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Sunday, May 20, 2012

play day in god's country

About three years ago, my husband and I moved from Sacramento to the foothills towards Lake Tahoe. The area we are fortunate enough to call home has breathtaking scenery and magnificent views - it's truly God's country. Shortly after we moved to the area, my next door neighbor and I became very good friends. She introduced me to five of her soccer friends and the "game night girls" was formed. We started meeting monthly for board games and dinner. Over the years, our friendships have blossomed and I am so thankful each of them has welcomed me into their lives.

The game night girls planned a special day to celebrate my birthday and upcoming IVF. Sort of a pre-pregnancy play day. Lucky doesn't even begin to describe how I felt when they told me this. Yesterday was the big day. We went wine tasting in El Dorado County and every detail was planned out perfectly. We went to four different wineries - Too Good, Single Leaf, Iverson and Windwalker. All of the wine we tasted was so delicious - especially the Too Good Black Muscat Port which we couldn't resist purchasing a case!

After hitting up three wineries, we stopped for a picnic. Our spread was insane - turkey, salami, rolls, crackers, four types of cheese, strawberries, grapes and desserts. Yum! And of course, a bottle of Iverson Sparkling Wine to wash it all down.

By the time we got to the last winery, our bellies were full so we were a little more mellow. We sat outside enjoying the outdoors and had a great chat. It's the best when you have friends that you can talk to about anything and most of the time you leave with sore abs from laughing so much.

It was such a fun day and I'm so appreciative of everything they did to make it so lovely. Special thanks to K for donating her gas and car, J who was our designated driver (poor thing had to put up with drunk girls all day), K who ordered the most darling, custom-made cookies, L who bought the bubbly at lunch, and K who drove all the way up from the Bay Area to spend the day with us. I'm a lucky girl to live in such a beautiful area and have such wonderful friends.










18 comments:

*Katie* said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun!!!

Alicia said...

That is so great! Sounds like a lot of fun! When are you scheduled to start IVF Jessah? Maybe we'll be cycle buddies?

Katie said...

what sweet friends - looks like a great day!!

Megan said...

The pictures are gorgeous! Sounds like an amazing day with some amazing friends!

sass @ (In)fertility Unexplained said...

Such beautiful photos! You look so happy :)

Toni Rapp said...

Looks like my kind of trip, so much fun! Great pics and having a priceless time with great friends,food and wine!

Good Timing said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like a lovely day. When's the upcoming ivf?

Nicole Marie said...

How fun! Wine tasting is always so so fun!

Do you know Tracy from Then I Got to Thinking?
She lives in El Dorado Hills.

Tara said...

That sounds like a heavenly trip! Found your blog via Blabbering Thoughts and love it. I'm your newest follower:)

Sunflower said...

Oh fun -- looks like you all had a wondersful time. Good luck on your upcoming cycle.

Dandelion Breeze said...

What a beautiful place... and such lovely friends to hold you a pre-preg party :)... and HAPPY BIRTHDAY hun xoxo

myfertilityjourney said...

Such great friends!!! You guys look like you had an amazing time. Lovely!

Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

How fun!!! So sweet of your friends. I love to go wine tasting. We went to Napa a few years ago, but actually have some great wineries here in MI too.

Kerri said...

Wow, these pictures are amazing! I have found you via the comments on the secret blogger swap (no im not your buddy :p) but you blogs fab, your now on my blog roll. Take care and i will be checking back soon xx

Amber Young said...

Those friends of yours are just plain AMAZING! Such a sweet and thoughtful idea! Good luck with the baby plans! New follower!

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Kristin said...

what a fun day, happy you have those girls

Margie said...

Looks like an amazing group of friends you have. There is nothing more precious, more dear or more enjoyable than good girlfriends! Love your pictures!!

pageonpaper said...

This looks like so much fun!

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