October 2019

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#274 Puppy Influencer

01 October 2019 // San Diego, California

Beignet is now the kind of dog brands will send free stuff to sample in the mail.

#275 Book of Orders

02 October 2019 // San Diego, California

Ya boy is becoming a deacon.

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#276 Vampire Weekend

03 October 2019 // San Diego, California

Wisdom’s a gift but you’d trade it for youth.

Walcott takes me back to driving around my senior year. Horchata takes me back to unpacking my bags my first day in Italy when moving into the yellow painted apartment. Step will take me back to spending the Fourth of July in London and my friend’s British dad grilling hot dogs to celebrate the “special relationship.” Harmony Hall takes me back to earlier this year, moving out of our old apartment shortly before discovering we were pregnant.

Vampire Weekend, thanks for being the soundtrack to most of my twenties and our last show before becoming parents.

I wondered if we would even get to use our tickets for this show or if our baby would try and make his way into the world to the tune of Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa. Thankfully we made it through.

Also, based on his in utero movements this kid loves concerts. That should be fun in a few years.

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#277 UTC Errands

04 October 2019 // La Jolla, California

Quick repairs in the middle of a Friday.

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#278 Eucalyptus Grove

05 October 2019 // Carlsbad, California

Sweet discovery of some very mild hiking trails.

#279 Neighborhood Alleyways

06 October 2019 // San Diego, California

One last stretch of being able to easily go on double dates, movie outings, and the like before kids.

#280 Nursery Mountains

07 October 2019 // San Diego, California

Pretty happy with how this mural paint job in our nursery turned out.

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#281 Raid the Office

08 October 2019 // San Diego, California

Our office neighbors were going out of business which gave me a chance to swoop in on some goodies. Including:

• A non-numerical weighing scale
• A Nerf gun
• A Cat Palm tree
• A velvet VIP rope
• A sack of baseballs & softballs

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#282 Deanna’s 30th

09 October 2019 // San Diego, California

It’s Deanna’s birthday!!

30. 💥💥💥

And to say this has been a big year would be the understatement of a lifetime.

Speaking of understatements, proud doesn’t even begin to describe how I’ve been feeling about Deanna all year. And beyond. I can’t imagine being with somebody more giving, more resilient, and more hope-giving. Despite every obstacle.

So many people are alive because she does what she does. So many people’s lives are better because she is who she is. 🌎

I keep thinking how lucky our kid is gonna be to have his mom. And I can say that cause I’m the guy whose lucky enough to be married to her.

I get excited when this boy shows he’s got a mind of his own in utero. I want to take it as a sign he’s got her strong will and fighter spirit, and if he uses that the way she does, he’s gonna be on his way to great things.

Happy birthday Dee!

#283 The Nursery

10 October 2019 // San Diego, California

A little preview at our nursery-in-progress!

With the due date creeping closer, much of my creative energy has gone towards designing this nursery: putting together the crib, painting his wall mural, assembling a changing table, etc.

Actually, most of any kind of energy I have these days goes towards getting ready for the kid, but I guess that’s our new normal.

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#284 Corey & Curren

11 October 2019 // San Diego, California

Office family potluck at the Bay.

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#285 30th Birthday Surprise

12 October 2019 // Carlsbad, California

Throwing a surprise party for Deanna isn’t always an easy thing. On Saturday I had to deflect so many of her ideas that would’ve taken us away from the Windmill where I had her friends hide. But, we got her to the right spot and the right time and it was a success.

Such a fun weekend of eating and exploring with Daniel, Joy, Caytlin, and Daniel. Thanks for pulling this off, everybody!

Philippe Lazaro