September 30, 2016 – Meals for September

Here’s what we made during September, 2016. Obviously we had more meals than this but some pictures I forgot to take, some dinners we ate out, sometimes we had takeout, and some evenings we were invited to other peoples’ homes.

September 20, 2016 – Visiting with the Kendalls

Our good friends Eileen and Jim Kendall are up in the Bay Area visiting their daughter, Ali, and her family. We drive over to Corte Madera to see them and have some lunch. Ali and Van’s daughter, Vea, models her Halloween finery for us.  We all dine al fresco next to the Bay in the beautiful weather.  Sadly we did not get to see Eli as he was at preschool and Van, of course, who was off working. We have been slowly transferring our Bruder trucks to the Swearingen small fry.  I am so glad they are getting a new home.

Many thanks to Eileen and Jim for having us over for lunch and sharing their family with us.

Eileen helps Vea into her Halloween skirt an hat

Eileen helps Vea into her Halloween skirt an hat

Vea checks out Eli's fright wig

Vea checks out Eli’s fright wig

Ali and Vea share some lunch by San Francisco Bay

Ali and Vea share some lunch by San Francisco Bay

 

September 16, 2016 – John’s birthday celebration coincides with Hookslide performance

For John’s birthday we decide to postpone the celebration for two days and head over to the peninsula for dinner, a Hookslide concert at Domenico’s Winery, and an overnight.  Food and accommodations were good and Hookslide was great.  Plus there was a bonus of getting to see Nathan and Sam!

Dinner at Mistrals in Redwood Shores included shrimp risotto and...

Dinner at Mistrals in Redwood Shores included shrimp risotto and…

blackened sea bass.

blackened sea bass.

Hookslide at Domenico's Winery

Hookslide at Domenico’s Winery

Sam and Ryan listening

Sam and Ryan listening

Hookslide singing loudly

Hookslide singing loudly

Nathan is engrossed in a chess game with some ear protection!

Nathan is engrossed in a chess game with some ear protection!

 

September 8, 2016 – Quick trip to St. George

Did we really drive all the way to St. George for just 5 days?! Yes, we did.The house was in good shape and ready for our trip with Jonathan in October when we will stay for more than 5 days!  We enjoyed the evenings looking at the pond, John grilling dinner, and the temperatures coming down.

Dusk on the pond behind the house in St. George

Dusk on the pond behind the house in St. George

He's a grillman!

He’s a grillman!

September 3, 2016 – Family day

We have just gotten back from our trip or so it seems and now Nathan and Sam will be heading back to school. Time for one last summer get-together. We have Zayde burgers, play fake tennis, and the kids enjoy games with Mom.

Nathan and Sam with Ryan

Nathan and Sam with Ryan

The tennis players pose after an exhausting game of fake tennis

The tennis players pose after an exhausting game of fake tennis