…Gardening

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gardening noun is their favorite weekend pursuit: horticulture, yardwork, landscaping. I am a big fan of Pinterest…isn’t everyone!! I try to actually make some of the things I pin onto my boards. No doubt I have a lot of pins that remain on my wall and are never attempted, but this weekend my son and I took two days to “almost” complete […]

…Golden Gate Park

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park |pärk| noun a large public green area in a town, used for recreation I’m not sure the name of the park I took my niece and nephew to in Golden Gate Park. I called it the “hill park” when I was a kid. Hill park because there was a huge grassy hill that we used to roll […]

…Landmark

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landmark |ˈlan(d)ˌmärk|noun an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, esp. one that enables someone to establish their location This summer for the two weeks I have off before I head off to my long vacation down in Southern California I promised myself I’d do some touristy things in San Francisco. I grew up here, but […]

…Splash

splash |spla sh | noun a spell of moving about in water energetically I took to the slip in slide this week with the girls. I was designated the score keeper, a 1 was not so good and a 5 was spectacular. The Olympics must have really inspired them, especially the gymnastics because they were doing cartwheels, summersaults, and […]

…Memories-Part 1

memory |ˈmem(ə)rē|noun something remembered from the past; a recollection It’s been a few months since I’ve seen this little boy, so I can imagine he looks a bit different, but this past summer I had the privilege of being nanny to this little guy and his big brother. It was a great time, very enlightening. I was […]

…Lemonade

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 […]

…Belated

belated |biˈlātid|adjective coming or happening later than should have been the case Here are some photos taken at Christmas time that I forgot to post of my all time favorite kiddies. Cookie decorating at Auntie Beth’s. How delicious!

…Charity

charity |ˈ ch aritē| noun  the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need The first annual Mahoney/Tursi Kickball Game was fantastic. For the second time this year I hosted a kickball game not only for the fun of playing kickball, but also to raise money for pediatric cancer. A bit of […]

….Reflection

reflection |riˈflek sh ən| noun serious thought or consideration In 2010 I…. -helped build a playground from scratch for children -went to see the plays Peter Pan and Rent -tried to convince my friend Cindy and gal pal Alex to move to Seal Beach -hosted two kickball games raising money for pediatric cancer -dog sat…(I hated it) -got […]

…Love

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love |ləv| noun  an intense feeling of deep affection Sneak Peek-a-Boo Maryann and Dionne