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Surfing Sunday 7.04

I hope everyone had a happy and safe July 4th, wherever you are. The four of us had ourselves a nice little day at home where we barbequed, played in a sprinkler, and set off noisemakers in our yard. Not that we really needed to set off noisemakers – so many people in our city…

Surfing Sunday 6.28

It was my birthday yesterday, I’m officially 41! Mike and the kids put together a great quarantine birthday for me with thoughtful presents, delicious food, and lots of love and attention. I heard from my family and tons of friends, and felt very loved and special. We all know I LOVE gifts, but getting those…

Surfing Sunday 6.14

My kids are now officially on summer break. It was hard to say goodbye to this school year, as weird as it was. I’m really proud of the way my kids adapted to distance learning, but we missed their teachers terribly. I’m excited for the next school year, no matter how it will look, and…

Surfing Sunday 6.07

Last weekend, our James turned seven years old. It’s hard to believe he’s already seven, I still see my tiny baby whenever I look at him. Even though our hearts were heavy over George Floyd and countless others, we went all-out to celebrate our best guy’s day. We planned a “paper airplane car parade” and…

Surfing Sunday 05.24

I’m feeling incredibly sad and frustrated this Memorial Day Weekend. As I write this, just under one hundred thousand people have died of the coronavirus in the United States, with 345,000 total deaths worldwide. I ache for the families who’ve lost their loved ones, and I am frustrated with the people who are out there…

Surfing Sunday 05.17

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Mike and the kids woke me up with breakfast in bed, handmade cards, and lots of love and snuggles. We FaceTimed Mike’s mom up in the Bay Area and we had a socially-distant lunch with my mom in my parents’ yard. Not a typical Mother’s Day,…

Surfing Sunday 05.03

Well. Another Sunday, another week in quarantine. I feel like we were just going through the motions this week. The kids are just OVER IT. We’ve been doing as much as we can to help them with this whole thing – FaceTiming friends, doing drive-bys so they can see each other – but nothing compares…

Surfing Sunday 04.26

When this quarantine started six weeks ago, Mike and I started showing the kids a bunch of our favorite old movies. We watched the Back to the Future series, Goonies, Gremlins, Karate Kid, all moves we loved growing up. We also showed them Groundhog Day, which seemed like a good idea at the time. For…

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