Beyond Deweyville

Breeding, feeding, writing, reading, crafting, and photographing in Orange County, CA Where it has become a novelty to raise your own kids and mow your own grass (if you can afford some).

Dancing queen January 25, 2009

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Today she found my maternity clothes and my flashy red wedding shoes



Teachers, keep on teachin’ Preachers, keep on preachin’ Lovers, keep on lovin’ January 19, 2009

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Should I just start every entry with song lyrics?

Lake Cachuma

Stevie Wonder singing

Kids sleeping in the hot backseat with sunglasses on

Bumpy road

Inaugural festivities on the radio

America pats it’s own back on being equal because it elected a black president. So glad to hear that racism thing is behind us




Hans Christian Anderson Park







What not to name your bank







Off to become one with the dirt January 15, 2009

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We’re pullin’ up stakes and heading off into the wild blue yonder. Have a great long weekend everyone!

And by the way, here are the top name suggestions so far:

Amaiah: Flower or Pippi Little

Noah: Big Little



What’s your name? Who’s your daddy? Is he rich like me? January 12, 2009

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We spent some time at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego this weekend and now these lyrics are stuck in my head.

Here’s how the weekend began: in a limo. When’s the last time you found yourself in a limo? Same here. We were celebrating our friend Tyler’s 30th with a trip down to San Diego. Have you ever been the completely sober clearly pregnant girl in the middle of the dance floor at a totally way-too-hip club? Me either! I wish someone had taken some pictures of me. If you are a Saturday Night Live watcher, think pregnant Amy Poehler in the bar sketch for “I’m No Angel” perfume.


Around 11 we ditched the coolies and headed to our swanky suite at the Hard Rock (thank you to the friend you got me a killer deal on that. xoxoxxo). Good gracious that place is fun. We shared a gourmet grilled ham and cheese and the coziest white bed you’ve ever felt. Yum! Then the next morning we slept in (7:00) and then took a cab over to my favorite restaurant of all time, Hash House.


Here’s what I had. This picture does it no justice, because I was more interested in eating it than shooting it, but just to give you an idea of the scale, it comes on probably a 22″ plate. This reminds me, have I given you a weight update lately? I’m up 25lbs! Thank you Hash House for making it now 31 I’m sure.


After breakfast we caught the train home and waved at all the kids between San Diego and Orange County. Hope your weekend was wonderful too!



La, Dee, Da, Dee, Doh…. January 9, 2009

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1… January 3, 2009

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Never again will you be 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

God teach me how to raise this boy! This boy that you’ve made way too similar to his mother.

Tonight you asked me to come get a cricket out of your room

I sent you away telling you it was just a cricket

Instantly I realized I wanted nothing more than to be your Cricket-Slayer

I stood still, silent and waited

Hoping you would come back and ask me again

You did not

I walked away