yes, I’ve been MIA… It’s been a crazy, whirlwind 3 weeks
I flew from Denver to Boston , moved my youngest, Ali into Freshman year of college in Providence, spent time with friends and family on Cape Cod., picked up 2 of my boys from Boston, drove back to Providence, then flew to Oregon to move Ryan into Sophomore year of college, then finally, back to Denver.
Which is where I am now sitting in my quiet house and realize that I should write something. anything.
So I’m sharing a story today. I’m sharing it because when I had a ‘date night’ conversation with my sister last night, I told her this story and realized that I never shared this with her.
which makes me wonder who else I have or haven’t shared.
so here goes…
10,0000 years ago, when Scott got his very first job out of college, one of my clients at the hair salon that I worked for told me that we should buy a nice bottle of wine and save it for his retirement.
We lived on 30 bucks a week. if wine didn’t come in a box, or a giant jug, we didn’t drink it.
fast forward. Last year. After we moved Ryan into college.. Scott and I had a day that Ryan had freshman activities , so we wandered into the beautiful Willamette Valley to explore some wineries.
this one is for my little sister… she loves this pic of me
Scott and I just loved it there.. and of course we bought some bottles to bring back with us… but not just any bottles..
we bought 4 bottles, one for each year of Ryan’s college, to be enjoyed after each year that he completes. The Bottles ranged in price from not very expensive for freshman year, up to his graduation wine which is a special reserve vintage. ( more expensive than we would normally spend)
If you are friends with me on facebook, then you might remember this picture that i posted, promising a story ..
I just didn’t think it would take me this long to share
yup. we didn’t have furniture, but we did have a special bottle of wine to celebrate Ryan’s first year complete.
So knowing that Ali was going to school in Rhode Island, and that we had a winery there that we enjoy more on that HERE!… we factored a trip to the Vineyard to purchase 4 more bottles, this time in preparation of Ali’s upcoming accomplishments…
interestingly enough, the latitude of the South Cost of Rhode Island is the same as the Willamette Valley and Southern France, which is why all 3 areas produce fabulous wines!
her graduation wine The label was designed by a graduate of RISD.. I love how they keep it local.
so that’s my story. and a brief wrap up of how we became empty-nesters so soon….
we are both so proud of all of our kids <3
Our Oldest, Jason, is halfway through his bachelors’ degree and our Daughter-in-law, Amanda Sue is in nursing school, both in Florida.
hmm…. I think that a trip to St. Augustine Winery may be in order