Happy Birthday, Ms. Mini!

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” -Dr. Seuss

Happy birthday to my niece! We celebrated her first year with a Minnie themed party and it was perfect. Catered by Chikfila, dessert, and strawberries made it an easy laid back party. She did smashingly well for her first party and entertained every single one of her guests during her cake smash.

We love all the joy you bring into our lives and we’re glad we have a girl in the mix now that you’ve been born. I promise your cousins will protect you and share their noodles with you. Love you, Nattie Mei Mei! Can’t wait for the many memories we’re going to make in the years to come.

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Happy Father’s Day!

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” -Anonymous

The best word I can think of to sum up Ken as a father to our two boys is “selfless”. I often underestimate the gift of something that grand, but the more I’ve thought about it the more it rings true to our life with him as a father. He is the first to speak up and tell me every single day how happy it makes him to see how his two boys are both such mama’s boys. He doesn’t complain, get upset, or tell us how jealous he is. Instead, he just throws back his head and laughs. He finds it hilarious and blesses me with the freedom to love them wholeheartedly. I recognize he doesn’t have to be like that, he could demand more of me and less of them. But that’s how much he loves me, he sees how much joy they bring into our lives and he being the husband and father that he is, welcomes that over and over again. Thank you for bringing my two soul mates into this world! You’re all that and a bag of chips and I hope you enjoyed your weekend with us without our usual jammed packed schedule! 😉

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Memorial Weekend Highlights

“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” -Anonymous

Last weekend, Ken’s cousin and his wife came up to visit us over the long weekend. We had such a good time catching up and spending time hanging out in the backyard watching movies, eating out, celebrating Val’s birthday, and exploring our local wineries in Livermore. However, Juju had the most fun with Auntie Allison. Literally obsessed. Held her hand in the car, told me he didn’t need me to shower with him because he’d rather shower with her, and asked her to hold him every single free moment. It was absolutely adorable. We are already looking forward to our next reunion because I can only listen to Juju ask where auntie and uncle went so many times in a week. 😉

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