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Archive for July, 2010

we heart Sonoma // playing at the Hacienda

We went and visited some new friends at their rad new winery—Scribe—for a mid-summer dinner of wood-fire baked pizza and pinot out of jam jars.  Elliot loved playing and exploring around the historic Hacienda.

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Black Butte Ranch 2010

We took one of our favorite road trips to one of our favorite places to be with some of our favorite people.  There are a few videos below and be sure to click through to the rest of the entry to see a bunch of photos!

Here’s Elliot’s directorial debut—a short film about people who play tennis and the girl who films them:

Elliot gave a recital of the piano pieces she’s working on and finished it with an original, improvisational performance:

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date night // Paul McCartney

As much as we love spending almost every hour with Elliot, we do require the occasional “date night” without her.  My parents kindly subsidized one of these evenings when she bought Sarah, Mary, Karson and me tickets (great seats, too!) to see Paul McCartney.  We grew up loving Macca, so it was a thrill to finally see him live—and it was such a good show regardless!

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at the markets

We’re lucky, this summer, to have four farmers markets to attend—the Tuesday evening Plaza market, the Friday morning Depot Park market and the saturday morning markets at the Community Center and the Community Garden.



a new room for a growing girl

It seems like Elliot is getting older and older every day.  It was about time we upgraded from her old convertible crib bed.  Sarah found a used bed frame on Craigslist and we got some affordable Ikea bookshelves and Sarah did a big rearrange and the next thing we knew, Elliot had a “new” room!

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we heart Sonoma’s Fourth of July

One of our favorite days of the year in Sonoma is the Fourth of July.  This year was one of the best: started off with a pre-parade breakfast at our friends off-the-Plaza apartment as we watched people toting lawn chairs and wearing red, white & blue stream by; enjoyed the hometown parade; swam and barbecued (Karson’s a grilling genius); rode bikes everywhere; partied with some of Elliot’s school friends (and their parents) and watched the best fireworks show this side of the Mississippi.

Here’s another video we released under Belle Creative celebrating Sonoma’s parade and Fourth of July festivities: