Friday, May 25, 2012

Best Strawberries Ever!

Have you had the best strawberries in the world?  If you've never been to the strawberry stand on Watmaugh Rd. in Sonoma, I will tell you right now, you are missing out.

 These are the best strawberries.

And boy do I love when we stop and pick up a few baskets.  OH YUM!

There are two little boys in my life that love them too.  We munch on them all the way home.

Oh how I love happy strawberry faces!

You should stop by sometime.  Down Arnold drive and a right on Watmaugh.  $3 for one basket and $7 for 3 baskets.  They are SO worth it!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Welcome to Sonoma

I feel like I have just moved to Sonoma.  I know that sounds weird since we have lived here for 2 years, but I didn't really spend much time around town at all.  Commuting for 2 hours a day took some time out of my wine country living.  So now, let the exploration begin.

The week I had off between jobs, I dropped the boys at school, headed over to Basque on the Sonoma square for coffee and a french macaron (my new favorite treat).  Then I headed over to this little place called Sonoma Country Antiques.

I have passed by it practically every day and have always wanted to stop in.  Well it was just as cute inside as it  is outside.  Maybe one day I can buy something from them. Love it!

Excuse me while I share other places I have passed by on highway 12 and just hadn't had the time to stop.  More to come!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend

I am blessed to have lots of mothers in my life.  My own mother, who I love so much, a grandmother who I know I will turn into one day (oh wait, I am already just like you), and lots and lots of friends who are moms.  New moms, moms who I look up to, and moms who aren't really my mom, but who I call mom anyway.   All are such great people!  I learn so much from each of you.  Thank you!

So, here's to you...Moms everywhere!  Happy Mother's Day and have a delightful weekend!

And to those two little boys who call me mom...I love you so!  Thanks for choosing me to be your mommy.
the happiness project
 rascal flatts

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Things a Changin'

You know when you get in a groove?  All is well, you are cruisin' right along and then bam, something happens to slow you down or just mess up your pace.

Well, I was in a groove that included driving a lot and I had a pleasant surprise.  It hit me this week and I am happy to say, I am spending more time at home and less time on the road. 

I will be working from home (for the most part).  Some travel will also be a part of this change, but it is totally welcomed.  I am excited for a new challenge and a new pace.  I feel like a student again, learning a whole lot.  Yup, I love to me a nerd, I'm ok with it.

Anyway, more of this makes me smile.  Yeah for changes!

Friday, May 4, 2012

An Artsy Idea

Yesterday I posted about the Bay Area Discovery Museum and how much fun we had there.  Well I left out one of the highlights.  I did it on purpose actually because I thought it deserved its own post.

There is a whole art room there and one of the spots my boys had to be dragged away from was the painting area.

Check out their system.  You actually paint directly onto the window.

Then, you have a squirt bottle and a squeegee and you can easily wipe is all away.  Seriously brilliant.

Every once in a while, they would come by and wash down the floor because paint gets everywhere.  But it was back to painting they would go.

Not sure how I would feel about this on my windows at home, but it seems like a clever little idea (on the outside of course).  And, I gotta say, the tiny smocks are pretty adorable too.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bay Area Discovery Museum

I am embarrassed to say that up until now, I had not taken the boys to the Bay Area Discovery Museum.  I heard it was a great place for little guys and we have been meaning to get there.  So, mission finally accomplished. And boy, I was nicely surprised.  Awesome stuff for everyone!  Seriously, you can't go wrong here.

Help plastic fish swim upstream...Yes please!

Hoot like an owl...Absolutely!

 Check out a beaver and his dam...Of course!

Be the captain of the ship...Wouldn't miss it!

Fun was had by all.  We will definitely be going again soon.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Butter and Eggs Days

Every Spring, around this time is Butter and Eggs Days in Petaluma.  We went last year and thought it was worth another round.  We had a great time!

My family has been in this neck of the woods for a long time and rumor has it my great grandma was in the "Cutest Little Chick" Contest when she was a baby.  Would love to see a photo of that.  We checked out all the cute little babies dressed up like little chickens.

I digress.  We had fun riding the ponies.

But I think the highlight for all four of us was the hand dipped corn dogs.

We were all tired by about 12:30.  Naps were extra long that day.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

So Sorry...

I feel like such a slacker.  In fact, when it comes to my blog, this face sums it up.

I am here.  I promise to fill you in on what we have been up to. Sorry for the 3 week delay.

Thanks for stickin' it out!