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one little word in action // san francisco

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.

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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.San Francisco, if I forget to tell you later, you're gonna be gorgeous tomorrow.

we’re on our way…
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i kinda have a thing for smoke stacks…
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the obligatory transactionIMG_0494

i have a thing for bridges too…IMG_0497

I have thing for bridges.

 
…and tunnels…IMG_0491

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he’s my cool ray of sunshine.
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our a+ student earned himself a trip to shrimp heaven.
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my name’s forrest, forrest guuuump.P1010701



the view from our table.
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do not mistake his expression for nerves. he plans to attack this like a boss.Untitled

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working together.
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i love my guy!
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marshall just needed a hug…
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such concentration…
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this crazy clan makes me happyP1010731

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that face, my god that face!
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i swear, i can never just get a normal picture. but i’m gonna take what i can get because they’re adorable.
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he likes weapons…but don’t be afraid…he’s still sweet. 
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this kid is ready for the carousel.P1010744

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i don’t know about you, but i like the pigeons.
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just me, leaning against a wall. pretty exciting.
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just taking a closer look at alcatraz.
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somehow, for some reason, the crowds just parted and there he was, walking in front of us, all grown up like.
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there are no words. i adore this shot.P1010783



he’s my sweet babboo.
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and my silly pie.
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i couldn’t help myself…
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this happened.P1010796

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. πŸ™‚

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such a handsome dude.
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so…….i like to take pictures of the weird things and ways i ‘see’ the city. here’s just a few things i snapped on our way off of the embarcadero.
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and then they slept.
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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.

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2 thoughts on “one little word in action // san francisco”

  1. love love love it!! i love the pictures of M on the carousel & on the steps! so sweet! and that story?! awesome. love it when people restore your faith in humanity! πŸ™‚ glad you are enjoying the simple things as a family.. those really are the most precious times! πŸ™‚

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