Sunday Outing: USS Hornet

As you know, we have 3 boys, and most of our outings are aimed at their enjoyment.  On the 4th of July we took a much anticipated trip out to Alameda to visit the USS Hornet. There was live music, food and games for the kids, as well as a flight simulator ride and a tour below deck.  The […]

What’s Going On… 2009 Goals

Each year after the holidays, James and I sit down and write down our goals for the following year.  Now these goals are different from resolutions.  In my experience a resolution is a promise to change something huge and broad forever.  Hard to keep for the long term, we are human after all, and society […]

Back to School

Well here we go again, another September, school back in session, the end of trying to keep the kids from boredom or from beating each up, and back to the bedtime and homework battles.  I have to say I was ready for the routine again. We have had a fun and eventful summer.  I am […]

It’s all about the Dads!

You can’t honor Mom without honoring Dad, so this month is dedicated to that special man, Dad.  My Dad, David, is the son of first generation immigrants from Spain, and is the hardest worker I have ever known.  He has a good heart, and would do anything for you.  His parents were entrepreneurs, making a […]

Our Big Family….

Jessica, age 20, is living inVentura and working with children with special needs.  She will be up this summer for a long overdue visit. Isabella is 16, and is looking forward to herSenior year next year.  She plans on working as much as possible this summer while still squeezing in time to get a tan. […]