Holy Ma-tri-mony!

Life after getting hitched.

[Uno, Dos, Tres] Promoted to Sophomom

[Uno, Dos, Tres] Promoted to Sophomom

This post was inspired by an event at 1:34 AM. Today I was promoted to “sophomom,” a word I made up. The definition: I’m no longer the only first-time mom among my friends. Today, I passed down the torch to another friend as she journeys into the brainfog of motherhood. It wasn’t hard enough being […]

[Uno, Dos, Tres] I Love These, I Love Those Not

[Uno, Dos, Tres] I Love These, I Love Those Not

It’s been 6 months now. Babies are darn expensive themselves, but there are plenty of pricey products to keep the bambinos alive. When I was putting together my baby registry, I consulted with other mom friends on their suggestions. For the most part, I realized there are a billion and one different products out there, […]

Space Needle. Duh.

[A+R’s Big Adventure] Part 9 – 365 Days Later

Today marks one year that my husband and I officially moved to Seattle. The last 365 days have had its ups and downs for sure. What has happened, then and now? One year ago today, I sort of had a job. I was telecommuting part-time for my employer back in California, and not knowing if […]

Just the three of us... soon.

[Uno, Dos, Tres] The Final Countdown

Well, I’m 3 days away from my estimated due date, i.e., feeling like I’m watching grass grow as I anticipate *something* to happen. It’s hard to sit in restaurant booths, my belly itches like crazy, and waking up at 2 or 3 AM every morning to pee has become part of my daily routine. The […]

View from Columbia Tower on a winter morning. I'll miss seeing this.

[A+R’s Big Adventure] Part 8 – Career Trifecta Completed

March 9, 2004 — On this day in my history, I left a job where I had worked for a year. The reason — I moved to the next county over to start the next chapter in my life. And now fast forward to twelve years later. March 9, 2016 — My officemates and I […]

[A+R’s Big Adventure] Part 7 – Family, Friends and Food

We’re halfway through our short visit in SoCal.Trying to cram LA, OC and SD in 4 days. On Day 1, I had my first taste of El Pollo Loco and In-N-Out in 7 months. Oh. Em. GEE. It never tasted so good! On Day 2, we met up with a coupke of friends and headed […]

[Uno, Dos, Tres] — Stage 2

I am sure there are plenty of things to experience in life, but what I experienced today is just surreal. I didn’t even have time to think about how I felt. It just happened. Tears welled up in my eyes. Slowly, yet surely, I’m starting to understand things I never could wrap my head around […]

[A & R's Big Adventure] Part 6 - The Job Hunt Is OVER! (Or Is It?)

[A & R’s Big Adventure] Part 6 – The Job Hunt Is OVER! (Or Is It?)

Since we moved, I have technically been employed in some form since we got here. However, there was a one-week period where I was only working a few days a week at Intrigue Chocolate Co. It was my only job. If you count job hunting as a job (which I actually do), then, OK, I […]

[A & R’s Big Adventure] Part 5 – 90(ish) Days Later

My hubby and I have successfully completed one full season (summer) in Seattle. Life in the Emerald City is definitely different from life in Vanillaville. We have had to adjust to the weather, sunrises and sunsets, and general vibe of our new city. So far, I have quite enjoyed actually living in the city than […]


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