Women’s Retreat 2013

This is the second year I have gone on retreat with the women from my church. This church continues to astound me with the abundance of women who are kind and loving, and the lack of gossip and cliques. And not only that but the participation is huge…everyone seems to go to everything…and everyone seems […]

High Table

I built this table so Sebastian couldn’t bother his sister. Now all he wants to do is sit up high and play with her.

Grandpa and Nana Visit: Botanical Gardens

Every year my parents come down to Southern California to visit all of us kids (and grandkids) down here. Dayla SO looks forward to the visit and I love seeing how she absolutely ADORES both her Nana and Grandpa.

We always have a couple of fun activities to do and this year one of […]


When I was growing up, my mom hosted Easter at her house for as long as I can remember. We would have the grandparents come over, there was an egg hunt with real eggs (in which Grandpa would always point out the eggs for us!), and my mom would cook asparagus and celery root. My […]

A Ball

Today Bash asked if he could bring a ball when we went to pick up Dayla from school. I was a bit annoyed that we were running late, but I said, “Okay, go get a ball Bash. That is fine.”

He grabbed his newest ball. He carried it all by himself to the car. […]

Teepee Model

In recent days Dayla has not only LET me take pictures of her, but seems to be genuinely enjoying it from time to time. The other day I wanted to test this teepee for a photo shoot idea, and she happily complied. In all honesty it wasn’t the compliance that made me post these…it is […]