The Joshua Tree

This last weekend I had a trip away with a group of my friends who I don’t see nearly enough. We all have kids and crazy lives, but somehow the stars aligned and we were all able to meet up at our friend Jess’ house in the California desert. Our agenda was: ~eat ~laugh ~drink…

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This Is 37

I’ve been feeling down lately…really missing Maddie, Jackie, and Rigby. There are times when I feel their absences more acutely than others, and this is one of those times. I wasn’t even all that excited about my birthday, which if you know me, is out of character. Knowing this, Mike really went out to make…

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6 Year Olds Shriek A Lot

On Saturday night we made one of Annabel’s wildest dreams come true – we let her have a sleepover. She’s spent the night at a friend’s house, but she’s never had a friend stay over. I didn’t start having sleepovers until I was eight or nine, but Annie has been asking about them since she…

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Winter Wonderland

On Thursday, Annabel pulled a note out of her birthday advent calendar that read, “Surprise! You’re going to the snow today!” Her reaction was shock, then excitement. A lot of you commented on last week’s video that you couldn’t believe my kids had never seen snow. That’s Southern California for you! We live close to…

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Snow Day

My friend Tara and I decided to treat our kids with a surprise yesterday – a day in the snow! My kids had never seen snow before (other than Disneyland, which doesn’t count), so this was extra-special. If you can’t see the video above, click here. They’re already begging to go back!

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