Wednesday, August 24, 2011

more adventures! & the post in which i say cute too many times

lest y'all think i am in perpetual vacation, i promise that i'm not. matt just takes all of his vacation at once and we usually take it in august.

the one downside is that i've been slammed with deadlines this month, so i have spent many a night up to 2, 3, and yes, 4 am (only to have our darlings wake up at 6 am-gotta love it.) i wrote my art director the other day that balancing two small children on vacation & these deadlines has been a little harder than i anticipated. but, that said, i am not complaining - i am so grateful to even have work in the first place and so very grateful that we have such a generous vacation time.

i'm not going in chronological order at all, but hey- that doesn't matter much, does it!

last week we enjoyed some time with matt's parents and then matt and i got some time alone, while the kids played at papa and grandma's!
 we stayed in this cute house in los olivos so we could go wine tasting, hang out, and relax.
(sidenote-i've been sick for this whole dang vacation & working very hard not to be annoyed. i made the huge mistake of taking dayquil and then going winetasting. um, after two wineries i literally felt like i was hallucinating & about to die. or lose all of my insides at any moment. it was awful. yep, with my in-laws and children. pretty awesome. note to self-those little words on the side of medicine containers are words of truth.)

 grandma time
 and papa time
 and yummy simple summer meals

 and snuggle with the daughters time

my camera died so no other fun grandparent or winery pictures.
lucky for us, the kids took off to play with the grandparents
and matt and i went on some adventures of our own!
including to the very cutest place around-
enjoy cupcakes in los olivos

 so cute.
 they also have winetasting in the same storefront, 
but we'd already stopped at another winery 
(and yes, thanks for asking, i skipped the cold medicine this time around, 
so i still felt like a normal human after tasting a bit of wine)
 for the love.
enjoy has a flight of cupcakes,
(6 mini cupcakes to taste)
which is, of course, what we got.

 more cuteness
 a stylish watering hole
 (how cute is their mobile cupcake trailer for events??)
 cute outside too
 empty cupcake wrappers after we demolished our flight of cupcakes. since the cupcake flavors change every week, the owner came out & quizzed us about what we liked or would change about each flavor. (of course we shared our opinions) by the way, did i mention that each cupcake has a delicious custardy filling? oh yes, that's right.
we got another flight of cupcakes to bring to our friends jeff & jenny 
and hopped into the car for more culinary adventures! 
(this time starring mario batali.)

hope you're having a great week!


  1. A flight of cupcakes!??!? Divine.

  2. one day i would like to visit the cupcake trailer. so cute and delicious. your posts color me green you know. xoxo

  3. I am not exaggerating when I say you are my favorite photographer.

  4. sorry you were sick, but glad you got fun (& cuuuuute) alone time with the matt. love the one of the girls dog- piling you with love!

  5. sarah um, you are super kind.
    and cute.


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