March is over. March is OVER!
The last weekend finally wrapped up a few of the months activities, and of course, it was also Easter.
Three weeks ago I watched the flames fade into the lightening sky. The wood kiln crackled and popped. And then we waited.
The door was finally un-bricked and all the ceramic wares were still warm to the touch.
We unloaded scraped and stacked. I frantically wrapped sculptures, mugs, cups and bowl into pieces of newspaper. I still had to drive home, pick up the kids, shop for the Easter goodies (last minute - of course) and drive down the Bitterroot valley to our weekend destination.
I checked my email when I got home and found out the results of another of March's projects - the winners of the Second Annual Bathing Beauties Bead Challenge. Check them out. The first place winner is AMAZING!
I packed the car. Loaded up the kids, the dogs and two stores later finally drove out of town. I missed my turn which added an extra half hour to our drive. I hoped that would let my little man sleep just long enough.... but Sylvan only had a mini nap and screamed inconsolably upon our arrival until he found a friend.
Then the Easter activities could begin:
The sunset was amazing!
Ivory had her first sleep over! She spent the night inside with her friend and her family while Sylvan, Adam and I slept outside in a wall tent.
We chatted over cups of coffee and mimosas while a tray of danishes, scrambled eggs and three pounds of bacon slowly disappeared. And then, of course, we had an Easter "egg" hunt.
Jelly beans, suckers, caramels, black licorice, a bar of chocolate and beads.
I let out a breath.
March is over.
more pictures of our weekend here.