the long weekend that was

i actually shouldn't be calling this a long weekend, it was more than that. we had the whole first week of january off, which made for a lovely transition into the new year. 
we decided to drive up to the (nearest, not super-high) mountains for a few days. it was a lovely trip, but the temperatures were too low for snow, and it was so foggy that most of the mountains were hidden by the clouds. 
but it was a good time, a time with no wireless - hence little screen distraction and lots and lots of reading, perfect cups of coffee (that top one is missing the milk that i always have with it, i just liked the contrast of the black coffee against the table and that would have been lost with a milk-y coffee), hiking with the baby infront of me, stopping to notice little things. taking self-portraits.

we came back on saturday and spent the evening with friends, good conversations and good wine.

and today, more friends, with children running and playing all over our place, and a simple but delicious potato soup.

i'm feeling ready for the week, the first "real" week of the year. how was your weekend?

linking up with amanda.

p.s.: if you want to link up with our sketchy sunday challenge, you still can for beginnings, or next sunday, for "hands"!


Kim said...

Sounds perfect!! I love your self are beautiful! Enjoy your week.

Baby By The Sea said...

I see Three Junes on your side table -- such a good read. Sounds like you had a wonderful break, especially the baby wearing wandering walk.
So glad to be in the pages of Kindred with you. xoxo Jenn

Tracey ~ Clover said...

It's nice to hear you had such a wonderful week, unplugging is such a nice break.

Oh, and thanks for sharing the self photo, you are so beautiful and that is a great smile.

Congratulations on your piece in Kindred, I look forward to reading it. I wish I had the talent to write, but I am thankful I can read!

karen said...

what a perfect getaway!! I always drink my coffee without milk :) Glad you had a good time and lots of fresh air!!

KatEzat said...

Sounds lovely and peaceful :)

Anonymous said...

hi you! sounds like a great kickoff to the new year.

simona said...

I'm happy you got to take a short little trip. Thanks also for the cute photos you sent me :)

Marianne said...

Look, how the clovers are making their way through the moss and fallen leaves and acorns already that early in the year! How impressive!

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house full of jays said...

Sylvia! How lovely to see a photo of you - in non-instragram size. ;) Sounds like such a lovely little escape!

Gina @ Oaxacaborn said...

This sounds perfect! And lovely photos to illustrate a lovely time :)

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