Let’s start with a fact. I am better at folding laundry than my children. In fact, I’m better at folding laundry than anyone in my household, and my husband will happily attest to that. I actually enjoy folding laundry under the right circumstances, I think it’s from my days working retail in college. There’s something therapeutic about seeing neat piles of clothes sorted by type and person. Now, let’s go to a confession. Some days, when my 4 year old asks to help me fold laundry, I honestly can’t be bothered. I give him an excuse, shrug him off, and say “it’s ok honey, you’re so...

What can I say about The Biggest Little Farm? It was inspiring, it was challenging, it was beautifully filmed. It helped me see the food I eat and the way it is produced in a whole new light. It followed the ups and downs of John & Molly Chester, owners of Apricot Lane Farms, as they went from being urban dwellers to the owners of a 130-acre farm and sought to farm "in harmony with nature". (You can stream The Biggest Little Farm on Hulu) There were ups and downs in their journey, and the movie didn't skimp on showing the...

There have been quite a few storms that have passed through Colorado since 2020 began, and that has undoubtedly slowed down the work at our cabin. Our builder sent us a funny picture of "Why they don't send Christmas Cards to the subdivison plow guys". Apparently, the plows went through the roads in our area, but also managed to pile many feet of snow at the entrance to our driveway. Here are some of the latest photos from the build. They have finished framing and are now working on getting the plumbing & electric in. We are trying to figure out...

I never knew I had an issue with ungodly anger until I had kids and became a stay at home mom. There’s something that stirs up when, day after day of not being able to control my environment, trying in vain to respond rationally to an irrational person, and trying to prove my worth in a role that is generally unappreciated and undervalued, that brings out the ugly things inside of me. For many years I struggled to manage my anger outbursts, which were mainly geared toward my kids, a few times toward my husband. I read articles, blogs, listened to podcasts, searched through...

I used to think I didn’t have any problems with my cultural identity. Clearly, I was just white, but looked a little Asian. I joke, but you know what they say about jokes! In case you didn't know, I was born in Taipei, Taiwan. When I was five years old, my mother, brother & I moved to a small beautiful town in New Jersey. There wasn’t much diversity, and I grew up for most of my school life feeling different and secretly wishing I was the same as everyone else. I wished our family was like all my friends’ families. I wished...

Guys, it just got real. 2020 has already been quite the year 😄 After much prayer and confirmations from the Lord, Nick approached his company at the beginning of January to let them know we were interested in moving to Colorado, and that he would love to continue working for them in their Colorado Springs office. He received a phone call the next day - the Colorado Springs office wanted an interview. Within about a week’s time they extended him an offer to start at the end of February. To say the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. But...

We are so thankful for our good friends who helped us take the first big step into building - tree clearing. As soon as winter started wrapping up in St. Louis, we began planning a "work trip" out to our land with our friends & our families. We booked a week in mid-April, thinking that surely, the weather would be warm enough and the snow would have been long gone. Watching the weather in Jefferson with eager anticipation, to our dismay, snow storm after snow storm rolled through the area in late March and early April. Then a reprieve. Surely, we...