February 9 - April 14, 2019

This post is going to cover a long period! It begins back in February when still had snow and still lived in our old house. And Linus was tugging at my heart strings by drawing a piece he called, “Linus…

You may recall that our previous attempts to get Linus out onto the ice were met with tepid results. This year, though, we put him back in formal lessons, and something just clicked. He’s suddenly confident enough that he’s surpassed…

Bowling!

Yen took the kids to Kings today. Looks like we all missed a food time.

Books

Just two photos to share with you today – but they’re really good ones! First up is Mina with her new favorite toy. One of her favorite books is The World Champion of Staying Awake. In it, a character we always…

Dentist

The kids went for their six month check ups today. They’re both looking good! We were encouraged to give Mina’s molars a little more attention, but the dentist admitted that it’s awfully hard to get a toothbrush all the way…

Goodbye, old house!

Must try not to cry while I write this. We’ve said goodbye to our old house. One of the things we had to do while getting ready to sell it was remove the decals Yen carefully placed before the kids…

From the Phone Collection

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting lately – we’re still trying to get settled into the new house (and sell the old one!). But of course Yen sends me photos throughout the day, and I can surely share them with…

Washer/Dryer Installation

Well, here’s something you don’t see every day! Yep, those are Yen’s feet emerging from the top of the dryer in this rather blurry photo. Our new house has a rather cozy spot for the washer/dryer, and we’ve been working…

Ice Cream!

The kiddos endured a truly crazy day with me on Sunday: we went to IKEA. We arrived at noon and spent 45 minutes waiting in line for our sad little plate of meatballs. After we ate, we used the series…

Memories...

My sweet, sentimental Linus! We are in the final hours of packing to move to our new hours. The kids are handling it really well and seem excited about the new house. Still, every time Linus identifies something that is…

Linus Wishes Mommy Would Stay Home

Linus hates Sundays. Usually around 5pm he seems to realize what day it is, because he inevitably asks if I’m staying home the next day. When I explain that I’m not, he gets pretty down. Tonight after that conversation he…

Hilton Head Island

Our original plan for winter vacation this year was Sedona. We were going to spend the week hiking and getting warm. But you might remember that we hiked in a canyon near Vegas, and that the kids spent the whole hike…

Portraits

Linus made this drawing. He’s on the left and I’m on the right. I am standing far away, maybe? By the way I’m not sure what the thing on the far left is. It’s by Mina and none of us…

January 2019

To warm up, let’s have a little dance: Yen put his old tripod on Linus’s camera, so he’s been taking a lot more photos (now that they’re less blurry). He looks like such a little pro! We had an unusually…

We’re on Hilton Head Island for a week of getting warm. We deserve it! Last week the entire house had the flu – I missed three days of work, and really should have stayed home on the fourth as well….