Olivia fix

Olivia always has the BEST bedhead.


San Diego, for a day

It seems like more than a month ago, but I think it was just the week before last that Bryan and I traveled to San Diego. Bryan was there for a conference from Friday through Wednesday, but my trip was a bit shorter. We flew in Friday afternoon, and I was home by 5 pm the next day (just in time to host a sleepover for Ava–more on that soon).

It was a quick trip, but that’s just the way I like it: Plenty of time to enjoy a bit of warm weather and none of the worry about leaving the kids for more than a night. We owe thanks to Katie and Tom–they made this little excursion possible.

Don’t tell the kids, but we spent most of the day at the San Diego Zoo–a spot that was new to both of us despite a handful of previous trips to the city.

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The kids were never far from our minds, of course, or our conversation…

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We stayed in the Gaslamp Quarter, and we had drinks at the fantastic place where I’d held an alumni event a few months before. Then, we found a rooftop bar nearby and watched the sun set over the bay. Sushi for dinner at Nobu rounded out the trip, and I had a quick and uneventful flight home.


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Ava Fix

It took a few years, but the training wheels are off our first cyclist’s bike!



Rebecca, to the cat: “I saw you chase that bunny, and I’m glad she got away.”

Ava: “Why? If she’d caught her, we’d have a pet bunny.”

Rebecca: “Yeah, I don’t think that would have been the outcome, actually.”

Ava: “What? …oh. Ick.”


Olivia’s latest library book

Presented without comment.


Throwback Thursday

Here’s a picture of sunny SoCal from March 2010. Looking forward to heading back there tomorrow, even if it’s only for a single night!


April Fool…?

No pants? No problem.



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