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Julia
Interests: movies and books and photography oh my!
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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
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On our road trip to Santa Cruz a few weeks ago, I prepared with audio books. Last year we drove to Sequoia and listened to music (Hamilton was big then) as well as short stories from a kid's story podcast.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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I 100% admit I used to be a person who said, "OMG preschools have GRADUATIONS?? How ridiculous." Because it kind of is. On the other hand, marking an occasion is important. Call it whatever you want to call it -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Something about magnetic vortexes and buried UFOs. It's full of wacky optical illusions and unexplained physics that seem to work incorrectly. Check the website!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2017 on Mystery Spot! at Julia's Mexico City
Yesterday, Harper was watching cartoons and I sat down with her. Five minutes later, Willoughby (the cat) came and sat in my lap. Harper looked over and said: "Hey, I was going to sit in your lap!" I said, "Okay,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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Harper got to go to the Mystery Spot! It's a fabulous place in Santa Cruz, California, truly one of those wacky Americana places that are on every "Must See!" list for family roadtrips. Right up there with Largest Ball of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
I have been a faithful Facebook user. However, I am not pleased with that any more. It's been like a drug after the election, seeing a lot of posts flying about what's going on. However, I let myself spend way... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Harper has two phrases that I just love right now. Instead of saying "For real" she will say "For real life!" For example, she will say: 'Mama, Lila got to chew bubble gum after lunch - for real life!" Or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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We got lost one day, looking for our 2nd rental. (Ever the producer, I thought it best to scout the new location before actually moving there. So glad we did!) It was out in the country where all roads seem... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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Dinner one night with Puccini. Always Puccini. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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There's this famous tower nearby in a town called Pisa. You may have heard of it. It leans. We went to see it on Monday. Some of us climbed up. Some of did not and were cranky. Then the crankiness... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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I'll get to the Apple part at the end... Kurt and his brother went to Rome for three days. Harper and I stayed behind to chill in/around Lucca. We went to a zoo yesterday (another unexpected treat) and today we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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There is a paper art show under part of the walls of Lucca. Some cool stuff! (I have to track down the website for this exhibit...) There were three ostriches: Stack of balls: Giant guy in hoodie: It was odd... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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But that's easy to do on vacation, no matter what! Uncle Glenn arrived the other morning and while Kurt when to pick him up in Florence, Harper and I were busy walking through town, seeing the sites, and taking pictures.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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Oh the joys of the instant picture. Not the digital image on your phone, but the physical image you can hold in your hand. We bought Harper an Instax camera for this trip and she carries it when we go... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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You may have seen them in magazines. You might have thought - dang, that looks cool and when I need to replace my regular old stupid toilet, I'm going to do something extraordinary. Before you do it, call me. Call... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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At a restaurant last night, Harper got tired of the napkin in her lap. This morning I looked at the pictures and realized she was doing an homage to Nina Katchadourian and her lavatory series of images "in the Flemish... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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Okay the picture says Florence, nevermind. Benvenuti all the same! We are on our amazing long trip to Lucca, Italy! We arrived yesterday after long travels, discovering, (so far, knock wood) that Harper is a great little traveler. So pleased... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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Every morning for about a week now, a crow has come to our crepe myrtle tree. She hops around on the branches, looking for just the right twig. When she finds it, she snaps it off and flies away. A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
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
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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