Calico Ghost Town

Hello there! I celebrated my thirty-ninth birthday last Sunday, YAY! And also boo, I am not ready to hit my forties. Do I start wearing Mom jeans and drive a minivan? I’m old and lame, haha. My BFF ordered this yummy ice cream cake for me before she left for Paris. Merci Aimee! I spent the weekend with […]

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Antz Birthday Weekend Wrap Up

We have been on a sabbatical for the past four days. My lovely husband turned 38 and we celebrated and hiked the desert hills. Don’t worry folks, he doesn’t have a mohawk, this photo was taken years ago His old fridge in his office at work needed replacing so we bought him a bigger version for […]

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Solitude in Pomme du Desert

We are in Apple Valley visiting my Mom for a few days. I wasn’t going to blog tonight simply because I haven’t done anything interesting besides eat pizza and sit in front of my Mom’s fireplace wishing how much I would like a “functioning” wood burning fireplace of my own *that won’t burn my house […]

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Pre-Thanksgiving in Apple Valley

We have an annual tradition of spending the weekend before Thanksgiving at my Mom’s house in the desert. We cook up a non-traditional feast of crab legs, shrimp, lobster tails, filet mignon and spinach & feta cheese stuffed salmon. Sadly, I didn’t get any shots of the fantastic food but let me assure you, it […]

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Career Day

Remember those? I loved bringing my Mom to my school to show off her percussion skills to my class. Yesterday she went to her friend’s school for career day and blew some high school kid’s minds. The school is a performing arts charter *like FAME* so having my Mom playing for them was a pretty […]

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Hither & Thither

I love visiting my Mommy in the dessert *I know that’s a typo but we just had blueberry crumb cake for dessert, so I’m leaving it*. The weather is perfect, we are blissfully full from the amazing meal I cooked and Liv and her Grammy are having a late night jam session. We ended the […]

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Snow Day!!

Yesterday we drove to my Mom’s house and then made an impromptu trip to the mountains to show Olivia SNOW!! I was worried it would be all melted and icy but the patch we found was perfect. We had a snowball fight and Liv LOVED playing in the snow. It was super fun. I narrowed […]

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Legoland

Schmegoland… Legoland March 1999 Sadly we had to postpone our trip to Carlsbad due to Antz extreme migraine. My poor hubby has been in pain since Tuesday night. He hardly ever complains so I know he is hurting. I couldn’t bear to drag him on a 1 1/2 hour drive and walk around all day […]

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First Thanksgiving dinner down, 2 to go!

Every year my Mom has an early Thanksgiving dinner at her house a week before the chaos of the holidays. This year the menu was seafood. Oh boy!! King crab and crawfish!! Lemons courtesy of our backyard I was in charge of desserts. My Mom requested a fruit tart I finally made these red velvet […]

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Zipping right along my Summer Fun List

This weekend was super busy. Friday night we drove out to Apple Valley to my Mom’s *for her birthday weekend* and Saturday we went to the Hesperia Zoo. What zoo you say? Believe it or not there is a quasi-zoo in the desert *all the animals looked fucking hot* I swear I saw a camel […]

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