since i’m a bit of a rebel, instead of just picking ‘one little word‘ this year, i picked ‘three little words‘. ‘one little phrase‘ even.
i picked action words so that i get off my rear-end and do something. go somewhere. be happy.
my goal for the year is to do more, starting with a family day in san francisco.
i began documenting our journey by checking the weather the night before…..
dear san francisco, if i forget to tell you later, you’re going to be gorgeous tomorrow.
coolest. story. ever.
picture it: we’re waiting for the parking garage elevator to take us back up to the level that we parked on. when one of the doors opens, it’s filled with 8 or so young adults. one of them was holding this gigantic sonic the hedgehog (a character that marshall is obsessed with). as matt and i are trying to assess whether the four of us will fit, marshall notices the sonic and the guy holding the sonic notices marshall’s sonic hoodie and holds the elevator door open and hands the doll to marshall. we notice what’s happened and profusely disagree with him giving it to marshall. the young man smiles and profusely refuses to take it back, saying he just won it and that marshall could use it more than he could. we thanked them profusely until the elevator door closed and felt blessed for the kindness of those youngsters. there really are still good people out there. people who make this kid the happiest kid around.
that was our day. a time to be together. a time to kick butt at forrest gump trivia. a time to be in the crowds of the pier just long enough to know we don’t like to be there for very long. a time to drive and talk and get away from screens and neighbors and laundry.
we went. we did. we were.