The girls and I went to the RISE Festival in the Mojave Desert this weekend. It was a surreal, emotional and uplifting experience. The festival’s origins are from Thailand’s Lantern Festival called Loi Krathong. The intent is to set all your problems and worries free. It’s a symbol of new beginnings. It’s exactly what the … Continue reading RISE Festival
Anthony Bourdain’s death has me thinking a lot. I get it. I get him. Along with Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I don’t know much about Kate Spade’s life but I’m sure I’d understand her as well. With that said, let me be clear that I have no intentions of killing myself. I … Continue reading Sanity
We went to the Ronald Reagan Library today. It’s been a while since we last visited. When we pulled up to the parking lot I remembered Annika was crawling and pulling herself up on things but not yet walking when we were there last. So she must have been somewhere around 10 months….the very same … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Library
We were invited to a princess birthday party today. It was soooo over the top and I hate to say it but….. amazingly wonderful! As much as I dislike the whole princess mentality I bought into this event. Watching these girls in their magical world of dress up and pink with Snow White was quite … Continue reading My Strong Princess
Last Tuesday Dave was off work. We have a million projects to do. Instead, we went to the beach. It’s been cold and raining but P’s been asking to go to the beach for a while so I thought it was time we listened to her request. She’s been a little hard to handle lately. … Continue reading The Art of "Doing Nothing"
We’ve done two road trips in the past three months. In January we went to Crested Butte, Colorado, a 20+ hour trip. And this past weekend we drove to Mammoth, a 6 hour trip. I have to say I’m quite impressed at how well P did on both trips. Dave and I were quite stressed … Continue reading Road Tripping
Sometime it takes an out of town guest to appreciate your own city. I met Oscar 8 years ago on a trip to Beijing. We’ve been in and out of touch and then thanks to Facebook got more in touch. Last week he posted he was in San Francisco so I invited him and his … Continue reading In Our Own Backyard