We've experienced a bit of a heatwave this week with triple digit temps. On the way to drop off some of Alexa's friends home after a swim party, the girls wanted a cold treat and decided on an ice cream shop in Dublin. I was heading that direction but decided to Yelp what was nearby since we were in ... VIEW POST
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About a month ago, I chaperoned Alexa's 6th grade class field trip to Mount Hermon Science Camp. This was a new experience for me particularly since I didn't know many of these kids. This is Alexa's first year attending this school so learning who everybody was was interesting. Alexa had been at her ... VIEW POST
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, grandmas, aunties and anyone else blessed with the honor of being a mother figure to a child of any age. I am lucky enough to have been a mom to my favorite person in the whole wide world for the last 11 years, 12 if you're counting when she was cooking in ... VIEW POST
After going through pictures from Mother's Day over the past 10 years, there were two specific Mother's Day celebrations that are my favorite to date. Two very different experiences with fond memories. Mother's Day 2010 (Alexa was 4 years old!) The first year was 2010. This was our first Mother's ... VIEW POST
I recently participated in the One Room Challenge which is a 6 week online design challenge with hundreds of participants upgrading a space in their home. I had been hearing about it for some time now and decided this was the only way I was ever going to get projects done in my own home. I ... VIEW POST
Alexa is a member of the hālau (Polynesian Dance school / group) based in Santa Clara called Ha'a Hula / Te Reva O' Te Manu. A hālau is a Hawaiian word meaning a school, academy, or group. She's been dancing with them for the last 3 years, but had to take a break last Fall due to her gymnastics ... VIEW POST