Tag Archives: Family

Family Album: Newport Beach, the long way.

We used to live in and out of our suitcases. But after a year of almost continuous lockdown, a road trip seemed almost daunting. How could we leave the animals? Who can remember how to pack, what to pack, besides … Continue reading

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Unexpected gifts.

There’s a quirky article in The Wall Street Journal today regarding the upside of “sloppily wrapped” gifts. This caught my eye, as I am one of those slapdash gift-wrappers whose gifts look like they were wrapped by an assembly line … Continue reading

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Family Album: a holiday, anyway!

You can’t keep hungry people down. Thanksgiving was going to happen one way or another. We turned a day into a week to lighten the (viral) load and we were blessed with the absolute most spectacular weather I think I’ve … Continue reading

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Family Album: San Francisco.

Well, let’s just say there are currently no little cable cars climbing halfway to the stars. Tony Bennett may have to sing a new tune about that city by the Bay. After the relaxed and almost festive atmosphere of Paso … Continue reading

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Family Album: Pet Friendly Weekend

After our third wave of house guests, we’re calling it Hotel Lily. It works like this: they can check in any time they like, but we can never leave. No one’s complaining – especially not Lily! We love having this … Continue reading

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Go ask your mom.

What is Mother’s Day without the brunch? How do we even begin to do this? Of all the family traditions I can think of, torturing your children by making them dress up in the middle of the day and spend … Continue reading

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Family Album: it was very, very, VERY merry.

Not a creature is stirring, because they’ve all gone home, but we had a houseful, and the best Christmas ever. Auntie Gail arrived first, and then Taylor. Ron joined Gail this year and we were all – especially Lily – … Continue reading

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Family Album: the long road home.

It’s been too much fun. Vegas with this crew already seems like a long time ago. Amazing time with them! Then NYC, special as ever. Best, of course, always, is seeing this kiddo. And wow, some other memorable moments, too… … Continue reading

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Family Album: Sinfully Fun.

No one falls for Las Vegas like me. Not even close. I can prove it: one shattered radius, one fractured ulna. And oh, the icing on the cake? Remember how I kept saying my back hurt? Fracture at L-4. I … Continue reading

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Family Album: We’re in Training.

You would think we’d have it figured out by now. Practice makes perfect, right? But even though we’ve raised four kids and we’re on our fourth dog, we are most definitely still learning. About kids. About dogs. And about kids … Continue reading

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