Thursday, September 27, 2012

Apple Picking

Last weekend we were invited by some friends to go apple picking at an orchard in Sebastopol, and we had THE BEST TIME.  What is better than sunshine, wine, cheese, dirty farm kids and fresh handpicked apples??   Especially on the first official day of Fall.  Perfection.  We filled basket after basket and came home with 36lbs of apples (!!!).  I've since made my very first apple pie and apple butter, which is to die for if I do say so myself.  Apple butter recipe is on my Pinterest page here.

If you live in the Bay Area, I highly recommend this farm...Twin Hill Ranch.   All apples are $1.00 per pound.   Also?  The little road to the farm is FULL of antique shop after antique shop, which I am definitely going back to someday.  Minus the husband, kid 1 + kid 2.   Mom????

Azalais & Lucca

Sweet Baby Apples

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Vacation Photos, Part 1

In the most tragic of events, I lost my camera on the way back home from our family vacation... Somewhere en route between Charleston and San Francisco.  Heartbreaking.  Absolutely heartbreaking.  But let's not talk about it or I will ugly cry.

Although not the same, I am so thankful I took a bunch of photos with my iPhone so at least we have something from this trip.  

We had the best time in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.  Soaked up a bunch of sun, played in the ocean, relaxed, drank good wine, ate Southern BBQ, collected seashells, built sandcastles, met Elmo, met sweet baby Drew, wrote our names in the sand, watched beautiful sunsets, and made a million awesome memories with our family.  We are a lucky bunch.