Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Happy Father's day!
Pool bags out of. Now I have lots of pretty green canvas. Have you ever seen the bags from Forestbound? I LOVE them. I bet I can make some like those. Of course they are way more expensive than mine are. But they have a great deal more media attention than I ever have had.
So we drive up and hop out of the truck. Stu and I first followed by our 3 children. There is really wonderful swimming pool in the back yard of the house with such lush landscaping (the landscaping around my house consists of some dying oak saplings and dry cracked earth...my withering tomatoes are the bit of green I have splurged on but there are scorpions and tarantulas hiding beneath their leaves) My kids want to know if millionaires live here as they look around with their wide blue eyes. The couple that was behind the wine tasting table had a little girl who looked to be about Emma's age. She was wearing a cute little blue bikini. That was when I noticed that all 3 of mine were wearing their bathing suites too. We have been living in our swim suites since we normally do end up at the pool on base at some point during the day. The dad happily invites our kids to jump in their pool while Stu and I have our wine. They make it seem like we will be doing them a favor by having our kids play with their daughter. Off you go kiddos.
Well, we had our 8 wines and one champagne. Bought a case of wine and then had a bottle of the Viognier out by the pool in the shade while the kids swam. Just in case you are curious The Viognier tastes a bit like peaches. It smells like it will be sweet, but it is crisp and dry. My favorite type of white wine. The Tempranillo is a nice light BBQ red. Great for drinking in the evenings. And the Syrah is my favorite. It is smoky and dark. It is like being kissed by a man.
So while we sat by the pool and had our wine we fantasized about where we will live next and where we will retire...how the kids are growing, and what the future holds. Oh it was a delightful afternoon. I hope your weekend held an adventure or two.