kick |kik|verb  strike or propel forcibly with the foot I spent the afternoon with “P” at her soccer practice. How adorable is she? I love her socks!          


sorrow |ˈsärō|noun a feeling of deep distress caused by loss suffered by oneself or others This is a tough one. Tough because it is hard to know what to say. Five days ago the little beach town I live in was rocked to it’s core. A lone gunman entered a salon a few blocks from where I […]


lemonade |ˌleməˈnād; ˈleməˌnād|noun a drink made from lemon juice and sweetened water. Throughout childhood there are just certain things you need to do at least once. Not wanting my nieces to miss out on one of these great stamps of childhood, I (without asking their Mom first) decided to excite their little minds with the idea […]

…Red, White, & Blue

Have a Happy and safe 4th of July!  


recess |ˈrēˌses; riˈses| noun a period of time when the proceedings of a parliament, committee, court of law, or other official body are temporarily suspended Here are my preschoolers enjoying a little bit of recess time on a nice sunny morning. No wonder this is one of their favorite parts of the day!


wave |wāv| noun a long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore It was a chilly morning but a bit of wind didn’t stop me from meeting my friends Natalie and Baby Rachel out in Seal Beach this morning. The ladies entered what I thought would be frigid water to […]


mom |mäm|noun informal one’s mother “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world” To my sisters, Beth and Jackie, my Aunts, Dana, Carmelita, Patsy, Nancy, and Barbara, to my cousins, Celeste, Shannon, Gina, Julie, Andrea, and the greatest of them all, my Mother Sue….I hope you all have […]


habit |ˈhabit|noun a settled or regular tendency or practice, esp. one that is hard to give up One of the only drawbacks of having cute nieces and nephews is my desire to photograph them all the time. Each time I see them, which is about every 5 months or so, I feel like it has been […]


amazing |əˈmāzi ng |adjective causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing   Today marks my little sister, Marie’s 29th Birthday! To this day, I find it hard to believe she is any older than 14 years old. I left home for college at age 18 and Marie was in 8th grade. I’ve been gone for fifteen years and I […]


youth |yoōθ| noun the state or quality of being young, esp. as associated with vigor or freshness

A new years resolution was to wish my family members Happy Birthday shout outs on my blog this year. I am 5 days late in posting this, so sorry for the delay! […]