Reminiscing Halloween

Let me just start by saying that I love to throw a party. And when the kids were little, Halloween was such a fun excuse to host another party! We moved around with the military, so we had new places to explore all the time. And so many friends to hang out with! But it…

California Bound!

Katie and I trekked across the country this past September. We loaded up the Prius and started out at 6:30 a.m. She had been out karaoke-ing with friends, and then Kirby came back to the house to see her off that morning. First Night on the road: El Paso La Quinta Dinner: Long John Silvers…

3 Tips on Politics, Friendships, and Facebook

We’re midway through the early voting phase, and getting closer to election time. But, that’s probably hard to miss – no matter where you live. Not that the US politics are in the front of everyone’s minds worldwide, that would be a tad egotistical to believe. The commercials, the commentary, and the social media keep…

The Life of Ron’s Lemon Tree

Ron’s Lemmon Tree produced the juiciest most wonderful lemons we’ve ever tasted! Β Alyssa even took one to work and they did a taste comparison between Ron’s and the organic lemons the stylists brought in for their water. Hands down, Ron’s lemons won! But Ron’s Lemon Tree has not had an easy life! We bought the…

When You’re 82…

… you just don’t bounce back that quickly. You don’t bounce much off the curb either. Six weeks ago today, I was blogging away about how our family was being pulled In All Different Directions. I even commented briefly and wondered aloud about my mom living alone in her Over 55 apartment complex. But as…

Monarchs!

My butterfly bush has never had so many blooms. And when we walked outside the other evening, it was overflowing with Monarch butterflies! At least 10 of them sipping away on the flowers. We were able to take a few pics, but if you could have only seen it in real life! Fabulous!

Losing Daisy

Our dear friends in California, the Sorooshians, suffered a shocking and devastating loss this past weekend. Β Roya, who was in her final weeks of pregnancy, went to the hospital because of decreased fetal movement. They found that Daisy had no heartbeat. Β Roya & Adam’s unborn daughter, Pam & Cyrus’ first grandchild, Roxana & Rosie’s first…