Tag Archives: Don’t Wait To Celebrate

The Gift of Italy

Jun 15

A lot has happened since our trip to Italy earlier this Spring, but I think its resulting halo-effect will last a very long time.  The trip was orchestrated to work out well for us from the beginning…the wonderful, free home … Continue reading

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Smelling the Gardenias

May 31

  The narrow strip of gravel and fence affectionately known as our backyard has provided endless opportunities for me to make my brown thumb even browner.  We love flowers, but clearly, we don’t really love the responsibility that comes with … Continue reading

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Casa Colina’s “Tribute to Courage” Part 2

May 03

This event was planned and executed as well as anything I’ve ever seen.  The venue, food, band, and speaker were all phenomenal.  Casa Colina even created a deeply moving video of our lives and my recovery, which they compiled over … Continue reading

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I AM 30 TODAY!!!!!

Mar 08

It’s my (all-day-long) party, and I can do what I want to (do what I want to)… {2005: my first married/LA birthday}   and what I REALLY want to do is share my story of hope at my bible study.  So today … Continue reading

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A Little Labor (on Labor Day) = A Lot of Fun

Sep 13

We had a casual, last-minute potluck cookout on Labor Day weekend.  The guest list was a few friends and neighbors.  We wanted to have the kiddos come, so we created an area covering half of our yard that was a … Continue reading

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A Night at the Museum

Sep 07

Living in Los Angeles affords us many incredible opportunities and experiences–which is one reason we love living here.  LACMA (the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is among those.  They have an event every Friday night called Jazz at LACMA … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions…

Aug 25

Life is full of so many.  I’ve had to make quite a few hard ones in the past few years, as have you, I’m sure.  This post is about one of those big decisions in life, and it happens to … Continue reading

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“I Wanna go Back to the Beach!”

Aug 17

James has said that countless times since our week of fun in the South.  We agree.  We want to go back to the beach.  Now we do live by the beach, but California beaches are usually too cold for swimming. … Continue reading

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A Baby Girl “Sprinkle”

Aug 06

Last summer, I was able to celebrate an incredibly special event for a dear friend in my life, which also turned out to be a big milestone for me in my recovery.  My dear friend, Anna Stover, along with her … Continue reading

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An Impromptu Getaway

Jul 27

Recently, the three amigos were in town by ourselves.  Quite spontaneously, for us at least, we decided to drive up to Santa Barbara (which is about an hour and half north of us and is unbelievably beautiful) to meet a … Continue reading

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