Long Time No See


Anyone out there???

I feel like Rose in that horrific scene of Titanic, when she is laying on the board in the middle of the ocean (that clearly was big enough for her and Leo to share but she was too selfish to allow that, and let him die…) but that’s a conversation for another time… anyway, she grabs some other dude’s whistle to let the rescue people know she is alive.  Like, I’m here!  I’m here!


Just checking in to make sure everyone’s doing all right now that the world is officially coming to an end.  Thought I would go ahead a dump the last vacation (aka meeting) pics up from a few weeks back, just to let y’all know that we are alive & well over here and that “Rona” has not got us… yet.  We are social distancing as I’m sure most of you are, and we are going on day 8.  So far it’s been quite normal for us especially since the weather here has been absolutely beautiful!!  Not much of our time has been spent inside, luckily.  Bennett had spring break last week and was supposed to start back at school tomorrow- so tomorrow will be my first day as a PreK4 teacher…. Lord, keep me sane.  His teacher has sent me all of the workbooks, and eLearning info, all I have to do is implement…

ummm…. ok.

I’ll keep y’all updated on that nonsense. But in the mean time, here are the pics from California.  We went for Husband’s meeting in Laguna, decided to take the kids and a nanny, and after the meeting was over we scooted down to Del Mar and took the kids to the San Diego Zoo, which is my favorite.  The trip did have a looming cloud over it knowing that things were changing rapidly with this virus, just felt a little off… but the kids really have no idea what is going on, we have kept them pretty sheltered so far.  I don’t turn on the news hardly at all anymore- too depressing and slightly annoying- so, I decided to take a different approach and control what I know I can, and that’s my household.  I’ll start updating the blog with things that we are doing- school and fun activities- and hopefully inspire some of my readers to let go of what they cannot control.  We need to take back our lives by enjoying the present moment even if it’s not the way we had thought it would be in these unprecedented times.  Stop obsessing over the numbers and ridiculously wrong/ lagging data they plaster all over the media, and enjoy this special time with your family.  Is it an inconvenience in our lives- yes, absolutely. But we can do our best to try to make this tolerable.  And for the LOVE OF GOD!!!  STOP PREACHING TO EVERYONE ELSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA!!!  Everyone has already heard the #flattenthecurve motto- so just stop. FYI: Your manic energy is not going to control people.  They will live how they want until they are forced to do something different.  That’s just my two cents- off my soap box now.

For now- enjoy these cute pics of my babes and pretty scenery.


























Stay safe y’all!

Remington James :: Three Years Old!

I was looking back at videos this morning of my baby, and could not believe all the recorded memories that are now so distant, but feel like they took place yesterday.  For example, I found this wonderful video of Remy taking a few clumsy baby steps on the beach, probably recorded about 2 years ago in Vero, and it just brings so much joy to my heart:

Then there’s this one of Daddy reading one of Remy’s favorite books when he was a baby, oh my goodness!! The sweetness!!

And all of a sudden (I swear I have only blinked one time) and he is three.


And he’s still got the “Remy Stare”…


Just the most handsome little boy!!  Even with snot wiped on his sleeve ha ha ha!


Remington James,

You are the coolest dude in town.  You try hard to make friends with anyone and everyone you come in contact with.  You are so sweet, helping mama in any way that you can.  The other day I had to cut up about 100 sweet peppers for the New Years Eve party we were going to, and you handed me every single one individually to make it easier on me.  I didn’t even have to ask, you just did it!

You love and admire your big brother so much.  Sometimes he doesn’t want you to love him and admire him, but you are persistent!  I’m so glad you guys have each other.  Yesterday, you both played in the pool for hours and just laughed and talked.  It was the best thing to watch as your mama!


Just like Mommy, you are an avid dog lover.  It seems like lately, every time I wake up and walk into the living room, you are cuddling Sasha on the dog bed.  You love hugging and tormenting her, but I think she enjoys it too :)

Gosh, I just love you so much!  I hate to even imagine my world without you in it.  You bring so much sunshine and happiness to every single day, and I’m the LUCKIEST to be your mama!  I adore every little thing about you and hope you feel how much you are loved by everyone who is lucky enough to know you!  I cannot wait to celebrate YOU this weekend at the beach!


your proud mommy