Our Fifth Anniversary and Why We Chose to Adopt

Last year was our fifth anniversary, and it was a special one. We’ve previously touched on how we started on this adoption journey, and shared a brief overview of our timeline, but in this long overdue post, I want to give some more background that led to our decision to adopt.

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What to Do With Only 6 Hours in Guernsey

Doubtless you may have heard of the little self-governing island of Guernsey in the English Channel from the film, but I assure you that the real thing far surpasses it. We docked at Saint Peter’s Port, our first stop on the British Isles cruise last May. It was one of our briefest stops, but it’s…

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London, England | What Dreams are Made Of

There’s a place that I have longed to go since I was a young child. Somehow, it seemed a magical world to me, full of wonder and possibility. It was where some truly great minds taught me to love the fantastic and fantasize of escaping a world of sorrow and trouble–minds such as C.S. Lewis,…

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Our Adoption Timeline

It still feels like it’s 2018 to me, but somehow we’re almost halfway through 2019?? The past year has been insanely hectic (as evidenced by the severe lack of posting on this blog..). We’ve been kept quite busy by our adoption journey, but it seems only right to finally share a quick update now. In…

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Chicago | Illinois

Whenever I meet someone from Chicago, I’d excitedly tell them I was born there. And that’s really all I knew about it for a long time. Even though I was born in the suburbs of Chicago, my family moved back to Taiwan when I was only two years old. Places looked familiar in old pictures,…

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Endora + Mark | A Love Full of Laughter

There are certain people one meets in a lifetime with whom one could embark on great, unknown adventures. My dear Endora is one such friend. She is my complete opposite–her warm, bubbly personality the foil to my cold, aloof one. Others may even wonder how we’ve managed to keep our friendship for these twelve years,…

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Tiffanie + Jerry | Romance at Scripps Pier

Tiffanie and I celebrate twenty years of friendship this year. We first bonded over a mutual love of singing in a local children’s choir, and saw each other through all the awkward childhood transitions, into adulthood. I like to think that we’re wiser and more mature now, but sometimes when we’re together, our obnoxious silliness…

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[Highly Recommend] The Taco Stand in La Jolla

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since our last food post. Life has been so busy and it’s been hard to find time to blog these days. Tiffany was craving tacos, so we spontaneously decided to go grab lunch at The Taco Stand in La Jolla. We chose this place because it serves…

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Looking to the Great Unknown

It is, perhaps, a bit silly to write on and share our third anniversary photos when the fourth will be upon us in just two months time. However, I suppose this will be more of a reflection on the direction our family has decided to take. The past year has contained so many drastic changes…

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Baby Hannah | The Miracle of Life

Precious Hannah was born to Jesse and Erica, and already she is the object of love and devotion from countless people. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but from the moment of her birth, Hannah will be surrounded by several villages, full of people who are eager to nurture and spoil…

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