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Virtual Tech Camps from iD Tech: Learn from home. Right now.

April 15, 2020

This post is sponsored by iD Tech. I had everything planned After my stepson’s amazing time at iD Tech last summer I was excited to introduce this fun camp to my middle son, Nicholas. Every day, Teddy came home excited to tell us about what he learned in his VR Design with Unity and Oculus Go camp. Not only did he learn how to code, but he was in an environment filled with fun, smart and witty students. Similar to…

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Unbreakable Love

November 16, 2011

November 15, 2011 I’m scheduled to see my doctor every week now since we are closing in on our last month before our third son’s arrival. He loves to move every evening around 10pm and especially enjoys the left side of my belly, just as Christian did before. While I am becoming more exhausted, there is little time to reflect on that truth. Every day I’m awaken by my little son’s feet climbing up the stairs to our bed and…

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Seeking a natural high

April 5, 2011

April 4, 2011 When I close my eyes and think about what I miss most in my youth, I think about swimming. Today while I lay in the sun in the backyard, I reminisced swimming with my girlfriends in junior high school tumbling and talking about boys. When we first moved to Sacramento, I swam so much that if I were to post a fifth grade picture, you wouldn’t recognize me because I was so dark. Swimming was cathartic for…

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30 years old

November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010 5 more days left. Absolutely crazy. I contacted all our wedding vendors, crossed off my to-do lists and created a special wedding portfolio for my wedding coordinator complete with tabs such as: our itinerary, wedding party, photo list and 10 things that will drive me crazy. After waiting for nearly two years, David and I will finally tie the knot by the end of this week. Every day this week has an event planned. Tomorrow we have…

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my college years.

October 6, 2010

October 5, 2010 My days have slowed down ten-fold. Right now I am enjoying quiet time as both boys are napping and I am finishing emails and updates online. Later this evening I have two meetings and an errand, but absolutely nothing else, which makes life very exciting. While there are always things to do, I realize that I really need time where there is nothing to do nothing but watch television, take a bath with the boys or walk…

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LCHS 10 year reunion

December 2, 2008

December 2, 2008 On Saturday night I attended the Laguna Creek High School 10 year reunion. It was an event most people were iffy’ about. After all, high school is a transient time and learning curve for most people. As for me, I’ve always been a bit of a social butterfly so it wasn’t too hard to feel  at home with people I spent 4+ years of my life with. While high school was definitely hard sometimes, I can’t give…

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true test of commitment

July 30, 2008

July 30, 2008 Yesterday I just created our wedding brochures (for out of town visitors) and our announcement magnets to send to family and friends for our nuptials next year.  I also just finished a mini-grant application for Fitness without Borders 10 minutes ago. Today has been an extremely efficient day filled with visiting the care home I supervise, swimming with my niece and nephew, answering all my emails and spending some time with my mother. My goal for the…

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a student of thyself.

January 24, 2006

January 23, 2006 7:14 am. Monday morning. I just finished a run/bike cardio session that preceded a prayer giving thanks for a new day, a new opportunity, a new beginning and a new me. Last night I made a pact to myself as I usually do when I am posed to attack. And after each week of experiencing trial and error: I now have a bettering understanding of what challenges my strengths and what triggers my weaknesses…knowing thyself is a…

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a prayer to a little boy.

August 2, 2005

August 1, 2005 Lately I’ve been wondering what part of human history we are living in? If I were to contribute to the social sciences I’d call this era “The age of selfish guilt,” “The era of fear,” or “The pursuit of loneliness.” With all the terrorism…the war…the natural disasters…life seems uncertain, scary and fearful. We are in a very interesting period in America. Our country hasn’t been this divided since the period before the Civil War. We humorously criticize our president…we buy big cars, big houses, and lots of insurance to…

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