Hannah Banana

Hannah is turning one next month. Yup. One month. Looking back at some of her newborn photos, I can still remember the first few days of her life like it was yesterday. She came into this world, kicking and screaming. At the hospital, one of the nurses made her a special “girl” beanie with a bow…

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Between rhythm and chaos

Hannah is six months old. Six months. How that happened so quickly is a mystery to me. I was still pregnant during my last post… Life with two has been expectedly busy. I’ve managed to work a little, here and there, between panic attacks. Mostly, I’ve been falling more and more in love with my…

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Here we go again…

I’m officially on maternity leave now. You may have already learned the news from Instagram, in less than five weeks, we are expecting a new baby girl. Eep!! For the last month or so, I’ve been in nesting mode, sorting, purging, and organizing—trying to get the house in order for this baby. Of course, I started with every other room,…

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Pineapple Buns

Nick was probably just a little over one when we stopped by the Chinese bakery, which had just opened in Berkeley, to pick up an assortment of buns for breakfast. We gave him a pineapple bun to try and he simply inhaled it! He was such a picky eater by the age of one, we were thrilled…

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Tilden Steam Train

The Tilden Park Steam Train is probably one of Nick’s favorite rides. Over the summer, we took full advantage of their summer hours (open weekdays) and took him almost weekly. These photos from are a few months ago, but it was such a cold (and wet) morning, it almost didn’t resemble August.

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Portland

My parents used to say, ‘time goes by fast when you’re an adult.’ What used to sound like old people talk, now I completely get. It’s hard to believe our Monterey trip was almost a year ago, and a week of June has come and gone already. When my brother and I were kids, our parents used…

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Cooking with Chelley

My best friend, Michelle, and I have been toying with the idea of creating a food blog for years now. It’s an excellent reason to get together regularly and cook up a meal. Finally, inspired by our friends’ blog, we’ve decided to start cooking! The first meal, a carrot themed dinner, was kept small and intimate,…

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Monterey

Some weekends are better than others. A weekend in Monterey, following a busy season of work and personal obligations. Taking Nick to the aquarium for the first time. Listening to his nonstop chatter during his very first bike ride. And finding sand in every. single. place. Doesn’t get any better than this.

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Oak and Seoul

My friends, Soerha and Hana, recently created a food blog together to document their newly embarked journey to learn to cook Korean food. I was super excited when they invited me to an Oak and Seoul lunch! On this day, they made bibimbap, which is a signature Korean dish that you can find in almost…

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On parenting…

This summer, Nick will be three. If you’re thinking, ‘Eeeek! What?!’ then you’re on point. Toddlerhood is an adorable, yet annoying age. It’s a good age, and probably my favorite. The conversations are hilarious, and the cheeks still quite pinchable. But it’s a challenging age no less. And brings forward one of my worst fears…

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