Thoughts And Prayers

When Madeline died, people from all over the world sent us their thoughts and prayers. I’ve said hundreds of times that I don’t know what we would have done without them. The support and love held us up when we could hardly breathe. It meant (and still means) so much to us. But our family,…

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Surfing Sunday 11.05

What a week! Halloween (yay), my Dodgers lost the World Series (darn), I had a 24-hour stomach bug (ew), and we took James to his first college football game (hilarious). Yesterday morning I was out running errands and discovered that every store already has Christmas out. Normally, this kind of thing would bother me, but…

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What’s So Happy About It?

We survived Halloween! I have so much sympathy for teachers on October 31st. I volunteered in Annie’s class on Halloween morning and holy moly, the kids were nutso. I don’t know how her teacher managed it! This was the first year Annie and James didn’t have matching costumes, but what they picked was so perfectly…

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Last-Minute Pumpkins

Because I am so behind on life, I only managed to take both kids to pick out pumpkins yesterday. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right? Our pumpkin patch is like a mini-carnival, with inflatable slides, bounce houses, rides, and some games. My kids go nuts there and it’s one of those places that’s…

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Surfing Sunday 10.29

Remember how last Sunday I was like, “I’m going to get my life back on track this week!” And remember that old expression, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” Welp, there’s lots of laughing happening because this past week was NUTS for me! It was a mix of fun things…

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