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Thank you for visting my blog. When I started this blog, it was just the vehicle for which I had hoped to share photos of our life in Chicagoland with our loved ones, but it has turned into so much more for me. Life is ever evolving in our household and time no longer stands still. Every moment is precious and worthy of being captured and treasured. In addition, through my love of the camera, I have had the opportunity to meet and also capture moments in others' lives. It is my hope, with this blog, that when my memory fails me, the words and photos on this blog will remind of where we were. History...Through My Glass...

Sunday, July 27, 2008


No matter where I am, a part of me is always longing. I read an article on four womens' decision to have a certain number of children...or not at all. It confirmed for me that I know that I must have at least one more child. It's just not quite the right time yet. How can I not reproduce? Look at the result:

Monday, July 21, 2008

just average

My flight to La Guardia was cancelled yesterday after two hours of delay. My boss says to me, "So, you want to travel, huh?" Four hours of a perfect Sunday was wasted. However, I did get to spend a couple more hours with my family. Roan was so happy to see me. I am on Long Island now, in my standard king room that is too close to the elevators {{angry face}}.

In my cab ride home yesterday, a rather husky and giant driver picked me up 25 minutes after I had called the ride in. Let's just say, I was a bit annoyed and had already started mentally deducting his tip. He kept talking to me in the thickest African accent. I just wanted to get home to my boys.

He asked me about my trip and I said I was still slated to go the next day and asked me about my job...at least I think that's what he was asking me. He asked me to set up his nephew who just got an MBA with a job at my company. I told him I was just a lowly worker and therefore, have no power. He then asked about my education and I plainly said that I had a Masters in Engineering. He was so excited for me.

This reminded me, yet again, that I need to be more positive and grateful for the life that I have. My parents raised us to downplay our "talents". Even now, during reviews, I have a hard time "bragging" about my accomplishments. The result, unfortunately, is that I sometimes don't think I'm very good at anything. I always believe that I am just average.

We talked more or as much as I could understand him about our cultures. In the end, I gave him the full tip. I guess flattery goes a long way with me. :)

And since no post is fun without a photo and I am on my work computer. Obviously an older photo since Roan's hair was still long.

Monday, July 14, 2008

baby p preview

Since I couldn't remember the password, I'll put it up here.

Above: beautiful mommy and adorable Baby P.

Above: one from the other day's post.

Above: "Pretty" as she preferred to be called, big sister.


My parents have been overseas, working for a couple of years now. They are back for the summer and we got the chance to visit them.

It always amazes me just how connected we are to our family. Roan has only seen my parents a handful of times in person and some of it was when he had no memory yet (he was small). However, whenever he sees them, it seems he just knows. That shy, cute expression overcomes him and he goes to hug them.

We did a mini shoot with my parents and their seven grand kids (seven kids under 9--that's hard). Anyways, I think I may have to swap a face or two, but here is one of just Roan and his grandparents, my parents.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Some of Roan's cousins. Couldn't for the life of me get any photos of Gabe. :( Gabe, Ayden, and Roan are the middle cousins. I couldn't get one of them all together like this.
Above: My parent's oldest grandchildren.

Above: My parent's youngest grandchildren.

Friday, July 11, 2008


It was like at first site. He was brave with the sparklers, but the fireworks were another story. Lately, he's been really fearful of loud noises.

After some hesitation, Gabe finally found joy...in the form of a sparkler.
Something so wonderful about childhood.

I had the opportunity to take some photos for a virtual friend while I was in MN. Here is a preview of Baby P. There will be a few more on the link to right under "Photography by Kaosong"...as soon as I can remember the password to that blog.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Roan referred to this old, broken down car as an "autobot". This was taken a couple of weeks ago. We've been visiting family for the last week or so. I'll post pictures from our trip soon. I have a lot to go through.