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 […]

Mom, Don’t Faint

Disclaimer:  If the title brought you here hoping to see blood and gore, you are going to be very disappointed.  This post is unlikely to make anyone faint, with the possible exception of my mom.  Or maybe other Catholic grandmothers.  And mothers.  And possibly even a few Catholic grandfathers and dads.Disclaimer #2: Remember a few […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toothy News

This little video is from about an hour ago.  Just one more footnote in my nomination for Mom of the Year Awards.  In case you didn’t watch the video, the Mom of the Year Award comment from above was a joke. Where was I, you might ask, when my 4 year old kicked my 6 year […]


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, 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 […]