In Real Life: Week 50

Hello friends! Sorry this post is late, but it was just a crazy weekend. Better late than never!

Sunday morning blanket forts!

The best flowers are the ones that he gives just because he was thinking about you.


That’s a big ol’ crane! It’s actually been pretty fun to watch the steel workers assemble this framework.

But, you know, don’t be an idiot.

The employee holiday meal did not disappoint this year!

Bless his heart. I know I should try to discourage him from stealing the ornaments off the tree, but it’s honestly just so much fun to watch him enjoy them.

I don’t want to admit how good this actually was.

Hanging on.

Starbucks Friday with my boys!

Goofing off with Mama while we wait for Daddy.

I love him so much.

Note to self: when two different Indian waiters stop by to make sure you understand that chicken vindaloo is spicy, maybe consider ordering something else.

But if you decide to be brave and order it anyway, cool down with some gelato afterward.

I need a chocolate fountain in my house.

And maybe some adorable lampshade overhead lights.

Saw Brandi Carlile and the twins acoustic on Friday night. I may or may not have cried through her entire set. So amazing.

Nooks and crannies.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Going over the Bay Bridge. (Don’t worry, I wasn’t driving.)

Golden Gate Pato.

A beautiful morning on the bay.

Perfect for a stroll around the Palace of Fine Arts.


Can you spot the balloon?

“Dude, where are your clothes?”

Checking out his girlfriend.

Alexander ain’t nothin’ to mess with.

I would have loved to have seen these ladies in all their unadulterated glory back in the day.

Being a mom gives me new perspective for paintings like this one.

“Will you hold still so I can put your stupid shirt on?”

“Oh lord, please let him sleep long enough for me to take a shower.”

Lovin’ that door handle.

I’ll have the special.

I highly recommend The Scrap’wich.

The extra-mustardy Hollandaise is also quite amazing.

Places like these are just my style.

And that’s a wrap!

Can you believe Christmas is only 1 week away? And we only have 2 more weeks of 2017? Man, this year has flown.

Have a great week 41!


In Real Life: Week 49

Happy Sunday! Here’s what our week 49 looked like…

We got our tree up!

Jack has been mesmerized.

Just like he was last year. (2 weeks old!)

He’s only taken like 3 ornaments off so far.

Some of my favorite ornaments are these pinecones I tied fishing wire around a few years ago.

Another favorite is this gondola car that we bought at Lake Tahoe on our first anniversary.

And, of course, this one will always be cherished.

And this one, too.

Almost 11 and still playing astronaut.

I put some of our extra decorations inside the wine barrel that serves as our coffee table. I’m really happy with how it turned out.

It’s so nice that we can meet Daddy for lunch on my days off.

Especially when there’s a brand new Habit Burger just down the street that’s handing out free food.

He was 30% off at the gift shop. It was clearly meant to be.

Gorgeous sky after work.

Came home to find this adorable cuddle puddle.

Pretty Christmas greens.

Important meeting at the Christmas duckie convention. (These were some of Jack’s first stocking stuffers!)

Breakfast is very serious business.

Saturday morning eeeeeeeats.

I ate a lot of good food on Saturday, actually.

Like this epic sushi roll.

And this Tamagoyaki that Pato convinced me to try.

This is why I like eating with Pato. He helps me try interesting foods that I would normally never even think of ordering.

Look at all that Nigiri! He’s a braver man than I.

Bow to sensei.

Started the night with whiskey. Finished with rum. (So much rum.)

And in other exciting things on Saturday, here’s before…


…and after! I’m really digging the red color and the shorter length.

I want a leopard print tree skirt.


And that’s a wrap! How was your week 49?


In Real Life: Week 48

Here’s how our week 48 looked…

Snuggle bug.

Yes, I have now become that person who has labeled cords.

The leaning tower of laundry.

The struggle is real, y’all.

Goofing around while we wait for Daddy’s flight to get in.

He’s such a sweetheart.

It’s a cat in a hat! She didn’t think it was nearly as funny as I did.

I may look happy changing clothes before having an abdominal ultrasound, but really, I felt pretty awful. Turns out my spleen is enlarged right now. Doctor isn’t real sure why… probably something to do with having mono several years back and then getting hit with that gnarly virus a couple weeks ago.

Thankfully, I am starting to feel a bit better after trying to take it easy all week. Still not 100%, though.

Side note: I wonder how many people accidentally push this code blue button when they’re trying to call the elevator? Things you think about when you work in the medical field.

The air is beginning to have that winter feel to it. Well, as much as we can call it winter in central California.

The Christmas decor is out in full swing at work.

I’m not afraid to admit that I love it.

We haven’t gotten our tree up yet, but maybe tonight!

I give this stinker about 5 minutes before he pulls half the ornaments off, once we do get it up.

Too cool for school.

I laughed so hard when this Instagram filter made him look like Elton John.

They think they own the place.

Eating a quesadilla all by himself, like a big boy!

Going to our favorite taqueria just isn’t the same without our friends who just moved across the country. /uglycry

He definitely earned a Saturday afternoon nap this week.

Pot roast with red wine braising liquid. Amen.

If you think you don’t like brussels sprouts, try them roasted. Trust me.

And that’s a wrap! How was your week 48?

Have a great Sunday, friends!