Untraditional Traditions

My family is weird. Our tradition is to not have a tradition. We carry some traditions, but we are not wedded to any. 

We do what we love and we are happy.  Our family does not live close to us, so we don’t feel a sense of obligation to be together. We come together when we want and that’s a pretty cool thing.

Today is Easter and we celebrated at home! Yay, for being home.

Charlie loves the holidays and we were up by 6:30 am to see if the Easter bunny came.

  

 

 We still partook in the Easter tradition of waking up early to see if the baskets were filled and the eggs hidden throughout the house and yard.  The Easter bunny did not disappoint!  

   

 

However, the big kids were wishing to have slept in.

We made bagels with lox and toppings for breakfast and then we headed out to church at 9am. 

  

 It was an early start to the day, but felt good to be out and about early this morning. I loved hearing the message of how Jesus rose from the dead, and how his mother Mary suffered by his grave and weeped. She represents all women, especially those who have lost a child. And she provides hope and love for us all that one day, all will be well.

After church, our family decided to be weird and I loved it. Jeff and the boys went to an Earthquakes soccer game with friends and I prepared an untraditional Easter feast, to be prepared whenever everyone came home again. 

We made yakitori, rice, seaweed salad, broccoli and mini wontons.  Doesn’t that just sound delicious? None of us were in the mood for another ham.

Juliana and I had the time of our lives. We saw on Instagram that Yoga Girl, Rachel Brathen,  was hosting a top secret yoga class and only 40 people would be able to attend. We thought we had no chance, but we emailed the secret contact and were chosen to be the guests!! 

  

We were so happy and hurried up at home so that we could make the late afternoon drive to the East Bay.  I had met the instructor @OGYogini at the end of class yesterday in San Francisco, and when she saw me today, she gave me a big hug and told me she was glad I was there. I love our little world.  I loved seeing Rachel again and sharing yoga with Juliana. We enjoyed the car ride together, just the two of us alone and then the yoga experience.

I loved that the guys got to go out and play and Juliana and I got to be out together too, and then we all came back together again to have a late dinner all together again. 

 It was a perfectly imperfect and weird Easter. We went with the flow and did what we enjoyed and everyone was happy. 

 Life is good. 

 Life is beautiful. 

 Life is what we make it.

Take time to dream and to make time for what you love and take good care of wonderful you! 

 nAMaste BeLoveRs.  You are loved!!

xoxo

The Happiness Tour – Yoga Girl in SF

It was a beautiful day to celebrate a birthday and be with girlfriends this weekend.

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I love San Francisco.

I love time away with my girlfriends and I love yoga.

We spent the morning enjoying a delightful breakfast and then walked to the ferry building, stopping along the way to shop with the street vendors on Market Street. We had a blast and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

We were in the city to take a yoga class with Rachel Brathen at the Regency Ballroom on Van Ness.

Her class was amazing and full of love and light and good yoga!!

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We were so happy to be there, celebrating S’s birthday, enjoying new poses and learning from Yoga Girl!

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It was just one of those days where everything is right in the world at this moment.

It was the first stop on The Happiness Tour and we were giddy! I think she’s onto something big!!

I Am happy and tired, so goodnight BeLoveRs. Live your dream, one day at a time!!

xo

nAMaste