Wednesday, June 30, 2010


We are playing hooky!  Today is our 9th anniversary and instead of the same old thing, we have decided to scoop our baby girl up and run away to San Francisco!

I am so tempted to bring the mask....

but I won't....

that would just creep innocent bystanders out :o)

This is the beginning stage of "Operation Sanity."


  1. Yippee - you go girl!! I am so excited for you all. Happy Happy Anniversary and I hope you have a wonderful time :^)

    Love you much ♥

  2. Good for you! All of you could use a little break. Happy anniversary!

  3. FANTASTIC!!!!
    Happy Anniversary, have a wonderful time!!!

  4. Awesome!! How nice to just run away from home for a while. Good for you! Have a great time!

  5. Oh I am soooo happy to hear this! I TRULY think this is EXACTLY what you guys need to do...maybe even once every 6 weeks or so...schedule it in just like a therapy session and call it a "family field trip" to experience LIFE :)! xo

  6. You all deserve it!!
    Have a wonderful time!!!

  7. Happy belated anniversary! Hope you had fun and enjoyed the cool weather!

  8. Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a great time- you certainly deserve it! I just wanted to say as well that I would never presume to tell you that you ought to do just what you are- getting away- but I do believe in my heart that scooping up your baby and not worrying about her therapy and enjoying each other without it being "work" is a wonderful idea. You need to be together as a family doing those things you did before Aviana's accident. Yes- it might be a little more complicated and require more planning but it is SO NECESSARY for you guys as a family to go places and enjoy things. Playing hooky is a good thing!!!!! I want to hear all about it!!!!!

  9. Audriana used to get so pissed at us whenever we brought the mask along if we evern went anywhere. Sometimes, just to go to Disneyland for a few hours, we would wake up at 4:00am to start the program. We'd finsish up right around 3:00pm and get into the car quickly. She'd see the mask poking out of my purse and get so angry. I'd say, "But honey...we have just 10 more do to today....we can do them on the drive there. No one will see you! I swear I won't bring it into the park...."

    I'm so glad that you guys are getting away! Yay! You need this, and you will come back ready to tackle the program again. Good for you! And I know Avi will love the it!

  10. YAY!!! Your friend Annie said exactly what I was thinking. Have a wonderful time and Happy Anniversary!

  11. Best decision ever. I am glad you did it Jenn!
    Susan W.

  12. Sorry I didn't see this until today. SO FREAKIN' HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!! You need to do this more often but this is a HUGE step for you a nd I'm so proud of you! Hope you had a great time and please post some pics of your great escape, er, I mean getaway :) love you Jen.

  13. High Fives!!!! Beer Belly Bumps!!! Secret Handshakes!!! and the frown is upside down!!!

    (remember..tequila makes ya fat tho. smile. )


    PS ANY of your OCD's tendencies that go into OVERDRIVE upon return them? PLEASE O' PLEASE for the sake of all your groupies...KICK THOSE TENDENCIES and SELF-DEPRIVATIONS to the curb for the trash man to gather. This break IS therapy. Promise.

  14. AWWWW HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Wish I'd seen this yesterday!! I hope you had a great time in SF. The weather has been ab-fab!! Next time you play hooky in SF, give me a buzz!


  15. I say you plan out little excursions every so often, even if they're for a half a day. Go do something fun, see the ocean, go for a hike, drive to the mountains. You deserve it!

  16. Happy Anniversary. I just found your blog and wanted to send hugs from Philadelphia. We live in Philly...and we love it too. Next time you come out here to go to the Intitutes...if you want give us a ring shoot me an email or comment on my blog! Best of luck with absolutely everything. Avi sounds like the most amazing little person on the planet. Praying for you all.

  17. wow!!! tempest fugit baby!!!! i can't believe it's been two weeks since i last had the chance to drop in for a visit!!!!!

    HAPPY 9th ANNIVERSARY (a little bit late) i sooo hope you enjoyed playing hookey in my favorite city by the bay!!!! you guys definitely all deserve a break from the regular routine

    <3 ~j

    oh btw...i am not afraid to sit on your couch!!!!
    just sayin'! :)