Happy New Year 2011

Well 2010 is coming to a close and I want to take the time to wish everyone a VERY For me 2010 was filled many great ups and down moments which has made me a stronger and in some ways a more open person.  I turned 40 […]

A New Year’s Tradition – Happy New Year!

A tradition for New Years that Mark and I started last year is something that is very special to me.  It is a takeoff from the Chinese for their New year (or weddings) where they give a Red Envelope or Red Packet to children and […]


A couple of weeks ago I was looking for a volunteer opportunity for the family and I came upon the San Diego Food Bank .  I signed us up for today for the whole family to volunteer.  I thought it was important to show the […]

The Spirit of Christmas

Somewhere along the way this past month I had lost the spirit of Christmas.  Sure I did the necessary steps to bring it together like the decorating, the shopping, the cards, etc. but in my heart that spirit was lost in all that hustle.  There […]

Puttin’ on my Tool Belt….

It is that time of year again when I strap on that tool belt and put my construction degree to good use.  Christmas time is the time to build houses……Gingerbread Houses!  I try to squeak out of it each year but yet again Joey kept […]

Christmas Cookies 2010

We did it!  Thursday we baked Christmas cookies and I survived the flour, sugar, baking, etc.  Grandpa pretty much took charge and the decorators were on hand to assist.  The kids and grandma all got into it too.  It was a nice way to spend the […]

Merry Christmas 2010 and Happy New Year!

This year I am particularly Thankful for my family, my friends and those who cross my path.  I am one who believes that everyone who comes into your life leaves an impression on your soul and came into your life for a reason.  I am […]

Rain Drops Keep Falling on my Head!

I know from being from the Midwest that when Californians complain about the weather no one wants to hear it but we have not see the sun in nearly a week!  And these weird wet drops are falling from the sky constantely.  When those weird […]