This weekend we helped to support a fellow trainer and friend Cheryl, who is currently battling cervical cancer. She has always been a bright and positive person and we are so glad that she is taking this seemingly hopeless situation and doing all that she can to fight it. We love you Cheryl and are rooting for you!
Saturday, October 15, 2016
I had a blast celebrating my friend Renneeh's birthday in the city. We went to AsiaSF, a club and restaurant that I haven't been to since the days when I worked corporate in the city. It was just as fun and entertaining as ever.
Getting settled in and ready for some drinks, food and entertainment.
Meeting up and having a small libation before we head to the city.
She certainly was the princess that night. Happy birthday my friend!
Always a good time with these fine ladies.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Saturday, October 01, 2016
I honestly don't know who came up with this crazy idea. I just opened up my home for all of us to hang out and chill and somehow we ended up having a game night and everyone in onesies. These ladies are hilarious and super fun to hang out with. We certainly do not take ourselves seriously!
The sheer amount of variety is astonishing. Who knew they made so many different kinds of onesies?!
The guys got in on it too.
The cookie monster and Ariel. A match made in heaven.
Onesies got us all kinds of crazy.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Off to Sonoma for some champagne tasting. What a fun ride up with these gals. And the chauffeur wasn't so bad either.
The grounds of the Gloria Ferrer Winery are so beautiful.
We had the privilege of trying their 30th Anniversary champagne. It was yummy.
We had a fun time getting all gussied up. We are usually sweaty and in workout clothes when we see each other.
A few of the varieties we were able to try. We had to pace ourselves!
These two discovered they were birthday twins. We'll drink to that!
Junior's favorite champagne.
The grounds were so nice - we couldn't stop taking pictures.
Jackie and I in between champagne tastings and before my Asian flush.
We ended our day with dinner and dessert at R+D Kitchen. Always a satisfying meal.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Husband: Currently enjoying a balance life of work and fitness. Spending his free time on the greens playing golf, taking a nap here and there and pondering whether he should upgrade to the new iPhone 7.
Ronin: My walking encyclopedia about all things random. Loves him some Sac's Tasty Hot Dogs and Panda (Panda!) snacks. Was floored when he discovered that volcanoes created the islands of Hawaii and is now thoroughly freaked out that we live along the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire (We are going to die Mom!) Has one of the most genuine smiles I know.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
I've done plenty of surprises in my life. And for some reason, they don't always go as planned. Something always manages to go wrong. But let me tell you, this surprise was PERFECT. So allow me to share with you how well this went.
That face. Does it not speak for itself?
When the surprisee realizes he's been duped. And the surpriser is giddy because success!
The surprisee is still in shock but manages to put on a brave face, because he still has no idea what's happening.
So much going through his head. Why? How? When? What?
And then it's revealed. Emotions run high and the moment begins to sink in.
And even now when all has been said and done there is still an element of shock and awe because the surprisee still can't believe what has just happened and none of it has really sunk in.
Give the man a moment.
This was a perfect surprise.
While I was home sick nursing a bad cold, my boys spent a gorgeous day in the city at a Giants game. I love that we have wonderful family and friends who allow our family to attend these games. I can't say we've every actually paid for a game - for which we are super thankful. But don't worry, we'll do you a solid and buy you a meal or a nice cold one at the game. Go Giants!
Friday, August 19, 2016
We spent a fun evening in the city last weekend celebrating our dear friend Kat's birthday. She wanted to have dinner at the Stinking Rose in North Beach. I'd never been, but always heard great things about the place. And you can't go wrong with garlic. Well, I guess you can, I mean, you will stink. But since there was ten of us, there's no way we could tell who was the stinkiest. Plus the food was so delicious you kind of just throw caution to the wind and dive right into the garlic-fest.
Elaine, Jean, Me and Kat right before we were seated
Kat and her sweet husband Jon
These clowns: Jayson and Junior
The other clowns: Jon and Billy
I'd like to believe we embodied more of the "rose" rather than the "stinking"
The birthday garlic girl
At the Tonga Room where they are known for their strong drinks
VIP status at the Tonga Room
Sunday, August 07, 2016
A few weeks back we celebrated Junior and Jackie's birthdays by visiting a couple of lounges in Yountville. We first stopped by Bottega where we literally ordered every appetizer and drinks. The server thought it was funny but we were totally serious. It was a warm summer night as we ate, drank and laughed. The girls and I discussed our plans to visit Las Vegas later this year and the men talked sports.
We finished the night off with more drinks and sandwiches at R+D Kitchen. The celebrants enjoyed the time and we pretty much closed down the restaurant.
The sisters and the birthday boy
Pretty ladies: Willi and Jackie
All of us: Jackie, RJ, Willi, Jen, Me and Renneeh
The guys: Junior, Troy and Bernard