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Saturday, April 7, 2012

My week in pixlr!

This week has flown by, and we did so much that looking back through the pictures, I can't believe all this fun was crammed into one week!

I am fortunate enough to live in a town that has over 40 wineries, and six of my closest friends.  This past weekend, the wineries had a barrel tasting event, so I called my dad in for "Grandpa Duties," and we all piled in a friend's Tahoe and designated my, pregnant, best friend the official navigator and chauffeur.  At the last of six wineries for the day, we tasted a Carignan and a Zinfandel from the barrels off the back of a pick up truck!

My handsome hubby, bottling our own Carignan, from the last winery we visited.

Early the next morning I packed the kids up for a short roadtrip north to visit some family.  Austin is standing in a yard that used to be the swimming pool that I lived my summers in, and he is learning to blow bubbles.  Is this what Oprah is talking about when she say's "full circle moment"?  I think so.   

Meanwhile, Makayla is sitting in her bucket-o-toys, showing my Aunt all her favorites ones!

Makayla got her first boo-boo that required more than a mommy-kiss to make it all better. 

My freebies for the week!  Actually the razors were $1.99 each, but the rest was free thanks to my coupons and awesome sales and clearance!  That Allegra could not come soon enough, either.  Spring is definitely in the air...and up my nose!

Finally getting around to making my Grandma's famous Potato Salad.  Actually, my cousin tells me it's my Aunt's recipe.  I have had the recipe for years, but haven't made it until now.  It came out pretty good, but I definitely can do it better next time! (Please note: the Fig Newtons and wine are cooking "utensils", not ingredients!)

I think this may have been my favorite part of the week.  We have been meeting with a playgroup of twins that are all about the same age, for close to a year now.  Yesterday, the host of the playgroup, arranged an egg hunt for all the little ones.  The weather was perfect, there were more little ones there yesterday that have ever made it at one time, before!  Seven sets of twins, ages 12 months to 16 months, and two, two-year-olds (older siblings).  Everyone had a blast!

Makayla with her eggs.  She had such a good time, just sitting and shaking her eggs...and then she finally figured out that there were goodies inside!

Once we got home, I gave them some real food to counter act all that sugar, and my still happy kiddos played peek-a-boo with me while they ate. 

Now, that is one happy little boy!  Makes my heart ache!

 Linking up with a good life. for "our week by iPhone"


  1.  Wow, what a great week! I've never done a wine tour, but you have me dreaming of a nice glass of red with supper. Your kids are real cutipies:)

  2. Glad you enjoyed! Also, I hope your daughter's boo boo is much better by now.

  3. Thanks for sharing!! I have never been wine tasting..I think that will be something we will do in the future, Love all your pictures.

  4. Thank you for letting us into your life.  What a blessing!  You have a beautiful family.  Blessings to you and yours.