Tour de Vine

We did the first annual Tour de Vine as a family!   Not the whole ride (32mi), but we did the 10 miles from the Pumpkin Patch through Carneros to the Carneros Brewery.  It was great.  The kids were troupers…

  • October 19, 2014

Summer in France

We had the most amazing vacation in France.  Luc joined us and we travelled through Paris, Lausanne (Switzerland), Lyon, Rayol (Mediterranean coast), Guillestre (Alps), and Serre Barbin (Alps). Paris Maureen, Luc and the kids spent a week in Paris while…

  • August 10, 2014


Bacon and Egg breakfast sandwiches, Church, Grilled leg of lamb, Easter egg hunt, Movie on the couch, Bike ride, Quesadillas and soup, Game of Thrones, perfect Easter day.

  • April 20, 2014

Memorial Day in San Francisco

We had a quick trip to San Francisco for Memorial Day, visiting the California Academy of Sciences (in Golden Gate Park) and also meeting Jean-Luc (Maureen’s cousin visiting from Paris) at the Slanted Door at the Ferry Building.

  • May 28, 2013

Happy Anniversary Luc and Kathy

We had a great evening celebrating Luc and Kathy’s wedding anniversary in Laguna Beach with Ron and Marie-Teresa.  Drinks at the Montage and then dinner at Las Brisas.

  • February 17, 2013

Canvas Collage

Rachel ( helped us put together this collage of canvasses for our living room.

  • January 26, 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

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

Luc’s Birthday – Endeavor

We celebrated Luc’s 70th birthday (on Thanksgiving day) by taking a limo from Mission Viejo to LA to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center.  The ride was a blast, and the Endeavor quite impressive.

  • November 23, 2012

Camping in Russian River Valley

Eight families spent two nights at Casini Ranch in Russian River, about 90 minutes from our home.  It was our first camping trip as a family and it was great to have all the other families around for the odd…

  • August 16, 2012