Is Anybody Home?

May has been eerily quiet around this here blog. Not so around our house.  It’s interesting that chaos in our house has an inverse relationship with the number of blog posts I write.  I guess because I write all my posts after bedtime, so you get the very tired me.  Lately, that very-tired-me has been […]

Happy Birthday, Aliya!

Dear Aliya, How is it that 5 years have passed since your birth? That day was one of the most empowering days of my life, and it feels like yesterday. Not only did I finally get the birth I had dreamed of, but I got something even better. You. On the beach at Busan My […]

Ten Things I Didn’t Know on my Last Birthday

Today is my birthday.  I am shameless about it.  Always have been, and I hope to always be.  I L-O-V-E my birthday. A little bit of that is because I am an attention addict and my birthday really feeds that, especially since FaceBook nets me tons of birthday love.  Hey, at least I’m honest about […]

Happy Birthday, Gabriel!

Our angel Gabriel  Today you are 2 years old. You told me so when I woke up. In a shy little whisper you said to me, “Mama, be my birthday.” Oh sweet one, how it touched my heart that you understood what a special day today is. On this morning 2 years ago, you were […]

Happy Birthday, Gianna Maria!

Dear Gianna, 6 years ago, you were born in San Gabriel, CA.  You were 8 lbs of sweet, squishy love.  Now we live in Daegu, South Korea.  You are 6 years old and 45 lbs of boundless energy and enthusiasm.  You are still chock full of love.  I couldn’t be more proud to be your […]