We've really been taking advantages of the last few Sundays. It's our only day off together as a whole family so its nice to spend time just the three of us. Three weeks ago we drove up to Lake Sonoma and then had an early dinner in Healdsburg. Last weekend we met Rollie's godparents for lunch at Cavallo Point and then headed over to Stinson Beach for a nice walk along the ocean and then had a beer outside in the Beer Garden at Lagunitas Brewing Company. Today we lounged around all morning after having a little too much wine last night with our friends Kerry and Kristen. Around lunch time we decided to head into Healdsburg for lunch at Bear Republic Brewery and then we took a drive around Alexander Valley while making one pit stop at Stonestreet Vineyards for a little wine tasting and beautiful views.
I remembered my good camera for Lake Sonoma and today but failed at the beach last week. Here are a few pics. We are so fortunate to live in such an incredible area.
The week after New Years we packed up and headed to Park City, UT to meet up with my two best friends from High School and their families. We were fortunate enough to get a great deal on a rental condo from a friend of mine. The sleeping arrangements weren't ideal for 5 kids under 5 (yes, 5 kids under 5!) but we made the best of it. Two of the three of us had cancelled flights but Alaskan ended up booking us direct with Delta so it ended up fine. Shannon and crew got super delayed until that evening. The Yosts picked us up from the Airport Thursday afternoon and we headed to the condo-it was super foggy and snowing but we had sun the rest of the weekend! We unpacked and then headed downtown for a bite to eat. We went to a cute little BBQ joint and the kids were surprisingly well behaved after traveling all day.
The next morning the boys went skiing so us girls tackled all the kiddos in ski gear and headed out to explore. I'm sure we looked like a circus! We took the …
Well as most of you know by now I made it to 40 weeks...40 weeks and 2 days actually. This picture was taken on Sunday, August 26th prior to taking a nice long walk with Rufus and Rollie in hopes to start labor...no such luck. Monday rolled around and we went to the Dr. I was about 2 cm and my midwife 'stripped my membranes' again and we called the hospital to schedule an induction on Thursday morning. The plan was to check into the hospital at 8pm on Wednesday evening where they would apply cervidal to 'ripen my cervix' and then I would start pitocin on Thursday morning. Well...luckily non of this had to happen! After the Dr. on Monday my friend Meghan came over for lunch (we made salad and enchiladas) after lunch I just didn't feel well. My back really started to hurt and I had no energy. That night we just relaxed and watched tv on the couch. I had a few random contractions but nothing strong enough or regular enough to track. I didn't even want t…
This winter has been the wettest since I've lived here. We are of course coming out of severe drought from the last 6 years-so this is what most people say is a 'normal' winter. Kerry and Kristen live in Guerneville which sits right on the Russian River. They have been flooded in or out of their property at least twice now. During the first big storm in January they actually drove their RV to our house and stayed for a week. It was sooooo much fun having them their. We were like a little compound, cooking, cleaning and borrowing food from each other.
The weekend after Park City we celebrated Kristen's 30th birthday. Kerry went above and beyond to surprise her with friends and family members from across the states. The final party was a surprise 80s themed party at Big Bottom Market one night. I made cupcakes and helped Kerry with the decor. We of course dressed up and had a blast! The girls had their first official sleepover with the Kliegl girls :)