Feeling loved and supported

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was hugs and support from dear family friends in Santa Cruz. Spending time with our loved ones was the highlight of our mini trip! We were sad to say goodbye, but it feels good to be home. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 130 of 365. And Day…

Beautiful flowers and friends

This stunning Iris lights up the garden of our beloved family friends who we are visiting. Mama and I spent much of the day recovering from yesterday’s long drive, but we are enjoying spending time with our friends and seeing their beautiful flowers. Today’s #OneGoodThing was appreciating beautiful flowers and friends with Mama! What was…

Double celebration

This evening Mama and I had the honor of being invited to a Passover Seder at the home of our dear friend Margo. We had a lovely time and adore her family. We especially enjoyed our conversations around the service—these thoughtful tangents added lovely new depths to the traditions of the evening. One of the…

Sharing memories of Joe

This afternoon Mama and I received news that our beloved friend Joe had passed away after a two-month illness. We were shocked and deeply saddened. Mama introduced Joe and his wife to each other; she just knew they’d be perfect for each other. Pat and Joe have been part of our extended family since before…

Sweet peas in our life

I had the pleasure of catching up with several of our dear friends by phone and text today, making plans to visit later this month and in May. What a warm, loving feeling to talk with friends we love who’ve known us forever and love us like family! Today’s #OneGoodThing was making plans for Mama…

Baking in honor of Bobbie

Today we attended a memorial for our dear sweet friend, Bobbie, who passed away last month. Mama and I met Bobbie through mutual extended family, when we moved to Santa Rosa nearly four years ago. Bobbie was one of those people you could meet and fall in love with immediately. She made everyone feel welcomed,…