Road Trip!

July 18, 2013

The newlyweds are back from Europe and are moving to Dallas next week. And mom and dad just needed a reason to see their grandson! So today we all met halfway at San Soucy Vineyards in the middle of rural Virginia. They brought a lovely picnic, I brought desserts and we all had a great time tasting winemaker Paul’s wonderful flight. Maze enjoyed a few vintage toys and playing with doggies Frankie and Cab!

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Grammie had a hard time saying goodbye!

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1 robin July 18, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I bet Grammie did hate to say goodbye. Im someones Grammie now too :)

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2 Mom July 19, 2013 at 6:54 am

Yep. I bopped my head in the car about six times for more final goodbyes. Congrats on being a grammie!

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3 robin July 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm

thanks:)

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4 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Looks like such a fun day for you family! Mazen is getting so big! Looks like such a happy little man!

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5 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh July 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Aww, what a great way to spend the day! Your family is so awesome and I love how close you guys are and the amazing food you guys always lovingly prepare!

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6 Liz July 18, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Looks like a fun little break from reality. :) Love random road trips! Wow… Larbs & Matt look so tan and happy. They’ve got that newlywed glow. Congratulations to them again! Their wedding was beautiful and the honeymoon looks like it was to die for. & Mazen is as cute as ever, of course. Looks like like he enjoyed the winery, too. :)

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7 Melissa July 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm

What a beautiful day and great pictures, too!

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8 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 18, 2013 at 9:04 pm

What a fun day!!

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9 Christine@ Apple of My Eye July 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Looks like a beautiful mini-reunion! Nothing like family and good food (I’m eyeing that dessert ;))

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10 Alexandra July 18, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Looks like a great time with lots of yummy food!

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11 Kinsey July 18, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Summer picnics are the best! Bonus points when they end with dessert. :)

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12 Erika @ fortheloveofpeanutbutter July 18, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Looks like a good time and some perfect away-from-the-house foods!
I have to say, you’re the first blogger I’ve ever come across and you are what opened the door to blog world for me. I’ve been following for a looong time and finally started one myself….all because I stumbled upon your blog and made an oatmeal banana pancake. So thank you! :)

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13 KathEats July 19, 2013 at 4:54 am
14 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 19, 2013 at 1:17 am

How fun! All the food looks so tasty!

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15 Tami@nutmegnotebook July 19, 2013 at 1:25 am

What a perfect day! At least you live close enough to have random meet ups like this. It looks like Am had a good time,

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16 Leah Roberts July 19, 2013 at 4:30 am

Looks like a really fun road trip, pics look amazing :) Hope you all had a great time.

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17 Christina July 19, 2013 at 6:41 am

I love wineries! Quick question: I’ve heard some awful stuff about “baby” carrots. What’s your stance on them?

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18 KathEats July 19, 2013 at 7:40 am

What have you heard!? I always just thought they were the leftovers of bigger carrot processing. I don’t think they taste as good as big ones, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with them

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19 Julie July 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_carrot

Here’s a link from Wikipedia on baby carrots…not that bad, but just extra processing done. I don’t buy them, but it’s because they dry out too fast and they are just regular carrots. But, I don’t think there is anything wrong, either…

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20 Christina July 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I’ve heard that due to the amount of processing that when they shave them down they become more susceptible to bacteria so they chlorinate them. I’m not an expert and I have heard conflicting information (that they do and don’t). Generally, regular carrots just taste better though. Just curious!

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21 Bob Theroux July 19, 2013 at 7:03 am

Newlyweds moving to Dallas? Must be a job thing, huh? Hope they like it hot ’cause it’ll be near/at/or over 100 for the next couple of months. Not a fun time to be here but there are plenty of a/c repairmen. :)

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22 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 19, 2013 at 7:37 am

What a great family get-together. I love the idea of a picnic lunch too. My mom doesn’t live close to her grandson (my nephew) and whenever she sees him there is some serious Grandma time! He’s almost 6 now but when he was young he called my Dad “Bumpa” and that stuck. So Grammie and Bumpa are now the official names for my parents. :)

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23 Amy W July 19, 2013 at 8:05 am

Love it! I love the one of your mom saying goodbye to Mazen…life is funny and so full of new chapters. Good luck to your sister and her Matt:)

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24 Molly A July 19, 2013 at 8:34 am

That chickpea salad looks great! Do you have a recipe to share?

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25 KathEats July 19, 2013 at 8:50 am

Larbs and Mom made it – raisins, cilantro, vinegar – maybe they’ll chime in?

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26 Mom July 20, 2013 at 6:53 am

Here it is. We left out the scallions. You can also substitute parsley for the cilantro.

http://www.shutterbean.com/2011/chickpea-raisin-salad/

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27 Jo July 19, 2013 at 8:34 am
28 Lea July 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Thanks for that link. Safe, but seems to be a waste of a perfectly good carrot that they’ve whittled down. I’ve found there’s nothing like a carrot fresh from the earth!

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29 Amy @ www.funfoodiefamily.wordpress.com July 19, 2013 at 8:35 am

Beautiful pictures! What a wonderful day with your family!

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30 Liz July 19, 2013 at 9:31 am

Kath, your baby is soooo cute!!! I bet your family would love to be with Mazen 24/7 :) He looks adorable!

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31 Chelsea Preedy July 19, 2013 at 10:28 am

I love picnic lunches with the family and that spread of food looks quite fabulous! What a fun way to spend a quality day.

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32 Tracy July 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

It’s fun to see the happy newlyweds followed by the equally happy pic of the not-so-newly weds just below! Looks like a fun road trip!

Mazen just gets cuter every time I see a new photo. Looove those rosy cheeks :)

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33 Julie July 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm

What a lovely day! Great idea!

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34 Lindsay July 20, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Mazen just brightens my day! he’s sooo cute and bright;) I love this post, and it gets me so excited for our Stateside reunion this autumn…I love traveling but I miss our family and friends terribly!

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35 Mary July 23, 2013 at 10:33 am

So glad to hear your sister and her new husband are moving to Dallas. They will love it. It is a great city, full of nice people and fantastic food. Let me know if she needs anything. We have lived here for ages.

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