Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Look at these beautiful colors! This is what it looked like in Portland when I was there last weekend. 

It was chilly as we walked around the lake. 

It was snowing at the top of Mount Hood, where the shining hotel sits. Snowing!! 

And then in Indianapolis last week. It was rainy and chilly. 

The kind of weather you want to wear a scarf and drink red wine. 

And this is what it is like here, in Los Angeles. I took this screen shot yesterday as I was melting outside. BAH. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

weekend at home

I didn't take a lot of pictures, but I also didn't do a lot! My family came over and we played a lot. I watched a lot of sports. 

It was awesome. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

haiku friday

please excuse my lack
of posts and information 
i was traveling.

also, infected.
had to have daily IV.
made things real hectic.

no more of that, though.
i am basically better.
and, i'm staying put. 

Monday, October 02, 2017

wknd pics

we had a quick work trip for babe's work this weekend. it was easy and just fine. the girls were so good on the plane and on the trip i cant believe it.

they have robots in the san jose airport for kids to play with!

they have an amazing park too. 

we went to a sharks game and that was mighty nice! 

Friday, September 29, 2017

also, happy friday from 1 half of the best thing to ever happen to me

haiku friday

breathe in and breathe out.
inhale through your nose. hold it.
and exhale slowly.

wishing time would slow?
feeling overwhelmed by life?
having a bad day?

then, take a few breaths. 
do this at your computer.
go ahead. try it! 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

mickey's halloween

we took our annual trip to Mickey's Halloween Party last night. It was my favorite so far because JOSIE. Sash and Babe and Brad and Case kind of split off and did the big kid stuff so i got to take Josie to the little kid stuff and it was so fun. But we also did its a small world as a family and it might be my favorite memory for the night. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

wknd pics

What a wonderful weekend!! We did the homeboy walk which was exceptional. Then we watched CAL football. Which was heartbreaking. Then, my folks came over along with the Fridays and that was awesome. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

haiku friday

things for which i am
thankful: every single day,
the sun that rises,

my beautiful kids,
my supportive family,
my handsome husband,

my friends all over,
that i am safe and happy,
also, cancer free. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Homeboy 5K

I've always loved the organization Homeboy Industries, since I moved here to Los Angeles!

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. They also make delicious chips and salsa! 

This year I signed up to do their 5k run walk. It's this Saturday! Next year, you should join me! This year, you should donate to my walk.

Here's the link

Monday, September 18, 2017

weekend pics

lots of sports in my life these days. look at my little green pepper and her little sister. 

Doing exercises with Abby on our new walking path 

At the proud bird. 

Look at the saddest baby in the world. 

The game was FUN. Too bad the Chargers lost. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

haiku friday

I wish I could drink
coffee endlessly, it's so 
freakin delicious.

Alas, I cannot.
One morning cup at my house,
and then one at work.

Anymore and I
get all jittery. Also,
then I cannot sleep. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

#tbt - 6 years ago this month

September has always been kind of a big month in my life, I guess because I work at a school and have for the majority of the last 13 years? But for whatever reason, this is when the stuff happens. It's the month of the breast cancer walk, it's the time of year when my grandmother passed away. It's usually when my kids start to get sick for the year and so my anxiety spikes.

Anyways, we are deep in September! This year September is relatively calm for me compared to other years and to other months this year. But it ain't over yet. HA! 

But I always get those emails that show you the pics from 6 years ago today or whatever and these are some of them. They bring me back to a very particular time of my life, and I will share that with you. 

6 years ago in July we moved from NYC to LA. I had no job and a one year old. Babe had a job and worked all the time. It wasn't a particularly fun time but we did have some awesome friends and some good routines. We spent a lot of time with our supper club besties because they had just moved here too. (That's Buddy and Carter above. Lu must have been in a pack.)

Little Ori was just a baby and my sister used to bring him up all the time. Just me and her and Ori and Buddy. He looks so funny and so skeptical in this picture. 

I tried going to mommy and me stuff but you know me, I hated it. I tried though. 

Little Buddy.

And of course our besties and Ang in her cute hat. And our Culver City backyard! 

It was a short time, really. I got work starting in October and worked as a consultant for basically a year until I landed a job at USC 5 years ago last week.