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Happy Birthday Roxy!

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Our precious dog Roxy turns 15 today! We know that’s old (like 105 in dog years) and we cherish every second with her. She has brought so much happiness into my life, I can’t even express how much I love this dog. I’ve had her since I was in middle school! She is losing her hearing and has arthritis in her hips now but she still loves treats, going for walks and chasing squirrels. This weekend, I’m inviting a few of our friends over to celebrate her so I’ve got to get back to icing the cookies for her party. Happy birthday to our little Roxy!

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Overnight in Santa Cruz

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My uncle recently purchased an adorable beach house right on the brink of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. He graciously offered for us to use it during the holidays so my parents and Chris’ family drove the short 30 minute drive from the South Bay to spend the day in Santa Cruz. It was crazy warm for December, the kids loved the boardwalk and we even took a ride on the carousel. Chris, my parents and I spent the night and walked down the pier the next day. I was obsessed with the sea lions resting and floating all around the pier – I’ve never seen that many at once!

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Happy 30 Jas!

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To my sister Jasmine, happy 30th birthday! Hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true today and everyday. Thank you for always being by my side and being the best sister and friend a girl could ask for. Can’t wait to partake in all the birthday celebrations planned for you! And now an overload of cuteness from your childhood – I really think you should revisit some of those haircuts.

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Cecilia’s First Birthday

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We celebrated our niece’s first birthday on Dec. 31st. She was adorable and had her first birthday cake after a year’s diet of mush and milk. Her eyes were wide with delight as she indulged in the whole slice. She also opened (with the help of her brother and sister) the birthday blanket I made her which I think she really liked…or will eventually like – she was more interested in the stuffed animals. This little birthday party was quite possibly the cutest thing ever!

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We still have some spots left for the Bay Area Blogger Soiree on January 17th in San Francisco. E-mail me at jamie[at]iheartdesignstudio.com to learn how to register!

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Scenes from my Christmas.

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Chris and I are fortunate to spend holidays with both our families because we live close to both. We had a traditional Mieuli Christmas Eve cioppino dinner followed by Christmas morning present opening and homemade buttermilk biscuits. Then we had Christmas dinner with my family which included a hilarious White Elephant game. Mostly we got some really good quality time in with our families, ate a lot of delicious food and had a really lovely holiday (even though we missed the people who couldn’t spend it with us). Our nieces and nephews are arriving later today from Southern California so we’ll be having a third Christmas celebration with the little ones. Oh, and Chris’ mom handmade a stocking for me which is so special I want to frame it. It will go up on the family mantle from now on!

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Happy Thanksgiving

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I am thankful for this incredible year and for having the most memorable day of our live thus far. I think this photo, taken by the Manchiks, sums up the day/year/how I feel overall. I am blessed to be surrounded by such love and sincere happiness and support for both Chris and I – which is very prevalent through this blog too! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends, happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Birthday Mama!

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Today is my mom’s birthday. She says she doesn’t like celebrating her birthday but we celebrate her every day. She is an incredible human being – hard-working, fearless, fierce, funny, smart and beautiful (the list goes on). She is my voice of reason and my biggest cheerleader. My mom’s number one priority is our family which she always puts before herself. Anything good about who I am was instilled in me by my mother and I can thank her for finding a partner in life that is just as strong and caring as she is. My mom deserves to be celebrated today and everyday. Also, our photographers sent over some sneak peeks of our wedding photos, just in time to share with my mom on her birthday. Happy birthday Mom, I love you!

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My mom, the “fun” aunt, at Marine World, USA.

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My sister is a mermaid.

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My sister, Jasmine, is an amazing athlete. She’s a triathlete, yogi, fitness guru, she does it all! I wish I could be as motivated and dedicated as she is to fitness and exercise. The other weekend, she did the Mermaid Series Triathlon in beautiful Alameda. I love the thrill of waiting at the finish line for her to come sprinting around the corner. Seeing Jasmine finish a race is so exciting because she always has a huge smile on her face and she does her signature jump-in-the-air-while-crossing-the-finish-line move. This race was particularly special because a dear friend of hers (also a triathlete) is recovering from a brain tumor and played a big part in her beginning years of training. Maybe one day I’ll do one of these races, Jas is still trying to talk me into it. Until then, I’ll be the proud sister cheering and snapping photos from the sidelines.

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A lovely bridal shower weekend.

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This weekend was my very first bridal shower! Chris’ lovely mother and sister threw me a beautiful, sweet and delicious party at their home in San Jose. There was delicious food + drinks, lovely family and family friends and beautiful treats. Chris’ sister, Gabrielle, is an amazing baker and made a bunch of baked goods and the most amazing cupcakes. Chris other sister, baby niece and aunt also came all the way up from Southern California to celebrate. Thank you Susan and Gabrielle for a perfect day and a beautiful party, I am so honored and excited to officially be a part of the family!

(Oh and my sister and I treated ourselves to a blowout at the Dry Bar at Santana Row beforehand – I think this is one of my new favorite things to do.)

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Christine’s 5th Birthday.

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Over the weekend, we celebrated my little cousin, Christine’s, 5th birthday. My aunt and uncle threw her a crazy fun party at their house. It was every kid’s dream birthday with a bounce house, piñata and a petting zoo. It was the first day of summer and hot enough to prove it too. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day for 30 kids and their parents (and my other cousin and I) to enjoy the day outside. Christine is just the cutest and so full of life and imagination, I can’t believe she’s already 5! Also, I’ve decided I’d like to own a tiny pony and a baby goat.

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