, drove to a winery to listen to more music and, of course, enjoy the wine!  Matt and I had been to the same winery about a year ago and they occasionally have musicians  perform, so we thought it would be fun to take his parents and go again.
That day - July 31st - was also Carolyn's birthday!!  We surprised her with a cake and presents that evening.
Happy birthday!!
The next morning (Monday) Carolyn and Ron packed up and made the long trek back to MO.  We were sad to see them go.  Even Roy was a little mopey after they left.  What a great weekend!  (and it only took 3 blog posts to show all the fun!)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Parents Weekend: Part 2

Saturday we were very busy with Carolyn and Ron.  In the morning, Carolyn and  I went to yoga while Matt and Ron went to the gun range.  In the afternoon, we went flat-water kayaking at the Whitewater Center.  Matt and I had never been, so I wasn't sure if I would like it, but we had a blast!  It was a very hot day so nice to be on the water.  Then, that night we went to see a local band perform.

Getting everyone sprayed down with sunscreen

We had to wait about 30 minutes before we could get our gear and go down to the water because it was so busy that day. 

Matt got a tandem kayak so he'd have enough room for Roy to sit.  Too bad Roy was a little nervous the whole trip!! This was his permanent position in the kayak - standing up, staring at Matt, and making it difficult to paddle!

Having fun!

 Roy enjoying a swim to cool down