h3: Heartfelt, Heartwarming, Heartstopping

Lately I have been contemplating whether or not to become a grown-up blogger. It is a difficult decision to make. On the one hand, I do enjoy writing here. I enjoy the connection with friends and family and new-cyber (totally not creepy) friends. I admit I am a sucker for compliments, so this blog may just […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jeong: A Korean Guest Comes to Call

I’ve been sitting on this post for nearly 4 months. What follows was such a unique experience that every time I thought about writing it down, all I came up with was: There are no words. Gotcha. Of course there are words. I love storytelling. It is practically in my genes to tell stories, something […]

Airplane Restaurant Update

My friend Kelsey got in touch with me via Facebook tonight.  She went to the airplane restaurant I wrote about a couple weeks ago.  Here is what she found: Time to sign these girls up with an agent!

Ice Skating, an Airplane, and a Surprise Cooking Class

Most days are like the days before and the days after.  They are predictable in a quiet, comforting way.  I’m mostly okay with that.  I don’t need a whole lot of hullabaloo on a regular basis.  (See, I even use geriatric words like “hullabaloo” in everyday speech.  Booooring.)  Today, a holiday to celebrate the life of the […]

Things That Go "Beep" in the Night

I know I’ve already talked about the technology here, so I’m not going to bore you with any more details about how cool it is that the Korean can .  Suffice it to say that listed below are the things that, along with their other functions, have the amazing capacity to wake a sleeping baby/toddler/preschooler/kindergartner from […]

Confessions of a Unsuccessful Neat Freak

Our house is too big for me. “Boo!” “Hiss!” I can practically hear you from 6000+ miles away. Go back and re-read the first line.  I didn’t say our house was too BIG.  I said it was too big for ME.  What I mean by that is that I am out-matched and overwhelmed by its size.  More […]

I Won an Award!

We now interrupt your regularly scheduled blog for a breaking news announcement.  I have been awarded the very prestigious Stylish Blogger Award by a blog I adore: Clan Donaldson! (I have my suspicions that this just may be the 2011 version of those chain letters my mom never wanted me to send but I sent […]

Our First Korean Road Trip (or: How GPS ruined my life)

My dad has told me that I am somewhat prone to hyperbole. That’s not quite true.  I ADORE hyperbole.  I think it is the best thing in the whole wide world.  Regardless, the title is not an exaggeration.  GPS ruined my life yesterday.  A few weeks ago we decided to take a trip to Osan to watch […]