To celebrate my 32nd birthday I spent a weekend in Sonoma Valley with my friends and family. The original plan was to go to Vegas with my girlfriends, but it’s funny how having a baby changes you. Instead we rented a house in Guerneville and went wine tasting around Healdsburg. A little more chill and family-friendly. 1st stop: Gary Farrell. Their tastings are by appointment only. The menu welcomed us by name and there was even a cheese accompaniment. The nicest tasting I’ve ever been to. Shout-out to Angie for making the reservation and planning out our whole day! Baby Satski was a natural. 2nd stop: Arista. They had some generous pours of Pinot. I was in the bathroom pumping (then dumping) for most of this tasting session. So many wineries! All the more reason to go back soon. 3rd stop: Unti Vineyards 4th stop: Quivira. Baby Satski can’t believe how much his mom and aunties can drink. That night we had dinner at Pat’s Diner, which becomes a Korean fusion spot called Dick Blomster’s in the evenings. Baby Satski traveled relatively well. He wasn’t able to sleep completely through the night, and we had him in bed with us the second night because it was so cold, but he woke up in a great mood! The 5 AM wake-ups were a little more brutal for me. Janee is determined to make these two the best of friends. They’re both a little skeptical. Our place was in the heart of downtown Guerneville with lots of great spots to eat nearby. Boon unfortunately was closed. But we went next door to Big Bottom Market for delicious biscuit sandwiches. Then we picked up a pie from Chile Pies in the Guerneville Bank Club and checked out the cool shop, Commerce Fine Goods. So glad I got to combine quality time with my girlfriends and my two guys.