Showing posts from March, 2014


For our family, March is a time of remembering.

March 13, 2004:  The day that Carson David entered our lives.  There's that old expression about March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb.  Well, Carson came in like a lion- 20 days early- and has been roaring ever since.  Determined.  Confident.  Stubborn.  Strong willed.  He's 10 years old, and, he's spent every minute of that decade perfecting his leadership skills.  I should probably hire him out as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies so he can train their CEOs.  If nothing else, it would give me a break from trying to lead him.  :)  He's also the most intuitively sensitive kid I've ever met.   Introverted.  Thoughtful.  Compassionate.  He's equipped to rule the world, but he'd rather take care of it.  From his vantage point on life, he desires nothing more than to be a missionary who hikes to villages never before touched with the Gospel.   He has all the details worked out.  As he tells me about …


After we finished up at the Observatory, we stopped at Baja Fresh for a quick lunch, and then it was off to LACMA.  Chloe and I visited the museum when we were in Los Angeles in October of 2012, and we knew that the rest of the family would love it!

Grandpa in the "spaghetti."  I don't remember the real name for this art piece.
Camilla is gorgeous even in yellow plastic tubing.
Metropolis 2
is absolutely
I love all things fashion, so I was thrilled to discover there was a Diane Von Furstenburg exhibit.

Griffith Observatory

From the Observatory, there were amazing views of Los Angeles including the Hollywood sign.  In honor of Hollywood, we'd like to share our best paparazzi photos with you.  (None of which were posed.  We're just really this fabulous.)
Chloe- her movie star self (With people- well, Grandma-in the background making awkward faces)
Coralynn and I standing in the front lawn of the Observatory.   Photo credit to my PI-wannabe husband
Coralynn enjoying the freedom of running on the lawn.  She was amazingly well behaved the entire trip, but she definitely enjoyed the opportunity to run and not worry about holding someone's hand.

These people!

I love my family.  I just do.  I feel so grateful that these people get to be my people.  I love the ocean.  I'm not a nature person, but I love the enormity of the ocean.  I love that it makes me feel so small, so insignificant.  I love the perspective.  I love that God gave us the oceans, and He gave me these people.  I am so thankful for these blessings...

even if my family is nuts!