I Hug Trees and Llamas

Good evening!

It was the picture perfect day today! I got to hug trees and fuzzy stuffed llamas…what could be better?!



After lunch, my mom and I headed into the town of Sonoma, which is totally picturesque and cute. Lots of fun shops and cafes and a really big pretty park. I tasted the best fudge ever at this old fashioned candy store—

And also snacked on my favorite flavor of larabar while we strolled—


For dinner, we ate at one of my favorite spots in Healdsburg—Scopa!
I had a glass of prosecco:
And we ordered the grilled calamari (my FAVORITE thing on the menu!):
A bowl of the soup of the day (not sure exactly what it was called but it had huge beans in it as well as chilies and green) topped with grilled bread:
And we split a margharita pizza. I love Scopa’s pizzas—they are suuuuper thin and very light on the cheese. Very authentic!
I was a happy girl! 🙂
Time for BED! Going to wake up early, do some yoga and then head into the city with my mom for lunch and to pick up my dad from the airport!

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  • christie, honoring health
    December 23, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Aw, so glad you had such an awesome day!!

    And Dulce De Leche fudge?!?! Oh.My.Goodness. That fudge looks awesome.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 23, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Jenna I love your coat!!

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace
    December 23, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Dinner looks amazing! 🙂

  • eatmovelove
    December 23, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Beautiful beautiful day! Pizza, wine, mint chocolate bars?? – what’s not to love :). I picked up that LaraBar and must try it.
    Do you take a ‘break’ from writing now over the holidays??
    Any writers out there?! Give me some advice haha 😉

  • Stephanie
    December 23, 2009 at 4:21 am

    That fudge looks heavenly!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    December 23, 2009 at 4:40 am

    haha love the tree hugging picture!!! Glad you guys had a great day…any day that involves fudge is a good day in my book!

  • amanda
    December 23, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Wow you had the best of both world’s! Homemade fudge and grilled calamari. It is funny because my husband never had calamari till he met me. He loves it!! However he normally gets it fried

  • Katherine
    December 23, 2009 at 5:04 am

    The tree hugging picture is fabulous! Love the shot of the bubbles in the prosecco glass too.

  • rungirlrunn
    December 23, 2009 at 5:08 am

    I just LOVE your outfit in that picture!!

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    December 23, 2009 at 5:14 am

    You are so adorable!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 23, 2009 at 5:16 am

    I love your coat! So casual yet feminine. Also, Margharita pizza is my absolute favorite style.

    Looks like you had a beautiful day! Keep em’ coming!

  • Jenna
    December 23, 2009 at 5:21 am

    fudge looks great and so does your dinner!
    Glad you get to see your dad today 😉

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    December 23, 2009 at 5:23 am

    That tree picture is SO cute.
    Scopa sounds really cool! That pizza looks delicious!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    December 23, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Oh you seem in the happiest mood, this post totally lifted my spirits. Thanks Jenna!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    December 23, 2009 at 5:43 am

    I had a neighbor who actually had llamas and the worst thing ever was when I saw the llamas walking down my driveway in the middle of the day when my neighbors were at work. I had to round them up and get them into their pin again…….note to self, they bite and spit.

  • Janna
    December 23, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Sounds like a lovely day.

    I am jealous of the fudge… I LOVE fudge!

  • Amy
    December 23, 2009 at 5:47 am

    You look so lovely and happy!!! That fudge looks heavenly!

  • pam
    December 23, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Drool…that fudge looks so good!!
    I love the PB&J Larabar, that is my favorite flavor too. I just picked up a few from Whole Foods yesterday for my trip to NY.
    That’s awesome your parents are both in town for Christmas 🙂 Enjoy the holidays and Happy New Year!!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    December 23, 2009 at 6:04 am

    YAY for dad coming!!

    And totally with ya on the Larabar front…PB&J is THE BEST!

  • Kailey
    December 23, 2009 at 6:13 am

    ahah oh jenna you crack me up with your tree hugging 🙂
    pizza looks awesome!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    December 23, 2009 at 6:16 am

    What a fun day!! Oh, and your coat is adorable, by the way! Love it! 😀

  • Erin
    December 23, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Have a fun holiday with your fam. 🙂

  • ShutupandRun
    December 23, 2009 at 6:24 am

    So fun to have your mom there and dad on the way. Enjoy!

  • Jessica
    December 23, 2009 at 6:29 am

    I love your boots! Where did you get them?

    • jenna
      December 23, 2009 at 7:53 am


      Thanks–Steve Madden!

  • Kelly
    December 23, 2009 at 6:29 am

    PB&J Larabars are my favorite, too.

  • Erin
    December 23, 2009 at 6:29 am

    That pic of you with the lama is too dear!!

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    December 23, 2009 at 6:33 am

    i think it’s great that your mom and yourself (is this grammatically correct?) have the same attitude towards exercise, wine, and eats. It’s refreshing. Have a great Christmas with your family.

  • Molly
    December 23, 2009 at 7:15 am

    all your pictures make me instantly hungry (that pizza and fudge for example)
    Glad you’re having fun!

  • Casey @ Spicy&Sweet)
    December 23, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Love the boots Jenna :). Have fun with your parents!!

  • Rachel
    December 23, 2009 at 7:27 am

    I love your jacket! And the fudge looks so yummy 🙂

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 23, 2009 at 7:37 am

    What a fantastic looking dinner! Wish I had started my dinner off with a glass of persecco 🙂 Great outfit too!

  • Meggilizz
    December 23, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Everything looks awesome!!!! 😀 Glad you got to spend a great day with your momma!!

  • *Andrea*
    December 23, 2009 at 7:42 am

    haha love the suffed lama! my neighbor has a farm with real ones and alpacas – i love them, they’re too cute!

    you look GORGEOUSSSSSS in the last pic. seriously, a model shot!

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    December 23, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Super cute jacket; I love the ruffle at the bottom!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 23, 2009 at 7:54 am

    How lovely….all of it is!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)
    December 23, 2009 at 8:08 am

    you look so beautifuL! the lighting in the pic is perfect!!

    the fudge looks fannntastic!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    December 23, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Haha love the title-
    Enjoy the time with your family!

  • Karla
    December 23, 2009 at 8:10 am

    What a fun day! I love your jacket too!

  • Rosey Rebecca
    December 23, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I love this post!! You look so cute in all of your pictures. Glad you’re having a great time!

    ps. I was drooling over the watermelon sweet tea in one of your earlier posts. 🙂

  • Ashley
    December 23, 2009 at 8:19 am

    I love prosecco! It’s highly underrated. I prefer it over champagne.

  • candice
    December 23, 2009 at 8:52 am

    What an eclectic mix of flavors. 😀 I love fudge, but only in teeny amounts—more than that, and it’s sugar overload for me. The PB&J Larabar is pretty darn tasty, too. I’m glad you had an amazing night of eats, as always!

  • Stef
    December 23, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Great pics! That’s the best flavor Lara, hands down. I love reading your blog even more now that you’re in NorCal!! Have fun in the city today (where I will be too, cool!) and I hope your parents’ visit will be filled with joy and love.

  • amber
    December 23, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Your coat is adorable!!!

  • Kelly B.
    December 23, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Jenna…you are gorgeous! Merry Christmas!!

  • Jenny
    December 23, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Wow dinner looks incredible. I’ve always wanted to try prosecco, hopefully I’ll get to very soon!

  • Ilana
    December 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    haha, I just finished eating a pb&j larabar as I read this post! That fudge looks divine…mouth is watering. Every time I read your blog, I miss California. have fun with your mom, and merry christmas!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    December 23, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    oh my that fudge looks amazing! I love it so much – shame about the (lack) of nutrional value 🙁

  • Alexandra
    December 23, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    i have those boots too! have fun!

  • Julie @savvyeats
    December 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    You always look so adorable…love the outfit!

  • Cyndi
    December 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for all of the blog updates but I am done now.

  • daintyvegan
    December 23, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Have to agree that nothing could be better than hugging trees and any kind of stuffed animals. Well maybe not the stuffed animals but the trees are fun to hug. 😛

    That raspberry dream fudge looks YUMMY.

  • Jenny
    December 24, 2009 at 6:13 am

    mmm I’ve never seen that larabar flavor! I just had peanutbutter cookie yesterday and was in heaaaven. now, clearly I will be on the hunt for a little pb&j lovin