Friday, February 19, 2016

weekend to do (and DL recap)

we had a fabulous 30 hours at The Happiest Place on Earth last weekend while D was running the marathon. the girls and I - plus E's bestie - spent the night in a resort hotel. enjoyed a Valentine's Day breakfast in bed, then watched K play violin with her Suzuki group on the community stage at California Adventure. we hit the rollercoaster then ran across to Disneyland. K made a proclamation that this was the trip she "did" the rollercoasters. so that we did. we had a blast. perfect day with three amazing girls. hot and crowded and no complaints. and we logged 9 miles to D's 26.2 ;)


around the house
shed con't

prepare for a trial run at horse ownership (!)
local hike
fight off a cold

Sunday, February 14, 2016



We are so proud of David! He ran his first marathon today (the Los Angeles Marathon, no less) and did so well. He's been training for a year, and it was so exciting to see all his hard work come to fruition. Go, Daddy-o, go! xo

Love you, my Valentine!

Friday, February 12, 2016

weekend to do


Disneyland with the Suzuki Music Program Los Angeles!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Charles Garabeidan 1923 - 2016





So very sad to hear the news today of Chas' passing. And so very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him over the last year. In going back through his work from his days as a UCLA student through to his last show at LA Louver, the journey of memory inspired. And he reminded me of the need to sometimes look back, to see how far you've come. What a life. RIP

L.A. Times obituary here.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

weekend to do


around the house
shed shred!
raised beds soil

Super Bowl 50

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

what I'm reading


Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting by Catherine Lampert
Purity by Jonathan Frazen
The Last Love Song by Tracy Daugherty
Hold Still by Sally Mann

(obviously on a bit of a non-fiction kick.)

What are you reading?