Wendy French@qwendykay

Just a regular person with a hope, a dream, and a camera. Adoptive Mom of two, hoping for a cure for my sons mystery disease & savoring each moment.

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What a week! Saw Bright Star this afternoon with friends. Loved it! Written by Steve Martin and he is a genius! #lovemychalet #brightstar


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Can I brag for a moment about my friends? I have such an amazing group of friends and one of my friends from back East is like a sister to me. When her husband went to Wisconsin on a trip she had him pretty much buy out the Pro Shop at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. I love that this is my view on a daily basis. It makes me chuckle to see him in his cheesehead hat. And I don’t think that football has been out of his reach since it arrived. I could do a whole series of posts on selfless acts by friends. I am overwhelmed with gratitude at the outpouring of love for my family. #lovemychalet


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Hamilton! It was spectacular and exceeded all my expectations. I adore live theater. I’m not sure AK will forgive us for seeing it without her... she is obsessed! #lovemychalet #hamilton

Hollywood Pantages Theatre
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This is a testament that dreams do come true. A few months ago Mr. Boy told me that his one big wish would be to see the World Premiere of the Justice League Movie. He is a huge fan and has been for a long time. But it’s when he got sick and had to quit sports that he fell in love with comic books and became the Justice League’s number one fan. Thanks to some dear friends who heard about his wish, they made his wildest dream come true. Mr. Boy was giddy for days leading up to this moment, and when the opening credits rolled, he cried happy tears. This was his dream come true. He got to see all the stars before the movie in the lobby and everything about tonight was perfection. What an extraordinary experience for an extraordinary boy. #lovemychalet #nathanitis #justiceleaugemovie #jlworldpremiere @justiceleague

Dolby Theatre
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Mr. Man and AK often go Horseback riding on Saturdays and it’s the cutest thing. #lovemychalet


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These are the fantastic faces of one of my favorite companies, Chatbooks! Their commercials starring Lisa ( @yourfunnyvalentine ) are genius! And Lisa is incredibly genuine and so funny. Chatbooks are photo books that are automatically created from your instagram, “it’s like getting a magazine subscription to your life!” Anyhow, super fun event with a panel of Real Moms and I loved it all. This isn’t an ad, I just really love this company! @chatbooks @vanessaquigley

Au Fudge
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Willy Wonka at the Hollywood Bowl! And that’s AK on stage as Veruca Salt!! Such an amazing night with my pal Laura, and our girls were given Golden Tickets to appear on stage. #lovemychalet #everythingisbetterincostume #hollywoodbowl #willywonka


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My boys are at Game 6 of the World Series! Worth every penny, tomorrow is never promised but the memories will last a lifetime. Mr. Man attended the World Series with his Dad in the 80s, and it’s one of his fondest memories. I’m sure Mr. Man’s Dad is smiling down from heaven on these boys. The legacy continues! #lovemychalet #dodgers #worldseries #soldakidney

Dodger Stadium
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AK and friends... she didn’t want to wear her Leia costume to school so she opted for her Spiderella alter ego. It fits her, I’m pretty sure she was born half goth, her love of black runs pretty deep. #lovemychalet


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Mr. Man dressed up! Han Solo is always a good choice. My favorite is that he is using the gun as a pointer in all his meetings today. Happy Halloween! #lovemychalet #hansolo


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In case you were wondering... I’ve decided that “Sunday Best” and “Festive Dress” are pretty much the same thing. Also, I’m pretty sure every outfit from now on needs fur. And AK fully believes that we look better “slightly pouty” in all our pics. #sundaybest #lovemychalet


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Trunk or Treat... Mr. Boy is someone from Gotham, AK is Princess Leia, and I’m Mary Poppins. Best part of the night was hitting Tommy’s on our way home for some Chili Fries. #lovemychalet #trunkortreat


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Someone woke up with a bad case of Lego Fever. So I took her to the only place that has the cure. #lovemychalet

LEGOLAND California
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My annual Witches Tea is so much fun! I love celebrating the witches who have my back! #witchestea #lovemychalet


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Surprised the kids with Haunted House tickets, it was awesome and terrifying. I screamed my head off at the clown part, and almost punched one. Oh man, that was fun. #lovemychalet


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Midnight Snacking. I don’t know if I’ll ever tire of this view. #iloveLA #lovemychalet


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Quarantine Log: Just completed our 772nd day of AKs Pneumonia. We have reached the end of the internets plethora of cat videos and exhausted all of Netflix. While this has been almost as lazy as Ultimate Super Mega Summer #6 we have decided that regular life can be just as fun. AK is anxious to resume normal life and reentry into our regularly scheduled life is on the horizon. Hooray for antibiotics! #lovemychalet #ultimatesupermegasummer6


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These Dodger Super Fans are loving watching their team in the playoffs. Please oh please let the Dodgers go to the World Series! #lovemychalet #gododgers


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This has been my view for the last 8 days as AK has been down with pneumonia. She is the most delightful sick child, she sleeps all the time, reads or colors in bed. She is on the mend now and back to talking a mile a minute. #lovemychalet


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Yes... so true. #lovemychalet


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It was two years ago today that they removed a ping pong ball sized tumor from my head and a few weeks later I heard the most beautiful phrase in the English language. “The tumor was benign.” I do not see this scar as ugly, but as a reminder that I am truly lucky. #lovemychalet


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When she was two she barely spoke, but when we strolled past some hot pink cowgirl boots, she yelled, “Mine!” I bought her those boots and she wouldn’t take them off even to sleep in. She found this ridiculously adorable, overpriced designer trench coat... and it was Deja vu all over again. It will eventually rain in Sunny So Cal... right? #lovemychalet #katespadeisourkryptonite


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Flu shots for everyone. Only one of us cried. #lovemychalet


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First Day of Fall. I'm not really into autumn, but I could get used to this. #lovemychalet


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Annual IKEA Crayfish Festival! Such a fun and memorable night out with friends. Had a Crayfish Claw Cocktail and made a huge mess. I love out of the ordinary traditions and this is one that my family loves. #ikeacrayfishparty #lovemychalet


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Yesterday, I put an SOS out to the universe. I need help, things are hard, my boy is struggling with health issues and the universe responded in a big way. My son just returned from an impromptu Boys Night Out to America's Got Talent. He proclaimed it the "Best Night Ever" and his spirits have been lifted. There is a smile on his face again. Thank you to our friends who arranged it and @howiemandel for taking time out to chat with these amazing boys. Feeling very lucky tonight. #lovemychalet #americasgottalent


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Today was a tough day, and then I caught this gorgeous sunset out of the corner of my eye. I stopped and took a moment to soak it all in. It was a brilliant pink and I couldn't help but wonder if it was my mom painting the sky tonight. She would always say, "Red sky at night, Sailors Delight" Maybe, just maybe, tomorrow will be smooth sailing. #lovemychalet


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Denial Level: 10 plus #longlivesummer #lovemychalet


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Fingers crossed for lots of light rain, I can't wait to see these hillsides become green again. Feeling incredibly grateful today, I really do love my Chalet. #lovemychalet


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One of my favorites returned this afternoon, so happy to see her back in the neighborhood. I also love that so many people have asked me if the deer were safe. Unfortunately their food supply has all been burned away. #lovemychalet


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