Well, this made me laugh. And well friends, my vacay from vacation this week to NYC got canceled due to more sick children and it’s cyber Monday and my computer didn’t work in the Dominican Republic on black friday, so here’s my shopping makes everything better face. Or shpeel. (spelling idk) But see below. 

I have already purchased  5 Christmas gifts and it’s not even lunch so I’m on a roll. And only on a sale. Because nobody wants to miss a good deal. NOBODY. (ok there might be one thing not on sale, but it’s cute, so fair enough.)


I’m speechless.

For a woman of many words, that’s a big deal. I’m not sure what exact moment the words left my mouth. Maybe it was when I watched the news feed on my iPhone last week. Or maybe it was when I realized my daughter had to go to school the next day and possibly be in harm’s way by psychopaths who decide to kill people. Or maybe it was when my beloved California’s most deadliest fire of all time in history, hit that underbrush at rapid speed. And took away my family’s malibu home. Either way, my heart has sort of gone black and all of a sudden I’m speechless. 


It is still very much a vivid memory embedded in my mind. Three wonderful years and a few busy months have passed and I can still see every detail. The footprint. The plans. The breaking ground. Usually most days when I drive up my long driveway, it’s the architectural landscape that gives me all the butterflies. Because I can remember day 1. It was a piece of land and a longing in my heart for another baby. And on that fourth day after we moved in 2 years and 2 days later, I gave birth to not only 1 baby, but 2.