Sunday, August 23, 2015

San Diego LOVE!

Home is where the heart is, and my home will always be in SD!! We visited all our friends in San Diego and got to meet all the new 2014/2015 babies! We were so excited to meet all the new additions and they couldn't wait to meet Austin for the first time too! We spent a week visiting friends, eating all our favorite foods and revisiting memory lane! 

We met all our friends at the beach for a big play date and were able to get most of the kids together for a photo. We are missing a few in this pic, but these kids are going to grow up the best of friends just like their parents!!
My little family headed to SeaPort Village and little A loved watching the seagulls and riding the carousel with his daddy!
We stayed in Shelter Island and visited the Bali Hai with one of my bridesmaids! The Bali Hai is where we had our wedding reception 8 years ago and we always go there for their famous Mai Tai's while in town! They never disappoint. 
It's always chicken soup for the soul when we get to visit our friends, but this time was extra special because all our babies were there to add extra fun and laughs!!! 

These people make my heart smile!!
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wine-tasting in Napa, CA

While visiting San Francisco, we took a little day trip to Napa for some delicious wine tasting! When you're traveling with kids, you need to make your winery selections wisely because everything takes longer with babies! We decided to start off with Domaine Chandon and end the day with Caymus!! 

I have been a big fan of Domaine Chandon's sparkling wine, so this tasting was just what we needed to explore what else they offer. The winery entrance is classic in grand Napa style with picturesque bridges, ponds and lush landscape. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a flute of Rosé and relax.
Caymus Cabernet is one of our favorite Cabernet's, so we had to visit the winery while in Napa! The Wagner family wines (Caymus) is an experience that exceeds all other tastings. The Wagner family has the secret ingredient to wine making and all of their wines are a phenomenal taste bud explosion! The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the service was phenomenal. The Wagner family has my heart when it come to wine!!! 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sunshine is the best medicine!!!!

Austin missed all of his VA buddies, so we met them at Burnside Farms for lunch, catching up and sunshine!! Burnside Farms has over 25 varieties of Sunflowers in bloom and ready to cut! The babies ran/crawled around the farm and stopped to smell the flowers and we made a beautiful bouquet to take home! 

We took the babies to the farm back in the Spring... you can find that post here

Half Moon Bay, CA

We hung out with a few of our best friends who live in Half Moon Bay the other week. We hadn't seen them in a while and they had never met Austin, so we headed down to the Ritz Carlton to catch the sunset and have a welcoming cocktail. The Ritz is set upon a bluff overlooking the beautiful Pacific, so it was the perfect spot to catch up! The kids crawled around and did somersaults and the grownups got caught up on everything. 
The next day we drove up the Pacific Coast Highway and stopped off at Pacifica State Beach to watch the waves and surfers. There is something so magical about the Pacific Coast Highway. The California coastline really is one of the most beautiful places in the world and it was so nice to be back in California!!