Girls: Theme Thursday

Do you know what I did when I found out my firstborn was going to be a girl? I almost threw up, that’s what. My first thought was, “A girrrrrl?” What am *I* going to do with a girl?!” Quick early life recap: I was born a second child, with an older brother.18 months later, […]

Let the Emotional Upheaval Begin

It’s not even Friday, and yet all I can think of is an absurd collection of jumbled thoughts.  Usually I save these sorts of ramblings for, well, for Fridays, but today is today and carpe diem and all that.  Here you go. Our dates have been scheduled:  Our van will be shipped out next week. […]

Happy Birthday, Ali!

Six years ago, I went into labor for the first time with you, my second child.  Your birth taught me a million things about myself, and you, my dear sweet one, haven’t stopped the life lessons since. We love you, little bug!

7 Random Things that Make Me Happy

~1~ Gianna made her first project with her sewing machine! ~2~ I purchased Photoshop Elements (along with some other cool camera accessories) with an Amazon gift card I received for Christmas.  (Thanks, Nessa!) I’ve spent the last 3 days immersed in tutorials.  Today I turned this photo: into this photo! Can you tell a difference? […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Happy All Saints Day! St. Rose of Lima St. Elizabeth of Hungary St. George… … and his dragon Lil Pumpkin (my niece Gemma) Roman emperor The whole gang My sister-in-law Vanessa, and nieces Gemma and Siena Girls with thier best friend Yu Min (Cindy) Trick-or-treating by street lamp Hand it over! My favorite […]

3 More Reasons to Love EWorld, plus 4 Other Random Topics

If you missed my original not-to-be-missed Seven Reasons to Love EWorld, check here.  It’s truly outrageous. ~1~ Meanwhile, back at EWorld… There is a random field full of random toys/photo op locations, spaced at random intervals.  Really, this is not strange.  It is genius.  How exhausting are amusement parks?  The rides, the noise, the people? […]

Happy Birthday, Gianna!

What has two thumbs and writes a birthday post 1 week late?  This lady. Somebody should really talk to her about that. Oh, and about the horrible webcam photos, too. So tacky. How about a nicer photo of that same lady?  Only this time you will barely notice her because she is holding her precious first […]

Seven Quick Takes: My ADD

My adult ADD is going full force these days.  Hence the reason I’ve not been able to compose the SQT I wanted to write, which was “Seven Sights on the Streets of Daegu”.  So far I have a whopping… one.  One out of seven is… progress, I guess you could say, but not nearly enough.  So […]

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 […]

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 […]