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Woe is me

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Well, not me, but Tabi. She’s actually been sick all week. It’s a cold, but it was slow burning so she had a very sore throat for 3 whole days before the stuffy nose and achy head came on. She missed a super-fun field trip and we won’t be going to park today. I think […]

not quite ocd

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

I wouldn’t classify myself as ocd, but once an idea pops into my head, I cannot let it go. I will practically drive myself insane trying to do something, or fix something, or figure something out and it all has to happen RIGHT.NOW.!
Anyway, I’ve spent the last two days working on lesson planning. I’ve been […]

Already tired of this

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

The girls are taking a musical theater class through the dance studio over the winter break. They had 3 classes last week and finish with 3 more classes this week. While both kids are enjoying themselves, it starts at 9am which isn’t the most compatible with their normal sleep patterns.
Frankly, by steretypical homeschooling standards, my […]

Not a cruise post

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

I don’t have access to the right computer but felt like blogging so here I am.
Right now I’m fighting the desire to nap. Not sure what’s up but I’m having trouble getting up in the morning. It made sense when we got back from vacation in that I was recovering from not enough sleep and […]

Life’s a beach

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Today our park group went to the beach together. There was a trip last month too but it was the same week Tabitha was in day camp so we weren’t able to attend. Today was just perfect and we all had a great time. I can’t share pics since all of them have other kids […]


Monday, August 13th, 2012

I was exhausted from the moment I got up this morning. But I pushed through and even did my workout though maybe not quite as enthusiastically as usual. The last couple of Mondays I’ve worn the kids out with my over-zealous attack on lessons. My thought process was simply that we are busy many other […]

Brownies and ice cream

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Monday was just a day of lessons, though I did break it up with a Jack in the Box run specifically for dessert before our lunch. The kids enjoyed that and the cashier thought it was funny- probably because I ordered a Diet Coke with our cheesecake, cookies, and churros. It was a long day […]

Another mission

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

We went on a field trip with our park group today down to San Juan Capistrano on the train. Our first stop was the San Juan Capistrano Mission which is Orange County’s only mission- as every single piece of literature is eager to tell you.

Next we walked a couple blocks to a place called Zoomars […]

learning is fun

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This is Tabitha’s clay model of Pangaea for science.

Not for lessons, but these are the build-your-own crazy straws we bought at the Tech Museum.

This is Tabitha’s lapbook on the Gold Rush.

Lastly, Tabitha was really intent on building a mission. Her activity book has instructions for a model of every single one and she had it […]

Road Trip, Day 3- On the way home

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Today was time to drive home. First we visited another mission which was across the street from our hotel. Mission Santa Clara stands on the Santa Clara University campus so we had to walk through the college to get there since we wouldn’t be able to park. This one is basically their church with no […]

Road Trip, Day 2

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Today we headed to one of my favorite places in the whole world- The Winchester Mystery House. My mom took me there many times in my life and Chris and I had been once together, but the kids had never been. If I could just be let loose in that house for 2 days I […]

Road Trip!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

So Halloween night Chris left for a business trip. In general I’d rather not stay home without him if I can help it, plus I still wanted a trip up north to make up for the cancelled one during puppy-rama. So at 5am I packed the car, grabbed the children and headed up the 101.
The […]

The Fourth (on the eighth)

Friday, July 8th, 2011

We had a Fourth of July picnic at park on Friday. All the kids decorated bikes and scooters for a parade. Here are my little (and not so little) sparklers.

full day

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Wednesday was what I envisioned many days this summer to look like. Yet so far, it’s been the only one. Since we don’t have dance right now and Tabitha is only in 2 camps total this year, I really thought we’d focus on lessons. But then I got this great idea to take that week […]

DaVinci Exhibit

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

There’s a travelling exhibit that has replicas of DaVinci’s inventions. It’s been here for a few months but I put off attending as I was hoping to get closer to DaVinci’s time in history lessons. But the exhibit is set to close on July 4th so it was kind of now or never. We were […]

Sleepless in LA

Monday, June 13th, 2011

This was my annual “no sleep” weekend as Chris went away with his dad and brother. I have to be completely exhausted in order to sleep when he’s not here but of course I still have to get up in the morning so I got 4 hours each night. On the bright side, I watched […]

A day in Santa Barbara

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Monday morning we got up and headed to the train station for a field trip with our homeschool park day group. One of the dads does a phenomenal job of organizing our field trips and I am very grateful for that. This time it was riding Amtrak up to Santa Barbara for the day. It […]

Planes of Fame

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Tuesday was a field trip with our park group. We went to a museum called Planes of Fame. At one point, many of these air planes were in Buena Park with the Cars of Stars exhibit but now they are near a small airport in Chino. One thing that sets these planes apart from some […]

atmospheric conditions

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

It never fails, whenever there’s something cool going on up in the heavens, we get clouds. Sure enough, tonight is a full moon and the girls were supposed to study it with binoculars. Last night and all throughout today, it was the most crystal clear, cloudless sky. The minute the moon rises- clouds. Hopefully it […]

Take that, Winter!

Monday, January 17th, 2011

It was so beautiful today I could not imagine spending the whole day inside. While my two sleeping beauties were taking advantage of the rare day I let them sleep in (that sounds wrong. If Tabitha sleeps even a half hour past normal, she has a ton of trouble going to sleep at night. Daisy […]

A post for Mama Anc

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I’ve been informed I haven’t blogged since the 8th
Sunday we did end up bundling up and going to Disneyland. It was the day of break downs. Space Mountain, Matterhorn, and Pirates were all down at the times we wanted to ride. But we still did lots of fun things and met up with […]

hot car, cold studio

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Seriously, it’s amazing how cold this dance studio is. Sadly, my car was very, very hot the other day because apparently I have a cracked radiator. It’s at the mechanic’s and should be ready tonight but we didn’t need that on top of the washing machine breaking, the DirecTV box breaking and the first new […]

no work, no school

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

But free time is over as it is back to lessons, dance, Park Day, and Girl Scouts this week. No book club yet, at least, but everything else is back in full force!
Lessons went well today, for the most part. The big one grumbled about math and the little one grumbled about printing, so all […]


Monday, December 6th, 2010

Amazing what a long talk with a good friend will do for one’s disposition. I was feeling pretty down and wallowing in those feelings on the drive to Daisy’s dance; but I got to chat for an hour and now feel very upbeat.
This morning we went to see a small production of “The Elves and […]

ze plane! ze plane!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

We went with friends to the LA Arboretum yesterday. I lived the first 10 years of my life just down the street from it so I’ve gone there quite a few times. Sad to say, for the most part I did not enjoy being there and only tolerated going in order to see the house […]

less than words

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

You know, I don’t even know why I’m not blogging. And I’m tired of feeling I need to blog about not blogging. I’ve been behind ever since the fair back in September and I seem to have lost my mojo. I’m guessing because Septemeber is also when our schedule went crazy. Between formal lessons with […]

The past

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Other things that have been going on. Chris had to go to Arizona for some training for work. I hate when he leaves as I hear a million bumps in the night. This time his leaving also coordinated with a difficult day in terms of getting the kids to their various activities. But the 3 […]

as hoped

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The day pretty much went just as I had wanted. Tabitha worked on violin, French, her lapbook, math, a Girl Scout project, and spelling. Oh we had fun with spelling today. I guess I was in a mood and made all the words go together in a storyline of Johnny and his mother. The words […]

foggy now- hot later

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

There is a heck of a lot of fog this morning and yet, the high today is 88. Tabitha will be quite disappointed as she is done wearing shorts and just wants to wear pants now. She says she likes them better which I can’t say I knew before this year. Daisy just wants dresses […]

to-do list

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Seriously, how sad is it that I have a to-do list for posts on my blog? *sigh* I don’t want to leave too many holes because I definitely will be needing to rely on this blog when I someday get back to scrapbooking. This isn’t even a real post but I felt like blogging a […]


Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Because Thursdays are our busiest days of the week, it seemed like a great idea to sign up for a homeschooling bowling league :/ The kids had fun and I had great fun watching them though so it’s worth it.
So yesterday a couple bees were found in my living room. I freaked, because I […]

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