We just lost a co-worker... well, we didn't actually LOSE Emma, we know where she is, but she left the company to pursue other horizons. I'm really going to miss her. She is a really nice lady, a good friend, and a co-worker who was kind and a lot of fun to work with.
Emma's farewell lunch was held at the San Antonio Winery in Lincoln Heights. I had never been there before, but it's quite the place!
|Barbara, Carmen and Veronica in the parking lot|
The Winery gives tours of the facilities and wine tastings, but they also have a delightful restaurant.
|Barbara, Veronica and Carmen posing with Emma's gift|
|The wine counter|
There is also a large gift shop with all kinds of delightful things. (Even for non-wine drinkers, like me!)
|Carmen and Barbara|
(I know, they look like they're praying! They're really just shopping.)
|Veronica being silly|
|Oops,. didn't get everyone in...|
|There, that's better!|
(L to R) Sabrina, Carmen, Barbara, Joel, Juan, Veronica, Emma and Nikita
|There were all kinds of good things to choose from to eat|
The atmosphere is fun. The ceiling is rounded and has staves, so it's almost like being on the inside of a very large wine barrel.
A very, very large wine barrel.
|Looking into a conference room|
|The desserts were very Italian|
|Sabrina, Carmen and Barbara|
|Veronica (on the left) photobombs, while I take a serious snap of our beautiful Emma|
Emma began opening her gifts after dessert.
It was fun to see her look of joy. Then we'd get sad. We tried to hold back the tears! I had to give her a million hugs on her last day.
|The barrel stave ceiling|
Okay, I'm doing better now. Here's a photo of part of the gang:
|Barbara, Veronica, Nikita, Carmen and Sabrina|
Have I mentioned how much I love these wonderful ladies? I'm so blessed to work with delightful women.
Barbara, Chico the Mexican Giraffe, Emma, Veronica, Joel, Nikita, Carmen, Sabrina and Moi
Time marches on and the only constant is change.
Emma, we miss you! Hope you stop by and visit a lot!