Sunday, March 6, 2011

Celebrating Lys's Birthday

Ash and Lys came home for the weekend last week.  Lys's 21st birthday was this week so we celebrated a few days early.

First stop was Baja Cantina -- a favorite old haunt of our's in Carmel Valley that features outstanding Mexican food.  When the weather is warm, we love eating alfresco on their patio, but it was slightly cool that day so we opted for indoor dining.

Across from Baja Cantina are several specialty shops with antiques and a bird house builder.  This sweetie was waiting patiently for his owner to return...
 It was a glorious day in Carmel Valley.  Blooming flowers promised spring is on the way.

Our next stop was Let It Bead.  This is a make-your-own jewelry shop on Cannery Row in Monterey. It's a funky shop with peace symbols, dragonflies, and colorful ornaments hanging from the ceiling everywhere you looked.

Ash and Lys carefully selected their beads from the 100's to choose from, and then went to work creating!

After a full day our last stop was home for birthday cake and a relaxing movie before they hit the road to go back to the city.  Hard to believe my "baby" is 21 now!