Saturday, April 6, 2013

The things she says

"Don't say OH MY GOSH, Mama, because Jesus and Santa can hear you."

Always keeping me in check, this girl.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


The little lady is 4! FOUR!!! Lucca couldn't wait to go to her 4-year-old check-up. She had her first hearing test and eye test, which were hilarious. Trying to get a four year old to hit the button when they hear the beep is FUN-NY! And the eye chart was comical as well, listening to Lucca say "Street Crosser" for the "+" symbol cracked me up every time. Turns out she is as healthy and perfect as she's always been. Still cruising at 75% for height and weight. She weighs 36lbs and is 41 1/4 inches tall. She got a shot like a champ, told the Dr. she only eats bell peppers and cucumbers, and then raced out of there as quickly as she raced in.

May the fourth year old my baby girl's life be as magical as the first three.   When she made this dandelion wish today, she ran and told me she wished she would live with her mommy forever. 
Then I officially died, on the spot, at the park. 

Two little drops of sunshine

Monday, April 1, 2013


MARCH 31, 2007

Once upon a time in Los Angeles, I met a tall guy who was a writer at the ad agency where I worked.   He was pretty good looking, and happened to be playing in the agency's championship basketball game one day that I happily watched courtside with coworkers.  He was pretty good and I thought to myself, hmmmmm, wonder who that is?  Turns out, he had seen me pass by his office a time or two, and had a similar interest in finding out who I was.  Fast forward a few weeks later and he invited me to an advertising industry Halloween party.  I went with a girlfriend and saw this guy in rare form.  Dancing the night away under the Venice sky with not a single care in the world.  I liked him.  Kind of.

The next day at work, he asked me out.

I said yes.  

He took me to a wedding rehearsal dinner of a friend of his?

I tagged along acting the part of serious girlfriend, too embarrassed to let anyone know it was our first date.

He bought me ice cream to make up for it.

Then he took me to a real dinner.  At an Italian restaurant in Venice, where we talked and laughed and ate and laughed and talked and learned we were a lot alike. 

He took me for a romantic walk around the Venice canals on a warm November night and asked me if he could take me out again.

I said yes.

That was 10 years ago.  Today we've been married for six!  Two kids and a San Francisco mortgage-under-water later, and couldn't be happier.  Well, maybe if our mortgage wasn't under water...

Life is good.  Life is beautiful.  We are blessed with love that will last til we are old and crazy and on our way to heaven and for that I am thankful.  So very, very thankful.


CHICAGO 2006 (don't you love the Abercrombie shirt??)

HAWAII, with a baby in the water and a baby in my tummy