November 13, 2009

I heart San Francisco

Fall is the best time to visit Northern California. The weather is amazing and the sun is shining, which isn't necessarily a given in San Francisco. Visiting my brother and sister-in-law is always wonderful, and always hard to leave. This time, Jason and I spent a long weekend and did all our favorite things:

honey-lavender ice cream at bi-rite market

picnic in dolores park

big brother josh

breakfast at blue bottle

On Saturday, we took a little day trip to Sonoma and Matanzas vineyard, which was beautiful and full of lavender fields. Amazing wine, lovely scenery...we loved it so much, we joined the wine club on a whim. We're so spontaneous.

And then this happened:
I said yes.
So now my boyfriend/roommate/best friend will become my husband. I still can't believe it. Life is so good. And so is California.

Erin & Brian

Last Saturday, our friends Erin and Brian got married at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper, Arkansas. The property was so amazingly beautiful, I couldn't believe I'd never heard of it before. You drive up and up and up on curvy roads, and then finally you come to the top of the hill and look out over this:

The got married outside (a risky move for November, but the weather was perfect). They met while walking their dogs at a park, so the wedding had lots of reminders of their pups, including mentioning them in their vows. It was pretty cute. I was the lucky lady who got to make all the cupcakes for the wedding. It was a really special day.

The happy couple: Mr. & Mrs. Dail

Me and my trusty baking assistant.

Congratulations, Erin and Brian, and your little dogs too.