• Family

    A Sweet Reunion

    Last weekend, when I told Soph I'd be visiting Bean and Bre, she begged to go along so she could play with Tilly. She missed Bre's kitten like crazy, and even cried when Bre had to take Tilly with her to her new apartment. I was afraid that Tilly had possibly outgrown her cuddly-kitten ways, but that wasn't the case.…

  • Junk in the Trunk

    Junk in the Trunk II

    I've never been very good at dropping by the thrift stores to see if there's anything worth overhauling, but when Bre mentioned to me that she wanted a desk for her new apartment, we decided that Good Will was the first place we'd look. In case you're wondering why I titled this post "Junk in the Trunk TWO," I actually…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Travel

    Finale

    I know I'm backtracking, but I thought I'd go ahead and post the last couple of days we spent on our family vacation to California. 🙂 When I last posted about it, we had been visiting Mike's relatives in Salinas, which is a 7-hour drive from where we had been staying in San Diego…which means we had to drive 7…

  • Crazy Kids

    Class of 2015

    We got my girl all moved into her dorm today at the university, ready to start her freshman year. Classes don't begin until the 22nd, but some of the kids moved in early so they could attend a Kick-Off Camp this week, which is something Sabrina has been looking forward to all summer. Sabrina and I drove in her car,…

  • Crazy Kids,  Friends,  Good Things

    Who Says

    Back in the '90's, Bre and Sabrina got to go to their first concert: 'NSync. (That happened to be my first concert too, but that will be our little secret.) And this week, after asking, "Who the heck is 'NSync?" Sophie attended hers too: Selena Gomez! We went with one of Soph's BFF's (and business partner for The Glitz Girlz)…

  • Crazy Kids

    Middle School

    My Joonie began 6th grade today, and she is very happy to finally be there. She's always been treated like the baby in the house (for some reason), so this has given her a much-needed boost in making others see that she's truly an independent, free-spirited tween. Besides, would a baby start their own flip-flop business? That's what she and…

  • Family,  Travel

    California, Days 3 and 4

    Early on the third morning, we set off for Mission Beach, which was about 5 minutes from our hotel. It was very chilly and overcast out, so Bean and I absolutely refused to go into the water. Nothing would stop Soph and Big Papaaaaa though… Here's a view of the shops just off the sand… Bre had gone for a…

  • Family,  Travel

    California, Day 2

    Today is moving day for Bre, so I thought I'd get to my computer a bit early and post about our 2nd day in San Diego… Sea World! The last time we were at Sea World, it was in Texas, before Sophie was born. Sabrina was still in her stroller, and Bre got to pet dolphins.. but this time, 16…