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 🎄🙏⛄️❄️🏠❤️🤗

December 21, 2020

Still can’t believe how close it is until Christmas Day. This is definitely going to feel different this year not having a big family group together. Having so much closed during the holidays has made me sad. But I have enjoyed time with my kids and husband and looking forward to a bright future in 2021. Hope everyone is enjoying the season no matter how different it is thus year. 😊🎄❄️🏠

December 03, 2020

The last few weeks have been so busy has more doctor appointments so have been driving back and forth to desert from June lake. Had a small family thanksgiving so different year but nice and are first one in June Lake. Been happy to be back with the family in June Lake. I hope everyone is doing well! 🙏👍🏻🤗🦃🎄🇺🇸

November 16, 2020

It’s been such a busy week been in June lake then back to desert had medical appointments and have been decorating. Getting stuff done here and back to june lake trying to get things set for holidays and also make June Lake house comfy for the kids. This has been one crazy year. Hope everyone has a wonderful week! 🤗☀️❄️🇺🇸🎄❤️🤗

November 08, 2020

So much has been going on last few weeks. Still having doctors visits each week at least down to one a week now. My youngest has been up in June lake with my hubby so she can go to in person school. Brandon’s still on zoom learning until January 19th Football conditioning never started at least for freshman which is a bummer. Had a good Halloween as a family in June lake. The driving back and forth is exhausting for me but worth it to see my little one so happy. Brandon will stay up there through end of month on our next trip up. Took down Halloween decor. I’m already getting Christmas decorations out and happy we get our Christmas lights up and tree next week. Enjoying lots of Hallmark movies. Made some yummy minestrone soup today and some pumpkin bread. Been doing a lot of cleaning as well. We have had lots of wind and rain past two days so just relaxing indoors. Brandon us enjoying the day with his grandparents. I hope everyone is having a great weekend! 😊👍🏻🙏🇺🇸

October 26, 2020

The last 10 days have been so busy. My husband was able to come into town Monday night so we got to enjoy some family time. Our son turned 14 which is so crazy how time flies by so quickly. We were able to get a family dinner in Monday night just the four of us. Tuesday my son and I went to the movies and dinner together one last time before movie theater was closed again. Also our last indoor dining for awhile. On his Birthday I was able to get Charly groomed and we took Brandon and two of his friends to the escape room and got them some burgers 🍔 afterwards. We got a dinner with us and my parents on his actual Birthday. After finding out that kids will not be back in school until end of January if that even happens. We were able to get Savannah in school up with my husband since they have been open there since after Labor Day. My son was supposed to start football conditioning in November . But that already got changed to only Varsity and a few JV players no freshman. Thankfully Brandon is close to being cleared at the doctors from our injuries endured after being hit by a huge commercial truck this summer. I am on the mend as well hoping to get cleared before 2021. We have enjoyed decorating. My daughters heart pal was so sweet and brought her such wonderful treats for Halloween 🎃. I hope she will love what we picked out for her. Savannah is doing great with her sight words and she’s getting better at reading each day. Savannah also got the chance to go horseback riding again she loves Jewel and now she got to ride Salty. Such beautiful horses feel so blessed she is able to experience this at such a young age. We gave notice at her school and at her gymnastics and we look forward to her enjoying in person school and time with her Dad. I will be doing a lot of driving back and forth. I truly hope she is able to get back to in person school out here by February. I also hope Brandon gets to do football and get back to in person school in the new year. Brandon got a teen facial on Saturday and it was great we have noticed wearing the mask has caused some breakouts around that area. Our weather shifted from very hot to cool in the morning and only hit about 70 today. I have missed my bestie and am excited to see her tomorrow. Hope everyone is doing great! 👍🏻🎃😊