Friday, November 15, 2013


Winter 2013!! has been a year since I posted............where does time go?  Our little family is well and I hope you are yours are too.  We are thankful for all of our blessings.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Birthday MOM!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I have missed you.......

Man....where do I start?  I have been trying to figure out if I keep this blog going........hmmmmm I think I will.  Moving to a new house, new area, new school for Sarah all put me in a bit of a funk.  I am finally feeling like I am on solid ground again.  I have missed all my blogging friends.  My "little Tutu Monkey" is in 1st grade.  Every day of my life with her is better than the last.  I will be back soon.....

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My first love.....

They say a little girls first love is her Dad.   I love to look at this picture (even though really poor quality) because we are sharing such a sweet moment.  I wish I knew what we were talking about. Today is my Dad's birthday.  He left this earth at the age of 54....SO YOUNG.
 I miss you first love.

Monday, January 30, 2012


I am trying to figure out why I am growing my bangs out? 

BOO!!!   HaPPY MoNDaY!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Busy Fingers"

This is one of my resolutions too!!

garbage monster
where all the garbage monsters live                                                                     

"busy fingers"
While most kids are borrowing i phones to play games....... Sarah has been using her idle time with a round piece of cardboard and 7 strands of yarn.  After an afternoon at the San Diego Children's Museum last week she has been thrilled with her new craft.  An older woman stopped us at the grocery store and said "what is she doing?"....I told her making bracelets......she said it was nice to see "busy fingers" that weren't playing video games.  I have to agree......I am not anti video games but still pretty old school.

Monday, January 9, 2012

"Let's go"

Each morning I start my day with Jenny!
 I visit her blog.....dream about what color I should paint a room in our house, look at how she puts clothes together....try and copy her art projects.  Well, I finally got to meet her in person!!!  What a treat.....she is even more lovely in person!!  I hope to see more of her in 2012....lots of fun classes   to take at her studio.
I appreciate my friend Natalie ( and baby Em) saying "sure.....let's go"!!!   Hope to have more creative adventures with you in 2012!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pancakes and Whipcream

Starting 2012 with pancakes , whipcream, close friends and the ocean.........nothing better!!
2012 is going to be a great year......I hope for you too!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It was worth it..........

"really Mom....I sleep in these?""
"are you sure they will work?"
"It was worth it "
On my gosh how fast time is going by these days.........hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is now game on Christmas!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011 day

Stephanie Neilson
Ricki Lake

Hanging with 3000+ women at BlogHer for a weekend was just what I needed. It's reassuring to know I am not the only person that hears that little voice...."what do I want to be when I grow up?" This conference came at a perfect time.....Sarah just started full day Kindergarten and I need a kick in the pants to start this next phase of my life.

People come in our lives for reasons. Stephanie Nielson has influenced my life in such a positive way. I love her style, determination and feel like she is a long time friend . I follow Nie Nie Dialogues and am a much better mom for knowing her story.

Chatting with Ricki Lake about home births was an interesting experience. I really don't have an opinion about home births but I think if you want to do it ...go for it. She is lovely. She will be back on TV in 2012.

BlogHer also allowed me some time with my friend Natalie. Our lives are busy with kids, school, work but she is the type of friend you can pick up like no time has passed. All these women made an impression on me and it came at a time that I really needed the conversations and motivation. When people ask me about blogging I always think "well, I don't really know why I blog".......after this weekend I know why I blog.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sunshine and Sausage

Ahhhh Mr. Sunshine
one of the exhibit halls

Bravo TV's Top Chef finalist Brian Malarkey co-owner of Stingaree

New friends
Lori Well Connected Mom and yikes I forgot her name..
Longtime friend Tonya Create-Celebrate-Explore

Second day of BlogHer was even better than the first. It is so inspiring to be involved in all the sessions and parties. These 3000 plus women are in all stages of life and I love getting ideas for my future. My little "tutu monkey" started kindergarten last week and I will now have extra time to go forward in a new direction. Just trying (like many women) to figure out what the new direction is.

Also, who doesn't like getting a picture with a BIG sunshine guy selling sausage?