Friday, September 19, 2014

Pinot's Palette

The Sunday following my birthday I got a group of my friends/family together to go to Pinot's Palette to celebrate.  I have been wanting to do this for awhile now and since it was my birthday it was the perfect excuse!  My mom called and reserved a private party so we had the entire place to ourselves which was so fun!  We just had to have 15 people which we ended up having exactly that!  The place is SO cute and fun inside and they have paintings all over the walls.  We brought food for snacks and then you can buy wine or other drinks there.  The theme is "Paint. Drink, Have Fun." We did just that!  Thank you to every one that came I had the best day!!!  All of us went into this thinking that we aren't painters but actually the instruction makes it SO easy and the paintings turned out awesome!! I'm already looking forward to doing this again!

Mom and Sherry being silly!  Love you two! 


Here are our painting in progress...

TADA!! They all look similar but different!  Happy trees - I love them!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

more instagrams in august

more instagrams in August...
Prayers for our Buggy would be much appreciated!
 This morning we got a glimpse of our normal busy Layla.  After sleeping and taking breathing treatments every 2 hours thru the night she was able to get up and walk around.  She is still really croupy but we are trying to span out the next breathing treatment to 3 hours.  All the continued thoughts and prayers are so appreciated!!
 We are SO happy to be going HOME this morning!!!  All the prayers worked!  Thank you to everyone that texted, called and sent messages to us the last couple days while we were in the hospital.  Our girl is gonna be OK! And now I'm going home to put her in a bubble;)

Goodbye pack n play, HELLO tent!!!

It's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of's SUMMERTIME!!!

Perfect night for a hottub date with these two!

We had such a fun day at the river yesterday on a houseboat!  Definitely NOT ready for summer to end!

Friday Mantra - live in the moment and enjoy TODAY!

"The best wines are the ones we drink with friends" Cheers to a fabulous day of wine drinking!!

1st day of 1st Grade for my toothless Chloe Kay!

This is a video - Friday night concert at the Hammond House.

Whitestone Winery

Thursday, September 4, 2014

AUGUST Photo A Day

August. The last summer month gone:(  Makes me sad! 
1. landscape (flashback Friday to some pretty landscape on our trek thru Montana)
2. lunch (at Azteca with my fav girls - grandma, Chlo and Buggy)
3. s is for...(sisters that love to give kisses)
4. in the middle (Buggy surrounded by her blankies and babies)
5. pile (of baby dolls)
6. grateful for...(this girl being OK and home from the hospital!!!  And warm hugs from Olaf;))
7. spot (trying to steal grandma's but she made room for both of them)
8. pet peeve (selfies!)
9. mix (nakey baby, high heels, 1 glove and ice cream...what a mix!)
10. art (painted rock with googley eyes made by Buggy)
11. mirror (I see a make over in the making with lots of red lipstick!)
12. gather (around for a group pool party photo!  Happy Birthday Chase!)
13. Inside (the pool again! Night #2 pool party in a row.  Happy Birthday Elly!)
14. give (these two are not shy on giving me silly faces!)
15. clouds (are numerous today as it looks like a storm is coming!)
16. clean (it is going to take some scrubbing to get her clean with all that sand all over!)
17. dinner (fried zucchini is sooo yummy!)
18. to-do (ice bucket challenge!)
19. before bedtime (asleep on the couch!)
20. arrow (a good way to tell it's almost hunting season, daddy has the bow and arrows out!)
21. decorate (baby nails)
22. words (a good reminder as I still struggle with this)
23. style (mama got her trucker hat!!)
24. fragrant (one of my favorite smells - Johnson and Johnson bath baby)
25. mail (I received these Jamberry's in the mail yesterday for winning a game of bingo.  I didn't like them when I first saw them but they turned out to be pretty cute on!)
26. breakfast (IsaLean Shake)
27. dull (never a dull moment with these two! Tonight our entertainment is a concert put on by this dancing/singing duo)
28. travel (how best friends do it - arms around each other.  Together they can conquer recess!)
29. dessert (ice cream!)
30. nearby (on top of the hill between our house and town)
31. 10am (yard cart rides from dada)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

1st day of 1st grade!

The last Wednesday of August was Chloe's FIRST day of FIRST Grade!!  She was so excited to go back to school.  Her teacher this year is Mrs. Fisk.  I think it is going to be another fabulous year for her!  Happy first day Chloe Kay!  Make mommy and daddy proud!
This shirt totally reminds me of something I wore in 1st grade!:) 

With best friend McCall and McGuire


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Girls Weekend!!

 On Saturday August 23rd we made another girls trip to Walla Walla to go wine tasting.  Nicole and I were the only returnees so we had 5 newbies.  It turned out to be such a fun group!!! 
On the way there we played road trip bingo and one of the squares was "take a picture by the side of the road."  Checked that off!  Had so much fun with this game and good job Nicole, she won the blackout and got the prize!
First stop - Dunham Cellars for Dunham Days.
Me and one of my best girls:)
Half of the crew got gourmet pizzas here and they were soooo good!

Next stop DOUBLEBACK!  We had to have a private appointment for this one as it is Drew Bledsoe's winery.  Danita was so excited for this one as she is a huge football fan. They only had red wine here and I'm not a huge fan of the reds but actually this one was pretty tasty! BUT the kicker was that 1 bottle cost $98!!! YIKES.  
We were having a good time here and when the guy said we could all have a t-shirt (FREE!) we couldn't believe it!!!  YAY Doubleback shirts around!  So awesome!

Next up was a winery that I can't remember the name of but it was right next to the winery Sleight of Hands which we went to last time!  I HAD to go over and get a trucker hat since I didn't get it last time!  HAHA

WINO XING on the way to Va Piano

At Va Piano! We LOVED this winery!  

On the way out we had to get a picture by the Wino Xing sign.  HAHA!

Last stop Castillo De Feliciana!  Another fun place!  And they make DELICIOUS Sangria!! We just HAD to buy some to take back to our room:)

Cheers to the Sangria!

With the fun jug they sent it in.

After we had a glass of sangria we were off to dinner!  It was such a fun day with these girls! I had a great time getting to know some of the girls better and I can't wait to do this again next year!

In the morning I woke up to this text from daddy! My favorite bedhead girls!