Eight

Eight years full of laughter and adventure… never a dull moment with you. Happy Anniversary my love! Photo from 2005 by Jane Lee

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

It really is the most wonderful time of the year! I have to admit that I’ve been running around like a headless chicken – editing sessions/weddings, fulfilling Christmas orders, waiting and waiting and waiting in post office lines while also squeezing in time to do things that make me the most happy like crafting/putting up Christmas decorations, finding the perfect gifts and wrapping them, and attending festive parties with loved ones. Can anyone else relate? But now I would like to pause, take in the moment, and remember the real reason for the season. Every year, I hear less people …

Happy Birthday Hun!

It’s my dear husband’s birthday today and we woke up to * snow * ! Unfortunately though, we had to cancel his annual big birthday bash tonight. Poor Hun. Even so, I think the snow is a wonderful symbol of excitement, magic, happiness, and new beginnings (which we’ve already been having a lot of around here). Happy birthday to my favorite person in the whole wide world! Photo taken on Christmas Day three years ago by self-timer

Lucky Seven

Our personalities couldn’t be more opposite of each other, but what binds us together is the shared trust, love, and respect for one another.  Is marriage easy? Definitely not. Is it worth the effort? More than anything in this world. We’re going on number seven, and it just keeps getting better and better!

Thailand

Update: My heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the people who thought of me and prayed for me, and especially to my financial supporters: Sylvia/Matt, Veda/Jake, Kim ‘rents, Debbie, Jimmy, Jinyoung, Christine/Richard, Chung ‘rents, Jane, Anne/James, Ali, Leslie/Austin, Susie, Jane/John, Ambra/Andre, and Esther/Mike. You made this trip possible for me, and for that I’m eternally grateful. :.) ———- Where do I start? So much happened during my trip to Thailand that I’m still in the midst of processing everything. It feels as though I’ve waken up from a bad dream of seeing real people live in such a way that …

From My Heart To Yours…

Earlier this week, one of my close friends Rachel and I were catching up over her yummy cooking.  She shared with me about a business mission trip to Thailand that she was planning on going to through her church (Overlake Christian Church). She would be part of a small select group to help fight human trafficking by means of intervention, prevention strategy, establishing business opportunities, and rescue while traveling to Bangkok, poor villages in the North, and Pattaya. I was thinking how I admired her and her heart, and then before I knew it, she was asking me to consider …

Ode to Hun

Today’s a very important day… the birthday of a beloved man named Hun. One who came out a preemie, being efficient to get out of the womb. He didn’t grow up with a silver spoon, but he did utilize every moment with opportune. Who else could respond to emails so soon? Oh how he loves that T-Pain’s auto tune. He’s a closet bookworm who loves books like Twilight and Dune. Which reminds me, Team Edward or Team Jacob in New Moon? He’s 35 today, but he’s definitely no prune. He walks into any room and makes a big boom! A …