Happy 8th Birthday!

Yesterday was my son’s eighth birthday. This is the first year that we didn’t have a big party. I had no pre-party planning anxiety, which I usually do. It feel awkward and so nice, though. My husband, my son, and some of their friend’s went to Palm Springs. They went shooting in the desert, they […]

Aloha Monday

Mother's Day 2013

Aloha, is my way of saying, “Hello Monday”, today! How is everyone? Can you feel summer creeping up on you? Is it almost the end of the school year? Where did the time go? Hello to some speedwork on the treadmill! A little over a week ago, I ran the OC Marathon Half. I had […]

Hello Monday…Almost March

Hanging out in tall chairs

Hello Monday! Hello to starting a fresh new week! Eeek… Hello to school {for the kid}, work {me and the hubs}, dentist appointments, run club {kid}, running {me}, and soccer {kid}! Hello to never catching up! You know how you always wish for a week free of commitments so you can just be lazy? And […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!


I’m hoping that you had a great day so far! I started off the day with a 5 mile run with my pal, Heather. Although it is decent weather here in Southern California, we whined about the cold….the entire run! We also whined about getting up early {we met up at 5:45am}, and the super […]

Wordless Wednesday: The “Official Holiday Card” of The Angry Family

I had a heck of a time trying to figure out a Holiday card for our family this year. We didn’t have professional photos taken this year, nor did we have a photo with all 3 of us together. But at the last minute, I decided to use a photo that I took on my […]

Renegade Santa Run Race Recap

On Saturday I participated in the Renegade Racing’s Troutman Sanders Renegade Santa Run with Angry Kid. I ran the 5K and he ran the Kid’s 1K Run. I hadn’t done a “race” since Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon (which I still need to write about), and Angry Kid hadn’t done a Kid’s Race since […]

Wordless Wednesday: A Weekend in Palm Springs

Last weekend I hopped on the freeway right after I picked the kid up from school. We headed towards Palm Springs. My parent’s have a place there and I hadn’t been for awhile. Plus it was a lot warmer there than it was at home in Orange County. We got stuck in some traffic but […]

KIIS FM Jingle Ball Concert

So my son is sorta obsessed with that song, “Gangnam Style”¬†{over 900 million hits on YouTube} by Psy. Have you heard of it? I’m sure you have. While listening to the radio sometime in early November, I heard KIIS FM advertise their “Jingle Ball”¬†concert series that was happening on two dates in December, and Psy […]