Goodbye work!!

Friday was my last day at work! I thought about quitting for some time after I had Sienna. I felt like I was missing out on so many milestones and precious moments. Then, K ended up with a good job opportunity overseas which opened up the possibility of me taking some time off. Previously, I refused to quit my job and move overseas because I had invested so much – financially, and 3 years of my life going to law school and taking the bar exam. But now, 7 years out of law school, I feel that I have somewhat of a good base with 3 years in private practice at a big NYC law firm and 4 years in the federal government. Hopefully I will be able to return to work someday.


I thought I would feel a little sad leaving, but I don’t feel a bit sad!! I couldn’t wait to get out of there! I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life in Japan!! More importantly I am looking forward to hanging out with this lil cutie pie every day!!



Sienna’s First Birthday

A couple weeks ago we flew back to LA to celebrate Sienna’s first birthday with our family and friends! What started out as a small celebration turned into a much bigger party. Since we are moving to Japan and we are not going to be making our usual frequent trips to LA, we just decided to expand the guest list.






Wish I had a copy of this pic where the candle was not blocking Sienna’s face…


Friends since kindergarten, elementary and high school! Now with babies.


My cousin and her baby, about a month older than Sienna



Not a typo! The theme was Sienna and the monsters nonsters! Nonsters are non scary monsters.