Monday, March 12, 2012

Evergreen Sunday

And Busy Season continues...which means that every free, non-working moment I have seems precious, so Andrew and I have become very conscious of how we spend the free parts of our weekends.

As it is my younger sister Carly's spring break this week, and she is home from CSU, Andrew and I decided to head up to Evergreen (my hometown) yesterday to spend time with her, my parents, AND (bonus!) these two little babies:

Luvy, our most adorable orange tabby cat

Gigi. My parents' third child. Sometimes we call her Gigi Badger because of her Honey Badger- like tendancies

For a late lunch, we headed to downtown Evergreen to Creekside Cellars, a winery that makes their own wine in-house (the vineyards themselves are somewhere on the Western Slope- near Grand Junction I believe). This is one of my, Carly's, and my mom's absolute favorite places in Evergreen, and I think it is quickly becoming one of Andrew's favorites as well. It has the tastiest, freshest wine, light and delicious food, and a lovely atmosphere. It is located in the heart of downtown Evergreen alongside upper Bear Creek. If you ever find yourself in Evergreen, or feel like taking a day trip up the mountain from Denver, you must stop at Creekside. If the weather is nice, sit out on their patio right next to the creek and enjoy a glass (or bottle!) of their Reisling (my favorite) along with thier antipasto platter or one of their homemade sandwiches, salads, or soups. They also do wine tastings, which is a great option if you want to try ALL of their award-winning wines. And when you can bare to pull yourself away from the food and wine, stop into the Stoneheart Gallery directly accross the street, where a few of my incredibly talented mother's paintings are hanging.

While Andrew loves my family, I know that spending time with them makes Andrew a little homesick for his family in back Michigan-- this the longest Andrew has been away from Michigan, and he's doing a very good job of not showing it, but I know he still misses it quite a bit. Fortunately, in May we will head back to Michigan for Memorial Day weekend for our 'Michigan wedding celebration'.

To make him feel a little like we were back in Michigan, we played euchre for the rest of the afternoon. If you haven't heard of it before, euchre is a card game (I'm pretty sure it's a Michigan/Ohio thing). It's rather tricky (for a while I was convinced that you had to be from Michigan in order to understand it), and the Brunkos are still trying to master it, but Andrew was a patient teacher and we had fun which is what really matters, right?

It was the best way to spend a free Sunday!

My sister Carly, and I
Andrew and I with my family

Andrew and I with his family, which we will see in May

And because you can never have enough luv (yes, I meant to spell it that way)...




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