When your Littles go to the Big City! #Poznan

poznan city hall#poznanbyand2makescrazy

A month ago, my husband and daughter were on a different continent—Asia—more about that later! While they were there, my Littles and I (Max and Jo) visited the BIG CITY — #Poznan.

Needless to say, Rich and I lived in this big city for 9 years—Ada for 5—but Max and Jo never.  And so I cherished every.shot.i.took of my precious Littles as they ran and chased and smiled and played in the beautiful old square (Stary Rynek).

Here are some fun photos.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

prettiest gal in town

Let’s just say—THAT DRESS!  That dress in this square and you have cuteness meets cobblestone and rocks the shot! #myjosephine

i will get you birdie!

Those birds never knew he was coming!  And he loved every bird-chasing moment!  #mymaxwell


Here, Birdie Birdie Birdie!  Come and hop into my hands!  #myjosephine

where'd my max go?

That girl!  Waiting patiently for her favorite person in the world.  Her Max!  Max!  Max!  Where are you?  #myjosephine

the littles love one another

Here I am, My Josephine!  Your Max!  #mymaxwell

the littles blow bubbles

Shall we now play together in harmony?  I say YES!  #mymaxwell #myjosephine

blowing those bubbles!

Bubbles!  What fun!  #myjosephine #mymaxwell #mylittles

stary rynek

The fountain of the Littles recreation!  #mymaxwell #myjosephine #poznan

cutest cafe around town

Shall we now find the perfect cafe for lunch?  #poznan

bridal shoot

Our cafe has a wedding shoot taking place!  #italiancafe #beautifulbride #handsomegroom #poznancafe

watching out the cafe

My precious littlest watched the entire shoot!  #myjosephine

the old market church

Fara Church next to our cafe!  #farachurch #italiancafe #lunchinpoznan

Alas—our day ended and we headed home.

Eventually my Adelyne and my Richard rejoined our side of the world, once again making our family complete!

when you're eldest goes to taiwan

But we’ll share all about Richard’s and Adelyne’s trip to Taiwan another time!  #myadelyne #myrichard

For now, we will wish you a wonderful day and pray God’s protection upon you.

xo from here to there,


My Problem. I started to read. And some fun family photos.


I’ve started many posts.  Most of them are a bit deep.  Therefore, they require a bit more time and effort.  So, in the meantime, it’s been Spring Break and I have done something all-consuming.  Read!

It all started with that darn husband of mine.

He brought me home a love gift.  A book.  How dare he?  He is so sweet!

And so, of course, at midnight, I was burning the oil and reading.  It was awesome.  Then I really went and did it.

I started the Hunger Games.

Silly me.

Because now I had a real problem.  It was called an addiction.  Addiction to reading.  But I couldn’t just read the first book and put it down.  I had to read the second.  And then I had to buy the 3rd book and finish the trilogy.

Phew.  Now I’m done.

So, what have I done over Spring Break?  Read.  Every night…Way into the wee morning hours.  Isn’t Spring Break suppose to be for the children?

And, yes, I have a 2-month old.  Sleep should have been vital.  But knowing what happened to Katniss and Peeta, obviously more vitally important than my sleep.

Now what do I do?

Well, it’s obvious to me.  Besides my Bible, I think I shan’t pick up a new book for a while.  After all, Adelyne starts back to school again tomorrow.  Yep.  Real responsibilities will await me.  Like getting my daughter her lunch packed and getting her to school on time.  Not in her pajamas.

So, here’s to new read-less nights and some fun family photos courtesy of our awesome friend Daniel Pan from Taiwan.

To sum it up…It was a great Spring Break.  I would read it all over again.

XO for now,