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Another birthday train ride…

Aiden turned six on Monday – and he wanted the same train adventure that his sister had had for her birthday the previous month. We took the same Amtrak line south from Irvine, but stopped in Solana Beach for pizza … Continue reading

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Thanks for All the Birthday Wishes, My Friends!

I had one of my nicest birthdays ever yesterday. I feel great about my family and friends at this stage of my life; I have a wonderfully supportive and loving husband; a darling chuckling baby;  my friends are among the … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Swimming in the ocean, hiking, being with my family, talking with friends, eating yummy food, birthdays… I turn 41 tomorrow and I’ve been feeling very showered with gifts. Chad got me my camera last month (Canon 10 mpixel elph – … Continue reading

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In the Woods

My friend Sierra just asked me for the recipe for gingerbread I made and it made me remember her birthday celebration in the woods. I don’t know why particularly, her sister Gen brought three delicious little dairy-free cakes from Mother’s … Continue reading

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Moving into Birthday Week

Things definitely do not get simpler as your kids get older, on the contrary; not only do they get infinitely more complex but much more expensive as well. Witness Bella’s most recent birthday wish list. It is so extravagant that … Continue reading

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how to make a gorgeous birthday cake

Our first day in San Fran, Chad and I had the fortune to happen upon a birthday party in Songbae’s office building. The guy who was celebrating his birthday was not there – no doubt at home, celebrating without us, … Continue reading

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shopping for kids at christmas

While I subscribe to Darlene’s view, eloquently put by Harold S. Hulbert: “In bringing up children, spend half the money and twice the time,” if you are going to spend the money (the half part) I’d like to share a … Continue reading

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cold stone disappoints

We showed up and the cake wasn’t done, there was no manager on duty and the three girls there got pretty frantic. Poor things. In the end, we got free ice cream and then two already -made small rounds for … Continue reading

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