anniversary date night in Boston

Dennis and I were married on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Connecticut. We celebrated our 6-year anniversary on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Boston. With two children, time seems to go by even more quickly. After Penny was born, my mom shared a bit of advice: put your spouse first because children grow up and… Continue reading anniversary date night in Boston

sweater weather

as much as i love summer for its long days, the warmth, and the "carefree" living, i also adore fall for the crisp weather, the foliage, fun fall activities, and the fashion! i have a love/hate relationship with my figure.  as much as i embrace my hourglass shape, it can be downright infuriating to find… Continue reading sweater weather

how to start a book club

I have always been shy. painfully shy in my adolescent years, in fact. as the years passed, the combination of a growing urge to want to be heard and not wanting to hide in the shadows of others encouraged me to be more social. I still am fairly reserved especially around a large group of… Continue reading how to start a book club

happy holidays

i had my 24-week checkup this morning. it was brief and everything went well. i've been keeping track of my weight gain like i did for penny, and i've gained 6.3 lb. so far. at this point with penny, i had gained 10.7 lb. and 18 lb. overall, right up until penny was born. i… Continue reading happy holidays

maryland & dc

penny's hit another milestone - 18 months! this means in six months she'll already be two years old. what?! this also means that in six short months she'll already be a big sister to a one-month-old. oh boy. this post will be about our family vacation to maryland & dc; and i will also share tips… Continue reading maryland & dc

celebrate good times

there have been many things to celebrate recently - two weddings and a first birthday party. although both weddings occurred in october i haven't had the time nor energy (mostly energy) to organize and edit photos for a blog post. the so family leaves for maryland tomorrow for a family vacation and that'll be another… Continue reading celebrate good times

the remedy

cold season has arrived. penny had two canceled play dates in the past two weeks due to her friends' illnesses. i tried in vain to prevent penny from getting sick but you can only do so much. after 9 boogie-filled days, penny seems to have fully recovered. it all began early monday morning (10/17) when i… Continue reading the remedy