On January 3, 2017
On September 9, 2016
On August 3, 2016
On January 30, 2016
We started 2016 out right–on vacation! Josh, Eleanor, and I flew to the bay area to visit many friends on the west coast, and learned immediately that 6 nights wasn’t going to be enough. In Marin, we took a journey through magical redwoods to a gorgeous beach where we looked for whales and ogled over enormous waves. In the city, we enjoyed Dolores park (especially the gigantic slide), beer gardens, and delicious food. From San Francisco, we trekked with 2 kids and 4 adults in one (huge!) vehicle to Lake Tahoe where we spent 3 days with my dear friend from college. We had a blast taking the kids snowshoeing and sledding, and loved getting our zen on at the hot springs. There’s nothing quite like old friends and we are forever grateful to have such fun-loving, hilarious and amazing people in our lives!
On August 4, 2015
On June 8, 2015
We recently had a fantastic vacation in Mallorca, Spain. A dear friend got married in the countryside on a gorgeous estate overlooking olive and almond groves surrounded by friends and family. Eleanor thoroughly enjoyed herself; she was elbow deep in paella at the rehearsal dinner, danced the night away with her daddy at the wedding, and swam in the chilly but beautiful pool the following day. Prior to the wedding, we spent several days enjoying morning coffee on the veranda, exploring tiny Mallorcan villages tucked away in the mountains, hiking to a secret cove, and soaking up the Spanish lifestyle of sangria, olives and siestas. What fun!
On October 19, 2014
Just home from a long weekend in Vancouver. It was wonderful to spend time with our dear friends from California, hiking at Whistler and biking through gorgeous Stanley Park. We weren’t deterred by the rain (though there was a lot of it) and managed to stay warm with delicious bowls of ramen and a micro-brew….or two!
On August 16, 2014
I had a wonderful time at the Newport Folk Festival this summer with my husband, Josh, daughter, Eleanor, and friends. We rented a house near all the action and filled it with 6 adults and 5 kids. We enjoyed listening to many talented musicians and teaching Eleanor how to dance. Favorites included Nickel Creek, Tau and the Get Down Stay Down and Jeff Tweedy. And boy does Newport have great fish and chips!
We also spent several days in Fire Island. It was mayhem and madness with my mom, sisters, sister-in-law, brother-in-laws, cousins, aunts, uncles, and nephews. Eleanor loved playing in the sand and putting her toes in the water. She especially loved being entertained by her big cousins, JP, Harry, John and Hunter. They taught her all about catching frogs, flying kites and building sand castles. We ended each day watching the beautiful sunset, sipping a cocktail, and cooking a huge barbecue.
In other news, I am now performing intrauterine insemination (IUI) in the office for single mothers by choice and same-sex couples.