Category Archives: Family fun

life as a family of seven

It’s busy. It’s chaotic. It’s loud. Very loud. I love it (90% of the time. The other 10% makes me want to pull my hair out and/or run away screaming like a banshee.) The newborn/infant fog has lifted and I … Continue reading

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coconut rice fritters {happy chinese new year!}

Yesterday was Chinese New Year’s Eve, probably the most significant day of celebration for Chinese families.  The lunar new year festivities continue for two weeks, but on the eve of the new year, families travel long distances to come together … Continue reading

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family portrait challenge

A couple of months ago, my friend, Cindy — another mama of four — suggested a monthly photo challenge: taking a family portrait as well as a portrait of each individual child, preferably with our “real” cameras rather than with … Continue reading

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my ducks in a row {the last few weeks}

I like my kids.  I took this photo with my phone last week before heading to a graduation party.  The kids were freshly bathed and wearing clean clothes — it was a rare moment that I just had to document!  … Continue reading

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a white Christmas {only 3 weeks late}

I realize Christmas was almost a month ago.  Don’t judge me for failing to post pictures until now!  (Ok, ok, judge me, I deserve it.) We enjoyed spending our beautiful White Christmas week with my bro and sis-in-law and their … Continue reading

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kids and their tree

I’m pretty sure we have the cheapest, least realistic Christmas tree on the block.  Probably in the whole neighborhood.  (We did discover it — nicely packed into its box — while dumpster-diving years ago in Albuquerque.)  But with young kiddos, … Continue reading

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goings on {a week in photos}

Whew. The last three months have been a blur.  The last three weeks have been even fuzzier.  It started in early September with visits from three sets of family (which was awesome!) … and shortly after that, out of the … Continue reading

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a family visit {only two months late}

I spent a few minutes yesterday going through photos on the computer from the past year.  I came across pictures from two months ago, when we enjoyed visits from my brother and his family, Eric’s sister and her family, and … Continue reading

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the summer in (eric’s) photos

Currently, I have four new recipes scribbled down and photo-documented, ready to post to the blog.  And two partially written posts are saved as drafts (and have been that way for weeks.)  But since my blogging consistency seems to be … Continue reading

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for real {laundry vs. apple pie}

Lest anyone dare to think that I have it all together and my priorities are perfectly in order… This is the current state of my clean laundry: And this is what the kids and I spent half the morning working … Continue reading

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