The other night over mind-blowing Thai food, we wracked our salmon curry-addled brains to remember the places we've stayed, people we've visited, the things that have defined the summers home for the last seven (7!) years.
Moon over the Napa River.
We will remember this summer 2012 trip home because:
We started in Paris with Grammie and stayed in that guy's apartment with the Jack Daniel's themed bathroom.
We celebrated Stefan's birthday with an ice cream cake at Villa Aunt Valerie and Uncle Bob. We met 3 month old Tatum, and Jayne was 2 and Tyler was 4 and Natalie and Dave showed Peter a photo on their iPhone and said, "What's wrong with Natalie?" and it was an ultrasound photo of my newest family-member to be.
Mike and Tanya let us move in, and Elliott was there finishing his first year of university and Stefan says he wants to go to U.C. Davis too.
Mom and her bf drama.
I went to North Carolina with four of my best friends I'd never been in the same room with all at once and we sang Jesus Take the Wheel.
I briefly visited my sister city of Seattle.
We had a great time, as always, with the Palmers at their cabin in Tahoe, and I have the bruises to prove it.
Peter brushed his teeth with anti-itch cream and never felt better.
The London Olympics, "Go Gabby!"
At the Del Monte Shopping center, Camille helped Stefan pick out his first pair of glasses.
Outlander. The most I've ever enjoyed reading 900-page novels entirely with a Sean Connery accent. Thank ye Emily for my latest addiction. Peter is going to love the kilt he's getting for Christmas.
We stayed one night at a hotel with a bunch of bikers. In its defense, it did have free breakfast at Denny's. That was in Napa, where these photos were taken.