i know i look crazy too, but i cannot stop looking at these photos and dying at Chris’ ridiculous faces.  i mean, you’d think he’d just walked out of a dark cave and saw the sun for the first time.

one of the reasons i love this man so hard is that he makes me laugh a million times a day without even trying…here’s proof ;)

(i’m laughing with you, Chris.  really.  xxx.)

finally got a peek at some of the family photos our friend Charles took for us last weekend.  
this is pretty much how they all look:  i’m on an invisible roller coaster, Chris is squinting so hard his eyes are closed, and Jude simply cannot be bothered.
this is why we can’t have nice things.
but at least we’ll have memories of our imperfect selves :)
(and finally, now that my boy is almost six months old, some [semi]professional photos of us!)

finally got a peek at some of the family photos our friend Charles took for us last weekend.  

this is pretty much how they all look:  i’m on an invisible roller coaster, Chris is squinting so hard his eyes are closed, and Jude simply cannot be bothered.

this is why we can’t have nice things.

but at least we’ll have memories of our imperfect selves :)

(and finally, now that my boy is almost six months old, some [semi]professional photos of us!)

birthday gratitude

despite being sick, i had a great weekend and a lot to be thankful for.

i’m thankful for my husband and my baby and the love and laughs they give me every day.

i’m thankful for my extended family and friends and all the cards and warm wishes and packages and messages and love they sent my way.

i’m thankful for my new cat and my dog and my past cats and dogs.  pets bring a different kind of happiness to a house and i’m so glad to have a cat back in my life.

yesterday we woke up, ate a giant cinnamon roll, and went to the humane society.  i’d already identified a few cats i wanted to meet and we fell in love with the first one we met.  he’s sweet with Jude and good with Sandy and has already made himself at home.  i’m pleasantly surprised he didn’t spend the first hours (or days) hiding under the bed and with how chill he is.  he is a good one :)

in addition to the cat (which was his idea), Chris scheduled a massage for me and has given me the gift of sleep for the past week, getting up with Jude while i’ve been drugged up and restlessly sleeping.  i couldn’t ask for a better partner and i’m thankful every day that he’s mine.