Our vacation ended with some great memories with family and friends, and our week ended with some special time among other friends and family as we gathered at Relay for Life. Good stuff, I tell ya.
Lesson #1: When a relaxing San Diego backyard BBQ turns into an exciting frontyard balloon show, it’s a good day.
Lesson #2: Big taking on the warm Manhattan Beach waves + Little playing in the sand + Pink scooting and screaming her way into the water + good friends by our side + dolphins playing in the distance = Bliss
Lesson #3: If UCLA keeps their security tapes on file, I can pretty much guarantee none of my kids will be attending our alma mater.
Lesson #4: Then again, once they see Pink’s moves in her new cheerleading uniform, they may make an exception.
Lesson #5: No matter how magical a vacation is, it feels good to know there’s no place your kids would rather be than home.
Lesson #6: While avocado may make your hair shiny, there is a limit to the amount of good it can do in one treatment. Pink likes to test that limit each and every day.
Lesson #7: While I’ve been called a back-seat driver once or twice (a week), I could take lessons from Big. He’s even taken to bringing his toy remote control that looks like a steering wheel along for the ride.
Lesson #8: At Relay for Life, even a 6-year old can be overcome by the heartache of loss, as well as the power of community.
Lesson #9: I’m pretty sure you (yes, YOU) have no idea how much your support means to me. From the contributions to Relay For Life, to the words of support when I’m going through a hard time, to the time you spend voting and promoting me when I’m nominated for an award… The list goes on. And I truly thank you for making the time I spend writing so much more meaningful.
Lesson #10: It’s with my sincere apologies to my boys that I admit, I have chosen Pink as my favorite child too. I mean, I had to go in to wake her up at 8:30am this morning. How can you compete with that?
Just a reminder that this week the voting comes to an end for the Circle of Mom’s contest. You guys have literally lifted me up (from like 30-something to #2!), and that means the world to me. If you have a few seconds to vote the next few days, I’d greatly appreciate it. (You can vote once every 24 hours.) Let’s go #2! (Hmm, there’s a joke in there somewhere…)