GPOFW | 6.30.10

When we're at work we normally leave Finn in his play area which is in our huge entry hall, blocked off with a gate so tall that I can't even get my legs over it.

We came home the other day and what do we see?
Little Finny, on the other side.

Little Houdini. So plan B was to keep him outside (which we have yet to do for this length of time).

We came home the other day and what do we see?
Little Finny, and a destroyed screen door.

Ooooh, Finn!


heading out | I Never

I'm about to head out on an amazing trip this week - meaning, no posts this week.
Here's what I'll be up to:

Last year the Equal Start team took 20 inner city Sacramento students from our after school run club on the trip of a lifetime. On this trip, affectionately called ‘I Never’, the students were exposed to higher education and a lifestyle that they have never considered possible. The students’ eyes lit up as they received a tour of the University of Oregon and the Nike Factory headquarters. You could see the dreams forming and ideas rolling around in their minds.

This year the I Never trip is heading down South. We will be touring USC and making a special surprise stop at Disneyland. Our goal is to see even more dreams birthed in these 4th, 5th and 6th graders as they escape the confines of their neighborhood. From June 21st thru the 24th the students will no longer be worried about where their next meal will come from or where they will sleep that night. On this trip we will be crossing off a list of ‘I Never’s including:

-I’ve never been to the beach

-I’ve never slept in a hotel

-I’ve never eaten at a restaurant

- I’ve never been to Disneyland

-I’ve never believed I could go to college

See you next week!


poor little guy

I missed foto friday, but I missed it for a good reason...

Poor little guy had a 3 in 1 surgery, but he's recovering well!


GPOFW | 06.16.10

He loves this raccoon like no ones business.


foto friday | lime on the side, please

A while back I posted our his & her mugs (which we love to use on weekend mornings lounging outside). But we also have his & her cups which are frequently used for delicious margaritas on hot summer days.


GPOFW | 06.09.10

he likes to lounge on our patio set, but who wouldn't?


foto friday | among the giants

We spent last weekend in SF to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. It was a get-away filled with amazing things like our 28th floor hotel room & the most amazing hotel bed I've ever slept in. Dinner of choice was at Tin, where I ordered an amazing bowl of pho (which to be said, I'm pretty picky in my pho, it's required to be delicious, and it definitely was). Seeing our favorite band Nada Surf play at the Great American Music Hall, and cupcakes from my favorite spot (ever). And to end our trip we hiked around Muir Woods for the first time & those redwood tree's are nothing short of amazing. My camera only surfaced on this last segment of our trip and I snapped what I thought was beautiful. Needless to say, it's all beautiful, but every now and then the sun would peek out and shine it's light ever-so-perfectly. If you haven't been to Muir Woods - GO! It's only 30 minutes (or so) outside of SF, you won't be disappointed, I promise.


GPOFW | 06.02.10

This is the cute little face I wake up to

he makes mornings brighter