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18

Aug

Dress like you listen to Sinatra and act like you listen to Pac.
Rachel Wolchin
No.4 playtime with @chezhsieh

No.4 playtime with @chezhsieh

First day at school a.k.a. the most wonderful time of the year.

First day at school a.k.a. the most wonderful time of the year.

17

Aug

Timestamp: 1:07 a.m. Shutting down @chezhsieh’s birthday whining and not really happy about it!

Timestamp: 1:07 a.m. Shutting down @chezhsieh’s birthday whining and not really happy about it!

15

Aug

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS

I feel like I’ve dedicated a Flashback Friday to this occasion before, but when it’s this good, you can’t help it. Actually, I feel like this is less Flashback Friday and more Hot Mess Friday, because looking back at these shots from Pipe and The Chief’s wedding six years ago, it does raise some questions … 

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Besides our ridiculous expressions, who told the M.C.S.S. that this was a dentist check-up?

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Who thinks she’s a freakin’ genie? Did the random guy in this shot even have the option to escape this group shot? And why are the two most important people NOT looking into the camera?

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Who else feels awkward looking at The Mandated Reporter get her groove on with a child? (Pipe’s facial expression says it all)

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Why does a little bit too much alcohol and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” always render this type of wedding reception behavior? 

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WTF? Why do we look like this is our first time outside of the house? What poor interpretation of fist pumping am I doing? Why does it look like the M.C.S.S. is roller skating her way into this shot? And don’t even get me started on The Mister’s happy? angry? expression.

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More importantly, why does this couple never manage to take a bad picture? Hope you two are enjoying a great anniversary with many more to come.

Don’t count the days, make the days count.
Muhammad Ali 

10

Aug

@chezhsieh Almost time for this gem to make its final lap.

@chezhsieh Almost time for this gem to make its final lap.

09

Aug

SERENITY NOW …

Before there was the Annika in Annika’s Mom, there was a trip that started with T-Bone, The Mandated Reporter and I making our way to Northern Cali to shower love on our girl and celebrate her trek into motherhood. 

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But alas, gradually things began to take a turn … 

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when a “rare and priceless” Paul Frank iphone case got destroyed by man’s soon-to-be unfriended Latte …

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when we barely stepped off a plane and were immediately handed sharpies, construction paper and told to produce an entire party’s decor within 12 hours of the actual party …

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when group shots began to reveal their own truths about our friendships …

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when chocolate fondue fountain catastrophes were taking place behind the scenes …

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when two of the four friends took it upon themselves to “get ‘er done”, even if it meant hauling 100lbs. of max pack refreshments up and down three flights of stairs in the heat AND still sneaking in a decent looking selfie shot … 

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all the while a lot of this (laying around) was happening …

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and some unexplained circa 1998 Asian hair fashion shots were being snapped.

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And then there was this. When the simple task of hanging tissue paper pom-poms became a 45 minute project with directions of “a little to the left, to the right, up, no down” all at the hands of this jewel in our lives. 

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Let’s just say that when ridiculous moments must be purged onto baby shower onsies - yes, it was that bad. 

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Truly so sad that I can’t be there with you to yell out “serenity now” during those quality moments, but while we are not physically present today with you and Jackson at your baby shower, know that we are there in spirit. So proud of the loving parents you have become to Annika. So in love with the special personality that Annika is. And even more excited to see the next chapter unravel. Not gonna lie, still think you cheated with twinsies but here’s to double the diapers, double the tears, double the sleepless nights and double the fun. And P.S. thanks for making $5 gift card prizes for diaper raffles complete amateur hour. Guess whoever’s got the next baby shower better step it up and start giving out cars Oprah-style. 

08

Aug

HAPPY BIRTHDAY …

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So this little girl thinks she giving Van Damme and Chuck Norris a run for their money. Clearly, she has no clue that The Mister was getting all the ladies with his impressive moves long before she was ever conceived. Here’s to a happy birthday, another year of The Mister and his greatness and the reality that to go from this to not being able to touch your toes is kinda not acceptable.