1986: born in toronto, canada on a rainy july sunday. automatic best friends with older sister jennifer.
1989: living in east brunswick, new jersey. mom starts hosting awesome birthday parties that involve streamers, birthday cakes, and goodie bags. love for parties is birthed.
1993: moved to motherland seoul, south korea. learning tons about delicious korean snacks, magnificent corner stores, and the art of attracting boys. ;)
1997: migrated to sunny san jose, california. re-familiarizing self with north american culture aka north american food aka bagel bites, pogos, and capri sun.
1998: back to toronto, canada. getting to know the spice girls, the ruthlessly long winter, and the internet: netscape, icq, and asianavenue.
2000: cool highschooler. well, semi-cool at least. not yet into baking because more into health conscious food and working out.
2004: friends present a cookbook as a gift because of my love of food photography. baked goods peak an interest. baked first cookie from scratch. not so delicious. but proud of self anyway. continue to bake and confidence builds...
2007: dawn of milk and honey cafe blog. blog named after the cafe I dream to open one day... one day. milk and honey refers to the promise God has for His people.
2008: in love with baking. and purchases prized possession #1: red kitchenaid stand mixer. so beautiful. cannot stop staring at it. also purchases prized possession #2: canon rebel xti dslr camera. so awesome. cannot stop playing with it. wallet is hurting badly, but zero regrets. receives first official cupcake order for a bridal shower.
2009: 20-something. recent graduate of York University/Sheridan College for graphic design. now learning tons about delicious food, good design, and the art of attracting one special boy.
2010: definitely feeling the quarter-life crisis. constantly having the need to search, refusing to have to settle. busy busy being in love with many people and things and obligations around me, but still enjoying the cherished private moments of baking and writing.
2011: the special boy puts a ring on it and we wed on a beautiful October afternoon. honeymoon started in Santorini and hasn't ended since. enjoying our downtown life in our apartment, busy building ikea furniture and a sweet home together.
2012: a year filled with adventures but also enjoying the "everyday" together. a lengthy trip to the american west coast, and many road trips to any big city within a 6 hour drive. lots of food, lots of memories.
2013: andrew decides to get his motorcycle license so we roam the beautiful city of Toronto like never before. daytime trips to queen street, evening rides to the park, late night ice cream cones... which all comes to an abrupt stop when i find out that we're having a baby!
2014: a year that turns my life upside down, with the birth of my baby girl Heidi. said good-bye to our spritzy downtown life, and hello to suburban motherhood. amazed at how a little human being can demand so much time and energy, but also gives so much love that my heart bursts!
2015: theme of this year is: rejoice always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances. looking forward to what this year will bring!