Category: Family

Aug 25
A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party

A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party

BG3, Parenting 6

I’m quite proud of myself and my family for putting this all together. Granted, Mickey Mouse is a staple, so there are plenty of party ideas and supplies, but still. I really liked how everything came together. The birthday banner was made from a banner company that the Hubs used for his job. We bought a wooden frame with clothespins to put together BG3’s monthly pictures. I was so happy… Read more »

Aug 22
Project Vlogust: Week Two Highlights

Project Vlogust: Week Two Highlights

Family 2

This week wasn’t as exciting as last week, but still filled with plenty of memorable family moments. The aunties visited, we ate out some more, tried out a new crepe place, and we took some milestone photos (BEST PHOTOSHOOT EVER). The kids act super silly with their dad. We also watched the season finale of Pretty Little Liars and it was underwhelming, to say the least. Our favorite shows to… Read more »

Aug 21
Happy Birthday Alayna!

Happy Birthday Alayna!

BG3 2

Happy 1st birthday, baby girl! This year has been quite a ride. You’ve tested my boundaries like no other, but you’ve also brought me so much happiness, I can’t contain my love for you sometimes. Whenever you smile at me, it truly makes my heart melt and brightens up my day. You have so much personality and energy. How did I get so lucky to be your mom? I love… Read more »

Aug 20
Project BG3: Week 52 – And That’s a Wrap on My First Year!

Project BG3: Week 52 – And That’s a Wrap on My First Year!

Project BG3 2

Wow! So hard to believe that this is the last entry in BG3’s photo diary. The first year is practically over. Tomorrow my baby will officially be ONE YEAR OLD. Oh, Father Time, why must you be so bittersweet?! BG3 has been one heck of a wild, amazing, hilarious, frustrating, temperamental, lovable, and unique child. As difficult as this year has been, I wouldn’t change it. She pushed me to… Read more »

Aug 19
I Will Love You More

I Will Love You More

BG3 6

A letter to my last child… Ever since you were born, it seems like the world loves you less than the others. Because a few have come before you, your presence is like “old news” to everyone around us and it pains me to think like that, but the truth has been a nagging ache in the back of my head for quite some time now. The differences may be… Read more »

Aug 18
I’m Done With Medical School

I’m Done With Medical School

On My Mind 6

You read that right. As of June of this year, I officially graduated from medical school. It may have taken me a bit longer than normal, I finished in six years rather than four, but I got it done. There were so many times I wanted to quit and even now I feel like I’m not good enough for this career, but at least I can say that I actually… Read more »

Aug 15
Project Vlogust: Week One Highlights

Project Vlogust: Week One Highlights

Family 0

So things have been going great so far with Project Vlogust. We actually had a lot going on during the first week of August. We celebrated my SIL’s birthday, my niece’s birthday, and the anniversary of when the Hubs and I became a couple. I took BG2 to the dentist for a check up as well. We also had some down time, good old-fashioned time at home. I’m really liking… Read more »

Aug 13
Project BG3: Week 51 – Last Week as an Infant

Project BG3: Week 51 – Last Week as an Infant

Project BG3 0

Things have been moving along in terms of her birthday party. Everything is planned out, I just get to get everything, which I’ll do next week. Even though we all know first birthday parties are the adults, not the child, I’m still trying to make it the best for her. She’s been doing good in the pack n play so far. Of course, as soon as she’s up, she wants… Read more »

Aug 09
My Favorite Bedtime Stories, Past and Present

My Favorite Bedtime Stories, Past and Present

Books, Parenting 2

As a part of National Book Lover’s Day, I thought it would be fitting to discuss some of my favorite bedtime stories as a child and as books I read with my children. Being an avid reader, I’ve loved books since before I knew how to read. Even growing up in a household where I was a first-generation Asian-American being raised by an immigrant mother who was learning the English… Read more »

Aug 06
Project BG3: Week 50 – We’re Getting Close

Project BG3: Week 50 – We’re Getting Close

Project BG3 1

Ah! I can’t believe we’re only two weeks away from the BIG ONE! I seriously need to start getting things in order for her party. Anyways, we transitioned her to the Pack n Play this week for naps and bedtime, which is a first for us as we’ve always done co-sleeping. It just seems like she prefers her own space and she doesn’t like to be rocked to sleep anymore,… Read more »