October 13, 2015

Beers and Blooms and Basicness

University of Idaho Water Tower

I took a little unitentional blogging break. I had every intention to blog when I got home from Moscow Sunday night, but instead was rushed off to a football watching party followed by late night Taco Bell (no complaints). Then Monday I had a bit of a breakdown, and I'll just leave it at that, so I didn't blog either.

So here's the weekend recap a little late, but so worth it. It's photo dump, be prepared.
Friday I made the drive up to Moscow for my sister's 21st birthday. The weekend that followed was worth every single mile, times two! Plus add in my best friend tagging along and it was double the fun, and the crazy!

Lise's birthday was Friday, so we were prepped and ready to head out that night. We started at the local Mexican joint for the classic free birthday shot, sombrero and "feliz cumpleaƱos." It's a must. 

21st birthday shot in a sombrero
Please don''t mind my 8 chins

Then was on to the "21 run" bar hop through town. It was a combination of long lost memories and laughs as we hit all my old haunts, feeding Lise booze and free birthday shots along the way. 

21st birthday drinks

Though I was trying to pace myself, and stuck to beer, I have to say my sister sort of drank me under the table. She made it to 21 drinks with grace, still walking, talking and fully functioning. She's my hero.

21st birthday drinks
I was a little fuzzy to say the least. Damn getting old.
Sisters and 21st birthday drinks
drunk eyes much? PS - that's her 21st drink!!!

Saturday was a bit of  struggle in the morning, but nothing some good food and a nap couldn't fix. After our recovery we wanted to do something special for my sister that she wouldn't normally do on just any weekend. Originially I wanted to find a pumpkin patch, but instead my friend recommended Sunshine Crafts and Flowers, a U-pick flower farm just outside of town.

Sunshine Crafts and Flowers in Pullman, WA

It was the best $8 I've ever spent. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and 75 with a slight breeze, and as we pulled up into the farm my jaw hit the ground. The field was still FULL of blooms, snapdragons, sunflowers, poppies, and many I couldn't name. We grabbed our buckets and clippers and were off, snapping pictures along the way.

Sunshine Crafts and Flowers U-Pick Flower Farm

I can't believe I had never been to this place before. If I had known about it during my time at school I would have been out there every weekend for fresh cut flowers. Oh - and in springtime? Peonies the size of your face! I can't wait to go back again when those are in bloom. And the views in and out of the farm? The Palouse of northern Idaho and Washington is pretty spectacular. 

After arranging flowers back at the house, we hit up two for one margaritas, dinner at the local pub and force fed Lise a few more drinks at the bar we missed the first night.

Fortunately she was ready for ice cream and Pitch Perfect after that, because I don't think I could have made it for round two!

Sunday we took our much needed stroll through campus to get our needed dose of "basic" photos in. Matching outfits, boots, leaves, a Starbs latte, you get the idea.

Fall in University of Idaho's Arboretum
University of Idaho Administration Building

This is how the whole weekend made me feel. It was amazing.

Fall at the University of Idaho

Hope you had a beyond amazing weekend too!

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  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend celebrating your sister! I love the idea of the flower farm. So cool!!! And pretty! Hope you are doing ok :)

  2. I love this! Looks like an awesome weekend. Oh to be 21 again!!! Snapdragons are my favorite flower:)

  3. Looks like so much fun! I love a good 21st birthday! Mine was so minimal since it's a holiday...I had one drink! I feel you on the drunk eyes though....that is always how everyone can tell I'm past tipsy!

  4. That sounds like an awesome weekend! Your basic photos are pretty cute too :)

  5. Looks like so much fun!

  6. Oh my gosh, Taco Bell. So much love for the TB. Now I need to get back to America so I can eat 50 Mexican pizzas + 50 chalupas as fast as possible.

    Also, your pictures of your weekend are fabulous & it looks like you had the best time!! Those flowers are frickin' gorgeous!

  7. this weekend looks like too much fun! I love that last picture of y'all playing in the leaves. too. cute!

  8. Good lord... I feel hungover just READING this! lol THAT is how you know you're old! :P

  9. So I read Moscow and was like wow, she went to Russia?! lol! Glad you had a great time celebrating your sister's birthday with her! :)