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Mark’s 3 Part Birthday

28 Aug 2013

Part One: Out in SF with Friends

Carlo and Dave surprised Mark at Suppenkuche, one of our favorite restaurants. It was SO awesome of those guys to rally – I know Mark was off the charts happy. The double surprise was perfect. We drank beer and marveled that Dave had never been there before. If you go, all you need to know is this: Jägerschnitzel. (in Champignonsoße mit Spätzle und grünem Salat – Translation: Sauteed Porkloin in Mushroom Sauce served with Spätzle & Green Salad)

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Nana at Uncle Matt’s

27 May 2012

Nana (Chief’s mom) is staying for the weekend at Matt’s, in Moraga.
Nanu (Vicki), Madie, Cole, Lucy and I went over to say hi, and have lunch. The sun came out, and boy did we get an eyeful. These photos are all iPhone shots, and don’t do the garden justice. Matt and Hilary have completely outdone themselves. Hilary wasn’t home, but her mother Meda was visiting. Nana was happy to see Lucy. We had so much fun, we can’t wait to go over again soon.
(The last 5 shots are from Cole)

Flowers for Ava’s 8th Birthday

07 May 2011

My happy tradition (and means of coping through May 7th) is to head over to Bloomers for some Kick-ass Peonies.
We had them for Ava’s first birthday, and pretty much every year since!
(Last year’s was especially nice because Lucy was there, and our family finally felt complete.)
Here’s this year’s pick, paired with a sweet princess cake from Schubert’s.

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This sweet package came in the post:

Nana and Chief brought these gorgeous blooms to Holy Cross:

(If you ever want to go, the grave is all the way back, all the way to the right, in a place marked “holy angels”.)

Omi sent this photo in. It’s a peony she planted in Sebastopol. (See her writing in the comment section below.) These flowers don’t really thrive in SF, it’s too cold during the summers. But the heat in the country is ideal! And, what a pretty color!

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Some Random Good Snaps

03 May 2011

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At the doctor’s last week. You never know what entertainment is in a mom’s bag.

A great April photo by Aunt Julie. I’m inspired by those colors together.

Oscar harnesses the power of the Force. Photo by Uncle Cole.

Hipster dad vintage photo, inspired by today’s Cup Of Jo post.

I pass these roses on my drive to school everyday. I have Rose Envy.

They complete our universe.