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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…

Surfing Sunday 10.28

I’ve been blogging since 2002, and even though I’m taking a (necessary) break from posting regularly, I still think of myself as a blogger. It’s been an amazing sixteen years that has brought me and my family incredible experiences, but the thing I will ALWAYS value the most is the relationships I’ve made. If it…

Surfing Sunday 10.21

Mike was invited to a fun event yesterday on the Universal Studios lot. The stars and hosts of Top Chef Junior and American Ninja Warrior kids were there, and MY kids were in HEAVEN. They got to try different kinds of food made by the tiny chefs, and they were even able to compete on…

Surfing Sunday 10.14

Last week, our family welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world. Leah and Ted’s daughter, Harper Alice, was born on Thursday, and we are so in love! Alice is a family name on both sides (Ted’s mother and Leah’s – and my – grandmother were Alice and Mary Alice, respectively), and it sounds so…

Surfing Sunday 10.07

Yay, it’s October, and now we have Halloween’s fake scariness to distract us from the world’s real scariness! Yay. The kids have both decided on their Halloween costumes, both of which require some degree of craftiness on my part. Annie’s has one element that is going to be particularly tricky (she’s going to be a…

Surfing Sunday 09.30

Ooooh boy what a year this week has been. Is anyone else totally exhausted? I think this week my TV will only tune into home renovation shows, cartoons, and The Good Place (omg if you’re not watching this show, you need to). I might still watch these while huddled under blankets, surrounded by empty chicken…

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