Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
From Our House to Yours.
Jim and Annemieke

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Mo!!

Happy Birthday Monique!!
I am the middle of three sisters. Today is the birthday of my little sister.
Happy birthday to a wonderful, crazy lady!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Let It Rain

Although it was pouring down rain this past Saturday the intrepid travelers that we are headed to Napa for the annual holiday party at Chappellet.

These are from artichoke blossoms that have gone to seed.  Aren't they magical?
These next pictures are from  Joseph Phelps on Sunday after the rain.



These are from Domaine Carneros.

We recently tried some wine from Nicholson Ranch at the home of Liz and Larry and really enjoyed it.  Nicholson Ranch is just down the street from Domaine Carneros so we stopped in for a tasting.

We really enjoyed their Syrah.
We had a lovely weekend in Napa including a wonderful dinner at The Press in St. Helena.  Jim enjoys their steak and I enjoy their macaroni and cheese with truffle sauce and brussel sprouts.  And did I mention the pumpkin whoopie pies? 

Unfortunately we came home to a very messy backyard.

November is a rainy, stormy month for Sacramento but I do miss the thunder and lightening of Texas.