Saturday, May 31, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

Wow, we are pretty much caught up on our blogs!  Anyhoo, this past weekend was Memorial Day weekend and we had an action packed weekend.

Our first event wasn't even really planned.  Friday morning Julie got an email from Breckenridge Distillery asking if we wanted to help bottle whiskey later that night.  Of course we do!  We were both able to take off work and B+D generously offered to watch the kid for us, so off we went.  The bottling itself was super-duper fun, we both sanitized, filled, and corked the bottles before putting stickers on them, adding some shrink wrap and putting them into the cases.  During the process they had lots of beer and gave shots after finishing each barrel.  Julie was nice enough to refrain so that she could drive us home safely, and turns out it was really necessary.

On the way home she narrowly avoided hitting a moose (yeah, a real moose) by a few inches.  They also closed the highway coming home, so we had to take a detour through Denver, so our 2 hour drive home turned into a 3 1/2 hour drive.  Totally worth it though!  We both got bottles of whiskey to take home, so we shared it with our families over the weekend.

Sanitizing the bottles...with bourbon!
Julie filling the bottles
Putting the tamper proof stickers on
We made some new friends up there
The next day my Mom was scheduled to watch Noah for the night, so we met them for lunch and dropped the kid off.  My grandpa is back in town after spending the winter in Arizona, so we heard some of his stories and he told us about his new camper.  He'll be taking it down again this winter and enjoy the snow bird life!  That night we celebrated the holiday with some of Julie's friends at their house with a BBQ and then Julie and I had a night date night getting chocolate fondue in Manitou Springs.

We picked up the kid on Sunday morning at breakfast with my parents.  Noah walked all over the restaurant before he ate, and he walked out of the place when we were done.  He is such a good walker these days.

Monday was the Lamb's turn for a holiday BBQ, so we went up there and had a nice time.  Debbie bought a game petanque (or bocce ball maybe) that we played in their yard.  You toss a small ball out a few yards and then toss larger balls to try to get close to the small one.  The whole family played and we had a great time with it.  I think this may become family tradition!

Debbie showing us the proper form
Breckin did wonderfully with the game
All in all, it was a great holiday weekend, we're sad to see it end. 

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