Whew! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here in the Walton household–Last weekend, Mom and I made a whirlwind trip to Madison (I think that we were in town a total of 36 hours) to squeeze baby Jack’s cheeks, indulge in Vicki’s excellent cooking, blow a kiss to the mountains and then wake up and hit the road. I know that everyone will be relieved to know that I made it back in town in time for our 1:00 kickball game (we won) and then a visit from Lisa, one of my best friends from growing up. She and I had a ball playing music together and catching up. Drew has been hitting the books hard, working to make this semester as strong as his others and I have been hitting the concerts with an equal vengeance. I am fortunate, through my job, to receive a lot of tickets to the great music that passes through Charlottesville so this week I was able to see Lucinda Williams, Drew and I both went to see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Kings of Leon, and then I went to see Amos Lee, Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan last night. It’s hard to know where to begin and I won’t proffer any reviews here, but I will say that I think that we both feel wildly grateful to to be able to see such incredible musicians in intimate venues in our small town. Drew wasn’t able to make it to the show last night because he was on a plane yesterday morning to fly to Baton Rouge for a week to reconnect with home, so I’m sure that he will come back with good stories and a stomach full of cajun food. In the meantime, Grace and I are holding down the house and looking for adventures!
Here are some pictures of Elvis Costello and Bobby D:
That’s all for now…I am going to attempt to be more regular with this and I should have some pictures up shortly of the water birds of Florida quilt for my cousin John’s baby, that fiery maple outside our living room window and the lovely transition into Fall. Our love to everyone!