To all of my very generous readers,

In case you are unaware of the realness going down in Haiti, the death toll has swelled to over  200,000 people. Those are parents, children, brothers and sisters. 300,000 injured. At least 4,000 amputations have been carried out (that includes children). 250,000 homes have  been destroyed and 30,000 businesses lost.

We can help. Even if you only have 10 dollars to give, please give it. It is the right thing to do. Tom and I  visited Haiti a few years ago, the people there were  lovely, kind and  generous. Now they are suffering and lost. Please donate to any reputable charity. If you don't know of any, here is a link. Let's do what we can to help these precious children and their families get back on their feet.

I know us. We are benevolent, honest, unsparing and kind.
And we will do the right thing.


Don't worry
To all my friends and family that I haven't seen
 in 6 months, I am here and I am alive.
I shall be back on the scene in about  2 weeks.
I know, I'm grimacing. It was the best I could do.


By lyndsey ercanbrack
No, he's just sleeping. Jacque and I have so much fun playing with Tom. 
Even when he sleeps we can't get enough of him.


So I decided to go to Salt lake for the biggest challenge of my home building process: To find the right wallpaper for my powder room. Of course, because I was having  the worst day of my life, when I got up there, I realized I had left my pocketbook sitting on the couch. Probably watching the television that I  assume I forgot to turn off. So being moneyless I figured I could call my dad since he works right downtown and get some money from him.  BUT, because this day was a complete bust, he had taken off work and was sitting at home enjoying the day with my mom. I think it was then when  I broke down. He convinced me to get Tom out of work and join him and  the rest of  my family  in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival. It really didn't take much convincing, due to the state I was in. Of course I would go. ( I would go anyway, I love these sort of things) So, I rushed home and tried  to make myself as presentable as I could.

That's when my horrible day was over and my amazing night began.
First, we  went to an art gallery where we got to meet an amazing artist, sample the most yummy tea's and enjoy live music. Then just to stay warm we had dinner early, the snow was dumping! We were all soaking wet.

Wow, this story is taking longer than most. So I will get to the point.

I went to an amazing VIP party. They were serving the best food, free drinks at the bar ( No, I didn't take advantage of that) and the coolest scenery. However, I didn't get to stay for very long because we had tickets to see the premiere of Splice, the most anticipated movie at Sundance... Starring one of my all time favorites... Adrien (with an "e") Brody! Wow!  I love him! You also have to know how much I love independent films, so of course, I was  in heaven. The fact that one of my favorites was starring in it was only icing on the cake. So, again to make a long story short... (I KNOW, too late) I ended up with Mr. Brody in his private waiting room with just him, Sarah Polley and his manager. I sat on the couch right next to him just talking. Yes, a dream come true for me. Of course, I had to break his heart and leave him with only a picture. Poor guy, I think he'll get over me eventually...  The funnest part was the premiere of the movie. All the actors were there watching it in the theater with us. Then in the usual Sundance fashion, we had a Q and A with The director, Adrien and Sarah. 

What a fun night for us. We didn't get home til after 4 in the morning. Thanks to my amazing dad for letting us tag along. The parties, the movies, the stars, all a good way to forget your troubles.





My sister sent this to me... She was referring to  my mom, my sister Mandy, her (Jaque) and I. She was talking about herself... But the more I think about it I am not sure any if us are completely normal.

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans are suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."

Rita Mae Brown

I love Quotes. If you have any great, funny, sad, smart or wise quotes, send them to me. I will post them.



Dear Tom,

Thanks for all you are...  I love you!


VEGAS BOWL (and Black Jack...shhh)

I want a house that has got over all its troubles;
I don't want to spend the rest of my life bringing 
up a young and inexperienced house.

Jerome k Jerome

tres magnifique 

Words can not describe...


Every day Garrett gets more and more talented... (and more and more adorable)



My very creative son Garrett is now the business of jail breaking Iphones and Ipods. He has also designed many cool themes and designs that have been picked up by some internet sites. If you are interested in having your Iphone or Ipod free from the grasp of Apple, you should email me. He is charging $5.00 (and worth every penny!)  He is leaving for MIT in exactly  5 years, so take advantage of him while you can.