Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What's for Lunch?

A perk of working so close to home...or in my home, is that I really get a chance to see what fun little places I have around me where I can grab lunch.  Typically I just eat at home.  Today, however, there was a treat right around the corner.

El Molina Central.

I grabbed some veggie tamales and was a happy camper.  Yum.  They also serve blue bottle coffee here, which is awesome.

I have to say, I am lucky to have really great Mexican food all around.  If I can't get to Mexico, I guess this will have to do.  95 degree weather, Mexican music on the radio and these awesome floors...

Gracias y tenga un gran dia!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dinner for 2?

I don't think I have added any ideas to the bucket lately, so I thought I would share this one.  Dinner for 2, no.  Dinner for 100? I don't know, maybe.  Outstanding in the Field sounds really awesome as a date night with my lovely hubby.  The idea is, instead of bringing dinner to your table (at home), you bring the table to your dinner.  A very long table.  Sounds yummy and the setting looks amazing.

There's one tomorrow as a matter of fact, in Petaluma.  We won't be making it, but I will definitely be keeping my eye on the calendar.  So fun!

Oh and check out the gallery of photos.  So cool!

I bet they don't have tiny peanut butter face/hands at this event.  Just sayin'

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Train Town

We are pretty spoiled in that we have a nice kid spot right in our backyard.  Train Town!  It is a great go to if we need an activity in the morning or if we are just being lazy and don't want to think of a new adventure.  The boys love it and honestly, I do too.

It's a fun, mini carnival.  If you haven't been there, it is worth the drive. And while you are in town, call us, we'll head over too.  Choo choo!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Party Time!

Don't you love a good party?  I sure do.

Ok, well I do love this sign and sometimes a good party consists of this, but not always.

This weekend was a party weekend.  A great wedding with a photo booth, which was super fun for us, especially the boys and their cousins.

We also had a party for my oldest KJ.  He will be 4 this week, wow!

I love having parties.  Here are a few reasons why.

1.  My house gets cleaned from top to bottom, twice in one weekend.  Yup, a lot of work, but I sort of joke that we have parties so we HAVE to deep clean the house.

2.  People come to us. Ok  this is a bit selfish I know, but we are traveling around a lot (happily) visiting others.  We like to, but sometimes it is great to invite people to our house too.

3.  I get to be crafty.  Depending on the occasion, it is nice to make a few banners and glue or sew stuff.  I have a houseful of boys, so this doesn't happen as often as I would like, so I take advantage.

4.  It is always fun.  No matter who is there and what is going on, we always have a good time.

I love parties!  So, cheers to a party filled summer.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Best Strawberries Ever!

Have you had the best strawberries in the world?  If you've never been to the strawberry stand on Watmaugh Rd. in Sonoma, I will tell you right now, you are missing out.

 These are the best strawberries.

And boy do I love when we stop and pick up a few baskets.  OH YUM!

There are two little boys in my life that love them too.  We munch on them all the way home.

Oh how I love happy strawberry faces!

You should stop by sometime.  Down Arnold drive and a right on Watmaugh.  $3 for one basket and $7 for 3 baskets.  They are SO worth it!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Welcome to Sonoma

I feel like I have just moved to Sonoma.  I know that sounds weird since we have lived here for 2 years, but I didn't really spend much time around town at all.  Commuting for 2 hours a day took some time out of my wine country living.  So now, let the exploration begin.

The week I had off between jobs, I dropped the boys at school, headed over to Basque on the Sonoma square for coffee and a french macaron (my new favorite treat).  Then I headed over to this little place called Sonoma Country Antiques.

I have passed by it practically every day and have always wanted to stop in.  Well it was just as cute inside as it  is outside.  Maybe one day I can buy something from them. Love it!

Excuse me while I share other places I have passed by on highway 12 and just hadn't had the time to stop.  More to come!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend

I am blessed to have lots of mothers in my life.  My own mother, who I love so much, a grandmother who I know I will turn into one day (oh wait, I am already just like you), and lots and lots of friends who are moms.  New moms, moms who I look up to, and moms who aren't really my mom, but who I call mom anyway.   All are such great people!  I learn so much from each of you.  Thank you!

So, here's to you...Moms everywhere!  Happy Mother's Day and have a delightful weekend!

And to those two little boys who call me mom...I love you so!  Thanks for choosing me to be your mommy.

the happiness project
 rascal flatts