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Winter Is Coming

Morning! It’s about 9 am your time right now and I hope you’re enjoying the day! Has Amelia already been dropped off at school? Is Sebas better about being the only kiddo in the house? At least you’ve got great weather right now. I am sure missing some of that San Diego, hell even

Am I Right or Am I (Chalcopy)rite??

Tals! That water tower contraption looks like a bunch of laughs! We need to come visit. It’s starting to feel a lot like Fall, here. According to the Farmer’s Almanac for this winter, life is going to be miserable. Above average snowfall and colder than last year, which was noted as one

Leave Pie Crust Behind: Hash Browns Take Over the Kitchen!

Morning! Glad to read/see that you’re able to let loose a bit at a wedding. That hasn’t happened since your wedding, right? (Hahaha). Glad you’re enjoying your job though. We all need moments like that at work. Also Amelia makes the cutest little flower girl ever. I wanted to post

Breakfast Baby

Good Morninggg! You’ve definitely got your work cut out for you with that Ameliaaa. (Haha) She’s gonna have that place humming in no time! I hope she’s having an easy enough time making new friends. She’s always been so bubbly and social so that shouldn’t be a problem,


Tallllssss! I cannot believe the time has come. Amelia seems to be adjusting just fine to the new system. I love her great big smile and sass! I think she’ll be great in preschool and poor little Sebastian. I really wish our kiddos were closerrrr….. I tried playing around with my camera

(Not Quite) Sew Easy

Morning Tals! But of a short one today as I’ll be doing some much needed cleaning/organizing around the house today. I have today and tomorrow off but I doubt I’ll be doing much other than cooking an cleaning. Stuff has really gotten crazy in the last few days. We’re both always


Hi Talss!!! It’s almost hard to believe that it’s been a month since we last blogged. Seriously can’t hold onto enough time for everything we want to do. This past month has been a bit of the same old story except that I’ve given myself a swift kick in the rear as

Project: Runaway!

Morning Tals! Sorry it’s been a few days since I last wrote you. I couldn’t stop drooling over those lunch pics you posted. Those mussels!! I’ll definitely have to buy a bag of those sometime this week. (Plus a lot of white wine… haha.) I hope un-packing and settling in is

Try, Try Again. Adventures With Honeycomb Candy

Morning Tals! Glad you were able to step away for a minute. It’s kind of what I did this weekend, too. It was nice to get out of town for a couple of days. I was able to get some sewing done while Marnee watched Otto and all in all everyone had a good time. I wanted to switch things up a bit

Weekend at Marnee’s

Hey Talia, I’ve been pretty inconisitent with writing to you. Honestly a lot of the time I have an issue with forgetting to bring a camera. Therefore, like today, I can only offer up some blurry iPhone pics. Sorry about that. OH RIGHT! This is the first post with my newwww hair. I’m

Birthday Anime

Hey Tals! It’s been quite a weekend. I love that you were able to post Jenna’s story. It’s such a good one. We should all plan a trip to Colorado one of these days. As you already know, it was my birthday on Saturday and nothing feels much different. Maybe my 30th will really hit

Pizza Park-y

Hey there! Sorry about writing to you so late. (Although it’s quite early still for you.) Otto and I went to the park with my friend and her two cousins. It was a good day to be out, especially since about an hour or so after returning home it started to downpour. Otto still has a ways to go

Jine’s Restaurant

Tals! Sorry I couldn’t write to you yesterday. Poor little Sebas. He looks so good with both styles. I’m sure he’ll grow back all those curls in no time. Amelia gets it, though. Hahah it looks like she’s trying her hardest to control the urge to roll her eyes. Reminds me,

Bows & Bows

Talssss, Yes. The Clinger. I have, many times, said “Otto is lucky he’s so cute.” It’s true though. The countless times I have told him no and he just stares right at me and pushes my buttons. Of course we love our kids but it’s the crushing feeling that you’ve


Tals! Hey there! We had a very crazy weekend at the house. Brendan’s family drove up yesterday to celebrate Otto’s birthday a day early. We all had such a good time. He had a lot of fun running about and hugging everyone. My day started at 5 am. I got up a couple of hours before I


Hey there! Seriously. I love the pictures of everyone at Chuck E. Cheese. There’s nothing better than those images of Sebas on the skee ball ramps. He’s too funny! Skee ballis up there on the list of favorite games. It looks like you can throw a party no mater the obstacle. The kids are


Happy happy birthday to Amelia! It’s so funny that our two are a week (and two years) apart. I love the pictures you shared. She is a doll. I cannot believe how fast all of our babies are growing. 🙁 Where did all that time go? Yesterday I started doing a bit of painting while Otto was calm. I

Flashback GIFday!

Tallsssss, I deal with that every day. Now that I have a job and a steady paycheck I wish I could be at home more. Now that I’m not in college anymore I miss it. Juts like being away from San Francisco makes me miss my friends who are still there. (Although I never stop telling them to move

Eating Habits

Tals! There’s no need to be afraid, no cause for alarm. I have no secretsand am not skipping out on meals. In all honesty I have been eating (almost) everything I can get my hands on. There’s a McDonald’s right down the street and, kid you not, I get a large order of fries 4-5

In The Garden

Hey Tals! I am trying to stay off the internet because I don’t want to hear any big World Cup updates until I can find a streaming site. I’ve got the next two days off so hopefully I can catch up a bit. I’m glad Sebastian is showing some interest in soccer. At least the kicking

Hawaii 2-7

Tals! Please send me more Sebastian and Amelia videos. I miss those two precious babes so much. While seeing that In-N-Out picture does make me a bit envious, but out this way we have a thing called Shake Shack. Now there isn’t one in Rochester proper, but, it’s right in Grand Central

Lawn Chair Ditty

Hey Tals! I like your gift idea but isn’t Father’s Day this coming Sunday? Maybe I got it wrong and forgot to get Brendan something. I remember walking past The Art of Shaving on my way to work every day. I thought about getting Brendan some kind of shaving kit but since he can’t

How To Stay Informed

Dear Tals, I know what you mean about the news, however, there are plenty of other news channels that aren’t like the ones you’re used to. I mean just hearing someone mention Fox News makes me cringe. Stick to BBC World, NPR, Al Jazeera or PBS. Hell I even learn more relevant, useful,

Cactii. Beer. Cupcakes. Days off.

Hellooo and good morning. What books did Amelia check out from the library? She seems completely overjoyed to be there. I’d love to hear some stories with them. I remember fondly the story time at the Pasadena Library. I’m sure we still have that tape around somewhere of the guy telling

Spring Onion Pancakes

Hey Tals, I haven’t seen Flora Grubb yet so thanks for sharing. It looks relaxing! I’ve been to a couple of other nurseries in the city but those were all business. No cafe attachment or anything. It looks like y’all had a great time though. Where’d Deetsie hear


Tals! So good to hear dad’s words. He is usually pretty inspiring and right about the “haters”. The only thing you have to do when you’re being unfairly criticized or attacked online is to not let it bother you. Once you let it then you’ve lost control. I hope you

The Heat Is On

Tals! Your trip to the zoo looked like a lot of fun! It’s so great that even though you have the two kids, Amelia can walk all over the place. He seems to be enjoying himself too. Little Seb in those sunglasses is too precious. Can y’all come visit already? There’s something

Vanity Flair

Tals! Good morning and sorry about not posting yesterday. My new schedule at work is 3p-10p five days a week. It’s keeping me very active but it also means my free time/”me-time” is super limited. I’m so so so sad that we missed little Sebastian’s party. We

Burgers & Thighs

Tals! I love the pictures from your trip! That shot that Barbara took is priceless! I’m glad it exists. More people do need to understand that the automatic setting does not a professional photo make.  I can’t tell if Charles is just a lazy man or a troll. I hate when people get up in

Ceviche – Becca Style

Morning Tals! I’m glad you’re enjoying yourself out there in Mexico! Must’ve been a crazy trip and, yes, packing for any length of time with kids is nuts. I have a bad tendency to forget stuff too which I’m sure you noticed. This last trip down to New York City I forgot my

At Home In Rochester

Morning! Before anything else I have to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY SEBASTIAN!!! I seriously cannot believe how fast time flies. Sebas is such a handsome little man and I so wish we could be there for his birthday. I want to squeeze every roll on your boy! He’s just too much. I know our boys will

Socializing Struggles

Dear Tals, I’m sorry you’re having a rough patch over there.  I had a really hard time making friends when I moved out too. Especially hard since I was 19 and sort (of) couldn’t go to bars. I somehow luckily managed to live in a unofficial SFSU apartment building and met some

Sailor Scout Wannabe

Dear Tals, So sorry about the latest post ever… we have been travelling since 3pm and just got settled in to our temporary spot. I can’t believe Amelia’s posing skill. She never ceases to surprise me. Have you taught her any new dance moves? Things have been predictable here.

Interview Outfit

Dear Tals, You must be ready to hop in and edit/re-shoot all of my pictures, huh? I’ll facetime you tonight so we can discuss the wacky camera that I can’t seem to figure out. I would love a video. Thanks for the congrats. I am super excited to get back to work. It sounds wild but I

Tools Of The Trade

Dear Tals, So glad to see your latest wedding pictures. It looks so familiar since we grew up in Valley Center. Lovely details ad very touching. I hope you are having a safe trip back home today. I have to do another short write-up today becauuusseeeeee I have an in-person interview (third times

Sewing Sessions

*Good afternoon! Whew! It’s definitely a wacky week. I am so glad to hear you list of advice to friends getting married. There are a lot of things that are over-hyped when it comes to weddings. Thankfully my sister is a wedding photographer and I can afford to hire her. 😉 One of these days