Family

pops, daughters, grandsons, bubba, etc

My Nephew Ty

There are about a bazillion (yes, that’s a word as far as I’m concerned) reasons why I love, love, love my nephew Ty. If you could hear his sweet little voice, it would melt your heart, and you would absolutely love him too. On my trip to New England (which I still have tons to […] Read more…

Kim & CJ’s Wedding

The past few days have been crazy, hectic, tiring and WONDERFUL! I headed back to New England for my cousin Kimmy’s wedding. I have lots to share from this trip. For now, you get a few teaser photos of Kim & CJ’s beautiful day. Congratulations Kim & CJ, I hope you have a lifetime of […] Read more…

Heading to Southbridge

This week, actually tomorrow, I’m flying from SFO to Boston to head back to the town I lived in from ages 1 to 13. Southbridge, Massachusetts It’s the town where both my parents, their parents and most of my first cousins were born – and raised for that matter. I’m heading back for the wedding […] Read more…

Westly Angel

Just a little reminder to myself that sometimes the simplest, sweetest things in life (including blog posts) can, by far, be the best for the soul. Read more…

Birthday Beach Day

The afternoon of Pop’s (BFBJ’s) birthday, he and I and our two daughter, two grandsons and crazy french bulldog headed to the beach in Santa Cruz. They have a great beach there that is kind enough to allow dogs to visit. This guy is certainly happiest when he’s on the beach! It was a fabulous […] Read more…

BFBJ Turns 62

Yep, on June 15th 62 years ago “Beloved Free Baba Jimi” (a.k.a. Pops, Jimi, my love….) was born. I know, I know, he looks way too young to be 62. Ya know what? I’m going to let you in on a little secret of his….. YOGA but not just any yoga…. Bubba Yoga!!!! Every morning, […] Read more…

The Important Things in Life

Yes, I’m super excited about this upcoming trip of a lifetime to Cannes. I also tend to be a super emotional traveler…well a super emotional everyday person actually. Yesterday, I saw these amazing photos of my beautiful family and thought that even though I’ll be away for 2 weeks, seeing and doing and experiencing all […] Read more…

Hunter calls “Play Ball” at the SF Giants Game

Today, my 5-year-old Grandson, Hunter was chosen to call “PLAY BALL” before the San Francisco Giant’s baseball game. In a word, he was AMAZING!!!! and, no, I don’t think I’m biased! Here’s a video of his “amazingness” (click below to view) I’ve been fortunate enough to have so many proud moments in my life….about a […] Read more…

Cannes Film Festival

Um, yep, we’re going – me and Pops…. HOW, you say? Well, let me explain…. See, one of my husband’s absolutely best friends in the whole wide world is Sam George (go ahead Google him, you’ll get lots of info that way) and well, Sam wrote this documentary called “Hollywood Don’t Surf” that just happened […] Read more…

Feeling Blessed

First, I apologize for being a bit off this past week or so. My mom is here visiting from Florida and I feel it’s more appropriate to be present for her while she visits than on the internet having my usual fun. I’m working on a bunch of posts including one from our trip up […] Read more…

I Love Theme Parks!!

Have I already said this somewhere?? I simply love, love, love amusement parks!! I have ever since we moved to Florida when I started High School. My parents bought all of us season passes to Disney World (we lived 15 minutes away) and we all went there every Sunday afternoon after church. It was the […] Read more…

Hunter & Taylor Swift

My little Grandson, Hunter is turning 5 this week. It’s truly unbelievable that we’ve been blessed with him for 5 years already! I know this is cliche, but how time flies!! Hunter is a huge fan of Taylor Swift. He has been for a while now. When tickets for her “Fearless” concert went on sale […] Read more…

Mimi becomes a Catholic

A few years ago, my youngest daughter Mimi decided to become a Christian. Little did we know then that this was only the beginning of her religious journey. Our girls (along with Libby’s husband and our two Grandsons) lived in Grass Valley, California at that time (about 3 hours from our home) and Mimi became […] Read more…

Friday Fun

Ok, I’m at work, so really how much fun is being had….Well, as I don’t believe anyone I work with (who would care) is reading my blog, I’ll admit this: it can be lots of fun!! Especially today – I have time to catch up on all my favorite blogs, play with some of my […] Read more…

90th Birthdays Texas Style

Pops and I have been traveling a lot these past couple of months. Our latest trip took us to Fort Worth, Texas where his mother, Mimi, turned 90 years old. One of the family’s good friends, Tex Rankin, also turned 90 and invited us to his extravagant costume party at their neighborhood country club. The […] Read more…

Photos on Flickr

I’ve been uploading some of my favorite photos to Flickr lately. Check them out by clicking the Bubba picture below. Read more…

My Boys – Round 1

There are so many incredible people in my life, and I just happen to have hundreds of photos of them. Here are some of the boys that I love, love, love with all my heart. This first one was taken at Stinson Beach last year. They look cold, but oh so handsome! Pops and his […] Read more…

Mimi

Here is my lovely, youngest step-daughter Mimi. I can’t believe I was blessed enough to come into her and her sister’s  lives over 16 years ago. They were so much younger then! Mimi was 9 when I met her and the cutest, snuggliest bug you’ve ever seen. She has incredibly curly hair, perfect skin and […] Read more…

Libby

My oldest stepdaughter Libby is, well, she’s just amazing. I met her when she was 12 and I can promise you that even at that age she had more self-confidence and maturity than I have, even now, in my 40s. You can tell she’s someone who had to grow up so quickly and she’s handled […] Read more…

Elvis Lip

This photo just had to be shared…notice the lip – the “Elvis” lip. A very common look for this studly dog. “I said One for the Money, Two for the Show, Three to get Ready, Now go CATS go!” Read more…

Perfection

Perfection is overrated….I don’t do perfection – not because I don’t want to, but because I find it utterly impossible to attain that goal – in my garden, my life, my blog, etc. So, I stick with the best I can do at this moment. For instance, in my garden, I wish I had one […] Read more…

So Cute

What do I say about this guy??? He’s my fourth child….and just about the cutest french bulldog there is. Trust me, he knows this. I could really write this whole blog about this guy and his clowning around. When we’re out on our daily walks, people alway stop us and say “he’s ‘So Cute’“. So, […] Read more…

Stanford

Pop’s and I go for walks everyday. We love walking and we’re so lucky, we live in an amazing town for walking. We’re also very spoiled and live close enough to incredible places to take walks and incredible trails to hike. One of our favorite places to walk is in Palo Alto at Stanford University. […] Read more…

My Girls

My daughters – and how they looked when I met them over 16 years ago. Yep, I’m a Stepmom. Not that huge, crooked nose with warts kind of Stepmom (at least I hope not – well my nose is a bit large), but I mean that incredibly lucky kind. Being a Stepmom is special in […] Read more…

Rascals

Here they are….Bubba (my baby bulldog) and Lucy…the rascals. Tusslers really. They have absolutely no idea that my life doesn’t revolve around them. They look cute and innocent, but don’t let them fool you. They’re both incredibly spoiled. Read more…

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