Monday, July 19, 2010

Squaw Valley

We have a packed summer.  Hubby and I took the boys up to Squaw Valley for a few days to get out of the heat.  I really enjoy staying at Squaw Village.  The boys can roam and have some freedom.  This time I didn't join them up at high camp.  Instead, I was able to get away and do some shopping in Truckee.  The boys had a great time ice skating and swimming at 8200 feet.   We did make it into Truckee as a family for breakfast one morning.  We ate at the Squeeze Inn.  You may have seen it on Bobby Flay's Throwdown.  The Squeeze Inn is known for its omelets.  We didn't have any of their omelets, but the food we had was fantastic and I can see why it is a favorite with the locals. 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Day at the Ballpark

We had a fun evening watching our baseball team, the Rivercats.  It was a fun night and fortunately not too hot.  The boys enjoyed watching the game and playing around on the grass. 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Book Love

My dear neighbor and friend was doing some housecleaning and asked if I would like to look over her cookbooks.  Of course I said yes howdy!  I love cookbooks and I probably have around 100 plus cookbooks in my home.  I love to get inspiration from the recipes, plus it is a good read.  Anyway, she was going through her late husbands books and wanted them to go to a good home.  I was thrilled and honored that she gave them to me.  What awesome books they are!  Not only that, but a lot of them are signed by the authors.  Her late husband ran a speciality cook store and had meet these chefs/authors.  He was good friends with Jacques Pepin and knew Julia Child.  How cool is that!  I will always treasure the books.  Now what to make first?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Camping & 4th Fun!

We had a really nice 4th of July this year.  My mom and dad are getting settled in their new apartment and they are safe and I was able to relax a little and enjoy the time with hubby and the kiddos!  We had our dear friends over as usual and had a nice time with friends, good food and fireworks!  We have already had a busy summer.  We just came back from a weekend of camping at Donner Lake.  It was a beautiful weekend and fortunately the weather was not too hot.  At first they boys had a hard time unplugging.  Then they started to explore and have fun.  I really enjoyed not having the TV on or the Xbox or computer.  It was great to just sit around the campfire and talk and play games.  Our one bit of luxury; we got up early and went to Starbucks to get the traveler coffee for everyone.  Got to have the coffee!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!
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