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March 2009


I’m only guessing that this is a succulent, and I’m sure one of you will correct me if I’m wrong. But it’s plants like this one that are satisfying my longing need to be surrounded by green, fragrant foliage. I wish I could pluck it out of the ground, stick it in my luggage and [...]

Good thing he matches the towels in the bathroom

Jon’s mother used to tell Jon that he had potatoes growing in his ears and that’s why she had to clean them out with q-tips. We both thought this was adorable, and so this is the explanation we’ve given Leta, not thinking we’d get to school one day and her teacher would confront us and [...]

24 weeks

Yesterday marked the 24th week of my pregnancy, and since we’re on vacation near a scenic, coastal backdrop we thought, why not? I wasn’t anywhere near this big when I was this far along with Leta which makes me look at these photos and think, oh dear, and the voice in my head sounds exactly [...]

Hidden cove

Yesterday was one of those beautiful Southern California days that I often dream about, so we headed down to the beach to take some photos. Totally forgot about the temperature of the Pacific Ocean, HOLY CRAP, stuck one toe in and I almost froze the baby. Jon reminded me, “This isn’t Florida.”

Parental discretion advised

This makes me as uncomfortable as I used to get when I would hear the sloshing going on in my parents’ bedroom because of certain things taking place on the waterbed. Some things you just DO NOT NEED TO KNOW.


This is one of many wedding rings I own, something I picked up at either Walmart or Target for under twenty bucks. I’ve written about this before, how neither of us owns a traditional wedding ring because I’d rather use that kind of money on a kitchen remodel or to send a kid to college. [...]

And here I thought one was a total kick in the ass

This week I started a Momversation about the ethics of planned multiple births, or more specifically, holy cow, that woman has 14 kids. See here: I wanted to bring this discussion here because I’m sure you’ve all got opinions about this story, and I’m willing to bet that a few of you let out a [...]

Sunset over the Pacific

We’re renting a small place near the beach in Orange County for the week to take a much needed break from winter, and last night a stranger walking by asked me why I was taking a picture of the sunset when it wasn’t even the tiniest bit magnificent. I forgot that when you live here [...]

Grab your backpack!

His excuse is that Leta has moved on to Disney princesses and has no use for this toy anymore. I’ll be sure to mention this in the eulogy. After she sees this and becomes homicidal.