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Friday, May 22, 2015

weekend to do

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heeellllooooo long weekend!

(let's keep our list short!)

have fun :)
get stuff done.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

and so they grow...

they met in preschool, and quite frankly, i think mine was a little overwhelmed by the big personality of the other.

then they spotted each other again at middle school orientation, and have been inseparable ever since.

then
then (the end of preschool)

now
now (the end of 8th grade)

this fall, they will be walking to high school together, and i couldn't be more proud of them both. and grateful for their friendship. and our families' friendship. they are still quite different. sassy and serious. (i think i can say that safely.) both strong and smart. they compliment each other. help each other be brave when it's needed - whether that's in speaking out, or in holding back. excited to see what the future holds for them both. and hopeful that their friendship can weather whatever comes next. (they talk about it openly. the challenges and opportunities ahead of them. and how they too hope their friendship can endure.)

time flies...

Saturday, May 16, 2015

weekend to do

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breakfast with sam at gasolina cafe
school carnival
show team meeting
violin recital
sunday ride

that'll do it...

Thursday, May 14, 2015

night at the museum

k and i had a very special date night this week. d was working late, and e is up in the mountains with her class.

it was the opening of two exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s and Drawing In L.A. The 1960s and 70s. Both beautiful shows. (Great to see Moses at the opening.) The former full of gems I didn't know, and the latter many icons of L.A. art.

we started our evening with dinner at The Original Farmer's Market (sadly our favorite spot over there, Short Order, has closed). the Farmer's Market is always a good choice though, as there really is something for everyone. and the ice cream. oh the ice cream. we couldn't resist sharing a banana split from Bennett's

night at the museum


then on to LACMA - which, I think, is always extra special to visit in the evening. their courtyard is the perfect party spot.

night at the museum

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Study of Man in the Phonebooth, 1969 by Charles Garabedian

LACMA

and we had to deek out of the party and visit Chris Burden's Urban Light. so sad to learn this week of his death. he was an amazing artist, who i first discovered as an art student back in Manitoba. such an integral part of the Los Angeles "scene". he will be missed.

night at the museum

night at the museum

we are excited to return to LACMA next week, when his final work, Ode to Santos Dumont, 2015 debuts. it promises to be just as inspiring as his previous work.




this kid. so funny. so sharp. so much good energy. such a treat to have this one-on-one time with her.

night at the museum

Saturday, May 09, 2015

weekend to do

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around the house
inbox clean out


pack teen for a week at camp
hair cut
happy mothers' day!

Monday, May 04, 2015

yesterday.



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it was a full weekend. E showed for the first time yesterday at the Los Angeles Equetrian Center. that meant helping transport 11 horses saturday then support friends in 26 different events sunday! she tested in Dressage Intro Level C (walk, trot, canter) and placed 4th. pony's first test too! sweet neesa is a fjord belonging to E's friend and has only been training since last fall. we are so very proud of both for them.


I was so moved by the support the other TEE riders gave E. it really was a team effort.

while E rode, K spent the day as a groom. i have never seen that girl work so hard so happily. it was wonderful to watch.

so blessed to be part of this barn family.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

weekend to do

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pond pumps
clean bbq

e is riding her first dressage test tomorrow! (intro test c)





*the photo shows moxie waiting while I tuck in the girls for our nightly television hour. d and i have been picking a series on netflix or amazon prime and watching it through, one episode a night. we've done madmen, orange is the new black, house of cards, shameless (uk version), and now just finished up the americans. moxie knows the routine (she knows all our routines) and seems to look forward to the quiet hour. so do i. its nice to just sit side-by-side at the end of the day. not talking or planning or anything. just being together. xo