all about me

I am a mom to two amazing kiddos, ages 9 and 6.5, who never cease to amaze me with the brilliant and funny things they do and say. Hearing their infectious giggles together makes my heart smile (and I'm so glad they still play well together - most of the time). I am also mom to a Shih-Tzu- Pomerian, Bella.

I moved from the Bay Area to attend UC Irvine right after high school. I met my husband there and Orange County has been home ever since.

I don’t know how to swim, though when I was little, I wanted to be a dolphin trainer. Go figure.

I have a crazy-good memory when it comes to random facts, details, and life events. Makes me a good person to reminisce with! I can remember the original, out of the box names, of all seven of my 1980s Cabbage Patch Kids: Arabella Betty, Eugenia Gretchen, Everett Ansel, Eldon Sparky, Francine Hara, Edrick Rudolph, and Diana Hillary. See, told you I had a great memory for random facts!

I think Thrifty’s Chocolate Malted Krunch ice cream is the best ice cream on the planet.

A Grande Peppermint Mocha is my Starbucks drink order (all year round).

I am thankful for the inventions of TiVo, my iPhone (and my iPad)!

I love seeing beauty in the people I meet and listening to their stories.