Archives for October 2013

Pumpkin Patch: Hell or a Brilliant Business Idea?

Part 1: What I Miss About Blogging from Korea You know what I miss about blogging from Korea?  I miss sharing all the really cool stuff we did that was so different from life in California.  Some of it was fun, some was a little scary, and some was just downright strange.  Pretty much all […]

Double: Theme Thursday

We’ll go ahead and call this one what it is: Double Trouble   This is part of my split view every Wednesday.  I’m inside the gym, trying to watch Gianna and Aliya in two different gymnastics classes while also keeping an eye on the boys so they don’t trip anyone, kill each other (note the […]

What We’re Reading Wednesday

Have you heard? It’s Read More Books Month! Here’s what’s being read/devoured in our house.   Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman This book is incredibly endearing. It follows the story of a special blanket made by a grandfather for his grandson. The blanket, after being well-loved, is re-purposed many times over. The illustrations are charming as […]

Gianna’s Birth Story

I’ve been wanting to write out my kids’ birth stories for quite some time now, and today, the 8th anniversary of my firstborn’s birth, seems to be the perfect time to start the series. ++++++++++++++++++++ Gianna’s Birth Story Prologue: In June of 2004, I became pregnant for the first time.  We had been planning to […]

Happy Birthday, Gigi!

Gianna, Happy 8th birthday!  You are a credit to us, as Anne of Green Gables would say.  Your heart is so big, and you approach things with such a zest and a passion for life and all it holds.  You have your father’s easy smile and quick laugh and your mother’s stubbornness.  What a combination! […]

3 Reasons, Vol. 7

Welcome to the 7th edition of 3 Reasons I Love Catholicism.  If you’d like to see the history behind this series, check out the original post, or the previous editions. I’ve been a little distracted this week (recovering from vacation, as well as planning a birthday party for this weekend) so I was having a […]

Secret: Theme Thursday

NOTE: If you are viewing this on a tablet or phone, the pictures may appear sideways or not at all.  I’m working on it, but not having much luck.  I suggest trying it on a laptop or desktop. ****************** You know, I think I would both love and hate being a wedding photographer.  Probably I […]

Read More Books Month

I read my first book on my 6th birthday. After that it was hard for my parents to pry books from my hands. When given the opportunity to read or do pretty much anything else, the choice was always reading. I read during school, I read after school, I read by the hallway light every […]

Most People Wouldn’t, But I Would

I like to think of Cari as my gateway blogger.  She started reading and commenting on California to Korea waaaaaaaay back in 2011, when the only other people reading were my mom and mother in law.  Oh, and Cari’s friend Lisa, who is also my friend and former co-worker, and who “introduced” us.  I remember […]