Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Read this, watch this

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Conversation by phone about what to have for dinner

Me: Hey, Babe. It sure is hot out! Do you want to grill tonight or is it too hot?
Babe: Yeah, we can grill. But I don't know what we have out.
Me: Oh, we have bratwurst. But we don't have any beer. Can you have bratwurst on the grill if there is no beer?
Babe: It's not advisable.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Weekend Pics


Looking at ships. 

With a fisherman. 

One of 10 new plants we bought for our house. 

In motion. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Haiku Friday

A trip to the zoo,
just buddy and me. and that 
baby monkey, too. 

buddy turned butterfly.
the guy was quite an artist.
she looked so pretty. 

a carousel ride,
some elephants, a slurpee,
a pretty nice day. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

today, tomorrow, and yesterday


  • Two phone meetings, a lunch meeting, a 2pm, a board meeting, an event

  • HOME WITH BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I went to eat pizza with Buddy and Babe outside at a place by my house. Babe was wearing his Yankee hat (shut it, Samoi) and so was the guy behind the counter. We started talking baseball and pizza. He moved out here in the 90s and got tired of how bad the pizza was so he started his own joint. It's pretty good, I think. Plus, they let you bring your own wine and have no corkage so you can sit outside and drink pizza. Wait, what? 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Family filled weekend photos

two small people with curly hair. doesnt get much better than that. 

decorating eggs

two small people with curly hair, walking together. 

family. great pic, ang! 

homemade sweet tea

decorating eggs 

having a snack 


mom & dad 

auntie and ben

babe and fam 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Haiku Friday

What is better than
kale and sausage for dinner?
With a glass of red.

Bagel and cream cheese
is the perfect breakfast treat.
Plus coffee with cream.

For lunch, then, what's best?
A nice salad? A cup of soup?
Cheese enchiladas?!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

wknd photos

My family all played a role in watching Buddy this weekend when Babe and I went out on the town in
San Diego. Here is my little gorgeous girl jumping on the trampoline. 

On the ferry going to Coronado! 

We went out in the Gas Lamp and it was so hilarious. 

Babe on the ferry to Coronado. 

We also got into the Padres game for a while. It was great to be back at a ballpark. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Haiku Friday

forgot to tell you,
babe and i celebrated 
eighteen years juntos.

just eighteen years old
when we started going out.
man, i loved his hair.

we were kids, really.
graduated, moved away,
got married, had sash. 

18 years ago. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy sibling day!

According to the source of all information (Facebook), today is National Sibling Day! 
Look at these beauties. We are sure are a lucky bunch. 
(Boy are we all exhausted in this picture, by the way.)
Hug your sister! Hug your brother!

Ang put this on the Facebook and I like it!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014


We've been playing a lot of sports outside lately because it's gorgeous and we have a yard and it's fun. So this weekend, we got Buddy a soccer ball and unveiled it yesterday after school. Upon seeing it, she said "come on guys, let's go play soccerball!" 

And so me and Babe and Buddy went in the backyard to kick the ball around. 

But what was sort of funny was that Buddy had on her long blue house dress with her sneakers, and I was wearing my striped maxi skirt with my big sneakers, so we sort of looked like some sort of very religious woman playing sports. 

Or the Indian ladies up there from Bend it like Beckham

Monday, April 07, 2014

weekend photogs

curly haired children

bye, coche. 

far away buddy

eating a taco 

hey, sash, want to come hang out in my room for a little bit? 

Thanks Grama for the Easter dress! 

Epic pony castle 

Buddy's pretty good at teeball. 

(thanks to Ma for many of these photos!)

Friday, April 04, 2014

haiku friday - pick one

waiting for the G
with my baby strapped to me
hoping for a seat
hard to be alone
with 8 million neighbors. but
lonely? not too hard.
all new yorkers have
a favorite. mine is the 
blue Manhattan bridge. 

So you guys! NY Times has a haiku contest. You have to write about one of these topics:


6 a.m.

It's due tomorrow. Which one of my three do you like the best? I will enter that one and share the prize with you.*

(there is no prize)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


we sure used to have a lot of earthquakes when i was a kid growing up in oxnard, california. but in the past nearly 3 years of living in socal, we've only had a handful.

until just this past month!

i woke up to the bed rocking and rolling the other morning. a 4.4 right here on the west side of los angeles. i hovered over little sleeping buddy (yes, my 3 year old was in my bed) and looked for signs of a cracking infrastructure. checked with babe - he didn't feel it. that earthquake felt like it went on for a full minute!

then on friday night i was laying on the ground reading buddy stories before bed when i felt BOOM! BOOM! and all of the fixtures started shaking. i kept watching the ceiling fan and she goes: mama, whatchu keep looking at? i hollered out to babe in the living room - big earthquake! he said nah, i didn't feel anything. 5.1! that is big.

none of these felt like the northridge earthquake from 1994, which felt and sounded like a train was going by my (second story) window. that was a 6.7 and it pretty much broke socal for a bit.

fascinating story for you, i'm sure.