The 4th, Etc

The Fourth was great. My little sister was in town from San Francisco so our whole family was together hanging out at the rent's house.  We relaxed and ate some good old fashioned diet busting holiday food.  You know, the usual hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans and a whole bunch of other stuff even though my mom claimed she wasn't making that much food.  My dad disappeared for a minute and somehow Mj ended up on grill duty.  It was a lovely day.  Then I went to work the next day and it totally sucked.  We didn't leave until about 9:30pm which means I didn't get home until around 10:15pm which means I didn't get to bed until about 11pm.  Which means that I was not a happy camper on Friday. 
Mj workin' it on the grill
Dad and Big Sis
Little Sis and Mom
My nephew was obsessed with the new train track and the bubbles around his neck
My little sis made the delicious Bruschetta // I can never get enough cheese!
I was so jealous that Mj was sound asleep while  I was trudging off to work.  My body was there but my mind was having an out of body experience. And how did so many bloggers already have their what I did for the 4th of July posts up that morning? How? When? Work was deserted so at least hardly anybody saw me looking like road kill. I did not want to be there and it was awful.  That's what I get for hoarding my vacation days and insisting on coming in until 2pm instead of just taking the whole day off.
Me and my beautiful sisters
Thank goodness I left early to meet up with my sisters.  I had to try really, really hard to pep myself up.  Once we made it to our happy hour spot and I was half way through a glass of wine I was good.  We had a really fun time.  It makes me sad that this will be the last time that the three of us are in the same city for a long time.

Chillin' at the winery
Saturday morning I did my work out. 30 Day Shred. Ugh! I cleaned house. Ugh! Then we went to breakfast and wine tasting. Yeah! Another Groupon date. It was our first time at Bernardo Winery but I'm already planning on going back.  Wineries are so amazingly relaxing and calming.  There is all this beautiful greenery and everyone is walking around with a glass of wine eating cheese, bread and chocolate.  It's the best.  I wish the winery was our backyard and I really want to do a Napa wine tasting vacation so I can be at a winery every single day. We did our tastings then spent a few hours on the blanket enjoying the perfect weather.   I closed my eyes and enjoyed the cool breeze on my face and the sounds of birds and trees blowing in the wind.   Heavenly! I did not want to leave. 

My little sister ended up staying one more night. Her flight got delayed because of the SFO plane crash. I still can't believe that happened. They say the odds of it ever happening to you are slim to none, and yet. It happens. I'm still booking my airfare for Maui but when I hear about things like this I can't help but wonder. 
Can I just live at the Winery?
Going to work on Friday was the death of my 4 day weekend, but I still got my fun in.  Next year it falls on a Friday so we won't have to worry about getting gypped.


Treasure Tromp said...

this looks fantastic. especially the bruschetta!

Holly@ClubThrifty said...

Looks like you had a fun 4th and some yummy food. I also worked on Friday and that pretty much sucked! =/

Anonymous said...

I worked the day after the fourth and my office was dead. I so wanted to be in bedding SLEEPING. I love the 30 day shred workouts-- Jillian does a great workout! Have a great Monday. - Kelly

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I love wine tasting so much! Eric and I have gone to Temecula a few times, and every time we go, even if we only stay for one night or two, it feels like a really long vacation and is super relaxing. i love it.

Amanda C said...

I'm so jealous that you got to spend the holiday with family and with BBQ! Although this was the first year that the boyfriend and I got to watch the Canada Day fireworks together (he's a shift-worker) so that was pretty sweet :)

Whitney Cypert said...

Glad you got to hang out with your family for the 4th...and jealous! I can't wait until we live closer to our families! Wineries are so nice and peaceful. Glad you had a happy 4th!

Faith said...

what a great 4th weekend!

sad that it will be the last time in a little while that the 3 of you will be together in the same city. i feel your pain.

spending the day at a winery sounds perfect!

i hear you about the plane crash. really gets me thinking too, ugh. i still love flying :)

i can't comment on your blog through my phone anymore :(

Anonymous said...

Love your cute leggings/jeans! They look great on you.

Sorry you had to go to work on least the traffic was great! (Silver lining).

Mrs. Pancakes said...

looks like the perfect glad i am following you on instagram...i feel like i get a sneak peek prior to reading this blog post!

afairlie said...

Such pretty pictures--you have a sweet family! The day at the winery sounds like a winner. Will have to look into that! Have a great rest of your week :)

Pegster said...

Happy 4th of July Cece, looks like you guys had an awesome time.

I love your outfit on the last pic, nice yet simple and flattering.

Chelsea said...

Looks like a great time!
Olive & Ivy

Kim Jackson said...

Sounds like you had a great 4th holiday! I love good family and friends time on holidays. I took the Friday after the 4th off waaaay in advance, because I knew I would end up feeling just like you did. LOL .But at least you finished it with a glass of wine.