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Help me celebrate my dad’s birthday by donating to his fundraising efforts!

My dad is a pretty dedicated guy.  He is a dedicated father, husband and an amazing grandfather.   He seems to always have the best advice, that one line that puts everything into perspective.

For the last 8 years, he has also been dedicated to raising funds and completeing the almost 600 mile bike ride to Los Angels to participate in the AIDs/Lifecycle .   ALC is a 7 day ride from San Francisco to Los Angles to raise money and awareness in the fight against AIDS/HIV.

My dad spends countless hours logging countless miles on his bike to prepare for this ride (not to mention stay in great shape and enjoy his retirement).

He has also become very active in his local bike community and has become an advocate for bicycle safty.  He writes articles for his local paper, speaks at bike club meetings and has even had sit down meetings with others in the community on how to better share the road between bicylists and drivers.

I cannot think if a better birthday gift than to help him reach his fundrasing goal.

It’s easy to think that HIV/AIDS is no longer a problem. Medications have come a long way, and people are living longer, healthier lives. This is why the work of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is so vital. These agencies continue to provide the critical services and education needed to meet the growing needs of our community. We ride to raise awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS among participants, their donors, and the general public. We ride because—in the current economy—our agencies need these funds more than ever. Ultimately, we ride so that someday, we won’t have to.

So please, considered donating to my dad and his ride this year. Remember, even $5 will help him reach his goals and help 2 great organizations reach their goals! You are supporting a great cause and a great man.

Go to his personal donation page here 

Happy Birthday Dad!

ALC is an amazing, fun and ‘different’ kind of fundraising event!


Does this picture need more explanation?? Read on to find out!


I LOVE pregnant bellies.


There have been quite a few beautiful pregnancy photo shoots floating around in my slice of the internet lately.  I love photos of pregnant woman.  I think they are not only beautiful, but such a touching reminder of such a fleeting time.


I loved being pregnant and loved my pregnant belly, and I LOVE the photo above.   But I really regret not having those lovely black and white, softly lit images for myself.


So, send me yours!


Really, I mean it!  I’d love to see your pregnancy photos and maybe even use the images on my blog (with your permission, of course!)  Send me your favorite shot, professional or iPhone-in-the-mirror snap shot to


Now, want a little more info on that picture above??  This is a very pregnant me visiting the riders on the AIDS Lifecycle charity ride from San Francisco to LA (585 miles over 7 days).   ALC supports AIDS research and services, and thousands of riders participate raising millions of dollars each year.  I have done the ride twice (pre-kids), my husband has completed 6 rides and my 60+ dad has rocked out 7 rides so far and is ready to go on his eighth ride this June (want to support him? Click here to donate!).  I was visiting my husband and his friends at the end of Day 5, also know as Red Dress Day,  This is my good friend and yes… he rode his bike in that outfit!  ALC is an amazing organization, that does amazing things and I am honored to be associated with the organization and the riders.

Seeing dad off on Day 1 of the 2009 ride

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