"Cottage By The Sea"

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Raising quality kids since 1976
Location A little beach town, Southern California, United States
Introduction I am the wife of my best friend. We're the parents of 5 kids and 3 spoodles or cockapoo's if you prefer. My oldest daughter, along with her husband, have 8 beautiful children of their own. So I'm also a grannie! You'll most likely hear a bit about some of the shenanigans of my family here. I've been a biological mom, a foster mom and an adoptive mom. We live at the beach and are blessed to feel the ocean breezes and wiggle our toes in the sand, every day. I'll share beach life and lots of photos of the amazing sunsets I'm lucky enough to capture. We've been renovating, a complete destruction and reconstruction of our cottage. I'll share that, including the good, the bad and the ugly. I always have some kind of refinishing project going on, along with my love of painting and fine art, and writing, blogging and journaling. I may go forward, complete with my original photographs, and sometimes backward, complete with pix because I am never without my camera. I hope you come share my life with me often because I'd love to have you!
Interests Loving my husband & kids, birthing, adopting, mothering, child advocating, beach combing, journaling/blogging, nesting, faith, painting, knitting, music, sushi, avid reading, photography, laughing, finding hope in all things, walking the dogs and yoga in the morning, yoga in the evening, yoga at suppertime.
Favorite Movies "The Sound of Music"; "Under the Tuscan Sun"; "Hope Floats", "Taken"
Favorite Music James Taylor; Jason Merz; The Beach Boys; Arnold McCuller; Big and Rich; Celine Dion
Favorite Books Shantaram; The New Testament; Pat the Bunny; Surprised By Truth; The Catechism of The Catholic Church

When your science teacher smashed a frozen rose with a hammer, did you warm the petals to bring them back to life?

Is there life after 5 children leave the nest?