Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dado turns 60

This past weekend was no different than the rest of the year thus far...BUSY!  Of course, it was another terrific weekend with friends and family.

Thursday evening my dad was greeted at the St. Louis airport by his friends, Dennis and Derry. This was the beginning of many surprises to come over the weekend.  D&D hopped on the plane with my parents and headed out to the city by the bay.  

After getting back to my place...SURPRISE...Cindy, Bobbi, and Doug showed up!  Cindy came from Dallas and Bobbi and Doug also made the journey from St. Louis.  Of course Chrissie, Kyle and the kids were here too from all the way across town!

We had a great BBQ at home and prepared for the weekend ahead.  

Friday we sent the guys off to golf at the Presidio and the girls went shopping...wedding dress shopping more specifically!  Well, dress #2 was the big winner.  So much for shopping around! It is perfect and wonderful and every other adjective synonymous with THE BEST THING EVER!  I will have to say wedding dress shopping can be a bit disappointing.  You get all hyped up because you found the dress and then you have to wait 6 months to see it again.  Boo.

After finding the dress, we paid a visit to the aisle I will be wearing it down.  This is St. Ignatius Church and while this picture doesn't do it justice, this is the only one I have right now!  The aisle is looooooooooong...and I intend to take my sweet time walking down it...only do it once!
Me, mom, Derry and Cindy at the entrance to China Town.
Hummmm...how can I get this in my suitcase?

After a quick change, we headed off to see Beach Blanket Babylon.  GO! It really is a must see. Funny, entertaining, and hot.  Yes, they are lacking in the a/c department.  But, the show was good enough to let it slide.  Then...of the The House for dinner.  Once again, SO good and great company.  

Mom and Cindy at dinner.
Kyle, Crick and the birthday boy.
Apparently Dennis was so tired he had to hold his head up!
Derry, Mom and Cindy

Saturday.  Napa.  Wow.  So much fun, and craziness it is hard to put into words.  Pictures, anyone?
Dado and me at Gloria Ferrer
We decided Scott can be in family photos now ;-)
Mom and Derry
The girls (me, mom, Derry, Cindy and Bobbi)
Kyle and Cindy enjoying stop number 2-Robert Mondavi

Apparently after Mondavi I was too busy drinking to take pictures...the following are the result of this...
The singing begins!
Trust me, they didn't stay seated so nicely for long.
Kyle, Scott and Cindy
Off the bus for our last stop at Kuletto.  It was beautiful (as you can see).
All of us...Mom, Derry, Bobbi, Doug, Me, Scott, Kyle, Dad, Dennis, and Cindy.  Sometime during this tasting we became Kuletto members...hummm...how did that happen?
Oprah's shack.
Uh oh.  Back on the bus.
The cool kids at the back of the bus.
No use crying over spilt (googled spilled v. spilt-spilt won) wine...just have another glass and bleach the whites when you get home!  
And then dad took it to a new level.  I won't post the rest of this series, but let's just say clothes were lost.

After making it home after 11 hours in wine country, camera broken, new wine club joined, pants stained, and sufficiently wined out...we called it a night.  

Sunday was rough.  Sent the guys to golf Harding (where the President's Cup is being held) and the girls just did a little touring of the city.  After getting D&D off the airport, team Koonless never left the house!  A little pasta dinner and in bed by 10.  

So, here I am.  Exhausted but happy to have a had a great weekend with everyone.  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADO!  Let's do it again next year!


Jacqueline Mariash said...

This post is AWESOME! So excited for the wedding deets and Happy Birthday Mr. Koon!!

Cindy said...

What a weekend it was!!! A memory I'll keep forever. THANK YOU STEPH and SCOTT!! You were wonderful hosts. Love you both & can't wait for Aug 28th, 2010!

Cindy said...

What a wonderful weekend it was!! A memory I'll keep forever! THANK YOU STEPH and SCOTT for being fabulous hosts! Cannot wait for Aug 28th, 2010! Love you both!