In our family, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the positive things in life. We are thankful for wonderful, supportive friends and family, this year more than ever. Please know that we feel so blessed to have you in our lives and we thank you for allowing us to be in yours. We pray that each and every one of you has a special love-filled day.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
For the past few years we have been attending the "Passport Weekends" in Santa Cruz Mountains. A few weekends ago, the Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries hosted the Passport Weekend again. We, as a family, decided that we would have our own tasting weekend instead of revisiting wineries. What a blast!!!! My parents, Travis' parents, Sara, Travis and myself had such a good time! We tasted 14 bottles of wine and had FANTASTIC food prepared by Linda and Sara. The group favorites were the 2006 Zinzilla Zin and the 2005 Oreana Red Table Wine (? label). We set a price limit and we all brought a few bottles of wine. The only rule was that the buyer had to purchase wine that they had never tried before. What a great way to try new wines and visit with each other. Long live wine tasting!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Happy Veteran's Day! Today was a wonderful day to reflect on all the people who have risked their lives for our freedom. I want to give a special thank you to my father-in-law, Travis' father, Ed, and my grandfather, Bob. Thank you for risking your life and well-being to make sure that we, the future generations, have the freedom that your generation had. I pray that we are able to do the same for our future generations, as you have for ours. Thank you.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I just returned home from a three-day precision teaching conference in New Jersey. Even though it was humid and rainy, it was beautiful. I didn't anticipate seeing the beautiful colors of fall, so I didn't pack my camera. Thank goodness for camera phones! This was a little cemetery around the corner from the hotel. One of the hotel workers told me that even the current colors are dull compared to the colors from a few weeks ago. Apparently I missed the red part of the cycle, but the "dull colors" of New Jersey were still much more vibrant than the colors of fall in the valley. *sigh* I love the East Coast.