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Robot Nursery

Robot Nursery

I know I already posted about the Robots and how AWESOME they are but I finally got around to taking some photos of the robot themed nursery.  The crib bed skirts and sheets courtesy of Grandma Seacat, Aunt Sara, and Aunt Katie.  I love it!

This is the best room in the house as far as the light shinning in the windows.  We sometimes regret that we only got one glider.  The built in bookshelves are going to be really nice for all the boys books.

Grandma and Grandma’s Sister

Grandma and Grandma’s Sister

You boys are so lucky you don’t even know it.  For the first six weeks of your life your Grandma Seacat and her sister, mommy’s Aunt Laurie, came to visit and help us with you.  They were amazing.  Having extra hands with twins is crucial.  I know during those six weeks they slept much less than I did helping out with everything around the house and with each of you.  Even though feeding babies is tiring, the real time consuming part has been rocking you each to sleep after you eat.  Once Aunt Laurie and Grandma left it was a shock to Steve and I as to how much work they did.  Both of them have a secret Grandma power, baby whispering you both calm.

**It’s really hard to get pictures of the two of them since they are both against me taking their photo!

I had a such fun crawling into bed during the wee hours of the morning and talking with these amazing women, hearing their stories, listening to their advice, and learning from their mistakes.  I looked forward to each days fresh air escape pushing the stroller around the neighborhood on our walks.  Anthony and Nathan much preferred the “butt baths” to the cold wipe scrubbing they would’ve gotten from their mom and dad.

I miss and love you Mom and Aunt Laurie!

Mr. Roboto

Mr. Roboto

My sister is working on a top secret nursery gift for the twins with the help of Knox-a-roo and I’m so excited to see what she comes up with.  She already bought two robot dolls which you guys are going to LOVE!  I think we’ll have to use them for monthly growing photos like the ones that Aunt Sara does for her boys.

I really really really hope we get a home to move into so we can start nesting…


Sara sent over pictures of the finished master piece and they are AMAZING.  I am so impressed… they look like a professional artist did them.  The boys are going to love them.

Our First Home – video

Our First Home – video

Steve and I close on our first home ever on the 22nd, next Wednesday.  We thought it’d be a good idea to create a little video walking through the house so we’ll always remember it and so we can share with you babies a little bit about our lives before you.  It is probably the most expensive, and smallest, home we’ll ever live in.  We’re really going to miss living here.  It’s been the perfect San Francisco condo.

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And here are some professional photos taken from the real estate photographer.  Most of the stuff is ours but we did do a partial staging so a few of the “knick-knacks” are from the staging company.

Here is a video with the photos above and labels from our real estate agent:

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80-A Richland Ave @ Arlington/Mission

  • Edwardian Style, 2005 Construction
  • 1100 square feet of living space
  • 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms (1 Master Suite)
  • Open Living/Dining/Kitchen Floor Plan
  • Corner Fireplace
  • Granite Kitchen w/ Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Hardwood Floors Throughout
  • Deeded Walk-out Deck Off of Bedrooms
  • Shared South-Facing Yard
  • 2-Car Tandem Parking
  • Exclusive-use Washer & Dryer in Garage
  • Extra Storage
  • Excellent Walkability & Transit-Friendly Location
  • Intersection of Bernal Heights & Glen Park
  • Easy South-Bay or Downtown Commute: I-280 & 101, BART, MUNI

Nestled between the popular Bernal Heights and Glen Park neighborhoods, 80 A Richland Ave is ideal for those looking for classic detail with the benefits of modern construction. The location is super convenient for walking, biking, public transit (BART, J-Church & Silicon Valley Shuttles,) & driving – all with easy access to Bernal Heights, Glen Park Village, Noe Valley & the Mission. Freeway access for the South Bay commute is a breeze via the 101 & 280. Enjoy the perks of living at the intersection of fantastic SF neighborhoods: charming mom-and-pop shops, trendy restaurants, old-fashioned cafes, nightlife & more!

Let’s take a walk through this well-planned condo. Open the front door to an open living room, dining room and kitchen area – perfect for entertaining. This great room is complete with a corner gas fireplace, sunny bay window (with window seat) and long breakfast bar. The roomy granite kitchen features tons of counter & cabinet space, tumbled stone backsplash and Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances. Walk to the back of the unit to find two bedrooms and two large stone bathrooms. The master suite includes double closets, an en-suite bathroom with an extra-large tub with shower, double sinks, stone surfaces and TOTO/Grohe fixtures. Both bedrooms open to a deeded deck that leads down to a shared sunny south-facing garden.

The condo enjoys the charm of Edwardian styling with its high ceilings, crown molding & gorgeous hardwood floors with walnut inlay but with all the benefits of modern construction. Although there is no need for a car in this fantastic walk & transit-friendly location – this condo comes with 2-car tandem parking! Extra storage and an exclusive-use washer & dryer complete this fantastic condo. Enjoy San Francisco living at its finest in this dream Bernal Heights/Glen Park home.

A Note from Our Sellers:

Dear Prospective Buyer,

San Francisco has a diverse set of neighborhoods to the point that you can move from one to another and it’s almost like you’re in a whole new city. That is one of the reasons we loved living at 80 Richland Avenue.

80 Richland has the best of 4 worlds. It’s a short walk to Bernal Heights, Glen Park and Noe Valley with the restaurant perks of the Mission right next door. If you’ve run out of milk, the corner store has a wide assortment of everyday food items and the produce store across the street has fresh fruits and vegetables. You must try Balompies, right on the corner, for the best pupusas in the city! On a typical Saturday morning we’d find ourselves walking through Bernal to the biggest farmer’s market in the city, Alemany Farmer’s Market, which is less than a mile away. Some fresh basil and tomatoes and we we’re half way there to a tomato basil lunch complete after walking 10 minutes over to Glen Park and stopping at the Destination Bakery for a fresh loaf of sourdough bread and the Cheese Boutique for some delicious mozzarella balls.

Our miniature dachshund was in heaven having three dog parks so close by: Holy Park, St. Mary’s Park and the off leash Glen Canyon Park. 80 Richland Ave is the dream city location for commuters! The two-car dedicated parking spots in our four car garage is unheard of in the city, making it simple to jump in the car and head downtown (10 minutes) on 280 or 101, to Berkeley (28 minutes) or down to the South Bay like Stanford (42 minutes). If you’re commuting into the city, the Glen Park Bart is a 10-minute walk, the MUNI is only a 3-minute walk and there are numerous bus lines that run on the corner of Mission and Richland. Not to mention the free 5 hour parking available at the BART stop if you want to go out to dinner in the Mission but don’t want to deal with the headache of finding a parking spot. If you’re a bicyclist there are great bike lanes off of San Jose and Valencia to get you anywhere you want to be.

Living at 80 Richland, you are part of a larger community; the neighbors and neighborhood is a tight knit group of people. Join the College Hill Neighborhood Association and learn about upcoming events in our area and ways to improve the neighborhood like planting more trees and sidewalk gardens.

We hope you enjoy living here as much as we have!