Thankful For the Gift of Family

I have decided that fall is pretty much the most perfect season of all.  The scenery is beautiful, the weather is happy, the air is crisp and clean, and the thought of all the joy of the holidays coming around the corner (without the actual stress of being in the middle of it) is just like a perfect dollop of whipped cream on a slice of pumpkin pie.

But nothing could have made the joy of experiencing fall for the first time more perfect than my parents and grandma visiting us from Arizona.  They flew in and spent the last few days with my uncle’s family and my husband and I, and it was the perfect breath of fresh air.  Although they didn’t have a lot of time with us, we did get to all of the important things… Read more…

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We Made It Home!

Finally.  And what a welcome sight!  Look at how green and sweet and peaceful our little humble abode looks in late summer :).

So the last bit of my blogging presence was a month and a half ago about the deliciousness that is Korean food, especially Korean food in Korea.  Suffice to say, we didn’t really deviate much from that the remainder of our trip although we did do some other exciting things… Read more…

Happy Children, World Aquariums, Sweet Reunions, and Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

It’s about 5am here in the Motherland and after having spent the last two hours tossing and turning (darn you jet lag) and doing all the things you’re not supposed to do when you’re trying to go to sleep (aka scrolling through Facebook and Instagram countless times to find that nothing has changed in the last five minutes), I figured it was time to update the world on our June adventures.

I did mean to update along the way, but I learned something revolutionary over the last few weeks.  Ready for it?  Read more…

Our Wedding Day

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December 20, 2014.

When it came time to pick a wedding date, there was just something perfect about having it right before Christmas!  It really is magical – the twinkly lights, the music, the warmth of a snuggly blanket, the prevalence of hot cocoa and other sweet treats…  Read more…