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It’s Candyland Around Here!

I must admit.  Dressing up and getting candy is a pretty cool combination for a kid (and us as parents!).  We’ve had a lot of fun this weekend.  Friday morning:  Kindergarten costume parade at school. Friday night:  Husky Howl – fall festival at school. Monday morning:  Free train ride at […]


Lucy’s Birthday

My youngest daughter Lucy has turned two… Lo how far she has come.  Here she is at 6 months with hair that any rocker would envy: Her hair doesn’t stick up any… I have to put her hair up manually now: We celebrated Lucy’s birthday at Corvette Diner.  Big sister likes […]


New Addition to the Family

Now that I have your attention…allow me to introduce you to the newest member of the family.  This is Bertha from Ecuador and she is my new beautiful World Vision child!  She is similar in age to my daughter Lucy.  Sitting in the arena at Women of Faith in Anaheim, […]


Learning Spanish – The Secret Weapon!

My kids attend a dual immersion school in Chula Vista which means the majority of their instruction is in Spanish.  Here’s my daughter Noelle and I in her kindergarten classroom.  I am so happy to see her thrive in her new environment.  She has an oral presentation tomorrow and I […]


Book Review: Amish Values for Your Family

I began reading Amish Values for Your Family while waiting for my minivan to get an oil change, which I suppose is ironic.  But I certainly did enjoy my wait time!  I could relate to many of the values found in the bo although I am not Amish.  I really enjoyed […]


Stay Young with VBS!

This year I’m doing the story time for kindergarteners and first graders at my church’s VBS.  The theme is “Son Surf Beach Bash” and we’re having a blast!  Working with kids mostly makes you feel young (they are hilarious!) but sometimes does make you feel old (boy, am I tired!).  I the […]


Back to School

I know it may be hard to believe but my kiddos are back in school!  We attend a year round school so they started on Wednesday.  Here’s Noelle beginning kindergarten with her wonderful teacher who we (she was older brother’s teacher too!).  Thank God she walked right into the […]