Sunday, November 30, 2008


24 pounds, wow, that's a big turkey! Well I did it, a mere nine hours later the bird was finished. Thank goodness for my dad, it's just comforting to have him there and know that if there's a major disaster that we can fix it. Which did happen without anyone knowing. I must have had the water a bit too warm in one of the batches of his famous rolls and they didn't rise. I'm so glad we made 4 batches of rolls, we definitely were not short any rolls even with the mishap of throwing out a batch. Eleven guests, three tables put together, one turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes, jello, cranberry sauce, turnips, two pumpkin pies and two apple pies later with a little wine and berry juice it was over. The day I've planned so long for was completed. It was a blur. I'm so glad that my dream came true and I was able to host Thanksgiving for both of our families at my new house. It was perfect! I loved bringing both of our traditions to one table full of laughter and fun. We had puzzles, movies, lounging and relaxing as well. The whole day was just what I would have wanted for a traditional Thanksgiving. I'm so thankful for my family and... for my new baby to come. Yes, it's all going well and I can thank God for it, and I did at church today... over and over.... I'm so thankful.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Random Thoughts

It's been a while, a long while. I've found that I am not a frequent blogger. It's hard for me to keep up with my hectic schedule! My new wine business is fun and I spend most of my free time focusing on that. Our recent Open House was a hit as well and I find myself learning more and more about wine and my palate every day. Currently, I'm on a "wine smelling" kick. I just like to smell it and see what I come up with. The sense of smell is so amazing and can definitely trigger memories, events and open doors to new senses.

Recently Jason took me on a surprise trip to Lake Chelan! It was so nice. He planned it all without me knowing. We stayed at Campbell's resort on the water. It was a weekend filled with relaxing and literally doing NOTHING. Well needed and deserved. We went to my favorite winery, Vin Du Lac. There I was able to hands on see their beautiful lucious surroundings and their amazing awards and accolades. I think they will always be my favorite winery.

Gooble Gobble.... Turkey day is around the corner! More to post soon as I'll try to keep up from now on.