Me llamo Rocky

Busy As A Butterfly

After Dana had been teasing me for "taking it easy" for the past couple weeks (I beg to differ), I was swept up with a whirlwind of a weekend...but as you will later read, it wasn't all that bad considering it was a lot of quality time with good friends, even though I didn't see Dana all weekend long (and if you ask him, I'm sure he was quite alright with that, as you will see down below).  On Saturday, I spent the day at my friend, Ruth's, bridal shower.  It was so much fun because I have only seen her once since Dana and I got married and I had never been to the house she has been living in with her fiance, Ben.  We caught up like the good ole days and I got to meet all the women in her family, who were all too much fun to be around.  It was a gorgeous day outside, so it was a perfect day to picnic in the backyard and celebrate the soon-to-be nuptials of Ruth and Ben (They are marrying in October).

On Sunday, I was participating in a fashion show that was held by the students at the fashion school that I graduated from.  Check out my blog post about the event if you are interested by clicking here. Two of my designer friends, Jen and Michelle, and myself set up a trunk show to sell our clothing, which was also used in the fashion show.  What better way to sell your pieces than to show what they look like on a model on the runway.  It was held in this gorgeous garden yard of a couple who allowed us to use it for the fashion show.  It turned out so beautiful and I made many connections and possible clients. 

And, as I was out and about being a social butterfly, Dana was....well, can you guess?  You got it, he was working away in the backyard.  He must almost be done by now you ask?  Hahahahaha, yeah right.  While he is working on one thing he is always brainstorming on the next thing because he just doesn't want it to end.  So, he started off the weekend by getting some bird feeders and hanging them in the backyard.  He was anxious to attract some hummingbirds close to his flower gardens, so he set up a hummingbird feeder on the edge of our patio and it didn't take long at all for the birds to find it.  The whole feeder was empty in one day!  We were lucky to catch a couple pics of a bird feeding while we were eating dinner last night, check it out:

And, his big project of the weekend was building a retaining wall in the very back of our yard where he felt that "it would erode very soon", so he went to get some bricks and away he went to put it together.  One thing I really do admire about Dana is that whenever he does projects like this, he really takes his time to make sure that he does it right the first time.  He leveled all of the bricks and made the wall look just perfect!  Here was the end of day one (yesterday), which he actually finished today.

And, yes, he really does wear that hat all the time.  I can't blame him, for it does cover his back and neck and prevent them from getting burned, but my gosh he sure looks ridiculously silly, wouldn't you say?   He sure is turning into an old man pretty quickly.  hahaha. 

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