Merry, Bright, Anew, Proposal.

Merry When I gift wrap the presents that are placed under the tree—my playlist is actually all hip-hop and rap songs.  One year, right before Christmas, I ordered a red sweatshirt that had “Gangsta Wrapper” written on it.  My family thinks I’m listening to Christmas music, when in fact, I have my earphones on and … Continue reading Merry, Bright, Anew, Proposal.

Ma Vie En Rose: Colorado State of Mind

Ma Vie En Rose: Colorado State of Mind There is a sense of acknowledgement when one realizes that outside of their current home state (my Alaska) that there is room to add one more (that’s you, Colorado). What I’ve acknowledged is that oftentimes such home states have never been my choosing really. For example, I … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: Colorado State of Mind

So Long and Farewell To A Chapter.

There's a part of me who does not want to bid farewell to this person. She was the person who had a wall calendar that included dates and times of soccer and football practices (because at one point, she had to be both a soccer and football mom--not to mention soccer sister to her brother). … Continue reading So Long and Farewell To A Chapter.

Ma Vie En Rose: Denver, Colorado.

  This past week, I left part of my heart in Denver. The other part, of course, always belongs in San Francisco. The reason behind such comforting abandonment is that all of my three children are currently in Denver. My husband and I returned to Alaska--quite literally without a child in tow. Although, two of … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: Denver, Colorado.

Ma Vie En Rose: Midnights in June.

The first day in June is quite a celebration in Fairbanks, Alaska. The day itself signifies that old man winter has "officially" vacated the premises. The residents can vouch for this as they look to all the greenery that envelops the city with an energetic vibe--a reminder that it is now safe to accomplish the … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: Midnights in June.

Ma Vie en Rose: A message from the First Born.

  A message from the First Born on Mother's Day: "Your children sucks, but you're a good Mom. Love, Your Children.... or don't love them. I wouldn't. *One of them burned my pans." His girlfriend's message, on the other hand: "Happy Mother's Day! See you in June!"   *Note: his brother (the middle child) burned … Continue reading Ma Vie en Rose: A message from the First Born.