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Let's see...small bits like our television breaking and big pieces like Gunnar turning 15, so easy to decide what are the exciting things to focus on in our life! I can't even dwell on the fact that I've got a 15 year old son for too long before I start to get a racing heartbeat and sweaty palms. 6 months he'll be driving. Hold me. 

The weather has stayed cool here which is a very welcome change. You can see from the above picture that it's boot season, and it's also always ice cream season. Aaron snapped this last week at food truck night in Venice. It was chilly but delish, even if our favorite Cuban truck was out for repairs, we still ate and walked until our fingers were numb and our tummies full. Well everyone except for one kid, it's impossible to make him full. Impossible. 

Did you score some great deals during Black Friday or Cyber Monday? I always am stuck doing online shopping since we are out of town over the kids' break. But I think it's safer that way, ha. Some things that got me... new workout gear from Aloyoga, I love this brand and their pieces are so comfortable and such great quality. The kids got some basics they needed, and I scored a good deal on this letter board. Skin care products were at the top of my list and I got some great products I've been eyeing and wanting to try, but not wanting to pay full price. We also got ski/snowboard helmets. 3/5 of us have been renting the last few years, and I am so grossed out with renting and the whole ick and lice factor is enough to give me hives. Aaron and I have made the choice to both wear helmets now the last few years, it's just not worth the risk of going without, so we are being responsible and adult like, thumbs up. When I was shopping around, I did the rental math and if we wear our helmets 4 days they are more than paid for, woohoo! 

Yes, these are quite the random photos, but I like them. So I'm putting them here haha. 

Tv shows, are you watching anything great? Aaron and I usually spend our evenings catching up on work, prepping for the next day, exercising or falling asleep way before we intended, but lately we have been plowing through The Crown on Netflix. I am so excited to find a show that is actually clean and good and historically accurate even! Check it out, you'll love it. 

The book that I mentioned a few weeks ago has been released and can be found on Amazon. It's quite special to have contributed to this book and consulted for it, when I opened up my copy in the mail you couldn't wipe the smile from my face. It's visually beautiful, with gorgeous photos, superb recipes, and I'm just so happy for the experience it gave me. 

This is pretty much a jumble of things isn't it? I think it's indicative of what is going on in my head. This and that. A big mish mash with thought swirling on so many things. 

8/12 August Video

You'll notice about halfway through that Aaron is the one videotaping, it's because I fell trying to bike and video and so I was then banned from multitasking haha. So he's in the first half only. In August we took a ton of bike rides because it would stay light so late and we would bike to dinner to the grocery store, or just around the neighborhood for fun. This was one afternoon and we biked almost to the beach but then decided to stop for snacks and return home. We were wimps. Hope you enjoy...

Bits & Pieces

I have a few bits and pieces to share with all of you. And I'm making progress on our monthly videos! August is done and will be shared next week. This photo above cracked me up when I saw it. It took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on. Those are my legs, but not my hair. I think Greta and I must've been trying to figure out something on the camera when this shot was snapped. 

Earlier this year, it may have even been the end of last year, I was asked to help contribute to this book and it's hit the shelves. I have one arriving in the mail soon and I can't wait. 

A few winter time recipes for your skin. And how about a few for your hair.

Speaking of winter time and skin, do your wrists and hands get dry and chapped this time of year? Sawyer has very dry hands in the fall and winter, and this just arrived and whoa is it amazing. I've been stealing some for my lips whenever I get the chance. We have always been big fans of Pawpaw, but this brings it to a whole new level. The combination of these two is essential for a medicine cabinet. We use the classic Pawpaw in the red tube for anything from rashes and hives to bug bites. The yellow tube has honey in it which means it's antiseptic and fights infection. 

Can we talk jury duty for a minute? I got called in yesterday at 7:45am in downtown LA, only to find that I had to postpone it because although I was available EVERY DAY the week of my jury duty, and called in EVERY DAY, I am not available the ENTIRE NEXT WEEK if I get chosen to be on a jury. Can I share the level of frustration I had with this whole situation?! I diligently called each night for FOUR nights and showed up on the fifth day as directed to be told, oh you aren't available to serve all next week? Yeah, you have to do this ALL OVER AGAIN! Cue, tears.

I hope you enjoy your Saturday, it's finally going to stay below 80 degrees here in Los Angeles, and you know what that means? Fireplaces, boots, and scarves because if there's a 6 or a 7 in front of the degrees here we gonna  f r e e z e :)