Dinner with the Cassianis and Truchards

We made grilled, braised short rib sandwiches with caramelized onions, petite basque cheese and arugula.  The Cassianis brought the appetizers and the Truchards brought dessert.  Awesome evening… 7 adults, 7 children.  Slow day today.

  • June 30, 2013

Daniel’s Birthday Party

Daniel’s 8th!  Went to a trampoline place called Jump Highway – trampolines and dodge balls!

  • June 8, 2013

Colin’s Birthday Party

Super Mario birthday party for Colin in the back yard with tacos and churros as his ‘cake’.

  • May 17, 2013

Sushi Class with Morimoto’s chefs

Another one of Maureen’s wonderful gifts… a Sushi class by the chefs of Morimoto’s Napa restaurant. The class was called “Sushi & Sashimi: Fundamentals and History” and was taught by his Executive Chef Kang Kuan and Sushi Chef Ingi Son.…

  • May 4, 2013

Spring Break – Playa del Carmen

For Spring Break, we went back to Playa del Carmen, a small town 45 min south of Cancun in Mexico. Right in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. This time, we stayed at the Aldea Thai hotel right in…

  • March 31, 2013

Northstar with the Cassianis

The kids had Friday off, so we rented a house in Northstar at Lake Tahoe with the Cassianis. Weather was great, and the house was perfect, especially the on-call shuttle to the village, which arrived within 5 minutes of calling,…

  • March 3, 2013

Christmas at Heavenly – Lake Tahoe

We spent the Christmas week in Lake Tahoe at Heavenly, renting a room at the Embassy Suites, right at the Gondola lifts.  It was a great family bonding experience, and we spent three full days on the slopes.  Colin and…

  • December 30, 2012

Calistoga Safari

We visited Safari West in Calistoga (about 45 minutes north of Napa) this week-end with a group of Napa families and had a blast in 45 degree F weather doing a quick ‘Safari’.  Beautiful birds, monkeys, deer, giraffes, rhinos and a…

  • December 17, 2012

Thanksgiving in Mission Viejo

We drove down to Mission Viejo to celebrate Thanksgiving with Kathy and Luc.  Bruce, Danny, Linda and Geoffrey also joined the party.  It was a blast, as usual, and we also got to celebrate Luc’s 70th birthday.

  • November 23, 2012