• a letter to my first born.

    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…… Read more

  • our summer bag.

    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… Read more

  • an even bigger love.

    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… Read more

  • a panda baby on the way.

    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! Read more

  • trust your training.

    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… Read more

  • this is my American dream.

    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… Read more