Archive for the ‘the friends’ Category

9th Birthday

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Cook out, s’more cookies, trail mix, movie, headlamps, sleep-out in the sunroom, pancake breakfast…Camp J. Happy 9th to my sweet boy!

2nd grade reunion

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Third grade is now complete and Jonah is headed into fourth, but there are many of us parents from J’s second grade class who remain in awe of what a great experience our kids had (way back) in the second grade. They had a teacher who built a community, not just a class. They sang and did movement each morning together, on Fridays they recapped their weeks and talked about things they appreciated about the week and each other, they had dance parties, they talked about inclusivity, they held publishing parties whenever they finished a writing unit, and along the way, whether the kids realized it or not, they learned an astonishing amount –both academically and social/emotionally. A small group of us took her out recently to express our ongoing gratitude and to keep her in our lives.

Beer party

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

We offered a party at J’s school auction–a 7-course beer tasting modeled after one we attended last year. Last weekend we hosted 18 here for the event. The beer and the pairings were delicious, but the group who bought into the party and joined us was the secret sauce–a great group and a fun and yummy night.

Friends over

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Some fun occasions with friends–from NYE, to dinner with pals, to Lee’s birthday and prepping for the Women’s March–below are some snaps of recent gatherings here. We are just learning how to set-up for groups — kids downstairs and sit-down dinners for adults; dance parties and delicious food; creative spaces. We want our kids to grow up knowing the warmth of community in this house. We’re just figuring out how to do it, but we’re having a good time finding our way…

The Women’s March

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

It has been a while! I’m behind. So here goes, Labor Day Weekend on the Russian River with the Liss-Bergs. It was relaxing and fun and delicious.



And a stop at Doran Beach on our way home…


Friday, August 12th, 2016

Quick view in the slideshow below.
Optimal viewing >here on Flickr<

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

New York

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

This work trip was better than most. Presentations and meetings went swimmingly, and I also had time for good meals and catch-up with colleagues and friends.

Beach time

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Beach days so far this spring/summer at San Gregorio, Muir, Stinson and Crown Memorial…and our littlest beach-goer is absolutely enamored with it. She has taken to asking every morning upon waking up, “bich mono?” (beach, tomorrow?). And she doesn’t just play on the beach, she wears it and eats it and loves it. The final photo is of her with her new sand toys, which she covets so much, she wouldn’t put them down in the car.

My baby is 8

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Outdoor movie party! (Shared with buddy Satchel who was born 24 hrs after J, at the same hospital)