Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012

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Happy New Year's Eve! Today, I caught one of my best waves of the entire year.

It. Was. Sooooooooooooooo. Loooooong. And perfectly shaped.

Here's a video from today's session at an undisclosed location somewhere in California. It was not my best wave of the session, but it was a pretty fun one.

Thank you for the video Katie!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wave Watching

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Photo by Smile Your On Candid Camera aka C. Riley

Some days surfers spend more time checking the surf than actually surfing.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Oreck Magnesium Upright Vacuum

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Vinny is putting together the new Oreck Magnesium Upright Vacuum.

The new Oreck is so light and easy to push! I bet he can hardly wait to use it.

Friday, December 28, 2012


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Internet, this is what happens when a child gets a hold of his parent's cell phone. And by child I mean Vinny. .

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wish Granted

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I got what I wanted for Christmas and more. The boys have been playing together nicely, for the most part, over break.

This is the best Christmas ever!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Knex Double Shot Coaster

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Vinny was busy building this Christmas gift for THREE DAYS! Thank you Christmas Angel!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ticket to the North Shore

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"Mom do you want a ticket to go to the North Pole?" asks Gio.

"Um,  I'd rather go to the North Shore of Hawaii," I say.

His reply was basically N-okay, with A LOT more words.

"You can come with me to HAWAII...." I plead.

"Oh okay, fine I'll make you a ticket to the place you want to go," says Gio.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Writing in Bed

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Some people read in bed, while others write in bed. Both are good!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Gun Control Now!

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How many more people have to die? Sign the petition to demand a change in gun laws by clicking here.

The alarm clocking is ringing! It's time to wake up!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Letter To The Tooth Fairy

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Gio's letter to the tooth fairy after losing his first tooth!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Day Program

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Tonight is the holiday program at Gio's school. I am so glad to be going to the holiday show rather than the hospital, where we were two years ago with Vinny.......... Amen!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Hook

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I surfed the Hook in Santa Cruz today because I had to run "ERRANDS," in town. The waves were super fun.

But it was  crowded with wave hungry surfers. Does anybody work anymore???

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Christmas Letter

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Giant Helper

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After rollerskating for the second day in a row, I convinced Vinny to go grocery shipping with me, again

He's amazingly helpful.  He didn't even whine. Very much.

And it only cost me one candy bar. Granted it is a gynormous candy bar.

I'm hoping this turns into a regular gig. (Crosses fingers)

He works hard for his candy..

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Raining, Again

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It's raining again.

The boys and are going skating to keep the crazies from settling in.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Chilly Nights

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Our evening walks are getting harder as the nights grow colder.

Except for Hubby and his sleeping bag jacket that is.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Presents Under The Tree

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Kitties are always the best presents under the tree !

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


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"We bought you a lunchable at the the store, yesterday," Gio says to Vinny.

"Great!" says Vinny. "Where is it?"

"In the fridge," I say.

"I don't see it," says Vinny rummaging through the fridge.

I check myself, but it's not there.

"Maybe Nana took it for lunch," I say.

Three days later.

We found missing the missing Lunchable....... in the back of the car.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

All I Want For Christmas!

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"Can we go to Target so I can show you what I want for Christmas?" pleads Gio.

"You can just show me on the Internet," I say, hoping to avoid the trip to Target.

"I really need to show you in person," explains Gio.

"Oh, okay," I say. "But I'm not BUYING anything."

But that doesn't stop him from asking, "Will just get me this one thing, please?"

"No," I say one thousand times before leaving the store without anything for Gio.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Delightful December

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We are having the best weather ever!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bench With A View

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Heart Shaped Pup

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Nadia Dog is so sweet WHEN SHES'S SLEEPING.....

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rummaging Through Drawers

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If a drawer is open, Thena Mew Kitty will find it. Then she will steal whatever is inside it.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Merry Christmas

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Last night we went to a potluck for my Mom's diabetic support group, where they serve sugar free margaritas. Just kidding.

Anyways, everyone had to introduce the person sitting to their right, and say something about them that people might now know.

Gio got to introduce me and here's how it went down:

"Do I say my name and then your name?" asks Gio.

"Vinny is going to introduce you, and he will tell everyone your name so you don't have to," I explain. "You just introduce me."

Then he proceeded to nervously ask me 100 times if he had to say his own name before it was his turn.......

When it was finally Gio's time to introduce me he says, "This is my Mom, Wendy. She likes to vacuum."


Wednesday, December 5, 2012


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"Hey, do you want to go grocery shopping with me?" I beg Hubby.

"Not really," answers Hubby.

"I don't want to go alone," I whine.

"I'll go with you!" offers Vinny eagerly.

And he did. He was extremely helpful, loading up the cart with water, pancake mix and pie, as well as pushing it around the store. It's nice having help schlepping millions of pounds of groceries.

Thanks Vinny!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chess Time!

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Vinny is getting very close to beating his Dad at chess..... Go Vinny!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Moonstone Hunting

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On low tide at Carmel Beach rock hunters can find moonstone. We found a few slivers of moonstone, but mainly we found some cute little shells......

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Rainy Day

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The Vinster!

Today was raining so I took the boys to the roller rink. It's hard to tell what they enjoy more at the rink, skating or the snacks......

Hot Chocolate, yum!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


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"Hold still," says Hubby attempting to extract a sliver from my pinkie with a NEEDLE. "It hurts," I say. "I need a shot of almond milk."

And by almond milk, I mean TEQUILA.

"Hurry up, then," says Hubby.

"Okay, I'm ready," I say after taking my medication.

"I can't get it," says Hubby. "I'm going to need a bigger needle."

"In that case, I'm going to need more almond milk..........."

The EVIL sliver.
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