November 18, 2012

35 weeks on my 25th birthday!

Well, here we are: 35 weeks pregnant and I turned 25 today. 25 sounds like a big deal to me but two kids sounds even crazier. Birthday week this year was low key because a) we're trying to spend as little money as possible right now and b) we were so nervous about the bar results that that kinda overshadowed all else. Toph did make the bed all week, surprise me with little candy treats, and kept Bronson busy so I could nap daily though. What a guy. All I really wanted on top of that were some updated family pics. Victoria snapped a few right after church and I love how they turned out! (Even though Bronze couldn't keep his eyes open ... )

These could very well be the last we take as a family of 3. What???! Exciting and mind boggling all at once. Dang.

25 is the new cray cray.

November 16, 2012


yep, he took a pic of his results first thing
the esquire boy himself!
blurry but ecstatic us! right after we found out!

TOPH PASSED THE CA BAR EXAM!!! Dreams do come true, prayers are answered, Toph did study enough, etc etc. As soon as we saw the results, we started jumping, screaming and hugging. It was one of those run around the house yelling type of moments. I'm so proud of Topher and how hard he worked! Deep down I knew he'd pass but finding out for sure was awesome. That kid is the bomb DOT com.

November 10, 2012

The Marine Corps Birthday (OORAH!!)

November 10th is the Marine Corps birthday! Since my dad served in the marines for 20 years (holla) we celebrate the day with at least a little something every year. (Fun fact: I was actually due to be born on November 10th. My parents always say if I'd been born on time they would've named me Marina Cora ... pretty sure I'm glad I hung on for those extra 8 days. Sorry for being late mom, but I lurve my name as is.) This year my older sister hosted and we had a big family dinner followed by birthday cake and a video Toph put together on the history of the marines. We sang jodies and talked about our fave memories from my dad being in the service. Hands down mine is when he took me to the marine corps ball when I was barely 12. I wore this pink vintage dress from a thrift store and asked the hair lady to do my hair like Gwyneth Paltrow's looked for the cover of Emma. Fancy fancy.