Family


Sweet Aysia Family / Personal

The day has come. At 14 months old, our baby has learned to walk! She still prefers crawling most of the time, but is now able to stand and walk on her own two feet. Congratulations Aysia! This post will mostly consist of photos and videos of her. In addition to walking, Aysia also now rides a motorbike. Well, not by herself, of course… And...

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A Different Kind of Christmas Family / Finances / Goals / Personal / Volunteering

Christmas has been very different for us since we moved abroad, in more ways than just being far from extended family. Even before we left, we became disenchanted with certain aspects of the holiday, particularly surrounding gift giving. Actually, I love giving and receiving gifts, but it’s not always as satisfying as I’d like. I think giving is most enjoyable for both sides when the...

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Ke'e beach Family / Hawaii / Travel

It’s been two weeks since we left Costa Rica for our new home in Malaysia, and even though we’re not there yet (we’ll be there in a few hours) we’ve been loving the journey. After leaving Costa Rica, we stopped to visit friends and family in Utah, Washington, and Hawaii. Here are some recent pictures and a summary of the past two weeks. First, before we...

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Costa Rica Children's Museum Costa Rica / Education / Family

We’ve now been to most of the tourist hot spots in Costa Rica, including many that are less well known. But that hasn’t stopped us from having fun and finding other enjoyable activities to do. During the past few weeks, we’ve had a great time doing more local activities and being with our friends. I didn’t dedicate a blog post to any one of these...

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Food Family

One of the biggest struggles parents face is trying to get kids to eat healthy food. We experience this regularly in my family as we travel to different parts of the world. Granted, you can find restaurants anywhere that have kid-friendly food like chicken nuggets, little pizzas, macaroni and cheese, or spaghetti. And if you’re cooking at home, you can tailor the food to your...

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Welcome to Our World Family

Just a few weeks ago, my third daughter, Aysia Mae was born! She’s a sweet addition to our family, and definitely a mama’s girl. Sometimes she’ll let me hold her without crying, but she doesn’t like being away from her mom for long. Everything went perfectly with the birth, which we did in our home bathtub with a doctor and midwife present. Home births aren’t...

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How I Spend My Time Now Entrepreneurship / Family / Goals / Productivity

Update: In April, 2009, I wrote a post entitled How I Spend My Time, where I tracked what I was doing every minute of every day for one whole week, to help me visualize how much time I was spending on what really mattered to me. In March, 2011, I did it again and wrote this post below. In January 2013, Tim Ferriss asked if he could...

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It’s a Girl! Family / Personal

I held onto the hope of having a boy as long as I could, but the doctor said it’s time to let it go – this one is definitely going to be a girl. So, in June, we’ll be a family of five: four girls, and one boy (me). Regardless of the baby’s gender, we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to bring another child into...

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All Together Now Costa Rica / Family

The past few weeks, we’ve been very busy looking for our next home, and I haven’t had much time to write this blog post. I’ll talk about the house hunting later, but for now, I’m going to reminisce about the fun times we had together with my mom and my sister’s family when they were here for a visit a few weeks ago. Like me,...

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Snow and leaves Family / Personal

We’ve been visiting our friends and family here in Salt Lake City, Utah the past week or so. It has been great to see everyone, share some nice hugs, meals, and long conversations, and also experience the cozy feeling of the town we grew up in. I had forgotten how nice it feels to walk on carpet in socks! Ahhh… The leaves on the trees...

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