a letter to my first born.

“Motherhood: all love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning Dearest Noelani, No matter what happens next, you will always be the one who made me a mother.  I remember the first day we learned of your existence. I was nearly in tears as I processed the information, neither tears of sadness nor tears of joy……

our summer bag.

It’s getting hot (and humid) in DC and we just wanted to share some of the things we’ve added to our bag for the summer time! Reusable Water Bottle Hydration is key to get through these DC summers (also necessary when super pregnant). We prefer stainless steel to plastic and these from KINGSO are our…

an even bigger love.

However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations… Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers. — Rumi Everyone said it would happen… that as happy and full as our love and marriage and life were before, they would…

a panda baby on the way.

Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.” – E.B. White   Get your copy of our book here!

trust your training.

Early April is a great time to be in Washington, D.C. It is during this time of the year that the cherry blossoms that line the tidal basin around the monuments reach their peak bloom and remind us of the gift of friendship between Japan and the United States. In April of 1968, the atmosphere…

this is my American dream.

Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see I wrote some notes at the beginning of a song someone will sing for me America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me You let me make a difference A place where even orphan immigrants Can leave their…

new year, new direction.

Change has been coming for a while over here. When we started our page in 2011 as WeArePrimalTwo we had recently converted to a full paleo/primal lifestyle and wanted to share that transition with others. The idea that we were part of a healthy lifestyle movement was exciting, and we grew our Facebook and Instagram pages…

noe turns two.

Another year of more baby belly laughs and barefoot runs and the privilege of watching this all in real time. Video snapshots from Noelani’s second year on earth.

moisturizing through the winter.

I never thought I would be someone who had a “daily moisturizing routine,” but with winter setting in, my skin is thanking me that I somehow incorporated this into my  day-to-day. Beautycounter has revolutionized my winter moisturizing routine, which includes a couple drops of the Hydrating Face Oil after I wash my face, then Nourishing…

year of NOE.

This is what a year of Noe looks like. This is what a year of more joy, more exhaustion, more being pushed to the limits, more sacrifice, more tears, more learning patience, more awe at God’s plans and more LOVE looks like. This is what a year made of flower crowns and diaper-free weekends and…

our last trip as the two of us.

Finally got around to putting together all the video snippets from our babymoon to St. Thomas and St. John in September 2014. It was a perfect couple of days.

the day that you changed everything.

  There’s something magical about Christmas– about gathering in love and celebrating new life.  Last Christmas was no different. My parents and my brother came down from NY to Washington, DC to spend the holiday with my sister and me in our home. My cousin from the Philippines was also visiting and staying with us. Our…