RISE Festival

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

Road Tripping

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

A trip in Meals

A journal of our food stops on our way to and from Seattle. I think these pictures best capture our state of mind at the time which is why I wanted to have them all together. Day one, 6 hours on the road. Mike’s Roadhouse Cafe in Kettleman City.  It’s obvious whose exhausted. Day two. … Continue reading A trip in Meals

Chatty Cathy

Another new development of P’s, since the Florida trip, is that she’s become much more extroverted.  During the trip P met many new people.  I had a few lunch and dinners with my friends and friends of my father’s.  I always brought P along.  Many of our family friends had children so P met them … Continue reading Chatty Cathy

LA Metro

As of last week P started her music classes at The Colburn School in downtown LA.  The class is at 10:30am, prime rush hour traffic. As I sat at a light last week the bus zoomed by and I thought hummm that just might be faster.It wasn’t.  However, P and I loved the adventure of … Continue reading LA Metro


The recent Florida trip was a hard one.  But, I must say P didn’t just survive the trip, she actually thrived. A few changes have happened. A big one is the introduction of “wubbies”.   P has never had a toy she clings to.  She’ll tell me she wants to take one of her monkeys or … Continue reading Wubbies