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 raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. The men spent a few days growing thier own staches and the girls showed up with thier best painted on moustaches. Fun was had and a lot of money was raised for a great cause.


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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 […]



drizzle |ˈdrizəl| noun light rain falling in very fine drops Come rain or shine was what I read on the Leap Sandcastle Classic’s website this past weekend. Wouldn’t you know, after a serious drought in California for the last four years, on this particular weekend, the Bay Area saw some much needed rain! A little rain didn’t stop us from […]

…Project Happiness


happiness |ˈhapēnis| noun the state of being happy She calls her movement Project Happiness: Paint the World Pretty. This social movement involves the art of paying it forward. Free art is dropped in different communities and the only job of the recipient is to do something nice for someone else. The first time she did this was in […]



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 |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  [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 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 […]


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 […]


token |ˈtōkən|noun a voucher that can be exchanged for goods or services, typically one given as a gift or offered as part of a promotional offer This video brought a smile to my face this morning. I came across it from the blog All for the Boys and was introduced to an inspirational nine year named Caine. Caine […]

…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 […]