Friday, July 31, 2009

Wine Country

Last Saturday night, DH and I watched Bottle Shock. We really enjoyed it and didn't realize that it was a true story until the movie was over. Anyway, after sleeping in late on Sunday, DH suggested that we visit a couple of wineries that are fairly close to home so off we went. Our first stop was Rockhouse. Absolutely beautiful vineyard and the owner took us down to look at the barrels and explained the whole wine process to us. Here is a picture of the "rock house":
Rockhouse winery
We also visited Green Creek.
I love the rows of grapes.
These wineries are only a couple of minutes apart but there was a world of difference between them. It was very interesting visiting them both and we plan on doing it again. Actually, they are only about 30 minutes away and we can't believe we hadn't visited before.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mama Mia Swap

Val hosted this AWESOME swap using the movie "Mama Mia" as the theme. I had quite a time finding fabric that I thought looked like "Mama Mia" but finally found a red polka dot with a border print. The boarder print was yellow with blue flowers and roosters. I also found a complementary yellow fabric with the roosters and blue flowers. Anyway - I loved the fabric when I saw it and knew I had found "it".
Here is a photo of the apron I made for my partner:
Mama Mia apron sent
And I must add that that is probably the most unflattering picture of myself that I have ever seen - LOL
I used Amy Butler's Domestic Goddess Apron pattern.
And here is the apron I received from Donna:
Mama Mia apron rec'd
and the rest of the package:
Mama Mia package
Donna also sent a recipe for Cranberry Sangria that I can't wait to try.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Visitor's Day

Sunday, the 19th was Visitor's Day at camp and I was able to see my Baby Girl. Here she is in her cabin:
GC Visitor Day 09 CJ's cabin

And with Daddy by the lake:
GC Visitor Day 09

Less than 2 weeks and she'll be home - I can't wait.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Missing My Daughter

My Baby Girl is at summer camp for 5 1/2 weeks. This is the second year that she has gone and she had such a great time last year that we let her go again. I know she's having a great time but the trouble is, I miss her. Terribly. She's already been gone for a week and we will get to see her on Visitor's Day in a couple of weeks but still - she's my Baby Girl!
Here is a picture of her and her father from Visitor's Day last year:
visitor's day with dad

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Award from Val

Val sent me an award.
I am supposed to share 7 things that you may not know about me. I am pretty much an open book so I am having a really hard time with this but here goes:

1) I have an MBA. Now, most people who personally know me, know this; but not my online friends.

2) I am afraid of birds and have nightmares about them - huge birds attacking me.

3) I love to cook and bake but I am no good at throwing things together - I have to have a recipe.

4) I used to draw and paint. I was very artistic as a child and teenager. I know this is very odd for a math / business major - my art teacher in college told me so. Now, I only express creativity through scrapbooking, card making, sewing, and doodling on my daughter's lunch bags.

5) I have always wanted to get my nose pierced. Although, I think I would probably look really stupid. I really don't think I could pull it off besides, how many accountants do you know that wear a nose ring.

6) I did get my belly button pierced when I was 30. I wore a belly ring until about 2 years ago.

7) I love the idea of riding on the back of my husband's motorcycle. Actually, in my dreams I am a biker babe. However, when it comes to actually riding - it really scares me. And I do mean that it really scares me.

Here's my daughter on the bike. She enjoys riding a lot more than I do. LOL
CJ on the KLR

Now feel free to take the award and post 7 things about yourself.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!