Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Our little boy turned three yesterday, and I would give anything to freeze time.  He has grown so much across the board this year and it has been so fun to be a part of.  I can't believe he's the same boy I held in my arms panicked he wasn't breathing, celebrated making it a year together, and welcomed toddlerhood with just within the past three years. He really flipped our lives upside down, and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Hit the pool first thing after arriving 
Pooltime with Papai 

Exploring Old Town Hoi An 
More exploring 

Impromptu date while both kiddos napped

Peekaboo in the pool 

Tae explaining to Elea where we are going on his "paper" 

Our little traveler 

Wandering around our resort 

The water was not super warm, Tae tested it out on me by splashing

We had a great holiday over Chinese New Year.  We went to Hoi An, Vietnam. It is only an hour and a half flight from Hong Kong so it was nice and convenient.  We stayed at the Hoi An Silk Village and I highly recommend it, especially if you have kids and want a little separation from the bustling city.  It is a 5 minute ride outside of the town, it's a beautiful village with a silk "factory" on the premises. There was tons to explore on our walks and it even had a spa less than 100 steps from our villas. We had two villas right in front of the pool and the restaurant, a perfect place for us.  We were able to play at the pool while Elea napped and enjoyed the wonderful Vietnamese food. 

We went into town a few times, but mostly enjoyed the pool and beach. Jess got a tailored made suit and a few shirts, and I got some dresses and linen pants made. We walked the streets taking in ALL THE PEOPLE and ate ALL THE FOOD.  The kids were very popular, everyone wanted to hold them or came up to them. Tae was outgoing and talked with lots of them, Elea stuck right on my hip, not happy with a stranger.

We head back into work with full bellies, hearts, and lots of memories.