I decided after a lovely invitation from my sister's mother-in-law followed up with enthusiastic entreaties from my sister to go up to Colorado for the Easter weekend. I'm not much into looking for easter eggs (unless there is a borrowed child involved), but I am really into chocolate... and of course I love to see my family. So I cancelled a sacred weaving day and drove up there in a snow storm yesterday. I got to paint trim in an old dance hall, admire my mother-in-law's LOVELY naturally dyed easter eggs, eat a fabulous Easter brunch, sleep in a fabulous bed while it snowed outside, and the photos below tell you the rest... Actually, I'm not in this first photo, but the use of the heat gun to get the fire going is legendary in this family when electricity is close enough--especially when you're grilling with wood not charcoal...
That is Luke, Olin, Laura (manning the heat gun), Lynn (BBQ queen), and RuthAnn.
Then I visited this apparent used car lot... which is suspiciously close to my sister's house. She is quick to point out that not all of the 8 cars in this photo actually belong to them.
Laughed at Luke's "solar four wheeler"... long story involving a phone booth and a yurt.
And returned to the Land of Enchantment. I didn't do one single weaving-related thing until I typed this sentence. But tomorrow I will!