Summer Time Fitness Routine

July 15, 2014

It’s summertime and I haven’t yet found my bikini body. I have such good intentions to get my routine started in the spring, but something is always coming up. I am guilty of overthinking. For example, the other day, I planned a two mile run at the park, while Allie had swim practice. That would be amazing, right? A few minutes before it was time to go, I began torturing myself. It’s too hot. My legs hurt. I’m tired. I need time to myself. Gah. So much complaining. I annoy myself with all of it. Instead of complaining, I went […]

Dusty Saves the Day! Planes: Fire and Rescue

July 15, 2014
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Last night, Allie and I got to see the advanced screening of Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue.  It was such a cute movie!  If you like Disney’s Planes, you’re going to love, Planes: Fire and Rescue!  Our favorite hero, Dusty is at it again.  This time, high-flyer Dusty Crophopper soars the skies, learning what true heroism is, rather than race around the world. There’s a lot of good clean humor in this movie and it’s appropriate for children of all ages.  What I love, is that it’s also appropriate for adult audiences too!  Allie and I laughed through the whole […]

Summer Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm

July 3, 2014
Allie and Knott's Berry Farm Cowboy

  For the past 25 or so years, my family has been going to Knott’s Berry Farm. It has become a beloved tradition. With each Christmas holiday, we look forward to spending a day at Knott’s and leaving our cares behind. We have many cherished memories at Knott’s Berry Farm. We were invited to go to Knott’s Berry Farm this past weekend for the grand re-opening of the Calico Mine Train and Camp Snoopy. We were all so excited to go and reserved a hotel room at the Knott’s Hotel, just steps away from the entrance of the park. By […]

San Diego Progressive International Boat Show 2014 Giveaway!

June 2, 2014
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Update: This giveaway is over and a winner has been selected.  Thank you all for your entries. …And, the winner is: Comment #6—-Chrissie Noble  Congratulations to you, Chrissie! Enjoy! (I didn’t include comment #1, as Dave stated he’d be out of town for the boat show) … Woohoo! It’s time for fun in the sun!  It’s time for summer, which means, get ready to play in the sun!  When we were offered tickets to the San Diego Progressive International Boat Show this year we wanted to share the opportunity with you! is hosting a giveaway to the boat show, right HERE! […]

Summer is Coming! Got Camp?!

June 1, 2014
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The temperatures are rising, which can only mean one thing. Summer is here! I am so excited for the trips to the beach, the family outings, and most of all, I’m glad to relax. I am looking forward to lazy afternoons at the beach with Allie and looking forward to foregoing the school parking lot. No more rushing Allie to school, packing lunches and no more homework! Woohoo! Last summer, Allie did horseback riding camp and had a blast. This year, we were looking for another fun camp adventure for Allie, when we discovered Life Play Summer Camp. It’s a […]

Me and My Family Photos

February 27, 2014
Eric, Laura and Allie

A few weeks ago, we went up to Temecula Wine Country to meet up with Mr. Bear’s sweet and very talented cousin, DeAnn.  A long while back, I had helped her get her website together for her photography business.  As a reward for helping her, DeAnn offered to take our family photos together.  With our busy schedules, it has taken about two years for us to finally get together for a photo session. I couldn’t be happier with the result!  These photos are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  She has such a good eye for what works.  Thank you so much, DeAnn!       There […]

A New Year 2014. A Different Perspective.

January 7, 2014
Sunset at the Lohrs

It was a busy year.  It was an eventful year.  I welcome the new year 2014, with open arms.   2013 was a year where what we knew was flipped upside-down.  We have loved.  We have lived.  We have learned.  We have lost.  We starred evil right in its scary face.  Some of 2013 was wonderful and I am grateful for that.  Some of it has been painful and I guess some of that I am grateful for too.  I truly believe that although I never welcome the painful moments, there is something we learn when we walk through those dark times.  […]

Nice List Santa Letter

December 5, 2013
Santa Letter from Merry Mailbox

I really want to share my friend Marissa’s awesome Etsy shop called Merry Mailbox.  She generously extended the opportunity for me to order one of her most popular items—the personalized Nice List Santa Letter.  I knew that Allie would be over the moon to receive a letter from Santa.  After answering a few questions, the letter from Santa was on its way! It was such a sweet letter.  We were able to personalize Allie’s letter by mentioning her accomplishments, including her swimming and being a finalist in the local fire department’s art contest.  She was so excited that Santa was […]

Disney’s Frozen—My Favorite Disney Movie EVER!

December 2, 2013

We had the opportunity to screen Disney’s Frozen in theaters a few weeks ago.  I have to say that I loved, loved, loved this movie!  It was the cutest movie we’ve seen all year and I cried like a baby.  It is a great family movie and it was perfect for kids Allie’s age (she is 8). Here’s a clip from the movie:

Feeling Good with SD Pharmaceuticals

November 27, 2013
SD Pharma

  I have had a few health scares over the over the years that have really made me aware of the fact that I am not a spring chicken anymore.  I can’t put my body through the wringer the way I did in my teens and twenties.  I need my 8 hours of beauty sleep.  I need to fuel my body properly.  I need to get exercise.  I need to feed my soul.   I need to balance work and play—getting enough of both in my life.  So when I got an opportunity to review some of the high quality products from […]