Tuesday, July 31, 2012

BECAUSE real women eat...


turkey burger



from us to you with all our love,
two best friends and city Liberty

Saturday, July 28, 2012

BECAUSE the nations compete...

The 30th Olympic games kicked off yesterday in London. I was at work, cranking out some international tax returns, some of which whose domicile is in the Cayman Islands. Yea that's as close as I got to watching it. I am tuning in currently and am always so impressed with the athletes and all that they do. Really nervous for them though.... praying for each and every athlete and their loved ones.

Please God, don't let anyone get hurt...

China in first place woohoo (obviously this post by Lucy)

heh...back to the games!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

BECAUSE real women eat...

Essex for happy hour $1 oysters

Habana Outpost for out of this world corn

best red velvet I've had at cake man raven's

hot and sour soup like you've never had it at Joe Shanghai's.
from us to you with all our love,
two best friends and city Liberty

Monday, July 23, 2012

BECAUSE blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted...

When's the last time you mourned over something? A broken heart, a missed opportunity, being passed up for that promotion, 3 years running... I've been mourning for the past 13 months and felt each and every second of it. I have felt the foot of God on me and it's been painful to say the least but sometimes we need to be broken and emptied of ourselves to allow God to come dwell within our souls again. When's the last time you allowed yourself a good cry? If Satan had one bullet to take you out, would you let him? Let God break you first so that he can heal you. Because He is, the ultimate healer, protector, and savior. I've let pride choke out faith and hope. I've let pain rob me of the peace and joy that accompanies our walk with the Lord.

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” 

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
In other news, I lost my Miu Miu wallet(don't tell my parents).....RIP. Now onto putting my life back together again- one piece of plastic at a time. cue the violin.   
From us to you with all our love,
two best friends and lady Liberty 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

BECAUSE Joy went home...

Joy Han.....can you fix the pictures for the birthday post? You know IDK how to do that stuff....

BECAUSE 9 years ago God answered a prayer...

those stupid babies turned 9 today....Feels like yesterday when papa brought them home...

I'm so blessed to have been able to be your 姐姐 in these last 9 years. I can't remember what it was like to be an only child because it feels like it's always been the three of us. I will never forget your very first summer home and how you kept me up every night with you. How you both knew to wake up/poop/cry back to back to back astounds me to this day. You've got the whole high-maintenance baby thing down to a science(perhaps it runs in the family) and I loved every minute of it and I love you both so much. If I can spoil you rotten until our children have children I'd be a happy sister.

I feel so much Joy(you guys won't get this joke but whatever) whenever I think back to holding you both in my arms at night, crying-all three of us, as our doting parents slept soundly in the next room during your first month in this world. After I left for college, I looked forward to coming home to finding you both taller, smarter, looking more and more like a real person and less like two pug puppies. (see pictures above) And starting school, going to camp, cheering you on at your first softball game. You were both so good at playing in the dirt as that ball rolled past you two. And still I cheered and cheered because my babies are superstars.

I wish you both a happy and healthy 9th year filled with enough laughter to make you cry and enough tears to bring you closer to God. I pray that you stay innocent and worry-free. If you must worry, I pray that you start learning to take them to Jesus. I pray that you keep a curious mind and to never stop asking questions. I pray that you are obedient because when you both misbehave, it's a lot on Mom and Dad. I pray that you grow up close to each other, never forgetting that blood runs thicker than water and that family always comes first. I pray that you help, edify, and encourage each other to be amazing children of God. I pray that you stand out and shine the way you're design to and never apologize for it. I pray for a year of growth and delightful new adventures for you both. I pray that we continue to deepen our relationship despite our age gap and the physical distance between us. I pray that you will both etch this onto your hearts: I love you both so sincerely and deeply, and I am so incredibly proud and grateful to be called your sister!

With all my love and more,