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.
OMG how is it almost October!? Well clearly 'busy' is an understatement. We had an amazingly fun summer. I think it was the first time we actually just let go of schedules, routines, diets (ha!) and just had a lot of fun late nights with friends. I'll just bullet point a few highlights.
The girls both had their 'last days of school' on June 2nd (although they stayed at the same preschool all summer).
We watched the Kliegl girls on Mondays and Micaela returned the favor on Tuesdays (saving us both in childcare and letting the girls play) and often times Ariya came to play during the little ones nap.
Rollie extended our deck and put in a patio below. It looks so great and opens up our vineyard view even more!
Lily graduated from Preschool!!!
We went camping with 16 adults and 10 kids...separate post :)
Lots of swim lessons, slowly but surely Lily is coming around.
We went on an amazing vacation to South Lake Tahoe, Clovis & Yosemite...another separate post.
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…
Its not exactly done, but when is a room ever done?! I made a trip down to Ikea today and forgot how completely overwhelming that place is. I mostly focused on some finishing touches for our master bedroom (with the exception of art work and baseboards) We are probably the most excited about the fact that we hung some curtains and are hoping to sleep past 5:30am tomorrow morning, our bedroom is east facing. Here are some up to date pictures of the master...not done yet but looking a lot better than the rest of the house...