19 hours ago
Saturday, January 23, 2010
For the past week we’ve had nothing but rain rain and more rain around here. Not that I’m complaining, this is just what our drought-depleted reservoirs have been needing desperately. Actually, I've been enjoying the rain, mostly. However, our backyard currently looks like a swamp and we’ve been spending a lot of time indoors, which made going through these photos from a couple weekends ago a nice reminder of sunnier days and walks in the park.
We met up with Lucas’ family for a leisurely two mile hike along a lovely oak woodland trail in Sonoma Valley Regional Park. I’ve always had a thing for big gnarled oak trees (I was married under one, after all) and they’re especially pretty when sprinkled across rolling hills and covered in green moss and gray lichen.
With everyone gathered together against such a beautiful backdrop, it turned out to be the perfect setting for Lucas’ mom and her boyfriend to announce their engagement to the family, and we were all thrilled to hear the happy news. Congratulations Oosa and Geoff!
We topped the afternoon off by heading into the quaint little wine country town of Glen Ellen, famous for having been the home of Jack London, and enjoying the world’s most delicious grilled paninis on picnic tables outside the market deli.
As for my ensemble, it was very thrift gift-y with a prairie dress I received recently from Angelina and a hat from Milla. I adore them both, the girls and their gifts! I’m also very proud of myself for finally getting some overdue packages sent off to both of them this week. Thrift giving is so much fun!
P.S. I should probably mention that the red wool coat was not thrifted. I got it years ago at Old Navy and it’s the warmest coat I own :)
(edit: Turns out we're going to get some sun today before the rains start up again tomorrow, yay, time to get out for a walk!)