Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jaramillo Brewskies is open for business!

The brewing has begun...

We've decided that for the Wedding Fiesta we want to brew our own beer. We have A LOT of people to serve, so the brewing has to start early and happen often. Our first batch started two weeks ago and this weekend we get to start bottling. I'm excited to learn more about the process with my honey (he's kind of an expert!) and I'm super stoked to be able to give this gift to our family and friends. Beer #1 is Honeymoon Hefeweizen.

Here is a picture of us on a tour of a brewery on a trip to visit the Jaramillos in Colorado. It was my first brewing experience. Lesson #1: Safety first in the world of brewing!

My honey woke up extra early two Saturdays ago to start the brewing process. We had a house full of people (Yeah for family time with my sister, brother-in-law, and nieces!) and he was quiet as a mouse. Here is my beau working hard on the first batch.

Today, after drinking a case of Sierra Nevada from Costco over the past month, I started with soaking the bottles to remove the labels. The key is to add OxiClean to the hot water. (A great tip from my love!) If anyone has extra Sierra Nevada bottles hanging around, we're happily taking donations!

Now the bottles are drying on our version of a Christmas tree! We'll fill them up with booze this weekend and then I have to start designing our labels and order them online. :-) This fiesta is going to be a blast!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Current Wedding Details

We are still working on the details, but this is the place to check everything out.
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Wedding Ceremony
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Immediate family and wedding party only

Wedding Fiesta
Solana Beach, California
Save-The-Dates will be sent out the first week of July with invitations to follow


Our Rico Dog

This is Rico, or as we like to call him Pinche Poochador... it's a term of endearment, I swear!

He is the most handsome and most intelligent dog you will ever meet. He is the king of our neighborhood. No walk to the mailboxes with this canine wonder doesn't elicit a response from everyone walking by...

"He's soooo cute!" (Ummm yeah we have eyes, therefore we already know this, but thanks.)

"What breed of dog is he? His coat is gorgeous!" (Our answer to the breed question is Awesome, because it's a fact.)

"Oooooh!" (Accompanied with that squishy face people reserve for babies and this most adorable of dogs.)

"Awwwww man I just want to hug your dog. He's the most precious." (Editor's note: We do NOT recommend attempting to hug Rico without his explicit permission. He is fast, like superhero fast, and you'll never catch him.)

He brings us tons and tons of joy AND we can blame all farts on him, so that's handy. (Editor's Note: If Rico, in fact, farts you will KNOW IT because it will be silent and the foulest stench you've ever experienced... BUT it rarely happens so if we say it was Rico, it was probably us.)

We are currently in the market for a Rico-sized bow-tie since he will be serving as King of Adorability at the wedding.