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Surfing Sunday 01.13

We started the first week back at school strongly, and then it quickly devolved into chaos as first James got sick (he missed three days of school), and now Annie is sick. Our home hasn’t been illness-free since before Thanksgiving and I AM SO TIRED OF IT. I’m tired of seeing my babies miserable, and…

Surfing Sunday 01.06

Happy New Year, everyone!! 2019 is going to be a year of ups and downs…Annie turns nine in a few weeks…we’ll mark the ten year anniversary of Maddie’s death…James will finish Kindergarten and turn six…I’ll turn FORTY…and that’s all just in the first half of the year. I’m just gonna take it all as it…

Surfing Sunday 12.30

We had a wonderful Christmas this year! We spent Christmas Eve at my sister-in-law Monica’s house, where we had a great time eating, laughing, and opening presents. On Christmas morning, the kids woke up bright and early (of course). We hosted my parents, brother, and aunt for presents and breakfast. And after a morning and…

Surfing Sunday 12.23

Oh my goodness, how is Christmas only two days away? I wrapped 98% of the presents yesterday (a few still haven’t arrived), so I know we’re ready for the big day even though I still feel like we have so much to do. Yesterday we took the kiddos to see Santa. It’s so much easier…

Surfing Sunday 12.16

Today is my 12th wedding anniversary! I was just explaining to Annie that her dad and I not only got married 12 years ago, 16 years ago today is when we officially became a couple. We’ve lived lifetimes in those 16 years, but there isn’t anyone else I’d rather live those lifetimes with. Happy anniversary, Mikey!…

Surfing Sunday 12.09

I am just…so glad November is over. November 2018 can absolutely suck it. My sweet town is doing what it can to heal after the shooting and the fires (which I will write about this week). We’ve done our best to keep things as normal as possible for my kids. They were out of school…

Thousand Oaks, My Home

I’ve had this window on my computer open for two weeks, the cursor blinking over and over. But I didn’t know what to write. The words are gone. On November 8, we woke up the news that America’s latest mass-shooting had taken place in my town, Thousand Oaks, California. I grew up in Thousand Oaks….

Surfing Sunday 11.04

I hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween! We had a great one. My kids dressed up as Indiana Jones and a Zombie Softball player, which is so perfect for both of them. Annie and James started the evening trick-or-treating together, but Annie peeled away from us when we ran into a group…

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