a few shots from my last visit to oakland. M and i visited new coffeehouse called bica, where they feature ed’s yummy coffee. at the top, that’s a pour-over cup of temple ethiopia yirgacheffe and a butternut squash chocolate chip muffin ala indie cakes. we also sat in a 7o-and-sunny-degree window and shared a meyer lemon curd muffin. mmm.
see me in the mirror in the shot of M? hee hee. hello.
the second half of my year in review idea from shari. more good times in 2010.
ice cream walks
L8 SK8 with M
we miss you, celie
grandpa’s 90th in tahoe
10-year wedding anniversary
nyc with mom
poet’s loft with E, S + T
meet-up with L
if you want to see more, see the first edition: january to june.
wishing everyone a happy 2011!
stealing this year in review idea from shari. this recapping business is fun (although mine’s not half as artful as hers!).
lots of milestones this year, a little travel, a lot of birdwatching, tons of coffee + tea, and so much good food. you may have seen some of these here or on flickr before. others i’m sharing here for the first time.
here’s to a pretty dang pretty 2010!
7 + rollerskating
mom retires (photo by guest)
sf trip with E
annual family beach trip
mom 2.0 in houston
(here with T, M, M + M; photo by meredith winn)
my “chocolate cake” in mom 2.0 art exhibit
(left photo by meredith winn)
overnighter with S + martha’s show at rare device
oakland + cafe 504 with M
family trip to tahoe
sf with K + M
keep going for july through december.
back from the annual family trip to the beach.
survived leo’s faceplant on the gravel driveway on the first day (forehead, nose, and upper lip), outran a super-wave…barely, watched my poor dad get knocked by another super-wave (scary! and his camera totally ruined), played the word “bairn” in scrabble (and still lost), danced to michael jackson’s this is it, got hooked on mad men, and ate more cheese than any one family should ever consume in three days.
the drive was beautiful, the waves dreamy, the family time lovely, and the overall trip nice but not so much relaxing. family vacations are incredible and good, but when the kids are still small and potty training (if that’s what you call leo’s complete frazzling of my anticipation nerves with haphazard results), there’s not a lot of sitting around reading. or sitting around. or reading. it didn’t help that ed had to head back early this year either.
luckily, i have an upcoming work trip, on which i’ll surely get more relaxation than at the beach.
amazing vertical garden of succulents at flora grubb gardens (a couple more shots here); also sweet friends and ritual coffee
my faraway friend shari, donuts, coffee, and cameras. what could be better? honestly…