Hobbies, Museums, outdoors, photography, Style, Travel, Uncategorized

The Huntington Library: a Photographer’s Dream

One of my favorite day hangouts is the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, located in San Marino, California. It's a bit over a mile from where I live, and relatively quiet most weekdays. It's perfect for a morning walk or to entertain the kids on days off school. It is also a great place for… Continue reading The Huntington Library: a Photographer’s Dream

Kids, Organization, Uncategorized, writing

The Years are Short, but the Days are Busy

I'm back, after a crazy busy week working our elementary school book fair, balancing the kids' activities and my own schedule, and trying to stay sane through it all. Don't get me wrong. I'm incredibly blessed to have these four children, and for them to be so involved in great activities. Jacob is part of… Continue reading The Years are Short, but the Days are Busy

Family, Kids, Opinion, parenting, School, Uncategorized, writing

The First Day of School 2017

After a too-long summer that was really too short, the kids return to school today, August 21. It is our 13th year of first days of school, counting preschool, and while we have at least 7 more to go, I am struck by how quickly the years are flying by. How quickly the children are… Continue reading The First Day of School 2017