November wasn’t even done yet when the best time dawn upon us: Christmas! For the third time in a row I was honored to set up and decorate the school’s Xmas tree. This year our new principal decided that a … Continue reading
We felt especially fortunate in October with a three-week fall break. Being sun filled made it extra special and enjoyable both at home and on the road. Deep relaxation brings out creativity and spontaneity which in our case meant a … Continue reading
Sweet as sweet can be the month of September! With all three children’s birthdays back to back… Lots of presents, lots of celebrating, friends over, sleep-overs … and then a much needed three week fall break at the end of a birthday marathon! Yes, 3 weeks off this year instead of the common 2! One week to recover from each birthday celebration! 🙂
As if kid’s birthdays weren’t already a big deal there is the usual back-to-school craziness with its pta meetings and school assignments topped of by our jog-a-thon fundraiser that takes place every two years.
Somehow we lived through it all ended up with great birthday memories to cherish for many years to come. It is so sweet to have a dozen 6-year-old, two dozen preteens and finally another dozen teenaged boys all be part of our already colorful and joyful life. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be the host and the creative mind behind these three celebrations each September.
What a treat this October was for us. Plenty of sunshine, extra time at the beach and as if that wasn’t enough a trip to the Cote d’Azur!
September, sweet sweet September – you will always have a very special place in my heart!
Of the 6-week summer break we spent one week away, the next four at home – mostly at the beach – and now the final week traveling once again! We love to travel! It’s the perfect stimulation/relaxation ratio for us … Continue reading
Summer 2018: Beach, Baltic Sea, blistering heat, sand, ice cream, stay up late, sleep in late … That pretty much sums it up. Of course, there are sprinkles of travel here and there by car or by train, by ferry … Continue reading
I don’t take having a mother for granted. My relationship to my mom has not always been perfect – actually mostly not – but I am grateful to have her in my life and I am grateful for her rational … Continue reading
Christmas day 2017 in beautiful Porto de Pollenca: Late afternoon stroll in Valldemossa:
This holiday I am grateful for a final opportunity to travel and see the world. I am grateful for sunshine in winter, for safe airplane rides and safe, organized airports, for safe streets and for good Spanish food, beach walks … Continue reading
On this gorgeous Christmas Eve-Eve we visited the charming town of Sóller: https://www.abc-mallorca.com/soller/
This holiday we changed it up. No decorating the halls, buying dozens of presents, wrapping them in yards and yards of pretty paper only to rip them open on Christmas Day. This year we decided to skip the last day … Continue reading