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Sunday, December 27, 2009

2 months!!

My precious little girl is two months old today!


Happy Christmas

I am still enjoying the leftover fuzzy feeling of this wonderful holiday. Nothing could have been sweeter and felt more whole than waking up on Christmas morning with Todd and Olivia, my little family. We were tired after staying up late the night before enjoying our wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with family. We brought the pea into our bed and cuddled for a while before going out to join my parents and sister to open presents. I will post photos soon, I promise! There is a really funny photo of Olivia in her chair with all her presents around her after she had "opened" them. My favorite gift she received was her Morrissey onesie from her mommy and daddy... I think it was her favorite, too. :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Good morning.

One of my best friends gave me this coffee mug as a Christmas gift. It's big, a huge handle, and udders on the bottom. Amazing? I think so. Yay for udders!!!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Dear Santa...

What I want for Christmas of course has an association with the pea. What I want most is this:


Todd rides scooters. I love polka dots. I love babywearing. Heaven.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stuck in the suburbs, missing the city.

I miss San Francisco. I will be so happy when we finally move to central San Diego. Cannot wait to walk, not drive, to my morning latte. This morning I sort of did that, although walking around and running errands within the confines of a suburban neighborhood just isn't the same. I want to put Olivia in her wrap or carrier and spend the morning getting fresh air and taking off these extra baby pounds. There was a phenomenon in San Francisco, all the moms I saw were fit. Why? Because driving to Target and Starbucks doesn't melt away fat. And it doesn't inspire a healthy and active lifestyle. Here you have to purposely get exercise, up there it's just part of the daily routine.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love San Diego. It is a beautiful place, and like I said, I will be so happy when we move near downtown. I love the neighborhoods like Golden Hill and the old houses off Adams Avenue, places with history and substance. Balboa Park asks nothing of Golden Gate Park and there are places here with espresso just as perfect as the Italian coffee houses in North Beach. I crave the mental stimulation of just getting more out of the daily grind, without the strip malls and chain stores.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


The little hipsters are way cooler than the big ones.

American Apparel for babies.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

7 weeks

My baby girl is 7 weeks old today. I cannot believe how sweet she is. Now that she smiles and baby talks I fall more and more in love with her. When I am giving her a bath or she falls asleep in my arms feeling so safe and happy I cannot imagine a life without her. How did I get so lucky? Yes, I haven't traveled to every corner of the world and I haven't published a novel but who am I to say what the future holds? How can I ever question this gift? There is still so much I have to do, there are many goals I have yet to meet and she is my new inspiration.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009


Since becoming a mom, I...
-have become an even bigger fan of the coffee bean
-developed super hearing and ninja-like reflexes
-am markedly less glamorous
-contribute way more capital to Target than I should
-respect and admire my mother more than I ever have before
-understand the whole concept of unconditional love
-have a newfound purpose in my little life
-love mornings with my Olivia
-embrace "hippie" methods of raising children
-fully enjoy nights out with adults and away from diapers and baby stuff
-am still a big fan of German literature
-still stand for the same things, but I am different.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Holiday Season

Last night the three of us went to December Nights at Balboa Park with my parents and sister. This has been my family's Christmas tradition since I was barely a tiny fetus in my mom's belly. It was extra special last night having my sweet baby girl there with us. Todd wore her in the Moby wrap and she slept warm and snug most of the time we were there. I'm so excited for all the years to come as she grows and learns to appreciate the beauty of Balboa Park and the excitement that comes with being a child during the holidays. I wish we had more pictures but here are just a few.


click that picture to see the adorable feet of her pajamas!

Also, we went to take a holiday portrait to send out postcards this Christmas. I wish we were wearing matching sweaters. It's just not cheesy enough.

click below to view whole picture!