7 Quick Takes: Happy Blog-iversary!

I’ve never done one of these Quick Takes.  I read them like crazy at all my favorite blogs, but I haven’t really wanted to try it myself.  Until today, when I have so stinking much to tell you people that either I write 7 separate blog entries (yikes on bikes) or I try this Quick […]

Clan Donaldson: Snapshots from a Sunday, vol. 6

Clan Donaldson: Snapshots from a Sunday, vol. 6 Go visit Cari’s blog, where you can enjoy fun photos, including Gabe enjoying a rainstorm, plus a 9 month pregnant Dwija aiming a rifle!  Fun for the whole family.

I don’t like Happiness…

Korean children, most of whom learn English in school, often choose English names for themselves. The girls’ closest Korean friends are (American nick-)named Cindy, Diana, Emma, Betty, and Happiness.  Yes, Happiness. This phenomenon is not really new to Kevin and I. Working where we did in Arcadia, Ca, there were many Asian immigrants who chose […]

Musical Family

We just got back from a three-day mini-vacation to Osan Air Force Base.  In spite of my assertions that we would never want to stay in a hotel again, and our previous GPS nightmare, we had a wonderful time. Kevin had work, but the rest of us enjoyed a break from the monotonous. Prior to […]

Present-Day Caveman

Ezekiel is almost 11 months old. He is starting to do some simple sign language. He enjoys crawling all over the house, pulling everything out of drawers and off shelves, and mimicking everything his siblings do. He dances at the mere suggestion of music. He is adorable. Here’s proof: His development is so fun to […]

Banchan 2

If you want to see the original Banchan post, look here. To catch you up, this is Part 2 (pronounced duel) of my Banchan series, where I share with you some interesting tidbits about Korean culture, as well as catch you up on what’s going on with our family. Korean Culture: South Koreans call South Korea […]

When Silliness Abounds…

Just a little video to brighten your day.


The heat is on.  It’s been a week or more since I last posted and now I am getting Facebook and email comments about how long it’s been.  I’m so honored that you guys enjoy my humble little blog.  But  every once in awhile my perfectionism rears its ugly head, and I can’t seem to find […]

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 […]

Ezekiel, aka "Tank"

Ezekiel is almost 5 months old.  I can’t believe this.  Time always flies with a newborn, but life has been so crazy and busy since his birth that it makes this flight of time that much more incredible.  He is a generally happy and smiley baby.  Of course, as all my children have, he prefers […]