Thursday, July 18, 2013


Between/including June 14 and July 15, Simon, Eleanor, and I all have our birthdays! Summer birthdays are lovely. Also lovely is that we got to celebrate 2 out of the 3 birthdays in Arnold at the cabin. I'm not too disappointed that mine was at home because that meant I got to have the best breakfast from La Lune Sucree.

As an aside, La Lune Sucree is AMAZING. I have a personal unofficial quest to find the greatest almond croissant and so far they are the winners (although Harrod's in London was holding the title until we tasted La Lune Sucree, and I haven't been to Paris). Also delicious at La Lune Sucree are the quiche and breakfast croissant. Oh man.

Okay, back to birthdays. Here are a few photos from each birthday (from Jamund's phone):

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And the obligatory cake shot:

And Simon's third birthday:


And apparently most of the Simon birthday pictures are on my phone, so I'll have to repost about that later...

And my birthday photos are also mostly on my phone, but here is one:


(We attempted to all go to La Lune Sucree downtown San Jose on the lightrail but then there was an accident somewhere on the line and the train wasn't coming... so Jamund just called in the order and picked it up while I fed the kids breakfast at home.)

As for what we actually did on the birthdays... Ellie's and Simon's were lovely and mellow and involved going to a lake at the cabin (a different one for each birthday) and eating on the deck outside for dinner. My birthday involved going to Happy Hollow with friends, going out for lunch, and getting a babysitter and eating appetizers for dinner at Cheesecake Factory and then walking around Santana Row without children. Shopping without kids. You don't fully understand how nice it is until you have two plus kids, I think.

...but we love our kids! ;) And we love being a year older (although 29 to me is one of those years that means you are just waiting for the next birthday... 30... here I come!)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

current life

So since I've actually posted some photos from past days (though Christmas has not yet made an appearance pictorially, I don't think), I thought I'd post some "current" pictures...

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This was at Moveable Feast at the Curtner Lightrail parking lot. (Ignore my gross looking legs in the photo above and instead focus on Eleanor's cutest shoes EVER... at least that she has owned. Although she does also have some clear jelly type sandals that are pretty cute too.) Getting back to Moveable Feast... there are a bunch of food trucks there on Friday nights. Jamund LOVES it. It was hot this past Friday, but I got a super delicious blue cheese burger and fries, so I was happy.

The next day we went to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Jamund's mom, step dad, and half brother were in town, so we were lucky enough to go on the Giant Dipper alone, together! It was like a mini twenty minute or so date.


..and it was AWESOME.

Simon also got to go on this one with Grandpa Steve:


Had Jamund and I gone on it before them instead of after, I probably would not have allowed Simon to go on it for fear that he would wriggle free and fall out. Seriously, I was terrified at first! But Steve seemed to have a good grip on Simon, so I'm glad it all worked out!

We still have some more Boardwalk tickets so if anyone local wants to go and do some baby swapping to ride the Giant Dipper... let me know!