Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms! I hope you are having a wonderful, pamper-filled day!
So this weekend I decided on a DREAM Mother’s Day gift. Actually, I decided while we were at the wedding on Friday that some day, some how, we are buying a house in Sonoma. No – we’re not going to move cross-country for good, but I want to buy a house with my brothers and my cousins and use it as a rental home. It might have been the wine talking – but 2 days later and I can’t stop thinking about it. I’ve never vacationed anywhere where I thought I WANT TO LIVE HERE — but Sonoma has changed that. I mean, how gorgeous is this place?
The wineries right down the road help… On Saturday my cousins and I visited Viansa Winery and Italian Marketplace and… sigh. I fell more in love.
Even though we spent the entire wedding day at winery (more to come on that – I promise!!) none of us had done an official tasting and decided that we needed to visit at least one. Ben suggested Viasani because of it’s absolutely beautiful views and of course, great wine. Good choice!
We tasted several wines (I like 8-9? The lady just kept filling up my glass!). My favorites were the Arneis (white) and Zinfindel (red) – and I bought 2 of each. We finished the afternoon with wine and anti-pasto on the overlook. Ahhh perfection.
That night we stayed with my cousins Connie and Kristi (and their husbands Nick and Steve)
And had a feast! Connie and I prepped steak and chicken kabobs, veggies skewers, and caprese salad – while the boys grilled.
We finished up the night with The Muppets, a fire pit, and smores. It was a pretty great last night in Sonoma!
And seriously – wasn’t the rental gorgeous???
(and this is just the outside!)
I’m actively searching for Sonoma real estate now… mark my words, it’s going to happen.
As for MY Mother’s Day?? It’s been pretty awesome — a giant ass mimosa, a trip to the California Academy of Sciences, and In-n-Out Burger for dinner. I definitely CAN’T complain!
What’s your Dream Mother’s Day?