Seoul, South Korea, Day 1 and 2: Travel and Korean War Museum

Gah, I’ve reverted to my days of yore when I would write a post every three months!  I’ve been spending much more time taking care of myself…which I’ve realized lately is VERY important for me (as I have not done a very good job of it since becoming a mom). BUT anyway…better late than never, … More Seoul, South Korea, Day 1 and 2: Travel and Korean War Museum

Northern California in October Part 1: Space A Adventure

I’ve been gone for awhile.  Not just in “blogger world” but literally…gone. My dad called me in the beginning of October and said that my grandma (my last remaining grandparent) was now on hospice.  The end of an era was upon us. This wasn’t really a surprise.  I’d been losing my sweet grandma for a … More Northern California in October Part 1: Space A Adventure

Hiji Falls

On the weekend before school started, we FINALLY headed up north to hike Hiji Falls. It was a wonderful day!  No squabbles on the way out the door, no “hangry” episodes, no whining, no screaming fests in the back of the car…GLORIOUS!! And both kids hiked all the way up with no complaints! It rained…but … More Hiji Falls

Garlands Galore!

When you live abroad and you’re not quite sure when you will move, home decor must be simple, lightweight and packable! So I am perfecting the perfect party and holiday decor – paper garlands!  Holy Cow, I love these!!  They are cheap and easy to make and they spruce up a room so fast!  AND … More Garlands Galore!

Obon in Yomitan

Obon is a three (sometimes stretched to four) day Okinawa holiday which honors the spirits of their ancestors.  On the evening of the first day, Okinawan families open their doors at dusk and leave gifts of food to welcome the ancestor spirits into their homes.  The next day is given to celebrations, feasting and rituals and the evening of … More Obon in Yomitan