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.