Thursday, September 21, 2017

Summer of Love

I was beginning to wonder if I would ever blog again.  I get behind, prioritize other things, and wonder if I'll ever catch up. I actually started to think about retiring my blogging days--it wouldn't be the first time I considered, at the very least, to go private.  And in case you haven't noticed, a definite facelift is needed.  On the blog.  Well, me too.

But you know why I'm back?  Because my blog also serves as our family photo album and each year I make it into a book.  Family photos help build attachment.  And it is hugely healing for ALL our kids to see that the good times outnumber the bad.  I want my kids to remember the laughs, vacations, funny quotes, and chronicles of life.  I want them to remember that even in the depths of despair, hope and healing and joy DOES come again.

So, I'm here.  I missed you all.  All five of you that are left, my true readers.  I am happy to report we had one of the best summers of our lives.  It is one of life's greatest joys to see kids attach and heal, mature and thrive.  We're in a good space right now, and I just revel in these days, because I know life isn't always like this.  I'm soaking it in and remembering our summer.  Family.  Friends. Excitement. Love.  Good times.

First up--Seattle and Canada.  And a VERY important event!

Warning.  Picture heavy.  Lord help anyone with dial-up!

And then the SUPER exciting event . . . 

                                                She said YES!  Wedding September 2018!

Thursday, August 3, 2017


We love you.  We miss you.  Life will never be the same, but we keep living life, because it's what you would want.  We keep living the life you lost.  Until me meet again . . .

Saturday, July 29, 2017


I've tried to minimize appointments/tutoring/lessons this summer and give us all a needed break, so we can have more family time.

I heart summer even more!  Mei Mei and Vu did have eye doctor appointments and their surgeries continue to be a big success!  We also went to the dentist, found out the kids have cavities from too much sugar, and celebrated with Frappuccinos!  Go figure.

I saw this poster in our doctor's office--good advice--

And these on Facebook--

Karyn Purvis is my hero.  She made a huge difference in the world and the lives of so many families. If you need a parenting boost today, read her book, visit her website, watch her videos (google--there are tons), or attend a conference which is often available in the community for a low-cost via simulcast.  Healing children isn't easy, but watching it unfold is the most beautiful gift in the world.

Taking time to enjoy each other and enjoy life!