This week in California is hard. The air is terrible. The loss of lives and property is devastating. I am intentionally looking for the beautiful stories that are rising from the ashes. The stories of heroism and generosity. I am waiting to hear the plan so we can prevent this from happening again. I am hopeful and heartbroken, but you can choose to be both.Read More
Erik decided he wanted to be a garbage can for Halloween. He didn’t not know who Oscar the Grouch is, he just decided a garbage can would be a great costume. He knew exactly how it should look and how he would pop-up and surprise people as he went trick-or-treating.Read More
Halloween is one of my absolutely favorite times of the year. I love the decorating, planning, costumes, treats and tricks. I plan to ALWAYS celebrate.Read More
This month has been incredibly busy and speedy. Erik still has soccer every Saturday and practice twice a week. Casey still helps out at SkateMD when he can and is practicing guitar more.
We still have a bit of that huge pile of bark on our driveway. Our goal is to finish it this week. We started planting the 8 trees I bought. Man, I love making projects for us! HA HA HA!Read More
Last week my car broke down. I was going to run a quick errand on my lunch break, so I was headed to the freeway. I had mentioned to Pedar a few days before that my battery light kept coming on. He said, “We just replaced your battery.” I said, “Well, the light keeps coming on.” I don’t like car stuff. I hate not knowing what the heck the mechanic is saying when they try to explain what is wrong.Read More
Erik has been going through an emotional phase. When we reprimand him, he gets emotional, which can feel a bit manipulative. For example, today, when I picked him up at after-school care, he saw me and kept right on doing what he was doing. I said, "Come on guys, clean-up, let's go."Read More