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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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 on April 28, 2018 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…

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When the Orphan Crisis Became More Than a Number

There are 153 million orphans in the world. I have heard this number numerous times in the past. It showed up sometimes on my Facebook feed, often followed by some heartfelt plea for more workers in the field. It was preached from the pulpit, demanding recognition, shouting with urgency. “Think of it: 153 million children…

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

With the resurgence of superhero films, we see individuals with mighty powers and special abilities make war against evil and injustice. We see the bad guys lose, and we cheer. The day is won! Justice prevails! Then we go back to our ordinary lives, where evil doesn’t always look like one guy in a purple…

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A Humbling Experience

I like to think of myself as someone fairly considerate of people with disabilities. Growing up with my mom taught me that. I was a Good Person. Tiffany Chu: Fearless Advocate of Disabled People. Or so I thought. But on the last day of our retreat in Shanghai, our team proceeded to quickly scramble out…

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Erica + Jesse | A Celebration of Love

Sometimes the greatest things in life are simple: a intimate gathering of loved ones, a celebration of love without all the fuss and frills of a large wedding. This is where you can look into the eyes of each person standing beside you on a momentous day, and remember every face shining with happiness for…

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June’s Strawberry Picking Date

For June’s date, we decided to go strawberry picking! To avoid the heat, we got up early and set off to get our hands dirty. Content: Several strawberry picking places to choose from. Cost: $20 for the bucket and entrance fee. Carlsbad Strawberry Company 1000 Cannon Road Carlsbad, CA 92008

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A Hope and a Future | A Look into the Chinese Orphanage

Melodic strains of song streamed through the atmosphere, slicing through hardened hearts, the familiar words hitting their mark in a poignant new way. Open up my eyes to the things unseen. Show me how to love like you have loved me. A shiver ran through me as the reality of these words I’d heard countless…

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