After the wedding festivities in Sonoma for Jared and Courtney, we were able to enjoy breakfast with the family at a great breakfast spot they’d scouted out. We probably didn’t get my Dad’s birthday its proper birthday celebration. After stuffing ourselves on delicious made-in-the-restaurant sausages and pancakes, we packed up our stuff (no small task to pack, nor to carry the items to the car) and got on the road. The trip back to San Francisco started inauspiciously as Ryder had an epic meltdown even before we were in the car. Continue reading
Admittedly, I am a bit of a hypochondriac with little-to-no shame in enlisting the help of others to quell my anxieties. Sitting on the couch last night, we were about to start watching The Bachelorette make some bold moves in Hawaii, when I remembered that I had found a zit inside my nose earlier in the day. I wanted to know its status and Ryan obliged to take a quick look. Armed with the flashlight app from my iPhone, he peered in. After a few seconds he said, “I can’t really see anything in there. Mostly because I am blinded by lust right now.”
Again, this photo came up on my desktop and I just felt like I had to share it. It’s a very old one of Ryder – really old, I know, because he was still bathing on the kitchen counter, in plain view of electrical sockets etc. It’s crazy how small he was, how “glistening” he happened to be at this moment, and his enjoyment of the rubber duckie that is not the typical way that kids play with their rubber duckies in the tub.