March 17, 2014  |  Act  |  No Comments

A quick breakfast before we headed out the door this morning and I decided to throw a St. Patrick’s Day hat on Sarah.  She’s into hats lately.  And loves to say the word ‘hat’.

I was up before 6:00am and started the corned beef brisket in the slow cooker when the earthquake hit Los Angeles today!  I felt it.  A LOT!  Really scary to have your house start to rattle and shake when then sun hasn’t even risen yet and your two babes and two doggies are sleeping peacefully.  Thankfully, it was nothing but a scare for now.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you.  May the luck of the Irish be with you.

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March 7, 2014  |  Act  |  No Comments

Here’s a fun mommy article I wrote for Cliche Magazine (Feb/March issue featuring Vanessa Marano).

You can read the magazine for free – just pay with a tweet!  Like them on Facebook. Or follow their tweets @clichemag.

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Time flies when you don’t have any

March 3, 2014  |  Act  |  No Comments

How true it is.  Little ones grow and change so quickly.

In the first pic Sarah is about 2 months old.  And Max, 14 months.

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1 year and 7 months later…

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Soon, they’ll be asking for the car keys.


February 20, 2014  |  Act  |  No Comments

No, I didn’t buy these. They were a gift. Sarah had so much fun running around making noise! I love it when Max stops and says “I like your new shoes… hmmm…”

Just some at-home-squeaky-clean-fun:

Valentine Birthdays

February 14, 2014  |  Act, Pix  |  No Comments

Since Stella and Pixie were both rescues, I had to pick a “birthday”.  Stella’s first visit to the vet was on Valentine’s Day – so we chose that day.  Then when Pixie came along – I just made her birthday the same day.  Easy to remember.  And way more fun.

Even though these two don’t get much camera time lately – with Max and Sarah taking up all my attention during the day, I do still love these two so much. And they get ALL Mama’s love and attention once Max and Sarah are are asleep for the night.

I took this snapshot of them from my phone.  They are looking at me like “why are you taking our picture and not giving us treats!?”

Happy Birthday girls!! xoxo

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