Saturday, October 3, 2009

i love conference weekend

We had a little taste of Wyoming Friday night at the Roost!! One of our MAPP trainers is in a band so a group of us from class crashed her gig at a local country diner and bar. It was awesome! The band was fabulous and we were thoroughly impressed. It was fun little piece of Wyoming in NY.....cowboy boots, hats and bolo ties every where! We loved it.
Chris even danced with me a few times. It was all so fun! The best was a couple that walked in with a baby in a car seat and went straight to the bar section in the back~one of my favorite movies Sweet Home Alabama~chris turned to me and I knew exactly what he was going to say, "you have a a BAR!"
Conference weekend is the best! We took a drive down to Watkins Glen and made several stops on the way...pumpkin patches, vineyards and farmers markets. This weekend we picked up some homemade cooking wine, cheese curds, pumpkins, and really, really good grape juice! Ah to die for...and then we made it to my favorite quilt store in all of NY. And chris feel in love with a collection of fabric and now we have a new project. too funny!

We took the scenic route as my dad calls it and saw several of these....Chris and I dream of one day owning land outside of the city with a big red barn!!! this makes my heart skip a beat when i see the rolling hills behind it, trees all sorts of colors surrounded with corn fields and pumpkins. One day.

and i love a stop here and there on the amish farms...there are a few of them that sell quilts, produce, bulk items and canned is fun to stop and see what they have for sale and sneek a peak into their lives, they are so humble and sweet. One of the signs of an amish home are the clothes hanging on the line!

so the rest of the weekend was spent sitting here...
four hours of conference on our own was really, really good this year and I loved the talks and messages plus we got to spend the entire day together, no meetings, no sunday clothes infact no shower or makeup. we slept in way too late and aside from making cookies, a yummy lunch and dinner, a visit from friends, bread and a visit to friends.....we sat on this couch the rest of the day. ah! I love conference weekend!!