Mine & Ray’s Birthday Celebration

 
On Ray’s birthday the girls and I surprised him at his work with a small chocolate cake. The girls and I love visiting daddy at work, specially when we are surprising him! Ray was so happy to see us! The smile on his face was priceless!
we did just a quick little visit cause he had to get back to work. But, what Ray didn’t know was that I had an even BIGGER surprise during the weekend (posting next time) for him!

The next day was my birthday, and I treated myself to hangout with my sister and girlfriends from morning to evening!
We headed to oh la la crepes, super good! We did some shopping, grabbed some Starbucks, then headed to the pool! It was such a relaxing time hanging out by the pool without having to worry about the little ones.

After  relaxing by the pool, we headed to our favorite spot, under dog at Concannon!

I had the best 27th birthday ever!! Thank you sis for setting this day up, you’re the best!


My Back Yard Growing Up and Now It’s My Girls!

 
I love this place {Concannon}! My family and I grew up coming here. My dad and mom work(ed) here so they would always bring us here at a very young age. It literally is like our back yard { I know I sound like a broken record because I have done a few post on this place already, but this is a place i truly LOVE, it has so much meaning to me and my family! Elizabeth recently got married here too, so it just means so much to us!}

It is so amazing to me remembering the times I spent with my family here, it literally feels like it was just yesterday Elizabeth, Ernie, and I were running around playing and now my little girls are doing the same!

I can not wait for the day Elizabeth and Ernie have kids so we can all bring them here! How amazing would that be? What great meaning it would be for all of the family to get together for pictures!
God is so good! He is so good for giving me these 3 beautiful girls, and for Him letting me see them grow in the same spot I grew up, our back yard! I remember my dad would run around with us and put us on his shoulders, and my mom would just sit and watch us with Ernie in her arms. Now, I am running around with my littles playing princess tag {princess tag: am the hungry dragon looking for a princess to eat!} while my mom holds little Madi. 

I have got to bring the hubby here more often! I normally come here on the weekdays, so hubby cant join since he is working, but i know he would love to be here with us.
These pictures are from last week, my mom, girls, and I went to Concannon to have a picnic and to say hi to my dad. It was a fun time… as always!
I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the girls! So, here is a TON of pictures…

   

Jay’s Birthday and Wine Tasting with the Hubs

Two weekends ago, after church, Ray and I met up with our friends to have breakfast and celebrate Jay’s birthday! I love me some good breakfast and fellowship with great friends! Happy Birthday Jay!! May God bless you with many more years!

After having a late breakfast, Ray and I headed to Livermore for some wine tasting. As most of you know my dad works at Concannon winery, so he was able to get us harvest tickets. While wine tasting we met up with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. We all had a nice time together tasting all the different wines, listening to live music, and visiting all the beautiful wineries.

Jay with his beautiful family!

I love you guys!

 the brothers!

 At Concannon i seen Maricela, Maricela is one of the owners of a restaurant i used to work for. Isn’t she beautiful?! not only is she beautiful, she’s a great person!

{Concannon Vineyard…}

My favorite place! I cant stop saying how beautiful this place is!! I wish Ray and I could have had our wedding here! ahh… well, hopefully Elizabeth will get married soon!! She will totally have her wedding here! (If you don’t no why I love this place so much, then click here.) You no what?!.. maybe Ray and I will re-new our vows here if we don’t do it in Fuji or Hawaii!

Last Friday I took my girls on a picnic, and where else then CONCANNON! And grandpa (my dad) would be sure to be there anyway. We got there and had a nice little lunch with my dad, and mom… who decided to join us! After lunch the girls just roamed around, played, and enjoyed having the whole place to themselves… while mom and I just reminisced on the olden days. Man, time sure passes us by… later my girls and hopefully son, will be bringing there little ones here to play too!!

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