Wow time flies, doesn’t it? We finally got around to celebrating our 18th anniversary this week. We stopped by the Bacara – a fancy hotel on the beach near our home. Before heading inside for drinks and snacks, we cruised around the property to look at the views.
Mr. Man got me the most beautiful necklace – totally unnecessary but very lovely. I adore it.
For fun, we visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Saturday. It was very beautiful and inspiring. A little sad for me given our current administration’s blustering and bullying, but this too shall pass. Some of my favorite quotes and photos from the visit:
Then, we went to a tasting room in Thousand Oaks where we encountered some amazing wine of course!
It was super fun to chat with the wine makers and hear about their process for creating the wines … they have very different approaches for sure! Some like to bottle early and let it age in the bottle, but the wines we liked best had aged a couple of years in oak. The problem with the wine out here is that it’s so lip-smacking delicious you just can’t leave it lonely and waiting for a forever home at the wine tasting room …
… so we came home with plenty of vino. Will my family and friends reading this PLEASE come to visit and help us drink all this wine!
We had an amazing dinner by the fireplace at a restaurant recommended by the wine makers.
I was looking through old photos of Steve’s birthday just for fun. In 2005 the girls and I took him skiing. We brought along one of the girl’s friends! (I can’t remember who any more.)
We made Steve wear this – we attached it to the back of his jacket.
In 2011, we celebrated in Taos New Mexico with family. Our nieces came:
I brought several dozen cupcakes
And made beer can chicken
There were many margaritas involved on that birthday. Tonight, we’ll have fish tacos I think and of course, wine! Happy birthday honey.