12.15.2010


Um, yeah. I warned you, right?

We got in pretty early on Saturday, enough to hit a few shops and then check in to our incredibly sexy house, where we had graciously been invited to spend the weekend (you noticed that house, right? Rockreach House? If not, don't worry. I will do a follow up post on it). The house was on whoknowshowmany acres of private land, so after we had soaked in our built environment we went on a little sunset cruise to explore the surrounding natural environment. We collected ditritus (thanks for the vocab, Britty) to help set the next nights' dinner table. Not pictured are epic battles in Taboo and Apples to Apples, and a Saturday night trip to Pappy's where we heard a band called The Country open with a cover of Are You Ready for The Country, which was actually quite cute (so on the fringe of not being cute). Sunday (my birthday!) we tromped around the park, and came home to prepare an amazing meal. Served on Heath dinnerwear. Yep, the house is stocked with Heath. Happy Birthday to me. I might have a group photo to share, except when we asked a man in the park very sweetly "Would you mind snapping a quick photo of us?" with the camera held out, I was answered, with not as much as a glance up, "Not right now." We were so tempted to wait 20 or 30 minutes and walk back by him, "Is now better?" We are pretty sure that was the first time ever in history someone has declined to take a photo for someone else. Oh well. He didn't know it was my birthday.

24 comments:

  1. your pictures are always the best. and your husband is the cutest. and your belly is the most beautiful.

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  2. are you serious right now? are. you. serious. you are such a gorgeous pregnant lady, your friends are cute, and as always, your pictures are amazing. (ben is a champ for chillin' with the ladies all weekend).

    next time? i'm inviting myself.

    hope your birthday was grand. and you know i love ya.

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  3. Corner booth at Crossroads! Tortuga melt! Cheesy Navajo rugs at Wind Walkers! Behind Tawnja's at the new Ricochet! Pencil cholla! THE PARK! PAPPY'S! HOME!!!

    Seriously. If I weren't so well caffeinated I'd prally cry just a little. Looking at these pics of you guys in JT is like a shot of awesomeness tinged with homesickness straight into my heart.

    But mostly awesomeness. Esp. the gorgeous portrait of you in profile with your BELLEH. xo.

    (and PS Ben is such a super-champ for being the lone fella with all those girls. Although it doesn't look like he's complainin')

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  4. You ladies are probably the only people who can make heeled boots look like the only possible footwear anyone could consider wearing into the desert. Well done.

    And I second all before me in saying that pregnancy never looked so good.

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  5. absolutely beautiful scenery & equally impressive photos.
    and the term "belleh!" popped into my head, too. cute cute. :)

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  6. Sweet baby jesus this is my kind of time!!! Dang, so jelz. I have to make a trip there someday. Have to have to.

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  7. so fun. some gal friends of mine had a bachelorette kind of party at that house. looked amazing.

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  8. beautiful photos! I love the antler centerpiece. ;)

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  9. Those clouds! And that hike. And boots! Looks like y'all had a grand time. :) You always make me wish Joshua Tree was an hour's drive away instead of a whole DAY's drive away.

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  10. Best birthday possible.

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  11. wow STUNNING...all of it. the house, the desert, the ditritus ;-), the heath.

    happy, happy birthday!

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  12. i waved at you all night saturday from big bear. i'm so glad you had a beautiful birthday.

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  13. happy happy birthday. looks like an incredible weekend and as always your photos are lovely. Also you make me feel a bit guilty for living in California for 15 years and never venturing out to the desert.... adding that to my must do list. right now.

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  14. *sigh* so jealous.

    i still find it hilarious that he declined to take a photo. i would have been inclined to wait and ask him later, just to freak him out a little.

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  15. speechless from the beauty. what a gorgeous vacay you captured! happy belated!!
    j.

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  16. Hello there bump!

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  17. Deserty awesomeness. Twice as appealing if you live in snowy, really-really-cold Sweden.
    Today it took me twice as long as normal to get to work because of mad traffic, lots of snow and the road being polished ice.
    Sand seems much nicer.

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  18. How did I miss this post?! I've been waiting for it ALL WEEK.

    Jean S. and I spy you there with your sweetly cropped hair and your bumping stripes, stripes, stripes.

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  19. Lovely pictures! Looks like you had a great time and a fantastic birthday!
    Viele Gruesse, Kristina

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  20. That desert sky. That shearling jacket. That spread of food. Those boots. I love your photos & your fun outings! Pretty darn cool. Happy birthday! xo.

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  21. Happy belated birthday! Just discovered your blog... I just love these pictures! And WOW what a gorgeous house!

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  22. I think you pics made a cameo in my dreams last night...those desert skies are fantastic. Great compositions too!

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  23. Happy birthday! i love your pictures..and might i say that your little belly bump is awfully cute!

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  24. What an absolutely birthday! Seriously beautiful photos. They make me feel instantly relaxed and at peace.

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