Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spring Break Roadtrip

28 Mar 2011

[So.Cal] I am blogging from the road. Very cool. Except I am on a laptop and I’m kinda tragic on laptops. That’s less cool. I am taking twice the time (due to everything being so foreign,) and writing half the post. Consider this the first installment of a series.
We loved Bakersfield, and now we’re staying with our Crvarich cousins in San Juan Capistrano. YAY! Disneyland is Tuesday, and we’ll roll into San Diego Wednesday.
The kids are having so much fun – it’s really cute.

As photos are the most time consuming part, you only get three. But they’re a good three:

Oscar’s Class in the Chronicle

22 Mar 2011

First of all, I didn’t love the article. It’s misleading. There’s a lot more going on than this over-simplified article lays it out. Whatever.
Also, Oscar isn’t in the photo, but it was still exciting for him to see his teacher and classmates in the newspaper. (The part about Clarendon is at the end.)
Nobody we know got Clarendon this year. Even with all the changes to the lottery, it’s the same story as last year: some are happy, some are not!

Oh Man we had a good weekend!

20 Mar 2011

Mark and I got to drop off the kids at my parents house early Saturday!
I got to clean the living room (Ha ha, but its so nice to do it with out kids in the way!!!).
Then we had drinks.
I felt like this:

Then we took a cab down to Ft. Mason for an auction/fundraiser for our pre-school, Laurel Hill. The theme was “Streets of San Francisco”. The tables were topped with street signs almost exactly how we did it at our wedding. It was a flashback!
We were the lucky “winners” of a couple key prizes, but more importantly, we got to see all the parents and teachers that I hadn’t seen in a year. It was so fun! Everyone wanted to know how Oscar liked Clarendon, and when Lucy would be enrolling. I told them not soon enough! (fall 2012)
Here’s me with Maria, the director, and three beloved teachers, Liz, Sally and Kaile.

It was a dark stormy night, but Cole picked us up and brought us back (you know C&K live next door?), where we had a beautiful Cake from Sweet Kiera, and watched SNL.

We got to SLEEP IN until 10:30. I stretched it until eleven! We made a big breakfast and read the newspaper. I got to open the kitchen windows that I normally can’t because Lucy would crawl out and fall to to her doom.
Nanu and Chief delivered the kids. Mark took Oscar out to ride bikes in the park. Lucy, Madie and I chilled over at C&K’s – Kiera made us Corned Beef Rubens on Acme Rye with sauerkraut!

I need a caption for this photo:

Hope you had a good weekend too! xoxo

Paparazzi Photo

20 Mar 2011

Baby August is not so baby anymore! Check out the photo I had to Steal…

Hey a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! This is too cute. Wish I was there to take it myself! That’s August Opella up there on his dad’s shoulders. I think that’s their street in Manhattan. But it could be straight off a post in the Sartorialist.. I just love the urban weekend look they are rocking!

August was born June 2008 – which makes him soon-to-be-THREE! Holy cow.
Sarah and Johnny and August we miss you!! XOXO!!

Our Irish Eyes Are Smiling

17 Mar 2011

Omi makes a terrific Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner!
(And if you’re lucky enough to get invited to that meal, then you’re lucky enough!)

Another, with Dad:

Also, here are a couple of shots of the kids in their green:

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright, happy hours
That stay with you all the year long.”