Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wiens Family Cellars Winery



Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula California.
This winery is a perfect wine tasting location for those wanting a quieter atmosphere. 
The wine is amazing. We took home a bottle of Wiens Viognier 2013. It's my new favorite summer white wine. 












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Monday, September 29, 2014

Did I Mention?


Not sure how a military spouse blogger misses to blog about the Homecoming ;) But I did. He's back. Two weeks ago today. We are whole and happier once again. And good news... he won't be leaving (for a long period of time) again this year. I had to put my parentheses in, because we all know he isn't actually going to get to stay home without a little "business trip" here and there. This is the Marine Corps!
Nicole
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Disneyland HalloweenTime 2014


If I can't get my fall fix here, then I will always take myself to Disneyland! They sure know how to make it feel like Autumn actually exists in this part of the nation. We even got to enjoy some fall like weather in the morning. 


This is my last Disney post of 2014. We used our third day on our Military passes. So sad. 


I love Disneyland at HalloweenTime but would love to time our passes just right to visit during Christmas too.


Disney thinks of it all, don't they?



Haunted Mansion decorated for the Nightmare Before Christmas.
Definitely worth the wait in line.


My daughter is taking a photography class now. She is more than happy to be the official photographer for the blog. Now I have pictures I can write blog posts about.


We always skip the parade. But this time we decided to end our day with something different.
Lesson learned: Don't miss the parades!


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Monday, September 8, 2014

Currently Listening

I decided I needed a fluffy post on the blog. I've been missing the company of another adult around the house. Someone you can have a meaningless conversation with when a random thought pops in your head. Like about music for instance. I watched the MTV awards a couple weeks ago and fell in love with a couple new songs. It's been awhile since I've found new songs I love. We're talking---Let It Go and Happy--a long time ago.  I'm not sure if you all listen to current hits but Iggy Azalea is my current fave. I'm so fancy! From LA to Toyko! Aren't you too? After the MTV awards, Black Widow is my current jam! Every time I hear it I get all pumped up. I feel like I should hurt someone with a side kick or something. I'm keeping my violent urges under control this far. Singing at the top of my lungs and dancing in my car instead. Do you do the same?


How about you...What song are you constantly replaying these days?

Nicole

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wanted: Someone With a Fabulous Life

I came across a blogging prompt recently posing the question "If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?" I think the answer is meant to be someone with a super fabulous life. The president. A celebrity. Jesus. Whoever you fancy. Which makes me feel all the more pathetic that right now my answer would be "Just about anyone".  I'm in the deployment trenches. I spared you all the week of attitude I wallowed in. I never missed a deployment "hate" week. It's like the the cry day(s). At some point during deployment I am going through a week where everyone pisses me off. Just as I will likely go through a day where everything makes me cry. Which is totally today.

I know I am just worn out. I've spent the past 6-7 weeks hanging with my kids everyday. And when I am not with them, I am hanging out with 50 other kids all day. Not the best job for a military spouse during deployment, huh? And I adore my kids. I really do. And I enjoy my job. But truthfully, kids are draining. They need stuff constantly. And I'm feeling like I'm running on empty.

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I could totally swap places with someone who lives in a little house on the edge of a forest. Somewhere the weather is starting to feel like autumn.  With a rainy day in the forecast. A fireplace and a full bookshelf. Some fleece jammy pants in the drawers. Preferably no kids. Just for a day. Maybe four. I don't need a phone or internet. And if it wouldn't be too much to ask... maybe stick a chocolate bar in the cabinet. And one bottle of cab. Ok. Two. Three.

If you know this person who would like to swap lives for a day or nine. Please email adventuresofasemperfifamily@gmail.com. 

Thank you for having my back!

Nicole
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