3.19.2008

some highlights

I really can't believe it's mid-March already...Feels like it was just January. The last few weeks has been incredibly hectic! Monday through Friday seem like a whirlwind and come the weekends, we're totally beat, yet busy. Rather than reliving the last few weeks, here are some highlights, with the exception of my recent girls' weekend in Sonoma...I wanted to share some of my favorite photographs.

Melanie, Kristi, and I have been talking about taking a trip to Sonoma for years to meet Kristi's grandmother. Sadly a few months ago, Kristi's grandmother passed away, leaving Kristi as the executor. Before the house sells, we wanted to sneak in a weekend. It was a weekend to celebrate the way grandma would have wanted...

It was so beautiful! The colors were so vibrant!




Our arrival dinner at Maya, a Mexican restaurant on the Square.


After a couple cocktails, we thought it would be fun to take a self-portrait. Took a few tries though...



Getting some snacks for grandma's house...At the time, we thought this was hysterical...


On Saturday we woke up bright and early to hop on a shuttle for some wine tasting. We brought a giant basket filled with water, cheese, and chocolate - the only way to wine taste I learned.

At the first winery. I wish I kept better record of where exactly we went wine tasting. It was pretty though...


The barrel room tour...



We even got to walk through some of the actual vineyards. Melanie thought it was the perfect place for some yoga poses.

The second stop. Again, no clue what the winery was. Just remember it wasn't really our scene. Kinda snooty actually.

But they taught us how to "mix" our wine.


We went to Cafe LaHaye for dinner Saturday evening. Great food, even better service. This is us with the owner at the end of the night.


Brunch on Sunday was at The Girl & The Fig. Yum!

We were trying to take another self portrait when we ran into a couple of Kristi's grandma's friends. It was really sweet hearing them share stories and laugh at some of their memories.


Our last winery on the way to the airport. Kristi, always the responsible one...


The last tasting...

Some other highlights:

- My girlfriend who was diagnosed with Leukemia was recently a guest blogger on Glamour.com, sharing about her "Life with Cancer".

- Spent time with some college friends. Went for a picnic and saw Glory of Easter

- Went to the Comedy and Magic Club in Redondo Beach. Hysterical! We went with our friends Gino and Rebecca, who also happen to be experiencing their 15-minutes of internet fame with their website: www.RateMyCop.com. Seriously, the website got 4,589 Diggs last Thursday (I guess that's huge) and a ton of coverage last week including Bill O'Reilly, CNN, CBS, and NBC.

- I've now seen every episode of Sex and the City. The intro music still makes my heart skip a beat with anticipation. I've even watched most of the episodes with the commentary feature turned on. I cry and laugh during each episode, and always feel thankful for my girlfriends.

That's about it. We have only 4 days until we leave for Maui. It doesn't seem real that we're going to Hawaii next week. Hopefully, the new Target sundress I bought will make it seem more real soon!


Our condo in Maui has wireless internet access, so I hope to share some of our holiday while still on holiday.

10 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

How fun!

dapotato said...

sonoma looks like it was fun! have a wonderful time in hawaii.

Jolene said...

yey! Finally...a recap!!! Love how you linked to mine too...haha! Sonoma looks absolutely beautiful! Looks like you girls had a blast! I felt the same way about Sex & The City when I finished it. Then, I started all over and made Gerric watch every.single.episode with me. Anyway, I will miss you. Have a blast in Maui!!!

Sarah said...

Sonoma looks beautiful. Must your friend sell the place?

Dying of jealousy that you are going to Maui. Have fun!

Keely said...

Looks like you had a delightful weekend with your friends! :) Have fun in Hawaii! :)

Kate said...

You always winetaste at the places I haven't been! First Temecula, now Sonoma! It really is gorgeous up there!

Lo said...

What great wine country pictures!

Leslie said...

Nice pics! Looks like a great time. :)

R said...

That trip looks like great fun! Very cool that you got a chance to enjoy it. Have so much fun in Hawaii that you don't want to come back! :)

amber said...

that trip to sonoma looks like so much fun! and good for you girls for celebrating your friend's grandma in style. so sweet :)

i love reading erin zamett's cancer blog on glamour. i'll have to check out your friend's blog as well.