Just a regular person with a hope, a dream, and a camera. Adoptive Mom of two, hoping for a cure for my sons mystery disease & savoring each moment.
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First Day of Fall. I'm not really into autumn, but I could get used to this. #lovemychalet
Annual IKEA Crayfish Festival! Such a fun and memorable night out with friends. Had a Crayfish Claw Cocktail and made a huge mess. I love out of the ordinary traditions and this is one that my family loves. #ikeacrayfishparty#lovemychalet
Yesterday, I put an SOS out to the universe. I need help, things are hard, my boy is struggling with health issues and the universe responded in a big way. My son just returned from an impromptu Boys Night Out to America's Got Talent. He proclaimed it the "Best Night Ever" and his spirits have been lifted. There is a smile on his face again. Thank you to our friends who arranged it and @howiemandel for taking time out to chat with these amazing boys. Feeling very lucky tonight. #lovemychalet#americasgottalent
Today was a tough day, and then I caught this gorgeous sunset out of the corner of my eye. I stopped and took a moment to soak it all in. It was a brilliant pink and I couldn't help but wonder if it was my mom painting the sky tonight. She would always say, "Red sky at night, Sailors Delight" Maybe, just maybe, tomorrow will be smooth sailing. #lovemychalet
Fingers crossed for lots of light rain, I can't wait to see these hillsides become green again. Feeling incredibly grateful today, I really do love my Chalet. #lovemychalet
One of my favorites returned this afternoon, so happy to see her back in the neighborhood. I also love that so many people have asked me if the deer were safe. Unfortunately their food supply has all been burned away. #lovemychalet
Sunday 7pm- Pouring Rain! What? This is crazy!
3pm - Sunday -Tending their post. Thankfully it's a boring post. #lovemychalet
With the threat of the fire mostly over at our house, we took in the cutest evacuee! He has been nothing but a gentlemen. I'm tempted not to give him back! @robynlively@bart_johnson
Sunday, 11am. Everything around us has burned, no more fuel for the fire around The Chalet. About a mile east of us is where the current problem is. And about a 1.5 miles west of us, it's flaring up. This fire is such a monster. Really grateful for the fire crews and police officers keeping our city safe. #lovemychalet
7pm: My new best friends are the firemen who will be staying the night on the fire road above my house. Every time I said, "Looks like we are going to be okay, it would flare back up." There is still some active burning closeby, but it's not an immediate threat. The Fire and Police Department have done an amazing job handling this. I am exhausted... #lovemychalet
2pm: Reporters interviewing Mr. Man and Cinnamon while filming live from our backyard. #lovemychalet
9am... My house is the one visible at the bottom of the photo. Police have asked us to pack up and be ready. We are packed and for whatever reason I made the bed. Not sure why that seemed like a good idea. I'm flooded with offers of places to stay, my friends are the best. #lovemychalet
6AM Photo, so much easier to be able to tell just how close we are in the predawn light. There is a line of fire all across the mountain, but this is the section I'm most nervous about. On the upside they can do water drops during daylight. #lovemychalet
Current view from the bottom of the hill, the heart is The Chalet. There is a great fire road between us and the fire, it's a great place for the firefighters to stand their ground.
At the bottom of this mountain is The Chalet. So far, the firefighters have done an amazing job of keeping it away from us. It will be a very long night for them and I probably won't sleep much either. We are okay, but I would really appreciate good thoughts. PS The deer are hanging out behind my back gate and I think they know I will keep them safe. #lovemychalet
Gorgeous Sunset at Back to School Night, almost makes you forget that it's 41,000 degrees outside. I have done a lot of deep thinking today, because if it's this hot in hell, maybe I need to rethink some of my life choices. Heat is not my thing. #lovemychalet#iloveLA#nofilter
On the off chance you are watching tonight's America's Got Talent.... keep an eye out for us! We were in the presidential box and were blown away by all the acts. Such a fun night! #americasgottalent#lovemychalet#iloveLA
Still hopelessly in love with this house. Kids and friends are in the pool, the deer are ambling by, and I seem to have forgotten all my troubles. Thank you house, for being my happy place. #lovemychalet