Archive for January, 2009

long-distance update
Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Joe and I have been long-distance for a month now, and it’s been a process figuring out how to communicate across 3 time zones and an international boundary. At first we used the method we’ve been used to– our cell phones. But those calls between Canada and the US add up! My cell phone plan [...]

the garland
Sunday, January 25th, 2009

My mom is an artistic soul. She loves to draw, press flowers, rubber stamp, write songs, do paper-cutting, and decorate cakes (she used to run her own Chinese cake and pastry business in Virginia). It’s been hard figuring out how to involve our families in the wedding planning– it’s difficult to find appropriate tasks to [...]

what if…
Monday, January 19th, 2009

…instead of tables and chairs for our backyard wedding, we had picnic blankets? Probably not going to happen, though…

141/182 days!
Friday, January 2nd, 2009

We’re having two wedding events–a ceremony and backyard BBQ in Washington DC area and a Chinese banquet in Vancouver BC. 141 days until we’re officially married, and 182 days until our banquet celebration! I was in Vancouver over the weekend and Joe’s parents very generously treated us to dinner at our banquet restaurant on Saturday. [...]

goodbye 2008, hello 2009
Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Happy New Year! 2008 was a full year… full of many changes, some joyful, others difficult. For my friends, there were new babies, engagements and marriages, loved ones lost. Here are some things I gained and lost this past year: I gained many miles. Does my daily use of public transportation balance out my air [...]