I guess it's official

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tomorrow google reader is for real shutting down. If you are interested in still staying up to date with our little but sometimes thrilling life, you can follow along here at bloglovin'! We'd love to have you!

summer high

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Summer is my drug, man. 'Nuff said. (also, everytime I say the word "drugs" my mind translates it into spanish for me, "drogas," and when it does that I always think of this.)

Probably the most adorable photo ever taken. My camera should have self-imploded because really, it can't ever live up to another photo like this one. Perfection!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Some days are really tough being a mom to these two. Ok, really just to one of these two. The two-year old, to be exact. But then I look at a picture like this - Warner's chubby fingers resting on his sister's knee, Evelyn's secure embrace around her baby brother's chest, Warner's right foot happily kicking midair, both smiles so sincere (well, maybe Evelyn's a bit on the cheesy side), and eyes that are so intent. Evelyn's skinned knee and chipped toenail polish, curly little locks flipping every which way, pretty much sum up this frazzled state we are currently in. And Warner's meekness and his adoration for his sister, despite her best efforts lately to pester him, is evident in this moment. It is simply beautiful in my mind.

I hope these two grow up to be the best of the best friends and give each other eternal memories. That is one of my greatest prayers.

some R and R snapshots

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Some things that didn't make it into the film, but were captured in still motion would be: Evelyn's disapproval about having her body buried under the sand, Jared's perfectly formed shell, two family photos where all four of us were looking (!), two cry babies, our beautiful morning jogs on the boardwalk, and Warner's voluminous eyelashes. My favorite part about this trip was probably the fact that Jared spent 75% of it without a shirt on ;)  Til next time, Jersey!

a little film starring the New Jersey Shore

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

We just got back from a wonderful 3 days at our friends' beach house on the New Jersey Shore. We. had. such. a. blast! We did this trip last summer, and I can't believe how much our family has changed in the past year! Many thanks to our friends for giving us such fabulous memories!

The tale of the superman shirt

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I'm not a graphic tee person, nor a comic book fan. But I'll be darned if I don't have a love affair with that superman shirt! Jared and I were both 14 when I started crushing on him real hard. We were at a church dance when he was wearing this bright superman shirt with a puka shell necklace (you know there was a day when those things were cool), when I went all Noah Calhoun on him and thought "when I see something I really like.. I gotta...I love it!" I totally wanted to snap a shot with him but was too shy to ask to have our picture taken, so one of my friends took this candid and gave it to me a couple days later in an exchange between our lockers. That was in 2002. That photo has traveled with me so many different places, most notably on a cruise ship in the Caribbean with my friend when my giddy (but probably on the more creepy side) self kissed it every night. So obviously the logo of the flying hero has a soft spot in my heart.

Before Warner was born I was searching the racks of H&M when I found this superman shirt and I had to get it. Now my little boy is big enough to wear it and I can't tell you how big my cheeks stretch when  I see these two wearing their blues together. I now have two supermen. SOMEONE PINCH ME! Dreams do come true.

when sunny meets June

Monday, June 10, 2013

I feel like June has been rather gloomy in the atmosphere region of these parts. Which if I still lived in Santa Monica, I would have expected because fog always sits on the beach during the beginning of summer, but here in Virginia I'm ready to kiss the clouds goodbye! So on Saturday when the clouds finally parted in the afternoon, we quickly tossed on our suits, headed to the pool and gave that sunshine a big kiss hello!
Saturday evening my dad and sister flew in to spend the week with us! The kids gave them a warm welcome, literally, on Sunday with raging fevers. Womp, womp. But we're excited to have them here, nonetheless!


Friday, June 7, 2013

I've got two little monkeys that are keeping me busy! Warner started crawling this week, and good grief, I forgot how nuts it is to have someone's world only be 6 inches off the ground. He can squeeze into the oddest places, and he can hone in on any powercord, which is super stressful. Forunately (but mostly unfortunately because it is pretty irritating in most circumstances), Evelyn likes to take away whatever Warner is playing with, and this only comes in handy when he is getting in to something he shouldn't.

We've been shut inside the past 2 days with torrential rainstorms, which has been a huge bomber on my summer spirits that were soaring so high with afternoon dips in the pool, tanlines that were darkening, mid-morning picnics and such. Obviously I know summer will be back soon, but one June day with rain is one day too many in my book. So here's what these monkeys are up to: