…Rights

right |rīt| noun a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way Headed out to the Women’s March in San Jose on this historic day, January 21, 2017. Scored with a super close parking spot and an arrival time that gave us plenty of time to maneuver through a smaller crowd then […]

…Watermelon

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watermelon |ˈwôtərˌmelən, ˈwä-| noun  the large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice In honor of my Dad’s Birthday my family celebrated by having a watermelon eating contest. Last year we had a pie eating contest that was so fun, I decided to continue the tradition. The Rules: 1. Have […]

…Pie

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pie |pī| noun a baked dish of fruit, or meat and vegetables, typically with a top and base of pastry. To celebrate my Dad’s 68th birthday I held a pie eating contest in his honor. I asked who wanted to take part in a special event without letting them know what they were taking part in. I said […]

…Holy

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holy  [hoh-lee] adjective specially recognized as or declared sacred by religious use or authority; consecrated My nieces both received the sacrament of First Communion this year. Before the big day they both went dress shopping. It was a very big deal and I didn’t realize what different tastes they had. I can only imagine what trying on dresses for prom one day will be like for their mother. […]

…Passage

passage 1 |ˈpasij| noun the act or process of moving forward A rite of passage. This is what I learned jumping off the Huntington Beach Pier for the Captains of the Junior Guards is all about. Only the Captains get to partake in this “crazy”, but I’m sure pretty exhilarating event. After 8 weeks spent in the Junior […]

…Balloons

balloon |bəˈloōn|noun a brightly colored rubber sac inflated with air and then sealed at the neck, used as a children’s toy or a decoration First things first….my friends are rad! This past Sunday thirteen of my favorite people came together for my water balloon party. I was looking to do something different, silly, fun, and childlike […]

…Birth Day

birthday |ˈbərθˌdā|noun the annual anniversary of the day on which a person was born, typically treated as an occasion for celebration and present-giving Brooklyn’s first birthday party was perfect. She had quite a crowd show up to celebrate her, lady bug cake pops from Grandma were a hit, her brothers and cousins doted on her all […]

…Shenanigans

shenanigans | sh əˈnanəgənz|plural noun silly or high-spirited behavior; mischief A few weekends ago a group of my friends got together to celebrate Movember with a friendly game of kickball! During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men […]

…Skates

 skate |skāt| noun  a device, typically with wheels on the underside, used to move a heavy or unwieldy object Last weekend I spent the afternoon at a roller rink. Fun was had by all who attended Chloe’s 6th birthday party. From the get go Chloe was the only one out on the floor, but after […]

…Red, White, & Blue

Have a Happy and safe 4th of July!