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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th of July 2017

After a whirlwind in Napa it was great to be back home with Chris and the girls to celebrate the 4th of July! We went with friends and Mamaw and Pa to watch fireworks on the 3rd.
We are in trouble with this one! So sassy!

Sweet Pa with PJ

Mamaw and Pa took the girls to the peting zoo.

Ryan is really growing up this summer.  She is maturing and getting so tall!

Happy anniversary to us! (and my parents!)

Grandpa let Polly hold her snow cone........

Big kids waiting on the fireworks and making up their own games.

Polly wanting to get in the mix- she pulled her suitcase ALL OVER.

She probably walked over 2 miles, pulling her suitcase behind her.

Ryan sure does love her Pa!

Watching fireworks with my girls.

Monday, July 3, 2017

8 years

Eight years have flown by and we have jam packed them with kids, memories and lots of laughter.  I wouldn't want to do this life with anyone else. Happy anniversary, Chris.
Best girl daddy - always surrounded by girls!

Handsome as ever!

Sunday, July 2, 2017


I got invited to be Tauri's guest on my Uncle's whirlwind tasting tour of Napa.  It was so much fun!  We packed in a lot in the two days we were there and I am so glad I got to come along.  We stayed on the Markham Vineyard property and got to go 6 tastings!  The weather was beautiful and I loved every second of the experience.
Grabbing burgers and Rose before our first tasting!

Peju wine was delicious and we got to visit the owners private house too!

First tasting
I got to hold the owners chicken!

Such a fun group! Lots of laughs!

Love my cousin!

Aunt Mis and Uncle

Jimmy and Tauri

Me and Lisa!


Markham House where we stayed. So beautiful!

Fancy dinner at Morimoto Napa

Uncle with Morimoto :-)

Tasting at Markham

We got a full tour of where the wine is made.

Frog's Leap was my favorite vineyard. The gardens were spectacular!

Best Uncle in the world!


Picking fresh peaches- they were to die for!

Evening at our house, so relaxing.
We drank wine we bought, ordered pizza and played games.

We played lots of bocce ball

I did an early morning run through the vineyard.  

Headed to last tasting before the airport.

Bubbly at Mum!

Our final cheers. My beautiful cousin.

"Brose" as they called it.

Exhausted, but so grateful for such a fun experience with my family!
I barely made my flight! And just to remind me the joys of motherhood,
Polly puked on me on the way home from the airport!