May Month in Photos


Highlights from May…

Spending time with all of our regional leaders as we celebrate our time serving together in the Pacific Southwest Region

Traveling to Michigan for my nephews graduation from high school, Mother’s Day and my Mom’s 80th birthday

Going across the street after dinner, throwing the ball for Luna, playing catch with the football and creating incredible chalk art all while the sun is going down

Celebrating the end of the school year.  Junior year completed for Zac and Sarah’s completion of 8th grade and promotion ceremony to a Freshman in high school

The launch of summer…more relaxing days ahead.

The adventure continues….

April Month in Photos


I’m way behind in my Month in photos, but now that schools out I’m trying to catch up…

Highlights from April…

Taking Zac on a college tour of LA film schools and of course taking a nice walk at Laguna Beach since we were down that way

Sarah’s school trip to Washington DC for spring break

Back to LA for Sarah’s regional gymnastics competition and spending time with Grandparents in Pasadena

My Mom’s visit and going with her to a family memorial to celebrate my Great Aunt Elsie’s life

Grandpa Joe’s visit to the Bay Area and spending time with him (hug em’ and mug em’)

Easter Day celebrating Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and this amazing life of faith we walk in each day.

The adventure continues….

March Month in Photos

March2017smallHighlights from March….

Zac’s full feature film that he helped to create with a team of teenagers and the Franco family premiered in Redwood City at the Century Theatre…very cool moment for him!

Sarah had another great performance at her state gymnastics meet, qualifying for the regional championships in April

Spud holding down the fort and sending in another book proposal while I traveled for most of the month.

My return trip to India was amazing.  We had fun throwing a birthday party for all of the girls at the House of Light (

The adventure continues….



February Month in Photos


Highlights from February…

The birthday boy turned 17

I also had a birthday and let’s just say I’m not 50 yet!

Gymnastics season is in full swing

All the rain made for really wonderful, green hills on our drive to Cayucos

Had another wonderful family retreat in Cayucos even with the cold and rainy weather

The adventure continues….


January Month in Photos

january2017smallHighlights from January…

A new gymnastics season begins.

New paint in the kids bedrooms…looks amazing!

Spending time in wine country while planning for my next trip to India

Happy 2017

The adventure continues….

December Month in Photos

december2016smallHighlights from December…

Lots of fun Christmas traditions…almost all of them involving food

Christmas tree lane with friends

Big snow in Wyoming, which made for a very white Christmas

Our dog, Luna, playing in the snow for the first time…she loved it

Celebrating Jesus’ birthday and enjoying wonderful time with family

The adventure continues….


November Month in Photos

november20162smallHighlights from November…

Lots of gymnastics, coaching and Stanford football

Another epic birthday party playing with holi powder and shaving cream

My sweet birthday girl turning 14

Driving through snow to Mom’s house in Oregon

Enjoying time with family over Thanksgiving

The adventure continues….

October Month in Photos


Highlights from October…

Jonathan’s wedding in LA

Really wonderful work events including a fundraising dinner for the House of Light

Saji visiting our team from India

Lots of Halloween fun… carving pumpkins, witch’s brew punch and elephants in my backyard

The adventure continues….


September Month in Photos


My beautiful Aunt Kathy passed away on September 21st.  She had a beautiful soul and she brought beauty into the lives of those around her.  She had the most amazing garden I have ever seen (just look at the picture of the sunflower, which I think looks like something out of Jurassic Park!).  She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and all of us that knew her in this life.  We spent time up in Oregon this month celebrating her life and grieving the loss.  We walked in the garden, hung out by the campfire and spent time together in the house that she created filled with love, joy and peace.