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A Little Cranky Update!

Posted by: Maggie

Hi Friends!

I meant to write you some fun posts yesterday and today, but I’m not perfect alright! I’m busy entertaining house guests, being a lawyer with a court hearing this week, while also being a photographer booking new clients and planning shoots for next week! So get off my back internet! I hear you complaining, and I’m telling you to knock it off!

So, anyways, instead of actually writing what I was planning for yesterday and today I thought I’d just give you a little update on what we’re up to this summer!

  • I’ve just completed an AMAZING Online Boudoir Photography Workshop from my favorite photographer in the whole world Christa Meola!
  • Eleanor has been enjoying her preschool summer program, which features weekly visitors including the Bubble Man, a Reptile Handler, and the Library Fairy, and a water play day once a week! I wish I was in a preschool summer program!
  • My best friend Andrew turned 30, so I took him out for Mexican food, and his wife Amy bought him an awesome new tattoo, can’t wait to see it in person and for Amy to blog about it!
  • Josh’s best friend Brian came to stays with us for sort of a week. He arrived last Tuesday and left this Tuesday night, but left us for the weekend to be in a friend’s wedding in San Francisco. So, we didn’t have nearly enough Brian time. Although his stories about Texas and teaching college kids are pretty amazing so we forgive him.
  • While Brian was here we took him to see the new Dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum, had drinks with Andrew, went to visit UCLA, had dinner in Westwood with an old friend from high school plus Diddy Riese Cookies, and had a day at the beach, followed by dinner party with my friend and frequent cranky commenter Megan! It was a pretty full, although far too short, visit. There will be posts to come about various portions of the visit.
  • Josh and I will be celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary this weekend with a night at the Farmer’s Daughter in West Hollywood. Can’t wait! A night without a child! We are going to watch so much tv!
  • Eleanor will be at home with Uncle Elliott. She’s pretty excited about that.
  • I’ve got a Boudoir Party shoot with three lovely ladies next week! I am beyond excited!
  • AND I’ve got a wedding and a baby shower coming up this month.

So, you know, pretty busy over here. How bout you guys? Having a fun summer?

Summer’s Last Hurrah!
Ace Hotel, Palm Springs: Part Three

Posted by: Maggie

Sunday morning of our Palm Springs weekend we got up, showered and dressed, and headed down to have breakfast with Andrew while everyone else was still sleeping. I remember the days when we slept late, but just barely. Andrew is an early riser so he was happy to get up and have breakfast with us boring parents.

We had breakfast at the hotel’s very cute diner-style restaurant, King’s Highway.

The food was super tasty. Although, they put fennel in my hash browns, and I am just not a fennel fan.

Photos of me by Josh! (p.s. He’s getting very good, and he shoots 100% in manual mode! I’m so proud!)

Here’s my drunken “let me tell you something about something” face and accompanying pointing finger:

Although I was not drunk at the time. It was like 8 in the morning.

The best part about breakfast was in the middle of breakfast, when the hostess or manager or whatever she was, said that she had an announcement to make. She said that there were some very important people at the restaurant that morning and whenever important people are there they like to do something special for them and then..she broke out in SONG! She sang “As Time Goes By” for us all while walking around the restaurant. It was amazing!

After breakfast we went to our room to pack up and got a text from Maria, asking when we would be back because Eleanor had been a monster. We had planned on staying until after lunch, but decided that we had better just head right back to relieve poor Aunt Momo! We checked out at about 11am, said our goodbyes, and headed home.

When we picked up Eleanor, we learned that she had been a little terror. She had been cranky most of the time she was there. She kept asking to go home, would not sleep through the night, woke up repeatedly and finally slept for a long stretch from 6-10am, and then would not nap in the afternoon. We apologized profusely and took the very cranky girl home where she almost immediately passed out on the couch and slept for several hours while we unpacked and got dinner ready.

We had a wonderful and much needed little vacation. We wish we could have stayed for one more day, but we still had such a nice, relaxing trip. We were so happy to be able to do it with good friends! Love you guys! Next year Mexico!

Eleanor Sees Dead People

Posted by: Maggie

I’m pretty sure that Eleanor has the sixth sense. The other day we were in the bathroom and she stared wide-eyed into the empty shower and whispered, “who dat?” I asked her what she was talking about and she just pointed and whispered, “who dat?” She was like a mini female Haley Joel Osment. Creepy.

I didn’t think about it again until we were visiting the Schubert’s new apartment. Apparently, the building is full of old people and they suspect that their apartment became vacant because it’s previous resident passed away.

We came by the weekend they moved in to bring them dinner and see the new place. During our tour Eleanor went into the bathroom and came out and said that the “Doctor” was in there. She came out and asked to go see the “Doctor” again. Throughout the evening she kept wanting to go into either the bathroom, the closet, or the bedroom to see the “Doctor”. Clearly the Schuberts are being haunted by Dr. Ghost.

Kids are so creepy.

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