Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Recenlty Ben was in Arizona for work so we headed up to Phoenix to have dinner with him and the Rottmans at their casa. What a fun night! We started planning our first annual Tucson Family Reunion which we hope to hold this summer in Albuquerque. Can't wait!
We rang in the New Year with a bunch of friends over for a "thrift store party" where everyone had to come garbed in thrift store attire. We partook in snacks, drinks and hookah before letting off some Chinese lanterns at midnight. They were so beautiful but very nerve racking as some of them crashed into neighboring yards while still on fire- yikes! Thankfully no fires were started! Here are some pics from the evening...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Just a few pics to show you what I've been up to this Holiday Season. First of all this is my busiest time and most fun time of year at work because I get to work all the Champagne and Sparkling wine tasting bars. This means all day I just pour bubbles for customers- yay!
On Christmas Eve Matt prepared a delicious dinner for his family who joined us for dinner and then Christmas Eve service at our church- yay!
Christmas morning revealed many a wonderful present for me. The first thing I found were these beautiful Champagne glasses in my stocking. I of course could not resist filling them with the bubbly on such a wonderful morning, even though it was only 9 AM!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Last weekend we headed south to to see the Janks at their new home in Mexico!
It was the first time since we have driven down there in over five years. One hour to the border and then three hours south to Hermosillo. The drive was uneventful and the roads have gotten much better since we last drove there. The Janks met as at the Hermosillo toll and lead us thru the city to their hacienda.
We were able to stay over two nights. We had tons of fun catching up, eating authentic Mexico food (carne asada tacos and burros, Fancy steak, fresh piggy cookies from the local bakery, and Yunuen's homecooking), playing spades, shopping for and drinking Mexican wine, smoking cigars and hookah, checking out the beautiful Mexican casas in their neighborhood while walking the dogs, going to church with them (with crowing roosters) touring the city center and driving up a mountain to overlook the city. It was a fantastic time and we can't wait to go back and see them again. Thanks for having us AMIGOS!
We are so happy to be back in Tucson however, it is quite sad for us that most of our friends have moved away in the last few years. Recently we had an opportunity to be together again in Tucson do to a funeral for a great man of God from our church. Here are a few pictures from the evening we spent together having a lamb dinner and enjoying some hookah afterwards.
So my birthday was a while ago but I forgot to blog the feast we had. Such special occasions always call for my favorite wines. To start with Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne with cheese, crackers and fruit. And then I cooked myself my all time favorite meal- Thanksgiving! Sandi came over and joined us for birthday dinner. The wine of choice was Souverain Cabernet Sauvingon, Winemakers Resevere, 2008. This meal wasn't about pairing food and wine as much as it was about eating my favorite food and drinking my favorite wine. YUM. Forget going out to eat for my birthday, a day of cooking is much better!
Monday, September 16, 2013
|Parking at bottom of cabin driveway|
|Hike up cabin driveway|
|Dinner first evening|
|Lunch in Summerhaven|
|After lunch hike|
|Ryan needs a beer at Summerhave general store for hike back|
|After lunch hike|
|Deep talks after lunch|
|Hookah time Saturday night|
|Tres Parejas de Patio 2013|