Christmas Cheer

“It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who are around it.” -Charlie Brown

We had ourselves a really busy Christmas, but it was great having everyone over. Jude was especially excited about having his uncle and Suki over. They were able to bond like they’ve never bonded before. Jude could not stop talking about the dog. All he wanted to do was walk Suki on his own, hug her when she was next to him, and pet her every moment of her stay. We definitely want to get a dog when Jude gets older. Second to wanting to spend all his time with the dog, getting to watch Jude climb all over his uncle makes all the months we don’t get to see my brother truly special. I’m looking forward to future festivities already!

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Following the Wind

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” -E.E. Cummings

Yesterday, we celebrated Ken’s birthday by taking a trip to Sausalito. Even though we missed the ferry, we still had a great time. As much of a busybody Jude can be, it is fun to watch him explore and discover new places. All he wanted to do was take a walk on his own, find the fish in the sea, and look at the birds in the air. He’s not even two, but acts like he’s 10. I took Ken to Sushi Ran, a place recommended by a friend recently and it was delicious. The sushi was amazing and the Black Cod Ken ordered was perfection. We came home afterwards and had dinner with Ken’s family, before we started with opening Jude’s first Christmas package from Auntie Yvie!

As we get older, all we want to do is spend our special day with family. The hours we spend working, our a great reminder to us to treasure the times we do get to be together. Here’s to many more celebrations, Christmas, and all the drinks that Jude wants to serve to us. 😉

 

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Happiest Place on Earth!

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” -Milton Berle

After a very eventful and stressful month, including two trips to the Emergency Room we had such a sweet getaway to Irvine for my disciplee’s wedding last weekend. Jude made it down the aisle and had so much fun dancing and bouncing his little body with the ladies outside the barn.

The day after the wedding, we took Juju back to Disneyland. He fell in love with watching the roller coasters go around and around. He thought they were super fast trains, so with each twist and turn he would shout out, “CHOooo Chooo!” By the end of the trip, Ken and I lost count of how many times we heard him whisper, “Wowww…” It was worth everything that we’ve gone through this month to see his face light up on every ride.

“Mickey!”-Mama

“Mou!”- Juju

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