Fish tacos & a visiting friend

Today the Nosy Parker family enjoyed fish tacos with a visiting friend. We hadn’t seen Sandy since we moved away from Santa Cruz. It was wonderful to see her again, especially as we hadn’t really had a chance to say goodbye (our farewell party was canceled due to a medical emergency). It was such a joy…

Nosy Parker at The Ellen Show

Earlier this week, I wrote about finding joy through The Ellen Degeneres Show. Today – you might just spot us in her audience! Look for the Nosy Parker family in the front row, center section, right behind where Andy the producer stands. Mama is wearing a green top with blue flowers and I’m wearing a turquoise dress. Check…

Top Posts of 2013

Happy new year Nosy Parker readers! As we begin 2014 (may it be a better year for all of us), I want to share with you the top posts of 2013: #5: A Double Gelato Day #4: Finding Direction #3: DIY Easy & Inexpensive Cupcake Stand #2: The Waiting Continues And the top post of…

Remembering Those We Love

It was 17 years ago this past Memorial Day weekend that my beloved grandma died, but I think about her every day. She’s in my mind while I’m getting dressed, when I play solitaire on my phone and every time I see the clock (she loved times like 11:11 and 2:22). My grandma was famous…

Finding Direction

I haven’t posted in a while. Life in 2013 has been a bit of a whirlwind. Mama Jude had another of her quarterly MRIs to monitor her rare brain cancer and it showed no new growth! What a relief as we continue to face the daily battles that are part of living with brain cancer.…

Top Posts of 2012

Before we finish ushering in the new year and I get blogging away in 2013, I wanted to share with you the top posts of 2012. These got the most views and/or comments and it means so much to me to share these personal adventures with you. Thanks for reading! My Amazing, Memorable Mama Buon…

Remembering a Friend

Recently I woke to discover on Facebook that my friend and mentor Joel Connable had died suddenly at the age of 39 after suffering a diabetic seizure. I hadn’t seen Joel in years — since we’d both lived in Los Angeles, but we kept in touch online. Joel had just recently gotten married and moved…