Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category


Thursday, November 10th, 2011

My  mother always made my birthday cakes. Then one year I BEGGED her for a store bought cake. For some reason I thought perfectly placed lattice frosting over bright artificial strawberry goo would taste better then the baked-from-scratch yogurt cake my mom usually made. As a mother, I now realize the sting this probably caused my mom as she so lovingly made birthday cakes from scratch. But I insisted. I remember looking at this beautiful cake and being elated as it got served at my birthday party. I ate it and it gave me a stomach ache. I don’t remember ever asking for a store bought cake again.

I’m guessing some day my daughters will beg me for a home-made cake from scratch. I did however hand make a goofy little bib so I’ll remember she was turning two and bought a tube of frosting to put her name on a blank mini sheet cake.

Los Angeles, California

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Most people who even mildly know me know I’ve never been the hugest Los Angeles fan. I moved here for comfort, love and for lack of knowing what else to do after my year in Japan. I came across this photo today and it made me laugh outloud. Now and then LA snuggles its way into my affection since this is where we decided to start a family… and every now and then Los Angeles really doesn’t feel so big.

Just for fun…

Friday, July 1st, 2011

So get out your seats and jump around jump around jump up jump up and get down.