Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Photos from Lately

A few very generous friends have brought along some awesome meals and groceries for us. It's been wonderful to be able to choose between cooking our own meals (which has helped us feel more normal in the midst of all the chaos of having a newborn) or just heating up something scrumptious and pre-made. 

Oatmeal with lots of fun toppings


Banana-macadamia nut pancakes

We've been soaking up every moment of Marshall's sweet, young life. We love reading to him, singing for him, listening to his little sounds, watching him discover the world around him.

Scout is even creeping closer and closer.

When we're blessed with a little quiet time, we're also enjoying some quality time as husband and wife before Terry goes back to work. Like the time I threw down the word "thematic" in Scrabble.

And just so many snuggles.

Of course, it's not all easy. We think we have a pretty easy baby on our hands, but there are nights (like the last two...) when we barely get any sleep. Sometimes Marshall just doesn't want to sleep, or wants to eat again and again. We're still learning, and he's still getting used to us, so I know it's all part of the process. But Terry and I are managing to lean on each other to help ease the transition into parenthood, and hopefully we'll figure out some sort of a family routine soon. 

Today we enjoyed our first full, long day away from home with Marshall. I had a follow up appointment with my doctor in Santa Monica, so we took advantage of our proximity to our favorite neighborhood and stopped at Barney's Gourmet Burgers in Brentwood.

Long before I was even pregnant, we used to walk this neighborhood almost daily (in fact, it's very close to where Terry proposed to me...also on a walk!). We would pass by Barney's and almost inevitably see a couple with a stroller. And I remember thinking how excited I was to someday have a stroller of our own to walk through the neighborhood and stop for a leisurely lunch. Today, I got to experience exactly that. I definitely believe that a little faith will bring tremendous joy, and I am so lucky to have this life.

Also, the burgers were phenomenal. I had this Greek burger.

We stopped at UCLA for a little bit, too. We picked up a onesie for Marshall, took a few photos, and grabbed some Diddy Riese.

By the time we got home around 6:30, we were exhausted. It was the most active day I've had since Marshall was born, so I'm sure I'll feel that tomorrow. But mostly I'm just thrilled that I got to spend such a fun day with my boys.

Hope you're having a great week!


  1. so cute! and friends/family bringing over food is the best, isn't it?!?!

    1. Thanks! And definitely...I am so grateful!

    Im thrilled for you guys.

    1. Thanks, Carla! :-) We're thrilled, too!

  3. What a wonderful day! Your little one is so cute. And omg tamales- yum!

    1. Oh man, we LOVE tamales around here! Fresh from the farmer's market--doesn't get better than that. :-)