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new normal

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Barely over a week ago our lives were turned upside down as our girls are no longer dancing. I won’t go into details as it’s not exactly hard to find my blog and I also am tired of being angry, tired of being upset, and desperately trying to move on. In our world, this happening […]

the week has passed

Friday, August 8th, 2014

This was just one of those weeks where I wasn’t feeling it. Didn’t feel like doing lessons, or cooking, or crocheting or watching TV. Just kind of wished I was napping, but I hate naps. Guess I was bored? Whatever, at least it is done. I’ll talk about something from last month instead.
I don’t have […]

there was a time I liked San Diego

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

So we headed out to a Weezer concert at the Del Mar Racetrack. We wanted to go last year but Daisy’s illness kept us home, so we were determined to do it this year. It’s a fantastic deal. If you arrive before the last race starts, you get in for just six bucks and […]

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 […]

the good

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Park was so lovely yesterday. There was a breeze that didn’t make me cold which is a minor miracle. My favorite friend was there to chat with whist the children ran about. My older and my younger had friends there. Very nice.
We went out to dinner with my mom and sister which is rare treat. […]

meaning of life

Friday, July 11th, 2014

This morning I was dealing with an annoying issue and found myself thinking how I’m tired of things being annoying. Then it hit me how often I’m thinking that and I realize, apparently that’s what life is. Life isn’t the smooth ride I want it to be. Instead it’s a serious of bumps interrupting […]

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 […]

Wax and Alley

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

This year Tabitha decided she didn’t want a birthday party. I can’t say I was sad about it because I still have Dee’s party and frankly, Tabitha has a lot of friends- it’s hard to fit them all into my house. We offered her a day out with two friends and that was an […]

Now with boots on the outside!

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

So I was feeling all blah and was going to blog and then decided to tackle a sewing project I’ve been meaning to do. I followed Dwija’s tutorial on turning boot cut jeans into skinny jeans. I’ve really wanted to do this as I have a pair of boots I love and while they fit […]

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 […]

my fashion plate

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

These boots were ordered a while ago but took more than a week to get here just from Arizona. I know there was a holiday but come on, it’s a 7 hour drive, for goodness sake! And notice the pants my child is wearing. Not jeans, but jeggings *sigh*. She backtracked […]


Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

I have failed to reset my youngest child. For weeks now she’s been getting up well before she should. On numerous occasions this has prevented me from getting in a full workout. Not to mention I feel her behavior was being affected by not getting enough sleep. So a couple nights ago while Chris and […]

My babies

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Tabitha (13) and Daisy (7). The lights of my life. Photo taken on Thanksgiving.

The dress whisperer

Friday, November 16th, 2012

I mentioned that Tabitha and I went shopping and the first dressed she showed me was not only perfect for me, it was my size and fit beautifully (cannot wait to wear it!). Yesterday we were browsing Target (does anyone ever just browse at Target?) and were looking at the dresses for Daisy. Now, I […]

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 […]

Birthday outing

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

One of Tabitha’s friends had a birthday last month and she can be difficult to buy for. Last year we took her somewhere fun and that was a big hit so we went that route again. Yesterday was our day out and we went to the Discovery Science Center. We had passes there for 2 […]

No ice cream today :(

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

We went to dance an hour early this morning so the girls could take advantage of the bouncer in the larger dance room. The studio has been having it every Tuesday this summer, but they charge and we’d have to be early and Dee could only do it for an hour so we hadn’t done […]


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 […]

Half a sleepover

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Daisy and a friend of hers have been making plans for a sleepover, but neither is old enough to actually have one. I think my friend and I are waiting until the girls turn 8 since that’s about how older our olders kids were when they started sleepovers. Anyway, Daisy and A have talked about […]

Everybody sing!

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

We saw The Wiggles for the very last time, Monday night. We went to our first Wiggles concert when Tabitha was 5 and even had front row seats. We’ve gone almost every year since then. We didn’t last year though as there didn’t seem to be a desire. I had decided earlier this year that […]


Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

The girls usually enter a lot of stuff into the fair, but life has been a little different this year and we put off even sending in the entry form until 2 days before the deadline. At that time the girls had 3 weeks to get their stuff done. My little procrasinators did nothing of […]

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 […]


Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Tabitha attended an Amazing Race birthday party on Saturday. Six hours long, let me tell you, my kid came home exhausted! She had a great time though probably bolstered by the fact that she and her teammate won. The rest of us didn’t do too much while Tabi was gone. We did go to lunch […]

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 […]

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