Saturday, December 30, 2017


Happy last week of December!  The past few weeks have been intense and there is a small part of me that is sad to leave the twinkle of December, but most of me is relieved that we are moving on to a new year!  I'm looking forward to the reset that this year change encourages and I've been taking moments here and there to think about this past year and set some goals for the next.

An exciting part about the week before Christmas was that Ken's cousin and his family came to visit us from California. We don't get to see them often so it was great to catch up and have the girls play together. They also brought their new puppy, Kino - the girls and Rusty were very excited to have this house guest in particular.

Christmas Eve morning looked like this! We got dressed and went to church together for a beautiful service. Afterwards, we drove to Silver Spring, MD, to meet my family up there...including a cousin who flew in last minute from South Korea.

Christmas Eve dinner made by my sister, Eunice - so delicious!

After dinner, we went over to my cousin, Lois' place for tea and dessert. She made little tags for our cups, with photos of things that represented each person. Mine had a picture of a camera, Ken had barbells, Sloane had paint and easel, and Logan had a picture of her cheetah.

Lois! She did the dessert Korean style with lots of fruit, great tea, and baked sweet potatoes. It was perfect. 


Wednesday, December 27, 2017


I got to meet Jessica recently through church and as I have gotten to know her more through our ladies night get-togethers (and from her great feedback to us about our podcast), I know her as a wonderfully sweet and genuine person. A few weeks ago I got to take some photos of her family at their home, which is probably my favorite way to do photos these days, and had a lot of fun. Also, how cute is their daughter, Juliet!

Sunday, December 24, 2017


Merry Christmas Eve!!!

It’s good to get here, and while it was a hectic month, I will be sad to see it go. We made a lot of sweet memories this month.  One of those included a visit from Ken’s Mom, sister, aunt and grandmother a couple of Sundays ago. We weren’t go to see them on Christmas so we did our celebration early.