Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018


Happy birthday Matisse - we hope you like it :)

Friday, August 17, 2018


Kai really got a kick rockin' out at the Capital Building ;)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018


Matisse asked me if we get enough ballons could he fly. I figured this was a good enough day as any to try it out!!! It should be noted that Matisse is very patient - we might be here a while :)

Saturday, June 30, 2018



Enjoying the World Cup hanging in the backyard. In-between matches, Matisse and I went to the park and kicked the ball around (watching some of the best makes you think you'll organically gain some skills - tested / not true ;) We rushed home to catch Portugal vs Uruguay - I thought Matisse was as hyped as me when the game got underway but looking over, it's obvious, he's now dreaming of his own future great goals to score!!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018


My vision of opportunities available in the world at 16 vs the reality of opportunities at 46 is hard to express in words. Looking back, I am so grateful for the challenges, detours, setbacks, come-ups, successes and most of all, the blessings of the journey.

Super excited to be jumping on a red-eye to Australia with some great friends for what will be the best chapter of them all!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Sun & Wind vs Eyes & Hair...Winner: Matisse!

Saturday, May 19, 2018


How can you say no to this? :)

Saturday, May 12, 2018


Boys asked me to run the stairs this morning and whenever reaching the top I was done! Then I turned around and thought; Ok...One More!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018


My hotel previously an estate from the 1800's overlooks the Hudson River on 26 acres, the estate has two 19th-century mansions and a Shining (the movie) style atrium. The property is a cross between stunning and super freaky.

+There is NO ONE HERE outside of employees!!! Slightly concerned for when the sun goes down but hyped to hang with Jack Nicholson!!! ;)

Monday, April 30, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018


Claudia & Koya hang outside every morning between 5am - 545am / I am not sure who loves it the most because when I sneak peeks, they both seem pretty happy. I have tried to take over Claudia's role as she has been gone but instead of Koya resting her head on my lap as she does with Claudia, she tends to sit up looking for Claudia to come out of the house.

Just a couple more days Koya

Thursday, April 26, 2018


Claudia & the girls are definitely the birthday planners in the house and do an amazing job in our Ransom morning tradition with decorations for each birthday. With all the ladies traveling across the world this week, all the pressure was put on Matisse & I with Kai turning 16 today. It was pretty cool watching Matisse so focused last night making sure we decorated the house to the same level of past celebrations. He kept saying 'More Papa, We Have To Make It Special'!

Having a brother that I love dearly, it's the coolest to see these two carrying on that Ransom tradition as well.

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Not sure if anyone could make a better spread than Mika did tonight but feel free to try!

Saturday, March 17, 2018