finally got around to picking some favorites from San Jose Obon last weekend! i'm missing all my Mune cousins and auntie and @yayafriends and others because it was SO HOT on saturday that neither byron nor i took a SINGLE photo hahahah fail! so i tried to make up for it on sunday... anyway, glad we got to see so many friends and family members! we had a great time! #sjobon
happy father's day to the best papa mie could ever ask for and the best partner i could ever ask to parent with. today hasn't quite been ideal but it makes me even more grateful that we both have you in our lives! i love watching you learn and grow as a parent and days like today only prove how great of a dad you are. thank you! ❤️❤️❤️ #miby❤️miejane#picfromahappierhealthierday
happy father's day, dad! i'm so glad mie gets to see you often! it's so fun watching you as her grandpa! #miby❤️miejane
got to make a quick visit to Monterey on our recent trip up north to see family! my first time back at the aquarium since i was a kid and it was fun to take Mie for the first time! she was only mildly impressed so hopefully we'll be back again when she's a little older. it was still worth the drive - i was a little extra excited to be in Monterey after watching Big Little Lies and seeing all the amazing scenery in the show. also saw a few sea otters from afar over lunch and got our favorite Ghirardelli sundae!
mie turned 13 months this past weekend and is becoming a toddler before my eyes. she's officially a walker now and is starting to express herself a lot more! i'm constantly in awe of how big she's getting and loving seeing more of her personality develop! she's eating a lot more and sleeping a little better.
also shoutout to the aquarium for having the most awesome nursing lounge ever! i took a bunch of pics because we were the only ones in there despite how crowded the aquarium was that day. complete with comfy gliders, footstools, a sink, bottle warmer, screen with ocean films, calming music, a bookshelf for littles, hooks for your stuff.... SO nice. i wish i could use that room all the time!
someday you will appreciate these disney trips, mie. or maybe you won't, but i love them anyway.
this past weekend was SO HOT and SO CROWDED that it was honestly a little miserable after the first couple hours, but we've learned that mie loves smoothies, people watching, and smiling at strangers, but isn't a huge fan of most characters, rides, or crying babies hahaha #miby❤️miejane
motherhood (as many will tell you) is simultaneously the most challenging and rewarding thing i have ever experienced. sometimes the anxiety, fatigue, and self-doubt are overwhelming, but at the end of the day, the joys are what i remember most. i could not do this without the example my own mom @ladyjagaito has set for me and the love and support she gives us everyday. thank you @byrone09 for being you and doing everything you do for us. mie, thank you for making me a mama and choosing me to be yours. you are the best thing in my life to date. ❤️❤️❤️ #miby❤️miejane
this little girl turned TWELVE MONTHS today. just. like. that. and i have no idea where the past year went. i don't really have any words right now. just that i am so lucky to be her mama. i love you, mie! happy 1st birthday! #miby❤️miejane#miejanemonthly
here they are! all of the #handcarvedstamps that i used for this year's batch of cards! i have a few older designs for sale today too (like mickey balloons 🎈) come by and visit! we'll be here until 3:00pm! #higashicraftfair#mikamakes➰