Boy I missed checking up on blogs and see how my friends are doing. I thought my MIL might think that was a bit strange and I needed more real friend s ;- ) But she says that if one is lucky to find support and kindness, you should take it. It was a pretty amazing trip. My FIL got to meet his daughter who he had not seen in 35 years. Everyone was a bit nervous but all went well. She and her husband seem like family almost immediately. It was lovely to see her set aside any anger she my have and just start making the best of the time she has now.
I got to hit all my favorites. We went to LaRambla in McMinnville. It is a tapas restaurant. The girls had never gone and loved all the tapas. If you do not know were McMinnville is, it is like Oregon’s version of Napa valley. Wineries and farms everywhere. I was in seventh heaven.
After we have tapas, we always go across the street to Honest Chocolates. She makes handmade chocolates that are perfect. My favorite is the lemon cream with dark chocolate. It is nice and zesty and not too sweet. Actually none of her chocolate are icky sweet. She is extremely knowledgeable about chocolate and making them. I always love talking with her. She had some new chocolates with Pinot Noir and Merlot.
I found a new store that was soo fun, Dustpan Alley. I thought of all you ladies when I walked it. Angelina had soo many handmade items (I got lots of ideas, thank you), lots of oil cloth items, fun glittered fairy wands. These beautiful paper covered boxes. She also has a craft blog, see I knew she was a kindred spirit.
So it was a lovely trip but always nice to get back to ones own home. I am really hoping to get some spring cleaning done and hopeful some fun ideas for you readers. Aubern'e is at her grandparents and will be home this weekend. We miss her sooo xoxoxo