Crosstown Rivals

Last night a few of the kids and I had the pleasure of going to the 'Battle of the Bay', which pits our San Francisco 49ers against: For those of you that are less versed in football matters, The Oakland Raiders have a storied franchise history. They have 3 Super Bowl victories to their credit, but they are mostly known for their reputation, both in the stands and on the field, as … [Read more...]

Letting go

It’s the first day of school, seems like for the whole country. If my Facebook friends are any indication, there is a lot of angst about letting kids go…whether to college, high school, elementary or pre-school. The kids’ first day of any new scholastic experience is often more traumatic for the parents than for the kids. Whether your child is the one that left your pant leg dripping wet … [Read more...]

Yep, we’re ready

I said that I was done travelling after our trip to see my parents in Tennessee, but at the last minute I decided to go to the 49ers game in Indianapolis this weekend. The kids were relatively easy to disburse, school doesn’t start for a week, so why not? The fact that I can hop on the team plane made the decision a whole lot easier. I thought I’d give you a little insight into what a … [Read more...]

The ultimate…

I’ve made a very general observation while I’m here in the South. It seems that Southerners are a little more demonstrative of their pride in the U. S. of A. than Californians. In California, it’s a rare sight to see homes displaying our country’s flag, but there must be 4 or 5 on my parents’ street alone, and hundreds throughout their community. Seeing all these flags and seeing some … [Read more...]

Going Back

I know it sounds like I have done quite a bit of traveling this summer; because I have. Now, the younger 4 kids and I are in Tennessee to visit my parents. Let me clarify the title of this post: 'Going Back' probably conjures up images of going back to the small little house where we grew up, squeezing into too-small spaces with no air-conditioning and squeaky old beds. That's exactly the opposite … [Read more...]