Saturday, September 24, 2011

Weekend in Santa Ynez Sept 16-18

Hertzog Vineyard
1st Harvest of their vines will be Oct 1st

They plan on making a Granache wine
Hertzog Vineyard

Saturday morning breakfast
"everyones a chef"

Now that's what I'm talking about!!!!
Bloody Mary's..Baker Style

After breakfast we took a long hike down by Lake Cachuma

Christtina, Steve, Shirl, & Kathy

We left this marker for the snails behind us (Baker & Hank)
we didn't want them to get confused at the fork in the road..HaHa

Dinner party at Hanks in Santa Ynez Saturday night
David and Christtina, Leif and Kimmy
Steve and Shirley, Hank and Kathy

Leif and Hank take a ride on Sunday morning

Steve and Shirley
The Hertzog Vineyard

My buddy Kim

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Remembering 9-11

On September 11, 2011 this year Los Alamitos Bay Landing had a huge celebration in honor of the 10 year anniversary of 9-11.
They had festivities that started at 2:30 that afternoon and went well into the night.. It was the 1st time ever to have fireworks in the bay, and they just happen to be directly in front of the Hertzog's home in Naples.
We had a small group get-together and had a really fun night, drinking wine, eating pizza, and giving thanks for those spared and remembering those taken on that never to be forgotten September morning 10 years ago..
I could've lost my closest friend that day. Kim Hertzog sat on the runway in an American Airline jet waiting to take off from Boston's Logan airport when the 2 previous planes that were on the same runway hit the two World Trade Center buildings.   I had just left her on the 8th to come back to LB. Kim and I took Dieter, (Kim & Leif's oldest son) back to Harvard University to get him oriented and settled into his dorm.  She had tried to get on an earlier flight and thank God she wasn't able to. 
Where were you that morning? It's a day we shall never forget!!

Aaron captures the moon

Full moon at Aaron's finger tips

Fire Department set off the awesome fireworks from this barge

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Bring it on!!

Reagan started off her 2011 Soccer season a totally different kid. This is her 2nd year playing and Daddy is Assisting in the Coaching department.  Reagan has become a real scoring machine this year..she seems to just "get it" once she scored the 1st couple of goals it was "Wow this is not so bad"!! I think she scored 6 goals that 1st game, but Reagan would tell you "7" but who's counting..
No score is kept.. The girl's still run around like a herd of turtles hoping that someone might know what to do with the ball if happens upon them.  They are only 5 years old, but Grandpa thinks they could learn "positions".  We'll see, the kids are totally fun to watch and I look forward to each and every moment.  But then I am the proudest Nani in the world! (my world)

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Let the Season Begin "Soccer"

Reagan focus's on the task at hand

Go!! Reagan!!

She SCORES!!!!!!!

"I did it Charlotte"

Thanks for the help girls

Daddy I did it!!!!!!

The 2011 Purple Mermaids

Uncle Sean, Tallulah, Aunt Molly and Emmy

Charlotte, Reagan and Bailey

Who's the guy in the back trying to get into the picture, Could it be.....Grandpa

One purple shirt, many Smurf's
Go!!! Reagan

Their are two "Reagan's" on the team... Our girl is #10

Little Miss Paige

Tallulah and Paige show Reagan how they play

Emmy K

Future Soccer players, Tallulah, Paige and Emmy
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Friday, September 9, 2011

School Begins

Tallulah excited to start her 1st day of preschool
@ Parkcrest Christian Preschool 
Reagan starts Kindergarten today 9/7/11
Newcomb Academy
The same school her daddy and uncles went to.
Paige 1st day 2nd year Preschool
Christ Lutheran Preschool

Nani with Reagan 
Reagan with Mom and Dad
1st day of Kindergarten
Paige looking for her "cubby"
this is her special area to keep her belongings 
Tallulah arrives in style
Daddy drives up in the Newport
Tallulah was so excited to go to school this morning.
she did a month in the summer to get her acquainted with the program and it really paid off.
walking in with mommy
signing Tallulah in
Tallulah wasted no time jumping right into the play-dough
Emmy with daddy 
Ingrid and Natalie
this is Natalie's 2nd year at Parkcrest Christian Preschool
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