Entries Tagged as 'family and friends'

Welcome the year of the rabbit (with bubble tea recipe)

February 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · celebrations, family and friends, food

This weekend we celebrated the year of the rabbit with a party. The intoxicating scent of paperwhites (narcissus) brings me back to Chinese New Years in Hong Kong. Calligraphy by Grandpa Jack. Oranges, chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil, and red candy. It’s important to get the oranges with leaves. Hung bao, or red envelopes [...]

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Uncle Eric

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends

A visit from uncle Eric. A year ago

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{this moment}

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Via soulemama.

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Raspberries and apples

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, food, fun with kids, nature

Raspberry and apple picking this weekend with friends. Activities Next year, we will try to go apple picking during the week to avoid the crowds and then have a separate outing on the weekend to enjoy festivities on the farm, listen to music, see animals, and eat cider donuts (yum). Apple prints Foods Apple pies, [...]

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A week in pictures

September 24th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, fun with kids, nature

Quality time with Grandpa Jack. Painting with H. Catching rainbows. Stick raft made by daddy. Climbing trees and rocks by the pond.

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Moon festival celebration

September 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · celebrations, family and friends

The weather forecast called for cloudy skies tonight, so we moved up the moon festival celebration to last night. It was a perfect night, clear skies, mild weather. We had some friends over for a snack of mooncakes, rice balls, and peach herbal tea. Then we went for a walk down the street to the [...]

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First few days

September 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, parenting

“That’s my baby brother,” says V, who is transitioning to being a big sister as best as any toddler can. The sleeping prince. Tremendous gratitude for our friend who volunteered to be food coordinator, our downstairs neighbor, who also watched V and brought over a delicious meal (above), and my father-in-law for being our post-partum [...]

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This week in pictures

August 20th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, food, fun with kids

Still life on front porch. The tomatoes were a gift from our neighbor. Doing real work in the kitchen: making pancakes with daddy. The house has been cleaned and I’ve done as much decluttering as I can.  We’ve pared back on our commitments and have stocked up on supplies. There are two casseroles in the [...]

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This week in pictures-beach!

August 13th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends

Practicing to be a big sister with Zippy. A wonderful weekend day trip to beach town, where V got to play with the “big kids”, P & O. They were so sweet with V. I’ve never seen her so happy at a beach before. My main man.

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A berry good weekend

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, fun with kids, nature

V has been enjoying some green smoothies lately. She likes to drink them out of bubble tea straws, which are much wider. On Saturday, we went to a berry farm and picked black raspberries and blueberries. Now, when we eat raspberries, she say “I pick em…in the farm!” The farm had pony swings. Having a [...]

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