Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Birthday Weekend is OVER. Now the work begins!

Handy likes to say I have a "birthday month," but I definitely at least have a "birthday weekend." For the past three birthdays, Handy and I have gone to Canyon Lake for a 2.5 day weekend. The towns nearby are ADORABLE and have great little shops with antiques and chic little boutiques. I'm telling you, these shops make me want to redecorate, reorganize, and dress better. It's like the high after an author event... but geared toward the home. I sure hope this urge sticks around and doesn't get lost in my WIP revision nightmare (chapter one and I are taking a break from each other), because I have all SORTS of grand ideas.

On Saturday, we realized that Handy had NEVER seen the ALAMO. How could this be?! What Houstonian hasn't seen the Alamo?! So we drove the 30 minutes farther south (after a pit stop at the MASSIVE Bass Pro Outdoor World store where we left with a new fishing rod and reel as if it was HIS birthday weekend ;) and WHAMO! There we were in front of THIS:

I didn't have my good camera with me, but the point and shoot did pretty good with this one, methinks.

We didn't go in. Handy doesn't have the patience for museums so we just looked around the grounds and watched a little of the reenactment that was happening out front (complete with CANONS).

The point and shoot did not do as well with this one....

Then we hung out at the River Walk and even rode the little boat thing (which was surprisingly cheap and informative--I had no idea that most of it is a real river).

Or this one...

We also hit up the big outlet mall in San Marcos, as per Birthday Weekend tradition, where I snagged me a new pair of Converse! RED!!! And now it's back to work! Revisions, photography, revisions, back to the office, revisions, work from home, revisions, redecorate, revisions, decoupage!, revisions revisions revisions.


  1. Such gorgeous pictures!! Love the one of the Alamo. I'm glad you had such a fun weekend. My family teases me about a birthday month too! :) There can never be too much celebrating, right?
    Catherine Denton

  2. Lovely! Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday weekend! (happy birthday again!) What a fun trip!! I love that decorating clothes high too, but never sticks around with me. I just have no luck with decorating or clothes coordinating.

  3. You neglected to mention the revisions! ;) I love Canyon Lake, too, so I know how you feel about the adorable towns surrounding it. Also, I really love your shot of the Alamo, just breathtaking. Glad you had a great birthday weekend, and hopefully it helped you rest and prepare for this week.


  4. Looks like it was a fabulous weekend, Kristin! I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday. Good luck and have fun with all your writing and photography projects!

  5. Glad you had such a great time!

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and are going to have a wonderful, productive week! I haven't been to the Alamo in ages. I'll have to make a trip up there soon. So pretty!

  7. How fun! I'm so glad you had a fun birthday weekend. And thankfully getting back to "work" is fun, right? I mean, you could be an accountant or something and then it wouldn't be fun. ;)

  8. Hi Kristin,

    Nice to meet you, I am following you after you followed me earlier last month.
    Wishing you a rather belated happy birthday, those are some amazing pictures!