Friday, March 30, 2007

Continuing with the Tibetan Monks

So they finished the mandala yesterday, it was finished for ONE hour and then they destroyed it!!! Then they poured it into the creek. Today we were walking along the creek and saw some of the flowers that they used to destroy the mandala with, so we took pictures of those too! We did enjoy the beauty while it lasted!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Day number 3

The monks are almost finished!! It is an amazing process-- and then today, they will finish and dstroy it in a closing ceremony. My daughter asked thim if they liked to destroy it-- they said -"yes, that is part of the process. You know it's only there for a short time, so you enjoy the beauty at the moment. "

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Day number 2

Here is the mandala after the monks working on it for two days...

Monday, March 26, 2007

Tibetan Monks

The Tibetan Monks are here to bless a new building at the University. Today was the opening ceremony and they started the mandala which will take three days to build. Then on Thursday they will destroy it in a closing ceremony to show the impermanence of things. It was really neat watching-- we will go everyday to see the progress. On Thursday night they will have a show, doing their chanting and dancing.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunny Spring Day

It's beautiful weather here now and we were out all weekend enjoying it!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Off to the ball

We went to Fancy Dress-- a super fancy dance that my husband's work puts on for them. It was super fun and we danced the night away. We almost made it to when they had a 1am breakfast, but Cinderella's 4" heels were not working for her. The funniest part is-- we lost our ride home and had to walk. Luckily, we live somewhat close, but as I said, my feet were done with shoes at that point, so I walked home barefoot with my hubbie carrying me over the rough spots!

Friday, March 9, 2007

A weekend in Philly

So we had a GREAT weekend in Philly. We went there to see the King Tut exhibition. I had been wanting to see it since it was in Chicago, so when it came to Philly, we made a trip of it and met our friends there. Here we are hanging out at the famous LOVE statue!!! And King Tut was awesome--- beautiful and amazing artifacts!! WOW!!!
And the food in Philly was fabulous! And... of course we saw the liberty bell- all in a short weekend!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

pirates hat

and here is the pirates hat....

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Thursday Morning Date

I have a ongoing Thursady morning date with my husband. Just a quick picture of us on North Mountain in Virginia. We went on a trail run which turned into a bit of an adventure. There were downed trees all the way driving there and then the running trails had fallen trees and limbs all over. Then we had to go through ice and snow. It was fun, just not what I had in mind...