I learned a valuable lesson about football in my youth. I thought I loved football, but I realized I liked the fight. I hung up my cleats with no reservations. Someone asked me if I loved wine, I said no... I mean I do like drinking it. I really love that. But what I love, I love the fight of making wine and putting it your hands. The struggle, the fight, the war of taking something and forcing the beauty you see in this photo into a bottle. It fights you every step of the way. The war is what I love. That’s what is in our bottle. Find the fights you love. Thank you for letting us do this for you. #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle
However, beauty is not appreciated through reason— it is enjoyed through feelings. There is no objective beauty; it goes directly to the heart —a glowing sun warming a field of grapes to ripeness needs no explanation. #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle
Predawn Dance Party - Cabernet Sauvignon- #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle
Brielle was singing Disney songs. My wife joined in to mock them. I covertly began recording her. If I am killed mysteriously this evening. Please use this as Exhibit A.
@ramonasmexican - as 80% of my diet is burrito 🌯 based - it’s nice when you have a dealer that will deliver it to the winery during harvest. The best of the best
I love this. Crushing Courage for Uncle John Saarloos today. You die twice, once when your body gives up your soul - the second is when the last person says your name. John Saarloos will love forever. #honorandprepare #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle
If you ever come in contact with a woman like this — marry her on the spot. You don’t know what real love is. Real love is when your wife shows up at midnight with grilled cheese sandwiches, pizzas, cookies, a few bottles of Jamison for a tired hungry crew going on hour “whatever” of a long haul harvest. @heathersaarloos does everything better. #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle
My Midnight Steed - Cabernet Sauvignon #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle
I have been plagued by nightmares most of my life. My freshman year of high school I barely slept. My wife has been witness to it more than a few times. It comes and goes. Last night it came like a freight train. I woke up at 1:30 last night after one and walked to the bathroom and threw up in a drench of sweat. I can never fully remember them. What they leave are more feelings than images. It’s always some kind of fight. Last night after I sat there trying to remember - the only thing I could remember is one line “you can’t kill ambition” I strangely took a lot of comfort in that statement. I crawled back into bed, my wife cuddled up to me, held me close and I fell back to sleep. She does something to me like that, it’s why I don’t really like to sleep alone. Why am I telling anyone this, this thing that makes me feel like a little kid. Because, life is hard and it’s getting harder. But even if one person reads that line and it makes them feel stronger than they had been then, shit, I don’t care if I look weak. Because ambition has saved me many times, life puts you on the mat and wants you to stay there. When you are broken, life stops being in a particular hurry to kill you. I feel one of the greatest blessings in my life is that I feel surrounded by particularly difficult people to love. I know I am. But those people are the people I love the most, people that have an ambition that seems to just will them to get off the mat. Possessed and animated by it. So no matter where you are at, remember that, that that ambition you have cannot be killed. You can get up, and if you do, you have not been beaten. Old ghosts. Sleep with the sharks and fight like the 3rd ape trying to get on the ark.
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Monday Morning Vibes : singing about a girl he misses.
Eat the Week.
#59 - A huge congratulations to my @spoopy_grandmabriebrie : she may kill me for this photo, but victory photos are really glamorous - she completed her first mini-triathlon and came in 2nd in her group. — I love this photo : nothing but grit, sweat and focus. That’s what’s beautiful. Not photoshopped selfies. Raw accomplishment. It’s one thing to accomplish something that comes easy to you. But when you start tearing out bricks of accomplishments that are not in your wheelhouse and then bringing those home... that’s a new better person being forged. Her stack of accomplishment bricks is getting pretty high. Her “I can do that” list grows each day. She knows who she is, and has her shit together. Think. Believe. Do. Remember. Boys are disgusting. That’s my Brie Brie.
Friday the 13th - "Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war". - Petite Verdot - we name our PV Wolfhounden - a breed of dog named after the Saarloos family - a protected registered breed that is a cross between a Wolf and a German Shepherd. You can’t get them in the states - if you could I would have 5, and Cash would ride one to school.
I need a patent lawyer really fast; He’s a Business, Man : Why didn’t I think of that : I am beyond amazed of my boy. He created a pizza box that turns into plates when you use it. From idea to completion to front door pitch. Just amazed. #blessthishustle #cardboardchallenge
Night Moves : Pizza and pressing the Grenache Blanc in the dark that we picked the dark this AM - That little press earned her stripes today. 10lbs of glory in a 3lb bag 3hours at a time. Lady is unimpressed. Best job I’ve ever had. #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle
I think grapes look pretty even after you crushed the soul out of them. #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle
Beautiful. — 1st doublestacked load of many. #grenacheblanc #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle
Rise and Grind : #grenacheblanc — to Mom from your Sons . #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle
#Repost @carealtors ・・・ "If we're not so good, that everyone says, "I HAVE to go there!"; then it's not worth it" - Keith Saarloos @carealtors @cabroker @rajqsar @saarloosandsons @counterclockwiseswirl @theboutiquere #carexpo2017 #saarloosharvest #blessthishustle