Monday, January 28, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Cecilia goes to work too
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Charlotte at the Farm
I take Charlotte with me to work on Wednesdays and Cecilia on Fridays. The days are always fun, a little hectic. Today Charlotte had fun playing in the new castle tent they got for Christmas and making cookies with my Dad. She sure is sweet. I love having her around.
peeking out of the castle tent
Pringle treat in the tent
the tent in the middle of the bottling room, with Sharon, the cat, down below
hop scotch rug in my office
Charlotte, toys, Sharon
Dad and Charlotte making cookies up at dad's house
Charlotte adding sprinkles and Dad getting dough ready to roll out
fireplace, family, fun
Saturday, January 05, 2013
365 Days of Dominic
I looked at a bunch of pictures last year from this girls' blog, http://www.momtog.com/ and liked the pictures and idea so much I decided to do it too. If you click on the little instagram badge on the right side of the blog, and you have an instagram account, you can see a photo a day of Dominic. Let the fun ensue.
Labels: baby boy
Friday, January 04, 2013
Winter Morning, Rural Missouri Farm and Vineyard
Christmas In Poplar Bluff
Grandma and Dominic
Little People Princess Castle
Charlotte's Chef outfit
She loves to help in the kitchen, now she has the outfit.
Adam and Will put together a dinosaur
Cecilia's veterinarian outfit
The kids love the box
John's mom and dad have a joke book that is always a hit
Why do we buy toys when what they really like to play with is the box. 4 cousins and a nightlight in the box, too funny
Melissa, Adam, and Will were for Christmas this year and Cecilia's birthday. These pictures were all taken at John's parents' house in Poplar Bluff.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Christmas Eve at the Farm
Dad making brunch
Dominic looking cute
Uncle Matt getting a smile from Dominic while Hannah holds him
Family of 5
Charlotte playing with her Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs Little People
Cecilia and Rapunzel
Norah peeking out of the new Princess tent
We got Lesa a new little French egg basket
John plays Princess with Charlotte
Charlotte checks out one of my mom's Christmas decorations
The teeny boppers play Hedbanz
Sunday, December 30, 2012
THESE are the good old days
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Dominic's First Hair Cut
Labels: baby boy
Friday, December 28, 2012
My brother, Joe and I took a trip to Napa in early December to sell some of his hand crafted Missouri oak barrels. It was a whirlwind trip, full of coffee, wine, and focus (and a few long showers for me with no kids banging on the door.) We stayed at our cousin, Mark's, hotel in downtown St. Helena. There are worse business trips. =) Joe is an easy traveling partner and it was nice to spend a few extra moments with him. We visited a few nice wineries, and I had a mini Fresno State reunion.
My old classmate, Sara, is one of the winemakers at Peju.
Joe unwrapping his barrels in the Hotel common area.
The barrel room at Ovid was magical.
A nice view of the Golden gate Bridge and San Francisco behind
Mark, his youngest daughter, Lucy, and his wife Kris
the outside of the Hotel
the inside of the Hotel
Sara amid her barrels at Peju
The view from Ovid
Mark, Joe and I at Ovid
Ovid tasting room
Joe enjoying himself at Ovid
outside of Ovid
The Wydown Hotel's Open House/Meet the Cooper night
One of the best parts of the trip was when I struck up a conversation with the lady behind me at Dean and Deluca waiting for a coffee, and she ended up being the owner of Ovid winery and invited us up to the tasting room. It was very exclusive, very expensive, and all three of us were on a high, not only from the wine and the view, but sometimes wine can be so exciting and make you feel so alive.
We went out there ultimately for an Open House/Meet the Cooper night at the Hotel. Joe's barrels were well received and he has already sold some. Very exciting to see him succeed at something he loves.