Birthday Bacchanal™ 2012

E and several of our #childfree friends have late-November through early-December birthdays: Kelly, Jeff, E, Judy, and Ryan. So, we made a huge weekend out of it for all of them.

Friday, Jeff, Judy, E, and I went for Thai lunch in Cedar Park on our way to Flat Creek Estate winery. We had the most amazing wine tour ever and nice grounds for gentle “hike”. I definitely recommend the place as well as taking the day off from work to go on a weekday. (Look for it soon on, too since they have wonderful wedding pakckages.) On the way back into town, we stopped off for Italian and then played What Were You Thinking? Saturday, a whole mess of people (Pam & Ryan, Kelly, Tim & Sallie, Marvin & Keisha) joined us at Independence Brewing‘s monthly beer party. After a siesta, Pam and I threw a Dr. Who themed party for the birthday kids. Sunday morning, Jeff/Judy/us went to brunch at the new Jack Allen’s kitchen in Round Rock.

Anyway, here are a few of my favorite shots from the weekend.

this one will become a water color quite soon!

I don’t think I’d ever been to a vineyard in the fall. It’s a totally different look!

It was so nice to enjoy the fall colors in Hill Country!


This glass (with a category five HURRICANE) is from Independence Brewing’s fifth anniversary party.

The elusive Maya made a grand appearance at the party.

And Kitten Pickles did her best to steal the show!


I’m already looking forward to next year’s Birthday Bacchanal™

™ trademarked by the lovely Judy

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