A quick new year update.

  I am so late to this, but, happy new year! I didn’t mean to be quiet for so long, but after a slow weekend at the family beach house, life picked up its pace right after new year’s day and has been a constant go go go over here. The older kids went back…

A very merry Christmas.

This year, our Christmas was small and intimate with just my aunt, Gary’s mom, and Connie’s family. We hosted the dinner and decided to do it the Taiwanese way – hotpot on our little dining table. It was refreshingly different, low stress and delicious. The night was beautiful with snow falling steadily outside, and holiday…

Giving and serving, in the small ways that we can.

Something I think a lot about for our family is how Gary and I can teach our kids the joy of giving and the importance of helping and serving others. Zoey and I served at a soup kitchen back when she was in kindergarten, and it was a great learning experience. Now with her and…

A foggy December morning.

Last Saturday morning, we had a friend do a mini photo session for us at UW. It was foggy, 30 something degrees, and really cold. Thankful that the kids were pretty good about it (even with their no-smile faces and forced-smile faces and all 😂). It has always been my dream to take pictures on…

Life lately, in little squares.

Playing catch up on some photos of our day-to-day from the last few weeks. In these little squares there was… …a relaxing weekend at the beach house, brutal stomach flu that struck us hard, my 3 girls sweetly coloring on the same sheet of paper, putting up our Christmas tree after Thanksgiving, spending time with…

Family photos.

As we get ready to take family photos tomorrow, I have to admit that I’m also getting super stressed – about the cold weather, potentially whiny kids, outfit coordination and morning bed hair. Trying to distract myself, I dug up our old family photos from the past few years, and I was so surprised to…

Sea wolf bakers.

Before paying Sea Wolf my first visit, I’ve heard about and had the bread from them a couple of times (at Preserve and Gather and the beautiful Bar Melusine.) I am mildly obsessed with all things gluten and am always on the hunt for the next best artisan bakery. For the record, Sea Wolf does…