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✨ Alan & Kristina ✨

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Photo Albums

Feb 2019

  • This is Pua. It looks like an ordinary photo, but it's not. When we got her over a year ago she had PTSD + would not get too close. She is now using my leg as a pillow! Victory!
  • Beautiful words, beautiful people at a gorgeous poetry reading (in English/Spanish) last night in our space.
  • Kristina with the beautiful poets that read last night.
  • K is packing for a trip and kitty wants to come too!
  • After a flight redirected due to bad weather, a 4 hour drive through rain and fog, and a washed-out road, it feels so gooooood to be lying under a blanket watching TV with my mom at her winter house in Palm Springs!
  • Meanwhile, it’s a rare snow day back at home! Would you like to build a snowman?
  • Cute birdie footprints hopping around a snow-covered piece of driftwood on our front porch.
  • While Alan + the kitties face the cold + snow up north, I'm loving these lemons in my mom's backyard!
  • Cats can’t resist sleeping on fresh laundry.
  • Pear quinoa porridge for breakfast this morning!
  • We felt pretty good after our yummy breakfast this morning.
  • Throw Back Thursday -- On our wedding June 2010 xoxo
  • Another cute book we added to our future kid's library. Can't wait to read it together.
  • Alan is in SanFrancisco for a few days and visited a cool scale model of the city at the library.
  • Kristina shoveled the driveway by herself today b/c Alan is in SF. Whoa.
  • The view from Kristina's home office today! Yikes!
  • Happy Valentines Everybody!
  • We went to Seattle for Valentine's day and visited the awesome library, ate dinner at our hotel restaurant, and then went to a beautiful music show. xoxo
  • Today's yummy lunch (buckwheat with beets, kale, onions, dill, and potato)
  • We hosted a workshop on DIY comic books and zines!
  • Another image from our workshop.
  • Alan made this really cool print at our office over the weekend. Can't wait to get creative with our future kiddo!
  • Cute cat and cozy fireplace
  • Really thankful to be able to take a self-care evening with this rose bouquet and lemon-cucumber water. Getting reading for some dreamy sleep.
  • Excited to get photo of baby Kristina from her cousin with mother + grandfather + stepgrandmother in Korea.

January 2019

  • Happy 2019 from the inside of our guest yurt. We like to think that things are looking up for all of us this year. *
  • Love seeing these beautiful neighbors on my morning walk! *
  • Hello 2019! *
  • A quiet dinner out + making wishes for a little one by candlelight + tea. *
  • Making wishes on the first new moon of the year.*
  • Alan is biking to work today! He's going to be a stylish + safe dad ;-)*
  • Noodles is desperate to go outside, but there are too many animals here in the forest, so we got her a cat stroller and she is in heaven now!
  • Visited this beautiful sculpture framing the sky by Isamu Noguchi
  • The loft bedroom in our guest yurt where we have been hosting a visiting curator from the UK this week
  • This shopping mall is gearing up for chinese new year with these beautiful lanterns.
  • Fresh rosemary + sage from our garden makes the air in the kitchen so nice.
  • At the office we’re printing posters for an MLK day event this weekend!
  • We got dressed up for the MLK ball last night! We had a lot of fun dancing with joy in our community.
  • Having a ball at the MLK Ball
  • Some of the women of color at the MLK ball including Kristina
  • Staying up late to watch the lunar eclipse!
  • K's best friend's daughter drew this heart warming picture of us.
  • Morning walk with coffee in our woods is a beautiful way to start the day!
  • This is the beautiful pond that Alan's aunt, who is a neighbor, has. We love to sit by it and dream together of our future family taking walks together here.
  • We got cupcakes for our coworkers for Kristina's birthday.
  • Some of our friends as we waited to go to brunch this birthday weekend.
  • On the night of K's birthday friends + family gathered around the piano and sang together.
  • Kristina looking happy after a night of eating cake + singing with friends + family.
  • Ending K's birthday weekend with a walk (because we ate too much cake!).
  • Sunset at our office this evening.
  • After a fun weekend, it's nice to put the house back together again + enjoy some quiet!
  • Every once in awhile I buy things for our future kid like these really cute and super soft booties and this eggplant rattle. Imaging our little one in their crib with these.
  • Alan looking sleepy-happy at our favorite lunch place.
  • Admiring a well-folded stack of towels. :)
  • Made a beautiful coffee with a sprinkling of cocoa powder this morning. It's going to be a good day!

Beautiful Moments

  • Flowers
  • Breakfast before sunrise with a view of the bay
  • One of our coworkers drew this family portrait of us inspired by Japanese animation for Xmas
  • Remembering this beautiful walk we took last summer. Just beyond those trees is the ocean.

Holidays

  • The Christmas card writing begins!
  • Our disco tree!
  • One of the windows for K's pop up holiday shop
  • We treated our coworkers to a Scandinavian themed holiday party!
  • K's shop at night
  • Our nieces & nephews made gingerbread houses for our early Xmas
  • Gifts for our nieces & nephew for our early Xmas + Noodles the cat
  • Alan & Niece at early Xmas
  • K & Niece at early Xmas
  • K & Nephew at early Xmas having fun
  • K comforting a sleepy Niece
  • K & Niece at early Xmas
  • Alan made this drawing of him & his sister as kids as one gift for the parents this Xmas.
  • We made a holiday dinner for A's parents & Aunt, ending it with a yummy Pannetone (Italian cake)!
  • K with her mother & brother
  • K taking a walk with her Mom in Palm Springs on Christmas Eve morning.
  • When we visit K's parents in Palm Springs, we always pick grapefruits from their yard!
  • For Xmas breakfast, K's mom made Korean scallion pancakes. Yummy!
  • K's brother (left) & partner (right) Xmas morning
  • K's brother made beautiful apple pies for us!
  • Still keeping the Christmas spirit going with K’s mom today.
  • It’s so good to be back home spending a quiet holiday morning with Noodles the cat thinking about a year well lived and the anticipation of another.
  • K made a yummy coconut milk custard with mandarin orange compote for New Year's Eve dessert.

Kids Books

  • One side of K's pop up book shop (mainly for kids)
  • A beautiful book on adoption
  • Another section of K's shop
  • A sweet adoption story
  • To the moon!
  • Another beautiful adoption book in K's shop
  • A beautiful picture book
  • A new book at the shop that we LOVE. It is going into our future kid's library for sure!

Through the Years

  • August 2018 at a wedding
  • August 2018 at a wedding
  • Oct 2018. With Noodles, our cat.
  • Christmas 2015 when we lived in San Francisco.
  • 2012 in San Francisco.
  • 2010. Our wedding!
  • 2010. Another wedding pic.
  • Sometime around 2002
  • Nov 2018 in Maui
  • 2015. New Years with sparkling water!!
  • Nov 2018. Last hours in Hawaii.
  • Nov 2018. Dinner in Honolulu
  • 18 years since our first date...OMG!
  • Kristina as a toddler with a scary looking bear!
  • Alan as a cute baby eating a popsicle.
  • 2006 in Holland

Family & Friends

  • Wedding 2010. Alan's family.
  • Christmas 2012. Alan's family.
  • Wedding 2010. Kristina with Alan's mother.
  • Wedding 2010. Kristina's Emo (Aunt in Korean), brother & mom.
  • Wedding 2010. Kristina & her brother
  • 2016. Alan with Kristina's brother & his partner
  • Christmas 2017. Rob's partner napping with Noodles.
  • Summer 2018. Rob, his partner, Alan & Mom on the beach
  • Winter 2018. Mom & Alan having a coffee together
  • Wedding 2010. Kristina with her best childhood friend Marnie
  • Aug 2018. Alan being silly with Marnie's son
  • 2015 Chile. Kristina with one of our godsons, the son of her best college friend
  • Fall 2018. Kristina with Monica & her sons
  • Kristina & our good friend Jodi
  • We took our friends on a hike
  • For us family means Korean food!
  • 2018. K's monthly women of color group
  • 2016. Dinner with Alan's parents
  • 2016. From a beautiful dinner with Alan's parents.
  • Thanksgiving 2018. At the kids table, with A's niece & nephew.
  • Babysitting a friend’s 2-year-old: storytime!
  • On the 2nd night of babysitting, we had a lot of fun!
  • Summer 2018. Found this old pic of Alan at his bday party this summer. Our friends made pizza that we made in his parents' outdoor pizza oven!
  • A visiting friend harvesting kale in our garden with help of a flashlight

Work

  • Our beautiful library at our office space that we run
  • A moment to rest at work
  • One of our coworkers having tea
  • People give us books for our library!
  • This is a trick. It's not a work photo ;-)
  • Cookies for our co-workers!
  • K's friend made an exhibition at work
  • Oct 2018. Alan as a pirate for Halloween
  • K's holiday pop up shop of amazing kids books.
  • From K's shop. It has poems about animals & beautiful art.
  • Poetry reading + video art at our office.
  • From K's shop. Books with beautiful dream worlds.
  •  An old Japanese folk tale.
  • K reading a book to kids at the shop.
  • Making origami cats with the kids at the shop.
  • Cool sneakers made & designed by a kid! We support this 100%!
  • At Alan’s work they made 3D models of everybody instead of the usual staff photos.
  • New plant in the office! Behind it is a rubber plant I used to have in my first apartment in Seattle, that my sister has been taking care of for 17 years.

Travel

  • We love traveling and walking!
  • Feb 2018 in Arizona.
  • Feb 2018. Art in Utah.
  • 2017. Another really interesting art work.
  • 2012. In Egypt.
  • 2005 at a Paris café
  • Summer 2017. After a hike, we put our feet in a stream.
  • Nov 2016. Waimea Canyon in Kauai.
  • July 2018. In Italy. This town's name = windows onto the sea.
  • March 2018. A favorite local hike we call a "sky beach".
  • 2015. In Argentina, with a tour-guide Susana. She's 86!
  • 2017. Sunset in Vancouver, Canada
  • Oct 2018. At our local circus = funny, Halloween-themed, other worldly
  • Nov 2018. Aloha from Maui where the turtles (honu) are "larger than life"
  • Nov 2018 Hawaii shave ice
  • Nov 2018. A beautiful Hawaiian story about a childless couple given a baby
  • Nov 2018. Frozen banana "nice" cream in Honolulu
  • Nov 2018. Sleepy with coffee in Honolulu!
  • Nov 2018. K imitating a rotating restaurant. ;-)
  • Nov 2018. Last night in Honolulu
  • Nov 2018. The beautiful beach at Waikiki.
  • Nov 2018. A quiet moment on Kauai.
  • Nov 2018. Crescent Mahina (“moon”) in Kona, Hawaii.
  • Nov 2018. Petroglyphs in the rocks in Hawaii.
  • Nov 2018. Our last hours in Hawaii.
  • Nov 2018. Animals we saw in Hawaii.
  • Summer 2018. We love to hike right where we live!
  • This is the beautiful region we call home!

Home

  • Oct 2018. Our cozy cottage (3 bedrooms, 3 baths)
  • Oct 2018. We grow apples, pears, plums, cherries + berries.
  • Oct 2018. Our front yard has a lot of open, green space
  • Our backyard is a forest!
  • Our back woods. We staged a performance there.
  • Walking in our forest is a magical experience.
  • Inside, our two cats keep us warm and happy
  • Here are our two cats. Noodles is b&w. Pua is calico.
  • Pua is a Hawaiian word that means flower
  • Our kitchen gets a lot of use
  • Where we read, watch movies or play records.
  • Alan sketched our cats as cartoons.
  • Alan drew these baby orcas
  • Alan drew this baby seagull
  • K drew this baby fox
  • Berries from our yard
  •  Apples and plums from our yard
  • The ocean is so beautiful where we live
  • Alan cuddling Noodles
  • Alan made this tiger
  • It's ^Caturday^. Here's Pua.
  • In our backwoods
  • A little bear and a little lamb for our future little one.
  • Beautiful sunlight poking through our back woods

Feb 2019

This is Pua. It looks like an ordinary photo, but it's not. When we got her over a year ago she had PTSD + would not get too close. She is now using my leg as a pillow! Victory!
Beautiful words, beautiful people at a gorgeous poetry reading (in English/Spanish) last night in our space.
Kristina with the beautiful poets that read last night.
K is packing for a trip and kitty wants to come too!
After a flight redirected due to bad weather, a 4 hour drive through rain and fog, and a washed-out road, it feels so gooooood to be lying under a blanket watching TV with my mom at her winter house in Palm Springs!
Meanwhile, it’s a rare snow day back at home! Would you like to build a snowman?
Cute birdie footprints hopping around a snow-covered piece of driftwood on our front porch.
While Alan + the kitties face the cold + snow up north, I'm loving these lemons in my mom's backyard!
Cats can’t resist sleeping on fresh laundry.
Pear quinoa porridge for breakfast this morning!
We felt pretty good after our yummy breakfast this morning.
Throw Back Thursday -- On our wedding June 2010 xoxo
Another cute book we added to our future kid's library. Can't wait to read it together.
Alan is in SanFrancisco for a few days and visited a cool scale model of the city at the library.
Kristina shoveled the driveway by herself today b/c Alan is in SF. Whoa.
The view from Kristina's home office today! Yikes!
Happy Valentines Everybody!
We went to Seattle for Valentine's day and visited the awesome library, ate dinner at our hotel restaurant, and then went to a beautiful music show. xoxo
Today's yummy lunch (buckwheat with beets, kale, onions, dill, and potato)
We hosted a workshop on DIY comic books and zines!
Another image from our workshop.
Alan made this really cool print at our office over the weekend. Can't wait to get creative with our future kiddo!
Cute cat and cozy fireplace
Really thankful to be able to take a self-care evening with this rose bouquet and lemon-cucumber water. Getting reading for some dreamy sleep.
Excited to get photo of baby Kristina from her cousin with mother + grandfather + stepgrandmother in Korea.

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