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Julia
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{{blushing}} Thanks Sarah! xoxo
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2018 on March Goals Recap at Julia's Mexico City
Happy April! Let's take a look at my March Goals and how I did: Goals for March: -Lose 8 pounds -Meditate 5-10 minutes per day -Plank 1:15 or more per day (Along with the regular walking/stair steps) -Work on creative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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The tooth had been wiggly for weeks. Monday morning, Harper was being fussy about changing into school clothes. I was brushing my teeth, she was in her room and supposed to be changing clothes. She came rushing in "Mama! I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
Last July (2017) Harper had her graduation from Preschool. You can read about it here. What I didn't include in that post but found in my email recently was the thing they said about Harper. The Teacher read out a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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It was a dreamy, wonderful, perfect in so many ways trip. I planned for a wonderful time and it exceeded all my plans. Here are images from our first few days of that adventure. And in a few weeks, we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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Harper referred to Willoughby's litter box as her G L I T T E R B O X (I think I'll start a new company...) Later that same morning she asked: "How come numbers never end?" And best of all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
Last month I reviewed my 2018 goals and what I had accomplished so far. Now it's the end of February and I'm here to do it again. My February goals were: -Lose 8 pounds -Meditate 5-10 minutes every day -8... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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Harper had her first school field trip last week. They walked to Louise's Restaurant and learned about making pizza. It sounded pretty fun for them all and she drew great pics in a little book they all made: Interesting to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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...Seabury Hall had a dance, planned and executed by the Social Committee, headed by - guess who? - that's right - ME. On February 15, 1984, we put on a Valentine's Dance and I made mix tapes for them. Two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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Last Tuesday night I went to my first ever Lakers game. I've lived here for over 30 years and FINALLY made it to a game! I was lucky enough to be invited by my boss from Jumanji, along with some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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*I was not fat. But boy oh boy, I thought I was. This was me in 8th grade with the first and only marlin I've ever caught. 175 pounds (technically a "rat" in the big game fish world). My dad... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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Kurt's mom Dot died three years ago this month. She was about to turn 97. (That's her, the blonde on the far right in the fabulous teal ensemble, enjoying drinks with the girls*. Please click for best big-hair viewing.) After... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
Thanks Andrea!! I'm so behind on sending you a note. I'm a bad pen pal! xoxo
“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” ― Augusta F. Kantra Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
I know I know, it's almost February, but the year still feels somewhat new, though the sheen is wearing off. I'm writing this on January 30 to publish on the 31st, right when the BlueBloodRedSuperMoon is happening. I'll be standing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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Six year olds. {eyeroll} We were walking into the school gate yesterday and she said: Mama, when you have your hair like that you look like a grandma. Savage. I got my hair cut a little shorter and had lowlights... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
Harper has a t-shirt that says a bunch of positive things on it and I was reading it to her and one of the words was "Bold". H - I'm not bold. Me - Yes you are, you are not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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Seems like it was just November. December went by in a flash. Finished a job, then Thanksgiving, then Harper birthday then family visits then a trip to Seattle, home for Christmas and New Year and WHEW. 2017 was a good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
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Harper started shotokan karate in late spring this year. We were looking for something sporty that wasn't soccer (dear god, I'm putting off soccer as long as I can) and when offered karate, she said yes. With advice from preschool... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
My sister Jen's father John died early this morning. He was my mom's first husband, they had my sister, they got divorced, then my mom married my dad and they had me. My sister's dad got remarried and they had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
...And I was surprised when Harper told me someone told her that her Lightning McQueen shoes are boys shoes and why is she wearing them. Harper said she got embarrassed! NOOOOOOOOO! So I told her that there is no such... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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But first there was Kinder Prep Camp. Brilliant idea to have one week of day camp on the school campus where your kid will start kindergarten. We discussed it a lot before it all happened and Harper seemed excited. And... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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Today was Harper's last day of preschool at Happyland! Three wonderful years of peace, hope, and harmony. Gosh she seemed like a big girl back then, but she was just a baby! We celebrated with yogurtland after school and it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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One of Harper's preschool buddies (and his parents) are going to Italy and asked about our trip. I wrote them the following email and thought it was wildly appropriate to post it all here. LUCCA Lucca is fantastic! Walled city... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City