Pre-surgery fun

I’m having surgery in the morning, and I’ve been consumed with getting everything ready before I’m out of commission. But I decided it was also important to have a bit of fun before it all. So yesterday, my dear friend Mark visited and drove us out to the coast for a calming breath of salty,…

New Years cut and a cupcake

After decades of having long hair, it feels fantastic to rock a pixie cut. I originally chopped it all off a few years ago; gradually going shorter over time. Today I got to see our wonderful stylist Matthew. I was so exhausted I closed my eyes and zoned out, waking up to this gorgeous new cut…

Brûlée coffee and a cut

My new favorite tradition is to treat myself to a caramel brûlée latte when I go downtown to get my hair cut. The staff at Crooks Coffee are always so sweet and their drinks and food are fantastic! Many thanks to Matthew and D’nae at Ritual Salon for sprucing up my wild pixie! I love…

Overjoyed to be home

We are immensely grateful to our friends in Sacramento for their kindness and hospitality these last several days following our evacuation late Sunday night. We’re back home in Santa Rosa tonight and feeling overjoyed about it, as you can see from Mama’s expression. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was returning home! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please…

Our awesome host with the most!

With mandatory evacuations just a couple blocks from our home, we couldn’t take the stress of it all—or all the smoke in the air—and we left to stay with a friend in Sacramento. We arrived in the middle of the night after a stressful day of packing and a long drive, and we were welcomed…

Safely in Sacramento

We spent the weekend refreshing the emergency map, watching weather conditions, and checking in with neighbors. Early Sunday morning, the mandatory evacuations were expanded to just two big blocks away from us. Miraculously, we still had electricity. But we felt like the evacuations were closing in on us. The stress of it all was just…

Neighbors looking out

About 90-thousand people have been evacuated from Sonoma County due to a wildfire. And thousands more are without power. As the evacuation warning edges closer to our home, neighbors on either side of us texted to make sure we were aware and ready. We’re packing, but praying we won’t need to leave. At the moment,…