Friday, April 28, 2017

haiku friday

setting up playdates
is not something I have done.
not much interest.

I guess I should, though.
Build a network with these moms
for the future, too.

requires extra
effort and breaking out of
my comfort zone. geez.

Thursday, April 27, 2017



super late weekend pics

we had a gorgeous weekend where we even broke out the pool!

it was also a weekend of getting free drinks.

the girls were hiding under the table and playing. this was Saturday morning and feels like a year ago.

my beautiful parents.

my beautiful daughter

two best friends

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


This month (and these past few months) have been just CRAZY at work. We've had at least one, sometimes two events a week. Plus I've been teaching every Thursday night. Plus, two kids and a husband. You know the drill.

Yesterday, we culminated the month of craziness with THREE events in one day - the board of councilors meeting, a high school trip from 100 high schoolers, and my night time event with 250 attendees and a panel which included a very high maintenance celebrity.

I am so ready for a break. But I'm also excited to say I have a new job! I am starting in two weeks, more or less, as the managing director of a research center here on campus. It will be nice to do something different! My commute will be a tad shorter, I will have a really nice and really chill boss, and I get to do more management, which I like.

I'll keep you posted, ya'all!!

Monday, April 24, 2017


Little Joze loves the Basura. Every Monday she waits for it to go by and yells BYE BYE BASURA when it leaves. I love these pics of her that the nanny took this morning.
Weekend pics to follow 

Friday, April 21, 2017

haiku friday

there once was a dog,
whose name was millhauser.
actually, it's millie.

she comes to my work
and makes everyone smile
and talk all high pitched.

what a difference
it makes to have pets at work,
once in awhile. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

wknd pics a few days late

look at these beauties 

and these besties

buddy being a bro 

dance dance revolution 

cute buddy dog 


same same selfie 

blissed out 

backyard mani pedis 

babe played a softball game 

joze is a little suspicious of her cousin 


tiny scootin 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


i owe you weekend pics but i must share with you!
today i went to my coworker/friend's citizen ship ceremony and it was amazing. 

first, there's this brown guy who served in our country's military even though he's not a citizen. 

me and the girls from work 

this muslim lady who wants to come here despite this country's rhetoric 

and then this! 
what an amazing day!! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

easter feaster

happy easter feaster!!

i'll be back with more photos and stories from yesterday but i love this picture so much i had to share it immediately! 

Monday, April 10, 2017

weekend pics

ang wasn't there this weekend, so i had to bake for the family. 
two girls in a box 

one girl in a box 



my little bestie 

these three are old chums! 

my sister is in wisconsin but i love this picture of her 

we made smores last night 

at supper club molly and babe went head to head at tether ball. it was awesome 

Friday, April 07, 2017

Photos I forgot to include in my haiku

haiku friday

it's gorgeous outside.
i walked my little buddy 
to school this am.

then hung out in the 
backyard for a bit, watching
little josie play.

now, i'm at my desk.
staring longingly out my 
window at LA. 

Thursday, April 06, 2017


My pal Molly invited me to see the Dodgers up close and personal with her last night. So I said yes.
This will have ruined baseball for me. 
We sat so close I could almost pat this guy on the butt. 

Me and Molly on the field, basically. 

They were playing the Padres and we sat right behind their dugout. 
What a great way to spend a Wednesday!! 

Tuesday, April 04, 2017


  1. 10,000 steps a day - I have walked at least 10,000 steps every day in 2017. Keep on keeping on! That's over a million steps this year! 
  2. I have been going to bed earlier, yes. Last night I went to bed at 9pm. Ha! So tired.
  3. I have been drinking slightly less wine and slightly more water. 
  4. Political action, I called the senator from Kansas who made the joke about losing his mammograms because he made me so mad. Otherwise, March wasn't so great for weekly political action. 

Monday, April 03, 2017

weekend pics

all the kids + babe 

she loves her dada 

i like her face when she's all busy doing stuff 

these two! 

betty and joze 

look at her bootie in those biker shorts. 

my dirty baby

two hags 


purple hair 

climbing a rock wall