Category Archive: children

SUPERHERO DREAMS. {PORTLAND}

Every night at 12:04, I wake up to the sound of feet padding down the hall. The steps are clumsy and sleep-flled and uneven. I hear the creak as our bedroom door is… Continue reading

GOODBYEDAHO. {IDAHO}

When we go to Idaho, the first view of the lake always makes my heart beat. We pull down the driveway and the sky opens up and the smell of the air is… Continue reading

THE COLEMAN FAMILY. {OAKS PARK, PORTLAND}

seven haikus about the coleman family and their trip to oaks amusement park.  ferris wheel flying/looking upward to the sky/the colemans and i the oaks park quiet/amusement is not open/the rides are all… Continue reading

BABY VIVIENNE. {PORTLAND}

Brooke and I met back in my old-school Portland days: over a decade ago. I loved her immediately and loved her even more when I heard her sing the Temptations at Chopsticks karaoke.… Continue reading

LILLIAN & ANNEE. {ZENANA SPA, PORTLAND}

Annee and I met over ten years ago, at my first job after I moved to Portland. During those pre-kid days so long ago, we often we went out on the town; we… Continue reading

THE CHANG FAMILY. {PORTLAND}

On the day that I hung out with these four, the sun was out, and in their beautiful garden, the light streamed in through the trees. The coy swam in circles around their… Continue reading

LATELY.

Lately Indy has been riding bikes around the block. And making bouquets from weeds and dandelions in the yard. And writing lists of words that are easy to spell with a peach-colored Sharpie.… Continue reading

THE MILLIMAN FAMILY. {PORTLAND}

I have known Rebecca since we were little–we met at some point in Elementary School and then spent our days together doing laps at the Queen Anne Pool, in our speedos and light… Continue reading

Seoul providers: The Nelson family. {korea}

the nelsons are the reason that i went to korea and the nelsons are also the reason that i want to go back to korea. they welcomed me into their Seoul life with, as Journey… Continue reading

Eva & Maia. {Korea}

Last July, Eva and Maia moved to Seoul with their mom and dad. Now they live in an apartment in the Bokjandong neighborhood and they walk to school together everyday–sometimes with their hair… Continue reading