My brother Nick and his wife Kelly welcomed their first baby in mid-October. They named him Jackson Nicholas and I finally got to meet him a few weeks ago. I made a quick trip to Charlotte NC to be apart of his baptism and I am so glad I was able to be apart of it. It seems like just yesterday my twin nieces were his age and now they are almost five, I know that time flies and even though we live across the country I don’t want to miss a beat!
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My Aunt Shelly and my cousins Sarah and Lindsey
I just returned to California from a wild trip to Michigan for Thanksgiving. While we were home we had SO much fun and were able to catch up with tons of friends and family.
Our trip started off with a wedding, our friends Jason and Maggie tied the knot. Jason is Chris’ last high school friend to get married so it was like a big class reunion for him. My Aunt and Uncle were there so I was able to catch up with them and my cousins. It was a fun night and I’m glad we could be apart of it.
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post with photos from last week’s trip to Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Today I am sharing more pics from our trip to San Francisco, Sonoma, and Napa Valley. On Tuesday we drove to the city (which is only 40 minutes from our house in Los Altos) and I attempted to show my mom and sister the most popular sights in San Francisco. Chris is usually the tour guide for this trip but since he was working in Chicago for the week it was up to me to navigate around the city. San Francisco isn’t that big but I seemed to get us lost 1 too many times, ha! We started the tour by AT&T Park and the Ferry Buildings. Then we headed Nob Hill and Union Square. Next we drove to Alamo Square to see the painted ladies, we hit Lombard Street where I dropped the girls off to take pictures and then I had them ride a trolley car down to the wharf where I picked them up. The tour took longer than I hoped but in the end we ended up seeing a lot of the city (from driving around and around).
Sorry I was absent from the blog last week. My mom and sister were visiting from Michigan and we were really busy enjoying the California sights. Being the professional organizer that I am I had an itinerary set for them so they would know what we would be up to and what to pack. They were here for 6 days so I planned a day trip to Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea and an overnight trip to Sonoma and Napa. The rest of the time was spent checking out local hot spots like Stanford, downtown Los Altos, and Google. The trip flew by and I wish they could have stayed for another week!
Our first stop was Pebble Beach to see the links and have lunch on the 18th green. We live inland from the ocean and the bay so the temps around our house stay in the high 70s and mid 80s. The closer you get to the ocean and the bay the lower the temps get. When we left for Pebble Beach my husband told us to bring sweaters and I am glad he did because it was freezing.
Because it is so close to Hilton Head Island, I decided to fly in and out of the Savannah airport. It was much cheaper than flying to HH directly and it gave me an excuse to enjoy the city for an afternoon.
Savannah is a historic city with a beautiful riverfront filled with shops and restaurants and neat squares. Before I flew back to California I stopped with my mom and dad to see the sights and have lunch.
I hope you enjoyed my post yesterday! Today I wanted to share more photos from my trip to Hilton Head Island. As I said yesterday, most mornings were spent walking on the beach. It was fun to see all of the dogs playing in the waves and the toddlers digging sand castles. One morning while I was walking with my brother, sister, and mom I ran into my college friend Brooke. We knew we were both on the island and we were planning on meeting up but it was such a nice a surprise to see her.
Last fall I scheduled a January trip to Napa for Chris and I to take some time to get-a-way and to take advantage of all of the great specials available during Napa’s off season. I am so glad I booked it ahead of time because our schedules have been so busy lately, we never would have been able to get away if it wasn’t on the calendar in advance. It was Chris’ first time to my favorite place in the whole world… Indian Springs. (In case you are new here check out my previous posts about this fantastic resort here and here.) We arrived on Wednesday afternoon and stayed until Friday evening. The weather was perfect while we were there, high 60s and sunny.