Saturday, March 30, 2013

My Amazing Grandson

I am in awe at the little ones that are gracing our planet at this time. They are gentle, loving, creative and focused...and know who they are and what they want. As we are in their presence and allow them to be who they are and take their lead, we are forever transformed. They know so much and we can learn so much from them.

My 10 year old grandson, Evan, lives in Sacramento, about an hour and a half away. We see each other often and I cherish our times together. He is one of these souls.

We enjoy creating art together, going on magical adventure walks in nature, visiting fun places and just BEing together. We have enlightening discussions about the world, seen and unseen. We share adventures exploring the world of elementals, fairies and their villages. He is helping me to re-remember my connection with my spirit and who I really am. He brings so much love, joy and fun to my life...


Evan is introspective and focused. He is comfortable inside himself and his gentle energy graces all in his presence. He smiles and laughs easily and is curious about his world around him.

I love seeing what He wants to do, where He wants to go, what He wants to say and what He wants to create. Though he is young in years, his soul is knowing and his heart is full.

I have never had biological children. Evan is my step grandson (since his birth) and I know that I was meant to have him in my life. Our connection is unique, powerful and extremely loving.

I celebrate each moment we have together and celebrate our connections when we are not physically together...for we are always connected...and we always will be.

Thank you, Evan...I appreciate you more than you will ever know...actually you probably do know!

I'd love to hear about the special little ones in your life...

My friend, Sally Kuhlman, is writing a book called Heart Mothers.
You are welcome to visit her blog, dedicated to her upcoming book,
as she interviews and writes about ALL kinds of Mothers (and Grandmothers).
It will be a beautiful testimony to the "Mother" in all of us...

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spectacular Spring Motorcycle Ride

I have been riding our Yamaha Stratoliner motorcycle as a passenger for the last 6 years. My husband, Robert, is a wonderful driver and I love sitting on the back on my comfy seat with floor boards to rest my feet and a sissy bar to lean against. I relax and take in all the beauty around me...

Living in spectacular Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area, we love taking day trips to wine country, the Russian River area, Point Reyes and West Marin, and riding down the breathtaking California coast. These mini staycations bring an amazing sense of freedom, joy and fun to our lives. 

I am, however, a fair weather rider...I ride when the temperature is between 60 and 90 degrees. Well...spring has sprung in the San Francisco Bay Area and I took my first ride in awhile.

The hills were green, the hawks were flying, the cows were grazing, the sky was blue and everything was new and fresh. On our way back from Point Reyes Station, one of the most spectacular sights were the vast fields of blooming mustard plants. Their soft yellow flowers shone brightly in the sun and beckoned us to stop, take pictures...and embrace the moment!

I am looking forward to many spring motorcycle rides 
and will share more pictures and adventures soon...
Thanks for visiting!

I would love to hear about some of your spring adventures...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Raw Cacao Coconut Truffles

This is one of my favorite raw food delectable treats.
They are easy to make, look beautiful and are super delicious!

Raw Cacao Coconut Truffles
1/2 cup raw almond butter
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1 cup pitted Medjool dates (about 10 dates)
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Optional: 3 Tablespoons raw hemp seeds

*most ingredients are Organic

Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. I use a Cuisinart.

Blend until all ingredients are fully blended (especially the dates).

Then make little balls and roll them in the shredded coconut.

Makes about 20-30 mini balls.
I like to put them in mini paper cupcake cups.

You are done! Eat and enjoy!

And, they are great to give as a gift, bring to a potluck, luncheon or dinner party.

My daughter-in-law, Amber, used a heavy duty blender...

and said these raw cacao coconut truffles go well with red wine!

Let me know how you like them...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pika Pika Photo Fun!

My daughter-in-law, Amber, 10 year old grandson, Evan, and I had so much fun at the Pika Pika Photo Booths in San Francisco's Japantown. Among all the wonderful shops, restaurants and plazas there is a room filled with all different types of Japanese photo booths.


Since it was our first time, it was suggested that we use The Cube photo booth because it was a bit easier to use then some of the others...and, be aware that all the booths' instructions are in Japanese. There was a wonderfully helpful young man there who told us how to use them but there is still a lot of trial and error involved - all fun!

Most of the photo booths make your eyes bigger giving you a bit of the Japanese Anime effect. There are also booths that accommodate up to 30 people!

In The Cube you get to take 6 pictures and pick out fun colorful frames for each of them. Then you leave the area where the pictures were taken and go to the decorating screen. The fun continues there as you add hats, ears, eye glasses, words, pictures and more to your photos. Then you wait a few minutes and you receive your sheet of photos - 2 large and 8 small for $10 (different booths are different prices starting at $10). And they are stickers!

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or are visiting, I highly recommend this Pika Pika Photo Fun!

Our pictures:
These are photos from two different sessions

This is my favorite!

Let me know about your experience at a Pika Pika Photo booth...