Category Archives: firsts

First Kite

When we were in Vietnam we saw the most amazing and elaborate kites for sale. Coco had asked me for one and I meant to buy one for her but it slipped my mind and we left without one. Well … Continue reading

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She’s Still Drawing

Coco is still drawing almost every day. She used to almost always draw animals exclusively but now she is starting to draw people mostly and sometimes flowers, food (well, just ice cream cones!) and vehicles. It’s really fun to see … Continue reading

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First Nectarine

She likes them but she tried peaches for the first time, too, and preferred those. I can’t wait to sign up for our weekly CSA box delivery! A large selection of local, organic fresh fruits and veggies delivered every week … Continue reading

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First Stop Los Angeles

Or should I say last stop since it was the last place we visited before arriving home? Sadly, I don’t have many pictures because we were extremely jet lagged and when we did have some energy the car my sister … Continue reading

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The HR department thought I was crazy. “You want to fly from Manila to Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo to Los Angeles to Washington, DC?” “Yep!” “Do  you realize how long that is going to take?” “Yes,  I do, thanks. This … Continue reading

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Good-Bye Manila

Two years ago I packed up my house and my child and moved 8,000 miles away to Manila, Philippines. I had wanted to live abroad again as an adult but this move was also prompted for financial reasons. It was … Continue reading

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My Birthday in the Mekong Delta

Well this was certainly an unusual and fascinating place to spend my birthday! We arrived in the Mekong Delta around 10:30 and boarded our first boat and then switched to a smaller one after about a 30 minute ride. Coco … Continue reading

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