May, 02 2021

Today it was chilly here which I’m getting used to for spring I’m used to 90 degree weather and hotter this time of year.Savannah and I enjoyed a girls day went to lunch and the park and Starbucks. We played chef while watching “Beat Bobby Flay” shows. My hubby was working all day but we all had a nice dinner at home together. Our son took his girlfriend out to lunch and spent time with her and some friends this afternoon. Our charly pup looks great we got him freshly groomed yesterday. Still on the hunt for a great house that will work for us our house is finally closing this week later than scheduled. Also been talking to builder if we need to go that route. Injustice want us to get in a great house that we can all actually unpack all our boxes put our furniture in that’s stored and feeling normal and stable again. It’s beautiful out here but the price point is ridiculous you just don’t get homes that are nice or with a lot of sq footage unless your spending well over a million dollars which is not our price point. I’m happy we are back under one roof it’s just very tight conditions until we get ourselves into a new home. Proud of my daughter she’s a champ on the monkey bars so strong kept going back and forth across them over and over again. Sad over the loss of my uncle we will honor him with a service later this month. Since last year in February I’ve lost two aunts and now an uncle it’s a huge bummer and makes me appreciate ha in my parents around even more than before. My kids need some more stability happy they are in person school but my sons current school doesn’t have a football team another reason I’m determined to get house soon in district of school that does they wouldn’t let him do a transfer😂. But he is enjoying school and so is my daughter. Looking forward to getting her in some activities again she misses dance and gymnastics and swimming and horseback riding. I miss my best friend everyday. Miss the great restaurants and having convenience of targets great shopping and so much else close by. But once again I love how beautiful it is here and peaceful. I’d love to be able to find a spot to practice yoga again and mask free can’t imagine doing my deep breathing in a mask. Saw my first bear the night we got bs k from Hawaii. Have heard them many times but never had one right in front of me .I haven’t hiked again yet as everyone is warning me of mountain lion that’s lurking about and I don’t feel comfortable hiking alone right now. Started my walks with Charly again now that snow has melted.I have been getting back to exercising every day at least Monday to Friday. Been doing good with what I eat at home but still having French fries when I go out and had a margarita when we went out Friday night. I’m hoping to see things continue to open up ore we went bowling Friday I can’t remember how long it had been since we were able to go last. I also hope that by time kids start back to school in fall o more masks at school. My daughter is r and all the teachers in district had first vaccine before kids came bs k from winter break and second two weeks after and these young kids still required to wear masks. I know it’s mainly the red states that have stopped mask mandate and I’m in California so I won’t be shocked if we are last to lift some of these restrictions. My husband’s already had both vaccines I just haven’t seen any benefit he gets from going through that other than as a safety precaution being he’s over 50. I felt very blessed to actually travel to Hawaii after not going anywhere since March 2020. I was in Toronto just days before the storm broke at home. I miss all the social interactions I had back before all this. Well I’m getting tired so gonna wrap this up. I thank you for reading and hope everyone has. Great week! 😊❤️😎🍟

March 06, 2020

Our desert home is still on the market. I had to drive there to pull Brandon out of school because his football team was starting conditioning. It’s very stressful to not have that house sold and have to yank my kid out of school knowing the homes we liked up here in our price range have all sold one sold the second night we pulled him out of school the kids really loved that house so I felt so sad foe my son as I don’t know what we will end up in. 90% off my things are in boxes in our conference room and in back of trailer still. It’s so hard not being able to get me and the kids settled. I wouldn’t be worried if we were going to eat least have all the money from our house selling but other than money owed to bank we will only have half. When we got back in town I was told the restaurant across the street burned down it’s literally now just one place here to get take out now since too cold for outdoor dining. I’m glad I was able to take Brandon out to eat a few times while in desert. But unfortunately with short notice of our trip I couldn’t get in to get a facial a massage or anything. We spent all day out of our home to let people come see it but we got to sleep in our beds and at least have nice bath before bed etc. the house is nice but one neighbor in particular has old furniture in their roof and parts and old cars out on street and filling driveway another has old mattresses out etc really doesn’t help someone want to live on our street. I pray every day and night that we can actually have a house to move into here soon and that won’t be smaller and not as nice as the one we are selling. I want my kids to be settled in and happy. My daughter enjoyed snow boarding I’d like to get her up snow boarding each week. Brandon it would be nice to see him be able to go up skiing as well he’s been working so hard and he has had things really turned upside down for him. There is a house we all love but it’s out of our price range nothing fancy it’s all original 90s basic white counters black appliances nothing high end. But it’s got enough space that we don’t have to give up any of our furniture and it’s in a great neighborhood and it just has good bones wonderful layout I could picture us growing old there and it being our forever home. Only other home that’s on market that my husband would consider the rooms are tiny compared to out home now and all on same floor and no privacy no private bathrooms . Kitchen is tiny no way to increase size of it no room for our peloton and weight bench etc and I don’t see room for play-set for our daughter. We promised her when leaving our home since hers was left behind. We decided to move here to all be together hopefully in an actual house and not stuck in this limbo with our whole life packed away in boxes forever. I almost forgot I thankfully got to spend the day with my bestie Monday which was fantastic. I miss her everyday I have to trust God has a plan for us and that we will be a home we will love. Hope everyone is doing well! 🙏😊❄️🤗😂🏠

February 14, 2021

So we have been so busy we got rest of work done on our desert home and got it listed. We drove up to our June Lake home which will be temporary since only 2 bedrooms almost all our stuff is stored right now. So nice being able to be all under one roof every night take Savannah to school each day 😊 Brandon is doing great still with all A’s and a B fir school. We have enjoyed being up in the beautiful snowy weather up here. We took it easy fir valentines had a family dinner at home. I’ve been getting in my peloton workouts at least. I am hoping we can get desert home sold quickly so we can get into our forever home up here and get settled in. Savannah and I got our haircuts and we are loving them. Savannah lost her first tooth 🦷 such a big deal for my sweet girl. Hope everyone is having a great day ! ❤️😊❄️🏡🦷

January 26, 2021

We have has so much going on Savannah is back at school enjoying being in person again. Unfortunately Brandon is still on zoom for school. We have made great progress on landscaping and getting pool refinished still need our old fence poles removed and concrete filled in. Cool deck done around pool new mail box have our epoxy done on garage floor. A few items done in house some paint re touch up and repairs. House is pretty empty though it’s just furniture now we packed up even all out kitchen items and clothes a few trips ago. I finally had my last doctor appointment and am now cleared. I’ve been getting in exercise everyday. We had lots of rain here and June lake is been having snow on and off for last two weeks looks like more snow expected this week. I am looking forward to us getting this house sold. So we can make an offer on a house and finally be able to unpack our things from boxes. Get us all settled in under one roof together. I am sore today so I’m going to definitely do some yoga and stretching today. I hope everyone is having a great week!

January 14, 2021

We have been so busy kids are back in school. We are preparing to sell our home so I’ve been getting our whole house packed up. I can’t believe it’s January 14, 2021 and the schools out here are still closed kids have been on zoom nearly a year. So sad for them and their education. Sad to see so many local businesses gone forever. Looking forward to our move and a new chapter. Beautiful weather today getting into mid 80s here. It will be nice to see some friends before we list the house. I am thankful I’ve had my peloton workouts throughout all of this can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since I’ve taken a pure barre class I was so close to reaching my next goal. Both our kids are very social and this isolation of not getting their sports and activities and in person school is truly heartbreaking. I am so happy for those we know who have left California and found happiness with businesses being open and schools open and life seeming to be more reminiscent of our happier normal days. I miss traveling so much I have spent all my life finding new adventures through travel. I hope that before my kids are out of the house we can take more family vacations again and explore more together. I have definitely been able to see which people are truly good people and who have not been heard from. Everything has come into a clear focus of what is important. I am hopeful for the future though I know we are not out of the woods yet.

December 25,2020

This week was busy and so different from past Christmas holidays. We still had a fantastic Christmas 🎄 it was just quieter and we missed some loved ones that are usually with us. I am very blessed to have the family I have such wonderful kids and hubby. I love my family happy I got to have my parents with us but missed my cousins. Happy I got to see my nephew and niece on Christmas Eve so sweet of them to pay us a visit. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday 🎄🙏⛄️❄️🏠❤️🤗