• Kids
  • Just laugh, whenever you can

    I recognize that living with anyone day-after-day-after-day, is not easy. I am outnumbered by man-boys who can’t seem to put the toilet seat down and their sense of humor (gross things, fails, pranks, etc.) is not what I consider funny. Casey thinks I “fuss” too much and should chillax! I fight the good fight by repeating […]

  • Soul Food
  • Meet my new friend Morocco

    Last week SeaWorld came to visit our patients at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. Patients met a baby kangaroo, a kinkajou, a porcupine, a fox and two Magellanic penguins. Patients interacted up close with animal ambassadors and were able to ask questions about the wildlife and their habitats. After the kids visited, employees were invited to walk […]

  • Kids
  • Mission to San Francisco

    Last week, Casey and I set off for three days with 53 sixth graders, 22 chaperones, and two amazing Mission Avenue Open Elementary School sixth grade teachers. I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Martin and Mrs. Carter. They have the best energy and patience for this hormonal and somewhat clueless group of sweet kids. […]

  • Gardening
  • Weekend Wrap-Up

    Last week I chaperoned Casey’s sixth grade class to San Francisco. It was also Hospital Week at work. I worked Monday and was out on the trip until Friday. I cannot wait to share details of the trip. It was a great experience. On Friday night, Pedar and I celebrated Mark’s  “Janet Jackson” themed 50th Birthday! […]

  • Kids
  • Mission Avenue School Auction

    This past weekend was the school auction. The auction event team really knocked it out of the park.  I volunteered Pedar (sorry, not sorry honey) to create the classroom projects for the silent auction. He made a measuring board for Erik’s second grade class and he painted a dragon playing a guitar for Casey’s sixth grade […]