Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Some days more than others, I just wake up so dang grateful for this little life of ours.  Especially after a perfect weekend like the one we just had.  Sure there is getting over sickness, trying to sell our San Francisco place to another buyer after the first offer fell through, long days and then mornings that come again oh so early, and dealing with day-to-day type of stuff -- but overall, we are so very thankful.  Thankful to be living in such a beautiful part of the world, thankful for our marriage and the enormous amount of you-are-the-only-one-for-me love we have for each other, and so very thankful for the two biggest blessings in this life of ours...Lucca & Jackson, the most loving, precious, funny and coolest kids.  We are blessed & we are grateful to walk through life together, as a family, and as friends, knowing that no matter what each day holds, we are home for each other. And home for these beautiful children of ours.  

Rediscovering a puzzle she had never been able to complete before this attempt

This is how we brush our teeth each night...standing on mom's legs

The way Stone always rides in the wagon: Captain of the Crazy Ship we call it

Sunday night homemade almond flour pizza using homegrown basil. YUM!

Taking this sick little buddy who couldn't nap on a run with mama

Can't decide if I'm a good mom or a horrific mom for letting this happen..

And last but not least, you know what else I am in love with? THIS. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

A kind heart

As a mama, I just don't think there is a greater compliment than someone telling you your child is kind. And when that compliment is coming from the child's teacher, it makes it all the greater. 

Beyond health, all you want for your children are for them to be kind souls, really. Kind to you, to their siblings, to others, to the earth... When I picked up my little golden girl from school yesterday, a teacher said to me, " I just have to tell you, Lucca has got to be the kindest girl I've ever had." Although I wanted to start bawling my eyes out and give her a big hug and tell her our parenting must be resulting in a positive upbringing thus far, and that we as parents might possibly be setting good examples for our children -- I refrained. I simply told the teacher thank you, that I love hearing that, and acknowledged that yes indeed, Lucca is about as kind-hearted as they come. 

The icing on the cake however, was when a second teacher of hers ran up to me as we were leaving the school playground and said "you know I just have to tell you how kind Lucca was at school today" and proceeded to tell me how much she loves her. Of course you want your kids to be smart, funny, brave, respectful and _______ but most simply, kind. Right? 

I'll be honest, it felt good, really good, to hear.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


This gorgeous little place in the world (and luckily in our beloved Marin County) is a town called Tiburon.   Most famous for Sam's Cafe, which if you have never been, you need to go. And make a day of it. Take the ferry from the city and spend a sunny afternoon on the patio sipping something cool and taking in the most beautiful view of the San Francisco Bay.  

We had been having the best winter weather lately, so we packed up a picnic lunch and sat on the waterfront lawn that overlooks our city.  We love telling the kids our San Francisco stories.  Lucca loves hearing about being born in the city and living by the baseball park.  And we are happy to tell her as many San Francisco stories as she will sit and listen to.  That city holds a very special piece of our heart.


I sat and ate the rest of my lunch while these guys climbed on the rocks the whole time.  These lucky kids have the best dad.  I wouldn't dare take them on those rocks at the same time :)


The Big Anchor. 

And waaaaait for it.  A photo of MOM!!!  Because I took one.  With my iPhone.   With Jackson's hand down my shirt.  Lovely.