Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye, Hello!

Enjoying the last day of 2011 and looking forward to 2012!

pic via here

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

Christmas with the family: presents, games, and lots of good food.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Long and Short of It

If you haven't seen The Long and Short of It yet, you really should! It's one of my favorite shorts! It was filmed during the time the Two Towers was being filmed. Written, directed, and produced by Sean Astin (he played Sam Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy).

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kawaii Labels/Notepaper

Look what adorable labels and note paper! If I had these, I'm sure I'd want to spend all day long writing on them, they're so kawaii!

(Found here on Pinterest)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bicycle Rush Hour

Biking in the Netherlands sure looks dangerous! I'm surprised no one had an accident while this was being filmed. It looked like a few were just narrowly avoided.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fingerless Gloves!

Alright, so I haven't made those ear warmers yet. But I will. It might take me a long time, but I will. :D Lately though, I've been in a crafty mood (ha! no pun intended though :D). I was sitting at my desk, and Qix's gloves were lying right before me and caught my eye.

They looked so adorable and also, they were fingerless! Really, who can pass up fingerless gloves? (I guess I mean to say, I can't pass up fingerless gloves!) It looked super easy to make, so I decided to try to make some for myself. 

I found some scrap material and sewed it to a wide band of lace.

Then I cut the fingers off the gloves.

And sewed around the glove just under the cut so it wouldn't unravel.

I pinned the lace to the glove and sewed it on.

And cut off the thumbs! I also sewed around the thumbs so they wouldn't unravel as well.

Guess what? Not only did it look super easy to make, it really was super easy!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Our family spent Thanksgiving weekend at my Grandma's house. Aunts, uncles, and lots of cousin were there. Havalah hit it off with Alice, who is a year younger than her, and it was so cute to watch them play together. :D

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

Thought you might enjoy some pictures of our Thanksgiving feast. It was a really lovely day! And all the food tasted sooo good!

(ok, for some reason the food doesn't actually look that good in the pictures. oh well)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful day! Our family will have Thanksgiving dinner at our house today, and then tomorrow we'll leave for a celebration that lasts all weekend long. Today's menu includes;

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Rolls
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green bean casserole
  • Seven layer salad
  • Artichoke dip

And then dessert (which there is a lot of! probably some of it we will take to the weekend celebration);

  • Cranberry Salad
  • Apple pie cookies
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Pumpkin pies
  • Pumpkin roll
  • Peppermint, red hot, and cinnamon popcorn

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Last year, Mara Unni wrote some guest posts while Qix and I were on vacation. Ever since that time, we have wanted to make her a blog author, but it was kind of complicated for us not-tech-savvy people, so we put it off. But as of today, she is officially an author on Qixi and Moxie!! Yay! Welcome to the blogosphere, Unni!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Autumn Pictures

Hyunwoo Sun took some pretty pictures of autumn trees and leaves around Yonsei University. Check them out here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ear Warmers

Here's a tutorial on how to make ear warmers. They look super cute and very easy to make. I was going to make some right away but then realized I didn't have the right material for it. Oh well, Qix and I will just have to set aside a day to find some material and then (try to) tap into our creativeness and hopefully come out with something adorable! 

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Wide sleeves sway.
Sweet scents
Incessantly coming.

It is red lilies,
Lotus lilies,
Floating up,
And up,
Out of autumn mist.

Thin clouds
Blown on a rippling wind
Through a mountain pass.

Young willow shoots
The water
Of the garden pool.
-Yang Kuei-Fei
Translated by Florence Ayscough and Amy Lowell

Friday, November 4, 2011

Panda clothes!

Awww, To February just got some new panda clothes and they are sooo kawaii!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Spring Mill State Park part 2

You can't go to a state park without taking a walk on at least one of their many trails in the woods.
We saw lots of big, old trees. Some were as old as 300 years!
One trail wrapped around a huge pond. At the edge of the pond was a small waterfall that lead into a creek. Seth stood on the top of it and froze his toes off.  He looks pretty happy about the experience though.
And of course lots of pictures were taken of everyone . . . 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spring Mill State Park

Saturday our family spent a whole day at Spring Mill Park. It was super fun! 

This little creek runs behind a small village.

The interiors of these old buildings were just as they might have been in the 1800's. In some buildings, volunteers were dressed as pioneers and performed various tasks. I watched some candle making and a lady baking over an open fire. 

This is the meeting house. I preached a sermon in it but Seth fell asleep listening to me. 

Even though it's the end of October, lots of things were still very green.  It was a fun day trip!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Pinks! Now that you're six, you're such a big girl!! Have a happy day!