It’s that time of year again, though I’m not certain how it’s possible. I only just gave birth to each of them, but my precious baby girls are moving up a grade in a matter of weeks. Fourth and second grades, respectively. Como say what?! I easily recall my own 2nd grade year… We had moved Read More →

Lest you believe our home-life to be a constant stream of rainbows and lollipops, I thought I would clear some things up today… Mother’s day had me up before 6am cleaning human waste off of our floors while the offender in question simultaneously vomited on my head. Just another day in paradise. I have personally been Read More →

So y’all know that we are homeschooling this year… in anticipation of the transition/adjustment to becoming a family of five, we thought it optimal to pull back and instruct our kids at home; essentially pre-Cocooning. We knew that going at our own pace would afford us the flexibility to take the girls along for three Read More →

Gung hai fat choy!  Last night we rang in the Chinese [Lunar] New Year with friends and a traditional Chinese feast. I intended to snap a photo of the bountiful spread just before we dove in, but we were having too much fun and I didn’t want to be that hostess. (i.e., Myself. These are Read More →

Though I married a gamer, I naively thought  I was off the hook when I birthed him daughters. I should have known better. Our girls love to play video games. Although I certainly don’t understand the allure, I have always maintained that I’d much rather my children engage in interactive video games where they can Read More →

Xin nian kuai le! Chinese New Year falls on Friday, January 31st this year. We are having some new friends over for dinner to celebrate and will serve them some of our favorite Chinese entrees. These are tried and true recipes that are staples in our culinary repertoire. (see recipes below) Moo Goo Gai Pan Read More →

I love living in Montana. Aptly dubbed, “Big Sky Country”, the 180′ expanse of striking blue sky is clear and bright nearly every day of the year, regardless of the temperature. With our notorious wide-open-spaces, sparser, squattier tree line, and minimal sprinkling of puffy clouds that dot the far reaches of the atmosphere, the sky Read More →