I prefaced our photo shoot by apologizing for the things I might say and promising I loved them no matter what. Ha! This photo shoot very nearly didn't happen. I'm having some issues with my hands (pain, loss of strength, etc...), and there are days I struggle to even grip my camera (this shoot was brought to you by prayer and Extra Strength Excedrin). It's been 2 years since our last photo shoot, and this one was sort of thrown together at the last minute -- but I realized all that really mattered to me was getting my boys in front of my camera. Mission accomplished.
The problem with having kids who enjoy traveling and do it well is that we always want to take them with us. But Mark and I convinced ourselves to get away -- just the 2 of us -- for a few days, and that's how we ended up in San Francisco last week. What a great trip! The Painted Ladies, Chinatown, Lombard Street, cable car and ferry rides, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 sea lions, Golden Gate Bridge, Marshall Beach, Union Square, Muir Woods, Sausalito -- I'm tired remembering how we did it all in 2 days! Those hills are no joke; our calves are still sore. The people were friendly, and the food was amazing. At one restaurant we had to move to a bigger table because we ordered so much. And I'm still dreaming about the tater tots we had in Sausalito and the waffle at Pinecrest piled unbelievably high with strawberries and whipped cream. We FaceTimed with the boys while watching the sea lions and were mesmerized by the coastal redwoods at Muir Woods. I'm so glad we were able to go, but it's always nice to be home.
All photos taken with my phone.