Thursday, December 31, 2009

back home

we're home after almost a week away. we spent a couple nights in campbell with my folks and then we headed down south and saw g's family.

this picture is from our drive home last yesterday. it took us 10 hours to drive from la to sf.

ollie hated the last 3 hours. we kinda did, too.

nice to be back.

here's to a great 2010.


Sunday, December 20, 2009


check out one city seen dozens of ways to see some beautiful shots of san francisco.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

happy birthday

saturday night i went to a friend's birthday party.

g had other plans and i was on my own.

the party was a dress up party. it started at eight. i finally settled on an outfit at 9. and then i called a cab. by the time i even got through to a cab company, it was after nine. by the time i got to the party, i was two hours late.

it was a really good party: happy, friendly people and amazing food and drink.

his husband toasted him and then my friend got up to say a few words.

it was emotional for him. he recently lost his mother. he told the story i'm about to tell you. i keep thinking about it. it made my eyes well up with tears on saturday night and again tonight.

when he was in 5th grade, he moved to the bay area with his mom and sister. he didn't know anyone.

he wanted a batman party. (now he says it may or may not have had something to do with michael keaton.)

so, his mom threw him a batman party.

there were two fifth grade classes at his school. they invited everyone in both classes.

only his neighbors showed up. my friend said they probably had no choice.

his mom proceeded to throw him a batman party as if there were two fifth grade classes there. (a good lesson for me. mental note. noted.)

at this point my friend stopped telling his story, and looked up, trying not to cry. there were people standing everywhere: in the dining room, in the living room, on the stairs, all craning their necks to see him.

he continued. he said, that he had no one come to his birthday party when he was in 5th grade and now, on saturday night, he looked around the room and he was surrounded by people who loved him.

and it was so true, there were so many people from so many areas of my friend's life there: his friend from 6th grade, his aunt, his cousin, his husband, former coworkers, friends...

it gave me goosebumps.

today is my friend's real birthday. i hope it is a magical year for him. i'm pretty sure it will be.
happy birthday. xo



out of all the calendars i've seen so far for 2010, caitlin keegan's is my favorite.



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Monday, December 14, 2009

so big


he's in love with his shoes.

so big and all he wants to do is walk. it's his favorite pastime.

Sunday, December 13, 2009



dynamo dounut, oh how i love you so.

pictured: caramel de sel, vanilla bean and lemon pistachio
surprisingly, vanilla bean was my favorite and i'm usually a caramel de sel kinda gal.

overall a very good food weekend: fresh crab, kazu sushi, blue bottle coffee, los jarritos, dynamo donut and bstar.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

baby monitor

yesterday, a dear friend flew out from new york and surprised g for his birthday.

after we put ollie to bed the three of us sat down at the dining room table to enjoy some fresh crab.

the sound of waves crashing from ollie's white noise machine played softly in the background.

then ollie started pooping, grunting like he was in labor and thanks to the baby monitor, we all heard it, grunt for grunt. dinner at our house is always a classy affair.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


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Monday, December 7, 2009

little paper planes

prints i like:

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Friday, December 4, 2009


when i went to brush my teeth i had to use ollie's toothpaste because we're out. it's a clear gel that's not harmful when swallowed. i doubt it did much for me.

i didn't get all my work done so now i have to work this weekend.

on my way home from work on the freeway, a kid, probably in college, was puking with his head out the window for a good mile or so. i kept wondering why the driver didn't pull over and let him just go to town. i also kept wondering why i continued to look.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

happy birthday

my guys

best husband/ friend/ baby daddy