Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Week 41

Welcome back and happy Tuesday!  It's conference week at school for my youngest so short days are in order for him and me which is kind of nice.  We're still fighting the onset of fall here with the hot temps, but at least the days are getting shorter so that helps with the heat and makes it feel more like fall in the evenings anyway.  My kids are collecting items for their frightful costumes and looking forward to Halloween.  I can't believe it's almost here!

Until then take a look at last week's photos:

Day 278- Monday, 10/5/15
Just a typical weekday afternoon making school lunches while dinner simmers before heading out to a polo game.  It's got to be done before the game because after I'll feel like doing nothing!

Day 279- Tuesday, 10/6/15
Justin is cutting nutrition labels off various food boxes for extra credit in his PE health class.  He never lets an extra credit opportunity go by.

Day 280- Wednesday, 10/7/15
Brandon had a short day so I took him to get his flu shot and then we headed to the Halloween store for fun.  He was impressed with the wall of masks.  Which will he choose?  You'll just have to wait and see.  Later was water polo game 2 of the week and it was a late one so they played under the lights.  What a beautiful night out and perfect for the game.  They also won which was a nice bonus.

Day 281- Thursday, 10/8/15
I'm liking Thursday's lately.  There's usually nothing going on in the afternoon or evening which is rare.  I actually have time for a nice fall walk with the pup and a glass of wine after to watch Grey's Anatomy with.  A couple weeks ago Thursday night wine was inspired by the dog and tonight it's inspired by the cat.  Yes, I'm a sucker for good labels.  Love the wine selection at Nugget!

Day 282- Friday, 10/9/15
TGIF!  I'm headed out for the weekend and the only one home to say goodbye to is Brandon.  Goodbye Brandon and hello ladies!  I made it to Angel's Camp near Murphy's to join these good friends for some wine tasting and girl time.  Should be fun.

Day 283- Saturday, 10/10/15
After a relaxing start and an adventurous journey we made it to Ironstone Vineyards which is really an amazing place set back in the hills and surrounded by the trees of Calaveras county.  We had a great time sampling the wine and even enjoyed a nice long picnic lunch out on the deck with one of our selections.  Afterwards we explored the historic town of Murphy's.  This is the area Mark Twain used to live in so there is a lot of fun history and even some eerie old buildings from the 1800's.

Day 284- Sunday, 10/11/15
 We're headed home today but first we thought it would be fun to take a picture of us with all the bottles (only 3 are mine!).  Some of these girls are serious about their wine ;0)  We also enjoyed a nice lunch at the golf course reminiscing about our fun time and unusual ghostly experience at the Murphy's Hotel.  Thanks for the extra memories Eleanor.  Once I got home and caught up with the family Justin was eager to open the Amazon boxes that had arrived with his costume pieces.  Here's a quick peek at some of it.  He wants to be a plague doctor this year.  Not sure where that came from, but I think it will be perfect for him.

That's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by and see you next week.


  1. Love all the Halloween fun, and great for you to have a girls' weekend away! How fun! Hope you get some cooler temps soon! Enjoy your Thursdays. It is so nice to at least have one day with nothing to do! Have a great week!

  2. The girl's weekend sounds so lovely!! Enjoy those Thursdays!

  3. Your girls trip sounds so fun! I love the pic of you all with your bottles of wine ;) I love Justin's costume idea, too. So unique! Can't wait to see all your boys dressed up!