Yummy food pictures

Technically if I follow convention, the title of this post should really be “Napa Day 3.” But that’s awfully boring, and anyway, we’ve had such a low-key vacation that there’s nothing really to take pictures of other than the yummy food we are eating. (Because otherwise this post would just have pictures of us lying around, reading books, and watching movies.)

I suppose that to some people this would be a totally boring vacation. But we are loving it. It was all explained tonight when we had the kids take DISC personality profiles and discovered that 3 of our 4 family members are primarily “S” (“Steady,” or what loosely correlates with the Golden Retriever personality). I am a former “S” that has morphed over the years into an “I” (Influencing/Inspirational).

We were reading the paragraph on how “S” parents (Albert and I) related to “S” kids (Daniel and Megan):

The two of you enjoy “do nothing” times – spending the afternoon watching television, wandering through a shopping mall or killing time in a boat fishing – without concern for time or telephone.

We could change that to “The Yee family enjoys “do nothing” times — spending an afternoon in Napa watching movies, eating Cup O’ Noodles, and going to the library and reading lots of books.” That would explain our family vacation. 🙂

Anyway… back to the food. This morning since my camera was at the correct settings again, I was able to take a picture of the buffet that the hotel has. There was a separate area for the eggs and hot food.

Pretty impressive for being free, I must say.

It was also interesting that this is how our cups looked after we all got our drinks. What does this say about our personalities?

(Megan red, Daniel orange, Albert yellow and I had water.)

Since we had stayed up until 4:30 am (Oops, didn’t realize that — wasn’t wearing my watch!), we were all really tired after breakfast so we went back to sleep until past 1 pm! Man, talk about major body rhythm disruptment! After that we did go out and wander about and went to the bakery called Sweetie Pies. Their menu was pretty impressive.

However, being a designer I must say that board is a great example of too much information to the point that it becomes worthless. There’s no way I could find anything I was looking for on that board! But that’s ok. Their selection of delicious baked goods more than made up for it.

Albert and I split a Tiramisu dessert and then we went back and read and hung out the rest of the afternoon.

Both kids took the DISC profile and we found fascinating results. We are pretty much a family of Golden Retrievers, except for me, who is an “I” (loosely correlated with an Otter). Although the assessment was for teens and talked about parent/teen relationships, Albert and I were cracking up about the paragraph about I parents with S kids, because it actually is totally accurate about our relationship with each other. Just replace “parent” and “teen” with “spouse.”

Most struggles between “I” parents and “S” teens center around differences in pace. The high “I” parent enjoys a fast-paced, exciting lifestyle, and this is exactly what the high “S” wants to avoid. The high “I” likes noise and confusion; the high “S” desires peace and quiet. The high “I” parent thrives on spontaneity, variety and quick changes. The high “S” teen is slow to change, enjoys routines and dislikes surprises and unplanned changes.

My poor husband was totally exhausted in our early years of marriage when I dragged him everywhere and constantly had people over. Fortunately over the years I have toned it down but the poor guy is still always finding all the cabinets reorganized and everything in a different location… just because I like to change things up. I am blessed to have such a patient and persevering husband who puts up with my reorganization compulsions!

For dinner, we went to one of our favorite Napa restaurants, Celadon. We have been there a number of times and every single dish we have ever ordered has been delicious. This was the first time we were seated in the covered patio area. Though it was cold outside, they had warmers and it was a pretty cool ambience there.

Their food is not only delicious but also beautiful. Like the lobster salad.

Megan and I split the Kobe beef dinner. Kobe beef is my favorite. It was utterly delicious!

Daniel got ahi tempura with forbidden black rice. Delicious. Kind of had a nutty, banana-y flavor.

Albert got surf and turf. Yum!

While we ate, we discussed the profile results of the kids and potential career directions for them (as it is soon time to choose colleges).

It was a great way to end our trip! We are so thankful for the opportunity to get away. Happy New Year!

A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — angelayeedesign.com) and teaches leadership skills at strategysketchnotes.com.

3 comments to “Yummy food pictures”

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  1. Glen Nielsen - January 1, 2011

    Congrats on a peaceful & relaxing vacation … hope all of you return refreshed! Fascinating DISC results … we have had similar discussions in our house this week! Those dishes all look magnificent! Thanks for the fun peek into ur family getaway!

  2. Corrie - January 3, 2011

    So where do you find all of these personality test things?! And especially ones that relate with parents and kids?

  3. A Yee

    A Yee - January 3, 2011

    This one was referred by Glen. The others I read about in blogs or run into accidentally when I am researching on the web.

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