Category Archives: All Things Family

Might as well celebrate.

The last time a birthday brought me to my knees was (about an ice age ago) when I turned 30. The sensation of youth spent and misspent, time lost, world not yet conquered. Then everything seemed to speed up and … Continue reading

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And Santa Monica, briefly.

If you have enough kids and grandkids, you can be gone almost every weekend. This time it was Santa Monica. James turned ten! He was king for the weekend. But never forget that the CE remains emperor! James and I … Continue reading

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San Francisco, briefly.

Gimps like me need not apply to leave their hearts in San Fran. Those hills, guys! But that city by the sea does have its charms. And I would travel to the ends of the earth to buy this guy … Continue reading

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Grateful x 3

The best Thanksgivings are plural. We were blessed to enjoy three of them this year, albeit two in absentia. Thanksgiving One: we skedaddled so friends from the East Coast could gather at our place with their far-flung family AND new … Continue reading

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Family Album: More Maui, Please.

Every trip to Ka’anapali is the best trip, but this one, seriously, was the best of the best. Well, except for the getting there. Nine of us arrived at LAX all ready to hula but our airplane decided not to … Continue reading

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It was absolutely pawsome.

I don’t know if all dogs go to heaven, but some of them most definitely get to live a day in paradise. We toasted Soho’s thirteenth birthday with a celebration that was nothing short of divine, thanks to her many … Continue reading

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Family Album: Best Christmas Ever.

And I’ve got the snaps to prove it. With twelve people in the house, we had some novel sleeping arrangements, but it all worked out: Stripes were in: So was fur: Speaking of fur, Chloe was happy to see Taylor: … Continue reading

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