Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Montage

Welcome to Monday Montage, where I narrate the weekend via photos from my iphone. Most of these have been photoshopped via instagram. Are you on instagram yet? If not, I highly recommend it. It’s a free app which allows you to use all sorts of cool effects to make any normal photo look more interesting.


If you aren’t following me yet, why don’t you start? My profile name is lainemichelle. Following me will allow you to see additional photos from our adventures in Scotland and also get a sneak peak at pictures before I post them on the blog. On to the weekend…

On Saturday, we had lots of errands to run so we got up fairly early to get in some exercise before hitting the road. As I was getting dressed, Jonathan jinxed all of Scotland by saying, “I feel good. The days are getting longer. The temperatures are getting warmer. I think we’re done with snow and winter for the year.” 5 minutes later, Bailey and I were getting pummeled with hail and snow while on our jog.
Luckily after about 20 minutes it cleared up and we were blessed with some sunshine for the rest of the day.
That night we had plans to attend Culinary Caravan, an AWA activity group that consists of sampling restaurants around town. Yes, a whole club for going out to eat. My friend Jillian does a great job of organizing and we all had a yummy meal at The Stage Door. My favorites were the duck spring roll appetizer and the hazelnut brownie dessert.

I was super impressed with this long strand of spun sugar…
...right up until it got stuck in my long hair.
After dinner, a few of us decided to go out for a nightcap at Under the Stairs, a cozy little pub tucked under the streets of Aberdeen.
We only stayed for one drink because we were both yawning by 10 pm. It had been a long week! The next morning we woke up early, with plenty of time to walk the pups before church. We headed to Countesswells for a nice sunny morning excursion.
a 'sunny' day in Aberdeen
My favorite trips to Countesswells are when the Scottish ponies are close to the fence.

They are super friendly and will come right up to you for a sniff.
Our pups are equally interested in these large-dog-looking-things and it’s fun to see the two species sizing each other up.
There were lots of full sized horses on the trails with us, which is always fun to see, although it involves a lot of self-control (aka distracting with treats) for our dogs to be courteous and let them pass without trying to say hello.
It was a beautiful morning and a nice outing with my little family. After church we had a pretty lazy Sunday afternoon which started with naps and ended with starting Season 5 of Breaking Bad. How was your weekend?

1 comment:

  1. Man I miss that scenery! Our weekend was boring. Ram was traveling and then had to work on Saturday, so we spent his only day off lounging on the couch. Hopefully this weekend will be better!