Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Weekend Away

We made a very spontaneous run to Sacramento this weekend.  When our Sunday fellowship plans fell through, due to illness, we decided to book a hotel for a couple nights and then find some snow on Sunday!

In front of the Sterling Hotel.  This was a fun place to stay--a big victorian house built in the 1890s and converted to a hotel.  It has just 16 rooms, each unique.

Sunday morning we drove from Sacramento over to Sugar Bowl, for some snow play.  We found some untouched, deep, clean snow and had fun introducing our little guy to it!

He really had fun until his little pant legs got soaked through and cold on his skin!

Time for some lunch!  Yummy deli sandwiches.  Mine was grilled and melty!

Maybe a funny picture, but the lighting in our bathroom was so pretty.  The stained glass window was an orchid/lavender color and the room glowed pinkish when the sun was shining in.

Back in Sacramento, we enjoyed strolling the capital grounds and looking at trees and plants before dinner.  Here I'm in front of a dogwood tree.

This was one of our favorite roses in the rose garden--'Mardi Gras.'

And this was my favorite, aptly named 'Hot Cocoa.'  It is pinkish red, with a dusty chocolaty color to it.

Monday, I visited friends while Crandon worked in Sacramento, then we had a picnic dinner before heading home.  It was a warm day--in the 80s.

A really pleasant and relaxing little get-away!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Early Spring at Our House, in Pictures

A few pictures from the past couple of months, for those of you who still check my blog on occasion!  At ten weeks pregnant I'm tired a lot of the time and not managing much more than maintenance around here the past few weeks.

Outing to the San Francisco Zoo.  The zoo has really improved since my last memories of it, about 18 years ago!  It was a really fun trip with family.

Still working of figuring out the sippy cup!  So far, bite hard, pull and try to remember to swallow whatever liquid goes in the mouth!

A birthday outing (for me!) with Mom/Grandma.  A very enjoyable day browsing in Corta Madera.

Cheese for the first time.  It was OK, but nothing amazing, apparently.

Helping Daddy drive!

A day visiting family.  The little guys had fun, but didn't quite know how to play together yet!

All those drawers to empty!  It's a full time job!

My special little "engagement orchid" is blooming again, for the first time in three years!  We got it at the farmers market in S.F. at the Ferry Building, when we were getting my engagement ring resized.  It has a subtle fragrance that I get occasionally as I go about my day.