December 21, 2010

Confession Time


I.Love.It.Too.Much. Happy Holidays!

December 16, 2010

Happy Quarter Century

Happy (belated by one day) TWENTY FIFTH birthday to my Sis, Heather.

Heather, Court, Adina and I had a fabuloso, scrumptious dinner at Zero Zero to celebrate last night. It was quite festive and the food was just mmmm. I especially loved the soft bready croutons in the Panzanella, the Margherita Extra pizza and our divine Sundae with ricotta donuts and salted caramel on vanilla soft serve (more please!)

I thought as an old wise lady who has totally been there (even if it was a long time ago!), I would offer some 25th bday advice to my little sis. Though 25 might seem old, it's sooo not. You have at least 5 more years until you have to act like a grown-up. This is the time to buy pretty/expensive shoes (if not now, when?), stay out too late, travel, kiss lots of boys (sorry dad!), and drink (preferably expensive) champagne whenever possible. More importantly, do what makes you happy and spend time with people that make you feel good about yourself. Smoochies Sis. Hope you had a great day.

December 14, 2010

i love love love the holiday season...

but I officially love summer even more. It's cold and dreary out and I can't stop dreaming that we are back on our East Coast summer tour. Dining alfresco on the jersey shore, swimming at GGmom and GGpop's (that's great grandma and great grandpa to Nate), ice cream and carousel rides at the Ocean City boardwalk, sunsets in the Hamptons, lollipops from Dylan's Candy Bar, Sauv Blanc and lobster, strolls through central park.

Just in case it all sounds too dreamy to be true, I forgot to mention the long plane ride.

Only four or five months to go until sunshine. Bah Humbug.

December 13, 2010

Whole Foods Love

Last weekend we were visiting the in-laws (hi R&R!) up in Santa Rosa and hubs and I decided to sneak off for a little day date. On our way to the mall for some speed shopping we got sidetracked and ended up at a sports bar drinking beer...hmmm. But here's the really cool part - the sports bar/tap room was INSIDE Whole Foods. Yup, Whole Foods has a tap room. And it's just the cutest little place ever. It's made of salvaged wood (which is so my thing), has lots of beers on tap AND you get to eat Whole Foods yummy pre-made food while you drink. Hubs was super happy because it was Sunday and he got to watch football and drink one of his favorite beers (Celebration Ale, just in case you were wondering.)

We are getting a Whole Foods right near our house this spring. Fingers triple crossed that we have our own darling little tap room. All we need is a little playroom that baby Nate can hang out at while mommy and daddy shop and day drink. Whole Foods, I hope you are listening. We really really really want a little bar/daycare in Lafayette!

December 6, 2010

Scary Santa

We took Nate to a kid's holiday party on Friday night hosted by hubby's company. He liked his present from Santa's elves, but he definitely did not like Santa.

We are going to try again at the children's holiday party my company is hosting this Friday. Maybe he will be all warmed up and we will get some smiles. Judging from his first experience with Santa, I'm not counting on it!

December 3, 2010

And He's Off....

Yesterday was Nate's 14 month birthday and he had a little surprise for mommy and daddy. He has been taking steps by himself for the last couple weeks, but always prompted and only between mom and dad or things that were really close together. Well, now it's official. Nate is walking!

And yes, that is me creepily walking behind Nate to make sure he doesn't crash and burn. I know I look weird, but he had one particular fall straight backwards and I was right there to catch him!