Category Archives: Culture

twinkle toes

this spring we tried a semester of dance lessons (that is, organized prancing around) which R really enjoyed. ¬†every week, she received a special sticker from her teacher which she would carefully bring home and save.  

a bunny halloween

this year R wanted to be a little bunny for hallowe’en. i made her a costume, complete with ears and a big white fluffy tail (my favorite part). getting in character. at one point she had me give her a carrot to chew on (until she decided that this bunny doesn’t like carrots) and had read more »

back to school, baseball, and puppets

we’ve been busy with getting back to life in NC. first day of school. checking out our new neighborhood. watching a durham bulls baseball game. the paperhand puppet intervention show with a pre-show picnic. R made it very clear that they weren’t actually real.

vancouver visit 2014 (part three)

ferry ride to granville island. the food. this is making me crave it already!

easter sunday

this year i helped the children at church prepare a song to sing for the congregation, “As High As the Heavens”. it was uber cute, but more importantly, God was glorified. Sunday school craft after church we had two easter meals: first an easter lunch at the perry’s, (then nap) and then an easter dinner read more »

dinner and a festival

we were so happy to get the chance to meet up with my cousin who was in town for the NC Literary Festival in Raleigh. we joined Marjie and Junot for dinner and then were able to enjoy Junot’s session at the festival. R was excited to get her book signed…which she can read in read more »

happy chinese new year

we had fun with chinese new year decorations this year, which joe was able to bring back from vancouver. the holiday is pretty foreign for people here in nc, and so R and i were able to bring chinese new year things to her school and teach her class about it, including giving out hong read more »

discovery place

a few weeks ago we went to charlotte for a much needed ikea-run. we took the opportunity to spend a couple of hours at discovery place, a fun little science museum.

christmas time in charleston

we took our family on a roadtrip to charleston for a few days before christmas. we returned to the inn at middleton place because we enjoyed it so much the last time. idyllic views on the middleton plantation. hanging around on magnolia plantation. seeing the sights around charleston. we got to enjoy the beautiful christmas read more »

trick or treat 2013

this year is the first time R could appreciate the hallowe’en thing, and so we decided it was time to introduce her to trick-or-treating. first, the costume, which yours truly made. R and i mutually decided she should be a little clown, and oh, what a cute clown she was! we met up with some read more »