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Surfing Sunday 5.02

As you all know, April is a crappy month around here. Everything about it reminds me of when Maddie died…so I decided to just “skip” April. Mentally, I went from March straight to May. Did it help? Eh, maybe a little. Twelve years later and it’s still so hard. The day-to-day living gets easier with…

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Surfing Sunday 3.28

After watching his sister play countless games, James has decided that he, too, wants to be a stud ballplayer. He’s suddenly a little sponge, soaking up coaching and busting his butt to improve every chance he gets. In his first game, he had the game-winning hit and the game-saving play. His coach awarded him the…

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Surfing Sunday 2.28

The kids are finally getting rec sports back! Annie’s new softball team started practicing a week ago, and James’ new baseball team is having their first practice this week. I’m so excited for both of them to have another bit of “normal” added back to their lives. I’m even excited about schlepping them both all…

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Surfing Sunday 2.14

Happy Valentine’s Day! The kids had Friday off from school and tomorrow is Presidents’ Day, so we’ve been enjoying the long four-day weekend. After a terrible few months in Southern California, our COVID numbers are improving and things are slowly starting to open up again. Mike and I are extremely relieved that his parents and…

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Surfing Sunday 1.31

My girl is officially 11! It was a far more mellow birthday than we’re used to around here, yet oddly familiar now that we’re almost a year into the pandemic. The big party we’d normally throw was replaced with Zoom calls and socially-distanced birthday wishes. She also got a haircut, which she was very excited…

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