The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
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Sunday Sounds - 

One of my earliest memories is of listening to my dad’s record collection through his giant headphones, and this is one (of many) songs that has stuck with me. Thanks for introducing me to some great music Pops!

Happy Father’s Day to my two favorite dads. We love you and are so lucky to have the both of you!!

Fun Fact: These pictures were taken almost 30 years to the day in the canal house. As my dad said this morning, “Geez, where does the time go?”

Mark was able to take a day off (finally :)!!) since his work hasn’t been quite as demanding as usual, so we decided to go for a family drive. One of our favorite things to do is get in the car and just see where we end up, and today our drive took us out to Coronado. We had our dog Sammy in the car so we decided to check out dog beach. It was a bit windy and as you can see from the first picture, our kid really struggles in windy situations. Sammy on the other hand, had the best time of his life. Unfortunately, I was only able to get two pictures because the memory on my phone is maxed out. Instead of stressing out about freeing up some space I let it be and **tried to enjoy the moment. At least I got some proof we were all together. Looking forward to spending the rest of the day with these three! 

**until Jude had to go to the bathroom and there was nowhere discreet to take him outside and he said he couldn’t walk anymore so I had to hobble (remember that fractured bone?) over what felt like a mile of sand with him in my arms to get to the toilet, where he decided he didn’t want to go because he wanted to go outside, then screamed, “no get me out of here” at the top of his lungs, until he finally gave in. Also, midway through this process my sunglasses took a dunk in the toilet. I was sweating profusely and my hair looked like Sideshow Bob’s by the time we left the muggy bathroom, but at least the kid didn’t have an accident. Sometimes I miss diapers.

Still considering today a big win. Happy Saturday!

Someone took a rare nap today. I don’t know if you can tell, but that someone is pretty excited about being out past his bedtime.

Someone took a rare nap today. I don’t know if you can tell, but that someone is pretty excited about being out past his bedtime.

Fashion Friday- Munkstown

Two college besties got together to develop the modern clothing line, Munkstown, and I can’t get enough of this tee. Jude wears it at least once a week, probably because it has stood up to some serious abuse. I have washed it SO many times and it looks the same as the day I bought it. That’s a major plus in the kids clothing department. This particular design is one of my favorites, and is from a collaboration they did with Roxy Marj. I love the personality and I feel like it matches Jude’s fun spirit.

Previous Fashion Fridays-

Mason and the TambourinePRSPRMinette and MiloHello ApparelMini and Maximus, & Bambinos and Bunny

GPOYW - Sports Fan
If you have been following me for a while you know that we are die hard Coug fans. This picture was taken last fall. We are eternally optimistic for our Rose Bowl every year, even though deep down we know we will probably finish in last place. Go Cougs!
*I’d also like to add we are very bitter about the Sonics.

GPOYW - Sports Fan

If you have been following me for a while you know that we are die hard Coug fans. This picture was taken last fall. We are eternally optimistic for our Rose Bowl every year, even though deep down we know we will probably finish in last place. Go Cougs!

*I’d also like to add we are very bitter about the Sonics.

The last three days, Jude has been in play date heaven. Every day has been spent with different kids and I have really loved watching him interact with their various personalities. And you know what’s crazy? Watching your kid have a full on conversation with another kid for the first time. I’m talking scheming and plan hatching. I converse with him all the time, but when it is with another two year old, it’s a whole new ball game.  I have to come to grips with the fact that he is a full on kid these days. It’s sad and awesome at the same time.

Also, can we talk about how these two are interacting for a second? Her mom and I were dying over the cuteness.

Hanging out with some “dine-so-yos” today.

Hanging out with some “dine-so-yos” today.

Nirvana - Something In The Way
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Nirvana - Something In The Way

Sunday Sounds-
One of their most underrated songs.

Five for Friday

Here is what Jude said when I asked him his top 5 favorite foods:
1. Cookies
2. Salad
3. Mac and Cheese
4. Pasta
5. Popsicles
*He also threw in chicken nuggets as a bonus answer. I’d say this list is fairly accurate :).

Artifact Uprising

To all the procrastinators (myself included):

I thought I would share an awesome company with you guys. It is called Artifact Uprising and they have the perfect gifts for Father’s Day! I actually just received the photo block + prints I ordered for my brother’s birthday and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I also ordered soft cover photo books for Jude’s grandmas for Mother’s Day and loved them as well. This company has a beautiful magnetic calendar, a variety of photo books, and the wood block + prints, which you can still order in time for Father’s Day delivery (June 9th is the deadline). The prices are reasonable and the style and quality of their products is amazing, so procrastinators rejoice, because you still have time to put together a thoughtful gift for the dads in your life.

What we have been up to (Instagram dump):

1. Mark went out of town for a couple of weeks to work on the documentary and finish out the Kickstarter campaign with his team up in Seattle. Jude got some quality nap time in with him before he left :).

2. Jude and I spent the long weekend with my family in the desert, where he perfected his pool jump. He has to wear his “listening ears”, put his toes to the edge, and get a “ready” response from whomever is supposed to catch him.

3. The Kickstarter funded!!!! Thanks SO much to those of you that supported the campaign and helped spread the word. You guys are seriously awesome!

4. My mom watched the little guy for me so I could get some adult time. I took the train from Orange County back home for a night and went to see Tame Impala at the House of Blues! It was one of the best shows I have ever seen, and it was so nice to spend a little alone time in my own house.

5. Jude is in the midst of potty training, and doing great! Knock on wood, but it has been much easier than I had expected.

6. Jude got a terrible haircut (long story). Good thing his hair grows fast. He also got his first ice cream cone and was a BIG fan.

Other tidbits - 

Remember when I did this about a year ago? Well, over the long weekend I fractured a bone in my foot. That means no running for 4-6 weeks *tear*. At least my mom was around to help because I couldn’t  imagine attempting to keep up with Jude by myself.

How did I do it? I was trying to give my dog some exercise and he got under my feet, and in order to avoid stepping on him I overcorrected and stepped on my own foot. Yep. Isn’t that the most awkward injury you have ever heard of? 

Lastly, Mark is back home so at the moment just about all is right with the world. I have a feeling he will be on the road again soon, but I am going to enjoy family time while I can! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!! XO

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mama cass - dream a little dream of me

Sunday Sounds - 

Forever one of my favorites.

Watching footage of a raccoon going through someone’s garbage. He thinks it is the greatest thing of all time. Seriously, we have never seen him laugh so hard! 

Watching footage of a raccoon going through someone’s garbage. He thinks it is the greatest thing of all time. Seriously, we have never seen him laugh so hard! 

GPOYW - First Meeting
This was when I got to hold Jude for the first time.  I was in total shock, completely elated, and a little bit terrified.

GPOYW - First Meeting

This was when I got to hold Jude for the first time.  I was in total shock, completely elated, and a little bit terrified.