April 13, 2019 in Friends, Sports - No Comments

Last fall, one of my friends reached out to see if I’d want to run a Ragnar relay race with a group of twelve girls. For some crazy reason, I said yes. I’m not a runner. I don’t even like running. But it felt like a good goal to work…

Fall Sports

November 3, 2018 in Soccer, Sports, Swim Team, Swimming - No Comments

September and October are our hottest months, so the pool was not a bad place to be. Troy and I had to divide and conquer for a few of Blake’s Saturday meets that conflicted with soccer games. Finn got to tagalong with me and he did not appreciate the early…

Games on the Sidelines

May 28, 2018 in Baseball, Friends, Sports - No Comments

I love baseball season. Running into friends and neighbors and basking in the golden hour light on warm spring days. Watching my boys slowly improve their swings and make some plays in the field. I also love what happens on the sidelines. Settling in on beach chairs and timing the…

The Braves

May 20, 2018 in Baseball, Crew, Sports - No Comments

Nash officially retired from baseball this year so I was really happy when Crew wanted to play Tball. I’m a sucker for Little League. There’s just something about those practices and games on warm spring nights that make it feel like the whole town is coming together. Crew played for…


March 28, 2018 in Friends, Sports - No Comments

Having a backyard with enough room for a trampoline has been the greatest gift. When we were renting our townhouse, the boys got out their post dinner energy by running in circles around the kitchen island every night. Now, we just send them outside and they bounce and wrestle their…

The Blue Ninjas

November 11, 2017 in Crew, Sports - No Comments

Crew waited years for it to be his turn to play a sport. After all the hype of his first practice and getting dressed 11 hours in advance, the practice got lightning-ed out. Even though day one was a bust, Crew was still all smiles because he got to pick…

Fall Swim

October 23, 2017 in Blake, Friends, Sports, Swim Team, Swimming - No Comments

Blake made it past the one year mark of year round swimming and he really started to find his stride. He advanced into a higher level which meant his practice time increased to 1.5 hours, three days a week. Each practice consisted of swimming well over 1000 meters. Practice was…

Year Round Swimming

May 24, 2017 in Blake, Sports, Swim Team, Swimming - No Comments

Blake continued swim team all throughout the winter which meant getting out of practice well past dark and enduring chilly early morning swim meats. There are no indoor pools in Southern California, so when he has a 7am warmup time and it’s 46 degrees outside in January, you better hope…

Tiniest Baseball Fan

May 15, 2017 in Baseball, Finn, Sports - No Comments

The most willing baseball player during Nash’s season was easily his littlest brother. Finn got lots of practice hitting balls during Nash’s games. He was so energetic and persistent about getting some hits in that his batting practice deserved its own post.