June 17, 2018

June 11, 2018

Summer daze are here

strawberry floatie for summer fun

On Friday, we officially hung up our backpacks.  Retired our sticky, lunch boxes.  And burned Truman's middle school uniforms (the thought did cross my mind).

April 08, 2018

This week in pictures | huis in hong kong

po lin monastery lantau island big buddha

We traveled 10,000 miles for "thee" family event of the season.  In just eight days, the Hui/Chan/Alex families became immersed in a world of dim sum parties, spectacular expeditions, and mile high dinners.  But before navigating the world of H.K. milk tea, let's gather our possessions for the grandest sabbatical of all.

January 10, 2018

December 16, 2017

November 26, 2017

thanks + giving

Family is everything.  They're like a warm blanket that's consistently cozy and always comforting.

November 15, 2017

In the thick of it

The kids fighting is at its all time high.  He did it/she did it has become part of our daily routine right before breakfast and right after pick-ups.

October 29, 2017

diy pineapple costume

easy and cheap diy pineapple costume

This was seriously the easiest costume I've ever made.  I didn't spend one penny.  And I didn't need to take ten trips to Michael's.  I had all the supplies at home: grocery bag, construction paper, and a headband.

October 01, 2017

While dad's away, the kids will drive mom cray cray

David left me to man the house and brew my own coffee for six days.  He was in Canada for business and although, him working long hours and frequently traveling for work has been our way of life, on and off, for the past 15 years, it still feels yucky.  It never gets easy when he has to get on a plane.

Overall, the kids were relatively good.  Everyone pulled their own weight knowing what the repercussions of disobeying me would be once David got back.  Not pretty.

On Day 1 of missing David, a group of us went to a men's soccer game at UCLA.

UCLA men's soccer

August 13, 2017

This week in pictures | week 8 & 9 of summer

I did it! I captured not our whole summer story but highlights that span over 9 weeks of free-spirited days filled with sticky mouths, sandy car mats, and chuckling children all around.  We haven't been happy like this since summer of 2016!

So here it is, our last photo montage of summer (I got lazy during week 8 so there isn't a separate post 😜):

Working on a silhouettes project.

diy silhouettes