I had a fabulous and relaxing weekend, despite all the driving I did. On Friday night, we went to J's graduation from the police academy and had two wonderful surprises. First, he finished first in his class, which garnered him a number of awards, and secondly, he proposed to L!
They are officially engaged now! Such a sweet moment. Steve's happy, although he looks a little stunned here.
I left Saturday morning and drove out to Blacksburg for a lovely visit with Melissa. We went to an art show featuring one of her friend's art work, ate out, went to a craft show where I bought a few Christmas gifts, went shopping, ate some more, watched a movie, made pumpkin pies and homemade macaroni and cheese, unclogged a sink, and enjoyed the gorgeous weather. Oh, and I knit a lot throughout most of that. The pictures never seem to show how rich the colors are but trust me, they were breathtaking.
I left Monday morning after breakfast at Gillies, a Blacksburg landmark, and meandered my way home. I stopped at the Mud House in Crozet for what is now my traditional rest stop for a lovely latte and cranberry cookie (my lunch) and a little knitting.
I love that place. The leaves were so beautiful that I decided to take Route 250 from Crozet to Charlottesville, driving past the UVA campus. Such a pretty place. I wish I had stopped but it'll have to wait until another time.
I arrived in Richmond about an hour before Stef got out of class, so I waited at an interesting coffee shop she had told me about. We ate dinner at a place called Sticky Rice, then did a little food shopping, before I headed out.
All in all, a lovely weekend. Hope yours was too.