Winter In Yosemite Vlog

Winter in yosemite is so beautiful and peaceful. We spotted a playful river otter and a hungry looking bear. The scenery is breathtaking with misty air and swirling clouds around the granite cliffs. We enjoyed some snowy hikes in the almost empty Valley and explored the base of El Capitan, making foggy breath clouds and... Continue Reading →

Summer in Japan Vlog P.3

We took a few fun day trips outside of Tokyo to explore Yokohama, Hakone, Kamakura, and Enoshima Island.  We checked out Yokohama's Chinatown and ate the unavoidable dumplings that people are queuing up for at almost every restaurant, ran around the wide open spaces around the old brick port buildings, and had a strange, only-in-Japan... Continue Reading →

Summer in Japan Vlog P.2

Skipping the usual sightseeing and enjoying the slow moments and laughing as much as we can. Tokyo Toy Museum was definitely the best hidden gem. Located in an old school building, the thoughtfully curated museum is partly a showcase of traditional toys from around the world and part indoor play structure. Bonus being the many... Continue Reading →

Summer in Japan Vlog P.1

Our summer in Japan last year began in Tokyo. We checked out the French chateau in Ebisu, ate at Joël Robuchon...the cafe, visited the Hie Shrine, saw all the blooms at the Shinjuku Gyoen gardens, had so much fun at Disney Sea, ate expensive sushi and cheap ramen, as well as many conbini rice balls.... Continue Reading →

London and Tips

E: Mama, what do they speak in London?Me: They speak English, just with an accent.  Like we say tomato and they say to-mah-to.E: And they say spaghetti and we say NOOOODLESSSS!M: Erm....right Traveling with one toddler can already have me questioning my sanity sometimes, but deciding to go on a trip with three other moms... Continue Reading →

LA Vlog

We took a quick trip back to LA in July where we spent lots of time at the pool and beach, harvesting vegetables from my mom's garden, and eating delicious home cooked meals or sampling some amazing new restaurants.  It was also our first time checking out the Hammer Museum.


This year the snow made our trip to the Sierras both challenging and fun. We got to go sledding and have snow ball fights, but the deep snow made following the trail difficult. We had to do some tracking using the GPS on our phone and had to backtrack often, soaking our socks and pants... Continue Reading →

First Ski Trip + Vlog

This was not Ellie's first trip to Lake Tahoe. Almost exactly two years ago when she was just 6 months old, we took her snowshoeing around the lake with my mom.  We threw snowballs, we made snow angels.  She was not impressed. Since then, and especially since last Christmas, the fantasy of snow has been... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑