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Friday, October 30, 2015

A Little Throwback to Halloween '12

Dear Diary,
I love looking back at the Lewis Family memories!  And of course, always making new ones!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mike's Birthday

Dear Diary,
Jeff and I spent last Saturday in Westlake Village celebrating Mike's 50th birthday with Heather & Mike and their close friends.  We're no longer attending 40th birthday parties but have graduated to the half century mark.  We met some nice people, enjoyed the Mexican cuisine and loved spending time with John & Sherry and Heather & Mike. 
 Heather and Mike
John and Sherry
Love my friends for life Heather and Sherry!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

My Happy List

Dear Diary,
21 things that make me happy:
1.    My family
2.    Bike rides
3.    Italian restaurants
4.    Being grateful
5.    Long walks
6.    Being in love
7.    Laughing
8.    Pizza
9.    Clean sheets
10.  Hugs
11.  Smiles
12.  Prayer
13.  Date nights
14.  Good health
15.  Mani/Pedi
16.  Smooth jazz
17.  Coffee 1st thing in the morning
18.  80's music
19.  Travel
20.  Girls night
21.  Knowing Jeff is always by my side

Friday, October 9, 2015

Me And My Girls

Dear Diary,
How lucky am I?  With 3 beautiful daughters by my side... I'm the luckiest mom alive.  The smiles on their faces melt my heart.  They are innocent, sweet, smart and unique.  Each one with her own personality, likes and interests.   When we're on a little adventure, whether it's a day at Knott's, a trip to the mall or an afternoon at the lighthouse, we have fun and enjoy being together.  These pics were taken almost 2 years ago after our summer vacation in Kauai.  There are a few things I want my girls to know:  I love you from the bottom of my heart.  I believe in you.  I think you're beautiful.  You make me proud in so many ways.  Don't ever settle for second best.  You can always come to me, no matter what, and I will help you figure things out.  And finally, thank you for the love and joy you bring to our lives.  We're one big happy family and I'm so glad God chose to bring us together!

Monday, October 5, 2015

My Favorite Chinese Chicken Salad


2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon bottled ground fresh ginger
1 teaspoon honey
6 cups gourmet salad greens
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup grated carrots
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted 
1 cup crispy wontons 


Combine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and honey in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add salad greens, chicken, carrots and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with almonds and wontons.