My Lolo died when I was three. If anyone ever asked me if it were possible to love someone without really knowing them, I would nod my head fervently because this is how I felt about him. The only memories I have with my Lolo are just from the old home videos I've seen of… Continue reading How the people we’ve lost still move through us.
Can’t help but lay here and feel the need to check in with my heart. How are you doing? How are you mending? What is broken and how can I fix it? What part of you is missing and how can I get to know you better? Mom, wife, nurse, graduate student. I’ve taken all… Continue reading Midnight Musing
Writing this at 1am. Baby is sleeping soundly in his crib to the sounds of ocean waves on the speaker. I wish I could have written a post like this sooner but between finding a moment to rest my eyes and comforting baby close to me, there has really been little time to dedicate myself… Continue reading Finding My Place in Motherhood
I took my first pregnancy test on a November afternoon. Jay was with me. We laid in bed staring at the ceiling, talking through all of our emotions. “What if it’s positive?”“I really don’t think you’re pregnant… you’re always late on your period.”“But what if.” It took me a long time to build the kind… Continue reading More Than a Food Baby: A Happy Announcement
Jay and I usually like to take any opportunity to take trips and November was a nice time to celebrate family for Jay’s nephew’s baptism and his niece’s 5th birthday. I stayed in Florida for about five days before leaving for Thanksgiving. I’m really glad I got to see all of his family together in… Continue reading Florida with the Perrenouds
Let me start this by first saying hello, 2019! I always find myself taking these long breaks away from this blog, mostly because life happens and the desire to sit in front of the keyboard becomes less alluring when all you want to do with your free time is sleep. The last few months of… Continue reading Disney World: Epcot
My family and I had the pleasure of attending my cousin’s beautiful wedding this weekend. The weather was perfect, the lighting was that ideal dusky blue as the sun was setting behind the mountains. Open bar, donut bar, BOBA BAR!!! It was truly magical. And I loved being able to see all of my family… Continue reading Meet The Wengderfuls / Oct 21, 2018
Hi everyone, it’s been awhile since my squishy, mildly arthritic fingers have touched this keyboard to write a new blog post for you all. Since I’ve last been here, a lot has changed, and a lot of me has changed with all of that change, but I think in a good way. I’ll have to… Continue reading RiSE Lantern Festival in Jean, Nevada
Growing up, I would say that I was pretty sheltered in the way that most kids born of Asian parents are sheltered. I wasn't allowed to do a lot of things that many people I knew got to do, like have sleepovers at each other's houses or being able to go out with my friends… Continue reading The Need To Feel Connected
I always thought Spring was supposed to be this rejuvenation of the self, like shedding your wintery grays and blues and beginning your dreamy, pastel-colored bloom.