Best Monday Ever

POSTED IN : Casa de Youngren, Sweet and Sour

I woke up with a horrible case of the Cranky Pants on Monday morning. And like most Cranky-Pants syndromes, it was for absolutely no reason.Jeff and I have learned to communicate in very special ways and we’ve figured out that when I wake up a little *eh-hem* off-kilter that I just need to let him know. That’s it. I just need to say right away that I’m not feeling in a very happy mood, and then I check myself into a Starbucks for the rest of the day and just write about it.So as I was rolling out of bed and mentally packing my Starbucks laptop kit, fully prepared for a day of soy lattes and espresso noises, Jeff and his sneaky charms got in the way...I mean, normally I get super annoyed when he pulls me off of my exercise ball/office chair first thing in the morning, landing me flat on my back on top of Gracie. But instead, we laughed for a full five minutes. Perhaps it was the way my skin rubbed against the exercise ball and sounded like a huge, well, like skin rubbing against a rubber exercise ball.I’m sure you get it.And then he just smiled his Jeffy smile the rest of the day. Maybe it was the way he said, “Hello, may I help you?” in the PERFECT receptionist voice after I came back into the office from a bathroom break. Or maybe it was how he played Indiana Jones with Gracie, the hallway, and the exercise ball during lunch.Or maybe he was just having too good of a day for me to have a bad one.In any case, I felt better. SO MUCH BETTER. And those of you out there that know Jeff probably know what I’m talking about. You know, the eight-year-old kid inside of him that decides to join us when we need it most?Yeah, I love it too.Hugs,Erin


Hi there! We’re Jeff and Erin Youngren, a hubby and wifey wedding photography team in San Diego. We shoot together. We travel together. We dream together. And we believe the best thing to hold onto in life is each other (+ a great glass of wine…)


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