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Interests: movies and books and photography oh my!
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The movie "Moana" is big at our house. I'm lucky enough to get screeners and Moana was one of them so we've watched it quite a few times. The soundtrack is on heavy rotation in the house and car and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
I was cleaning up my computer desktop and found this image: It's from October and represents a Perfect Hilarious Family Sunday. All of us on the bed playing Hot Wheels. As you do. Hopefully Kurt will not try to recreate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Today is my sister Jennifer's birthday. She would have been 54. She's been gone for almost nine years and memory is starting to play tricks on me. Was she here when we were talking about having kids? No. What did... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
During the election there was much talk of the sexism that was happening.* My female colleagues and friends all knew what that was about. We've all been in meetings where we are the only women in the room, learned to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Our new old house makes us happy. Our new old house is still full of boxes as we await installation of about 3 more major closets/cupboards - therefore - the house can become confining so going out is key! This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
The kitchen. Oh boy the kitchen! I'll let the pictures tell it. BEFORE: AFTER: (From same spot) The inspiration for the style of Kitchen (found online somewhere): Our actual Kitchen: More before: NOW! Save Save Save Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Our remodel is almost complete. Still some odds and ends going on, but most of it is done and we've moved back in! Here is the main bathroom Before and after pics. Not sure why I took so few before... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Harper has settled into some phrases in her 4 3/4 years (and she'll say "I'm 4 and 3/4" because she cannot wait to be 5!). My favorite is when she is telling a story and she starts with "One time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
We let Harper watch YouTube videos of kids playing with toys, unboxing videos, etc. But lately we've turned her on to funny cat videos (ha!) and OK Go videos. Now I am OBSESSED with OK Go. Yes yes, I'm a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Harper's preschool has "Crazy Fun Week" the last week before their short break in August. One of those days is about hair. We did a tame version of that. There was swimming and ice cream. Save Mama got a new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Summer fun over Labor Day weekend. The last of our summer mini vacation. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Very proud of Harper. We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific and I told her she could have a new toy from the gift shop. I also told her that meant when we got home, she had to pick... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Smiley Face!
Lesson #2 - Moonlight Rollerway (August 25 is Michael Jackson Skate Night!) July 2, 2016 Ready! Better socks and slightly more relaxed, now that I know what it's like. Once I warm up, I don't hold onto Jeff as much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Suuuuuuuucks to live in Griefland. xoxoxo
Thank you Courtney and Brian for sharing your loss and I'm so sorry you have such loss to share. But what beautiful souls we have in our lives. I treasure you all.
Thank you Janet, I'm sorry for your loss. I appreciate your kind words and am glad you had a good friend to help you through. Those friends are priceless. Much love!
Grief is a constant companion. Once Grief comes into your life, it is always with you. Not always in the forefront, but always there. There are daily (hourly) reminders of what you've lost. Sometimes the reminders are sweet and funny... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Lesson #1 - Moonlight Rollerway (Since 1950!) June 25, 2016. Holy crap what am I doing here? I'm so nervous. There is a 17 year old girl out in the rink doing amazing things on 8 wheels and I wore... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Harper is in her third and last year of preschool. The new kids look like BABIES but I know that's what Harper looked like when she started. But it's not just the height/weight/vocabulary. It's the new ways of thinking, new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Another successful visit with Trish to get the lovely locks under control with bonus ice cream sundae after dinner. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
I'm a huge Hamilton fan. I've not seen it on Broadway, but I'm DEEP into the soundtrack and have read the book written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. I just can't get enough. I have a whole blog post... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Living in LA requires a car. Two problems with that: 1) Not everyone who lives here can afford a car and they rely on mass transit, which, in modern times, had been almost entirely made up of buses until 1990.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
Dynamo belonged to Kurt's mom, Dot. He was born in Texas in 2001 and we met him when he was a teenage kitty, all legs and a ball of energy, hence his name. He grew into a large handsome tomcat... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
The four year old conversations are pretty awesome. For example: Us: Harper, do you want to learn how to play an instrument? H: I want a fire guitar that sings rock and roll. That's a done deal in my mind.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City