Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Nana and Papa M's Visit

A good friend of ours from high school got married last weekend in Sonoma, CA. We debated for quite awhile about what to do with the boys - take them with us, fly them to WA and have grandparents take care of them, not go, etc. We really needed time together and we really wanted to see our friend get married so in order to make it easiest on the boys we flew Mom and Mike out to babysit. We had such a hard time leaving the boys. I have never been away from them for more than a few hours so it was very hard for me! We both cried like babies when we said goodbye! Once we got to CA safely and heard that the boys were doing great, we relaxed and enjoyed our time together. The boys were angels, says Nana and Papa! They did lots of fun things to keep them busy. Bryce and Drew had lots of fun and so did Nana and Papa - especially without us around!

Playing the keyboard with Papa.
Driving the cars at Home Depot with Nana
Feeding the ducks at the park with Papa
Making banana bread with Nana - I'm so glad my boys show an interest in cooking and baking!
Watching a movie with Papa

Riding their new trikes from Nana and Papa

J and I had a wonderful 5 days in Napa and Sonoma, "wine country." We enjoyed wonderful California cuisine, gorgeous scenery, time together without babies, sleeping in and wine tastings and tours. The best part was spending time with some friends from high school and their spouses that we had not met before. The wedding festivities were spectacular. They consisted of 3 days of events...each one felt like we were at a Hollywood party! Thank you Jarett and Fernanda!
The wineries were so beautiful with the grape leaves turning fall colors. Our friends Aaron and Wendy at a winery.
The groom Jarett and bride Fernanda.
Our friends Darby & Rob, and Aaron & Wendy


Rebekah said...

So fun! Sounds like you guys had a great time - I haven't left Emma yet for more than a few hours ... not sure I'm ready yet :) I miss your Friday recipes!!

Smang said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I am ready for some time without babies with my husband. :) We are going to stay in the Gaylord in the next few weeks. The boys are getting so big!