Sunday, May 19, 2013


Miss Ronnie, ready for summer.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Just Sayin...

Ronnie and Ben each got their own desk when they got to first grade and started getting LOTSSSS of homework (thanks, Granny!). Here is Ben's desk.
And here is Ronnie's desk.
Yikes! I'm open to suggestions on how to help Ronnie.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Packing has begun...

We've got a lot of excitement coming up for our little family, and the packing has begun. We've just started and already got our obligatory baby-in-a-box photo!
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I'm being pretty ruthless about getting rid of junk, trash, clothes, art projects, knick-knacks. Grandma hit the nail on the head when she found this (re:Ronnie).
I've had to be pretty sneaky! Sorry, Ronnie, you'll NEVER miss it. Promise.

Monday, May 13, 2013

the explOratorium

The explOratorium must be one of the world's best hands on science museums, and as of a couple months ago, it found a new, even closer home, on Pier 15.
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From magnetic hands
to color and light
to gyroscopes
and many upside down Noes.
From there we took a walk up to China Town for lunch and North Beach for dessert.
Someone is happy!
My treats...
How does anyone decide where to eat here?
I wouldn't say taking 4 curious kids (and 1 curious husband) to the explOratorium is the most relaxing way to spend Mother's Day, but fun was had by all.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Science in Seattle

This year's ARVO meeting was in Seattle.
ARVO is one of the highlights of my year.
On my own for five days.
Five days full of vision science and visiting with friends, collaborators and colleagues.
And the hotel and convention center were right in the middle of Seattle's sights, shopping, restaurants and bars.
Just enough time between sessions for a stop by the first Starbucks.
And a stop by H&M for this great leopard chiffon sleeveless top. Doesn't it look professional? Why yes, my badge does have a "committee member" ribbon.
Such a great week, and now it's back to reality!
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Family branch

The return of one of my favorites! I am so happy to have this customizable family branch necklace back in the shop. This necklace features a sterling silver branch with up to 5 letters stamped on the leaves. It hangs with this cute sparrow charm and a gemstone.
I'm wearing mine with the 4 kids birthstones. Edwin even got a leaf on my branch :)
Customize your family branch in my etsy shop today!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Bonus excursion

On the way home from Disney last weekend we met some of our cousins for lunch in LA, followed by a quick walk down the Santa Monica Pier.
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You may notice all my pictures from the weekend are Instagram. Can you believe on such a special weekend I forgot my camera? Well, I only had 5 people to pack for an hour before we left. Lucky I didn't forget a kid! Thank goodness for iphone cameras....