Thailand, Day 2: Bangkok

Good morning Bangkok! We don’t often catch a sunrise but everyone was up early this morning. After breakfast we all piled into the van for a big family lunch at Winner House Vietnamese restaurant.Happy to see my Aunt Lita after so many years. Then a few of us headed over to JJ Market for a […]

Thailand, Day 1: Bangkok

First we needed to say good morning to Mr. Chimpanzee on the way to breakfast.Then it was time for a much anticipated dip in the pool.Sweet cousins.Lunch by the poolside of course.And a much needed nap.Then we all piled into our vans and headed off to see my Grandma, whom none of my kids, or […]

Hawaiian Night With The Soul Signature Ohana

We’ve been in Hawaii for almost a week catching up with family and friends.  We’ll share some memories in another post.  This one is dedicated to the amazing night we had with the Soul Signature Ohana. When coming to Ohau this time I wanted to add more story from my right 1/2 sleeve onto my […]

The Adventures Of Mia Mae

  Thanks to Libby for capturing the adventures and Kitty for helping plan them.

Oahu Trip Recommendations

As Summer approaches it seems like I’ve been asked a few times at work and outside about some Oahu recommendations, so I started putting together a list.   Food These are some of my relatives in the late 1800’s at a family luau in upcountry Maui. I missed this one but 150 years later I very […]

LA Trip

Kitty Luca and I decided to take a week trip back to LA.  We love many things about Portland, but also miss many of the people and parts of LA we came to love over the years.  I was mostly looking forward to visiting a few friends, dining at my favorite local spots, sane driving […]

Sleepless in Seattle

We decided to make it a long weekend and headed up to visit Kimmy and Kyan up in Seattle. On Saturday we took Luca to his first baseball game.  I’ve been looking forward to going to a Mariners game since the season started. The game couldn’t have been a more perfect game for Luca’s first.  In […]

Mum mum mum mah, p-p-p-poker face

It’s fun to watch as Luca develops his personality and individual likes/dislikes. There are a few things besides his mommy, bananas, and the outdoors that Luca really likes. Apparently Luca has developed an affinity for American Idol, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and dancing. So it was no surprise that during our recent trip to Iowa and […]