>How Did I Miss a WEEK of Updates?!

>I don’t know where the time went!  So I’ll catch you up from Thursday through Tuesday mainly through picture because I can’t remember some of it…



Lunch- My friend from work tried a new restaurant nearby.  It wasn’t very good… I had a chicken sandwich with green chiles and pepper jack cheese.  Sounds good, but it was just meh…

I guess this was dinner…

Friday I remember more of.
I had to take an early lunch because my mom came up for the weekend and she had to drop her car off at a mechanic to have a tune up, so we had a quick lunch at Carol’s.  Egg beater Florentine omelet with hash browns and fruit.
For dinner, we were going to go to BJ’s but there was an hour wait so forget that!  We went across the street to the Tokyo House, a local Japanese restaurant.  Both my mom and I both had the shrimp teryaki bowl. 
They brought out miso soup and salad.
Then the gigantic bowl!
 It was really good!  I’d get it again.  It normally comes with chicken or steak and 2 shrimp skewers, but we had them just give us shrimp since it was our 5th meatless Friday for lent.  The vegetables were really good!  They had a sweetish sauce they were cooked in, and I liked the fact you had to really dig to get to the rice.
The one thing I didn’t like, too much sauce!
After dinner, we went to Barnes and Noble and Target to get some presents for the upcoming baptism/birthday party on Sunday.  Of course, I had to get dessert too.  I love the Cheesecake Factory Vanilla Cupcakes they sell at our Barnes and Noble!
My mom went to Restoration Hardware to start getting letters to put on her wall.  She got me a small S!
I don’t know where to put it but I love it!
Once we got settled in, we rented The King’s Speech on the TV in our room so Nick could see it.  I know it’s still in theaters but sometimes certain hotels will have movies that are still out, so we rented that.  He liked it but still thought Inception should have won best picture. Whateva!
Saturday, we took a road trip to St. Helena to visit my dad’s grave since his birthday is the 13th of April. We stopped at Dean & Deluca.
I love his store.  They are in the middle of remodeling.  I love all of the interesting things they have.

Next we drove over to the Napa Valley Olive Oil Mfg. to have lunch.  You wouldn’t know it was there unless someone told you!  It’s a little tiny place.  This is the only indicator that you’re in the right place.

They have tables outside so we sat and ate our lunch.

This cute little dog decided to join us.  He/she really wanted some of our food though!

I love driving down the main highway.  It’s so beautiful here!

 Here’s Michael Chiarello’s Restaurant, Tra Vigne

 I love the flowers on this house!

 Next stop was the cemetery. My mom got some black river rocks to make a cross over my dad’s grave.

 What a view!

 Here’s the finished cross. My brother had the idea to put white rocks around the edges to
make it pop.

 The moon was out too! 

After that, we went for a quick walk around St. Helena.
Hidden Mickey! Sort of anyway…

 Someone painted these posters.  They were cool.

 Went into Olivier and got some of their 25 year aged balsamic vinegar.  Yum!!! It’s so sweet!

 Our favorite store Baksheesh!  It’s all fair trade and such original items!  I LOVE this store!

 We really wanted to go into Woodhouse to get some chocolate, but we were 10 minutes too late!  😦

 Love the grapes on the street signs.

When we got back, we went to BJ’s for dinner.  My mom and I split a burger and had salad.

 Then the 4 of us split a chocolate chip Pazookie.  Hot cookie with ice cream?!  Yes please!!!!!!!!!  It’s like dessert porn!  OMG it’s so good!

Sunday, I’m keeping short with no pictures.  We went to my cousin’s son’s baptism, then went back to his parent’s house for a double birthday party for the baby that was baptized and his aunt (obviously my other cousin!)  They had sandwiches from whole foods.  Wish I took a picture but I didn’t get a chance. Then we went back to the house, took a nap, and my mom and brother went home.
Monday-Just breakfast and lunch pictures…  Litterally not much else happened so, I’m not going to bother.

Tuesday- No pictures.  I gained .5 pound, but I’m okay with it.  I’m continuing with the walking so all is good with that!
Okay, I’m out!

About Shannon

I'm a 30 something Disney Addict, Healthy Living enthusiast finding my way in California's capital.
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