Friday, June 29, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wine Tasting in Southern North SLO County

Our first order of business for the day was Ancient Peaks Winery, a favorite of Bob and Sandy. After that, we had a list of about 8 wineries in the southern end of north SLO county from which to work. We actually made it to Ancient Peaks, Pozo Valley, Frolicking Frog, and Rotta (run by the Rotta family since 1908). Another great day of discoveries.

At left, the winemaker/goldsmith at Frolicking Frog pours their Jumpin' Jehosaphat blend. The cab and cab franc were quite tasty as well.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's Day Hot-Dog-a-Thon at Nipomo

But, of course, you'll only see photos of the kids. How does that happen? And we fathers certainly enjoyed the bonfire afterwards (not pictured).


Fawning Over the Railroad

Oh my gosh. All of a sudden Serafina and I saw a deer walking past our bedroom door. And right behind her, the fawn! They didn't seem very bothered by the two of us, who actually went out the door and stood on the patio watching them walk across the railroad, up onto the planter, then back down onto the railroad, behind the hot-tub, and back into the woods.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Trev's Birthday Dinner

The kitchen got its first real workout of any kind today. And it did really well other than the fact that we couldn't find stuff, didn't have "staple" ingredients around, etc. All we had to make a ceasar dressing was some really fine olive oil. So, we just baked some bread and dipped! It was the fruit pies, though, that made the kitchen sing. Or vice versa.


Friday, June 8, 2012

An Evening at the Children's Center

Just like you'd want a preschool Promotion and Acknowledgement program to be - short and sweet. The kids really were pretty cute, and the goodies at the reception were pretty sweet, too. Matteo and AJ go to this preschool, though neither was "graduating" tonight, and Serafina is an alumnus, so we all related to the festivities.

All the photos:

The Devil Made Me Do It, Honey

The first "cooking" in the new kitchen was to make what?... Deviled eggs! Well, actually Robob got the honor of the first kitchen activity when he heated up some soup. But, if there's no camera there to catch it, did it really happen?

More photos:

David Was There for the Deviled Eggs

You would never have known from the pictures posted during our "black out" period, but David was present during all the hubbub of using the new kitchen for the first time - deviled eggs! Here are the photos that are not in the original post:

There he was, behind the counter all the time!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

David Comes Home

David was released from the NICU just a few hours ago. Right straight home he came.


David and Jonathan in the NICU

While Matt, Tracy, and Lynn visited with great regularity, I got to the NICU but once while they were still there. These were the scary days; they were so fragile.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Home, Home with a Range

It's in! Too bad I missed the show getting it from the deck to its installation spot in the kitchen; that had to have been interesting. It's the red handles that make it, don't ya know! Lynn spent all evening reading the instructions. Lots of "Don'ts", she said. We're getting close...