March 23, 2015 – Sarah’s Birthday

Along with OMG can you believe that Nathan is 9 this month, the more startling fact is that Sarah is 35. She is a wonderful daughter with whom we have many great discussions and good laughs. We decide to head up to Sonoma for some wine tasting to celebrate the day.

After a brief stop at Jacuzzi Winery for some olive oil tasting we continue on for wine tasting at Kunde Winery, Chateau St. Jean, and Deerfield Ranch Winery.

It’s a fun day although at least two of us snooze a bit on the way home. (Not John who was the driver.)

Sarah outside of Kunde Winery

Sarah outside of Kunde Winery


Sarah in the Kunde tasting room

Sarah in the Kunde tasting room


Charcuterie plate at Chateau St. Jean

Charcuterie plate at Chateau St. Jean


Dad and Sarah at CSJ

Dad and Sarah at CSJ

The proud parents

The proud parents

March 18, 2015 – Tennis at Indian Wells

John and I go back to Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Open again this year. We have tickets for four days and reservations at our favorite hotel, the Renaissance Esmeralda. Many of the players stay at the hotel and it is always fun to see them in person. This year I was brave enough to go up to Donald Young for a fist bump and a “Great job!” comment.

We get to see Roger Federer play twice and a lot of our other favorite players. Djokovic wins the tournament but Federer is at least in the final.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray


Serena Williams playing at Indian Wells for the first time in 14 years

Serena Williams playing at Indian Wells for the first time in 14 years


Our favorite player, Roger Federer

Our favorite player, Roger Federer


Feliciano Lopez is easy on the eye

Feliciano Lopez is easy on the eye

Record number of fans attend

Record number of fans attend

March 4, 2015 – Celebration of Nathan’s birthday

Can you believe it? Nathan is turning 9 years old! Wow, does time surely fly by. Since we are not going to be home when Nathan’s actual birthday date occurs, we are having a little early celebration with him. We bring some presents for both Nathan and Sam, some cupcakes, and lots of hugs.

Sarah reads a book to Nathan and Sam

Sarah reads a book to Nathan and Sam


A great hug from Nathan

A great hug from Nathan


One for Zayde too!

One for Zayde too!

Sarah and Jonathan

Sarah and Jonathan