Yearly Archives: 2011

Kung Fu Breakfast for You

Kung Fu Breakfast for You

Has your summer been simply blowing by?  While summer should grant us with tons of opportunities to hang out, be lazy, enjoy family and spend quality time with the kids, somehow the sheer fact that we have kids prevents that from happening! ...
Rain or Shine: Steaks on the Grill

Rain or Shine: Steaks on the Grill

If there’s one thing (other than fireworks) that is synonymous with the 4th of July, I would say it has something to do with the get-togethers, often which involve grilling. In our case, we were invited to a pool party on the 3rd of J ...
Deadliest Catch meets Cars 2

Deadliest Catch meets Cars 2

So the plan this past weekend was to head to see Cars 2. I was very excited about it but things and we even watched the original Disney Cars movie when it aired this past week on DirecTv. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned (re ...
Framing Dad

Framing Dad

When our first child was born, my husband’s Asian business partners each gave us beautiful red envelopes and told us congratulations.  Inside, we found generous monetary gifts with currency containing the number 8 (a sign of good luck ...
New friends at the Dog Park

New friends at the Dog Park

When I was younger I had a charm bracelet, that my friends and I would share or trade the charms, so to think my dogs could have charms too was awesome. I love to dress my dogs up in cute little matching outfits or hair bows, and charms wou ...
Daisy Gets A New Bling Bling

Daisy Gets A New Bling Bling

Daisy is our Jack Russell who is celebrating her 1st birthday this month, but what to get the dog who has everything? We have dog beds, clothes and plenty of toys for her, but just as I do for our kids, I want to get her something special. ...
Grilled Burgers and More… No Matter the Weather

Grilled Burgers and More… No Matter the Weather

Finally!  Summer is here!  Winter seemed to last forever… but that’s pretty normal since we returned to the Midwest from California.  When we lived there, we didn’t worry about the seasons because it was nice all year roun ...
Cue the Music… “SuperDad!”

Cue the Music… “SuperDad!”

Miss M and Miss K expressed an interest in Pokemon and wanted to spend some of the money they received from our recent yard sale to purchase a starter deck to begin playing. At the store the other day, they each picked out a Pokemon deck to ...
Donuts for a Good Cause. Perfect.

Donuts for a Good Cause. Perfect.

When I was a kid, on special Sundays we would leave church and rush to the bakery behind the corner bar to pick up donuts.  If we dawdled too long, the best ones were always gone.  In some cases, all of them were gone. We didn’t get t ...
Arming Our Kids for Success

Arming Our Kids for Success

On more than one occasion by more than one parent – total strangers included – I’ve been told that I have the best…well-behaved…kids they have ever seen. Why, thank you!  We work hard at it. From as young as we ...