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You arrived at the Lin Dynasty throne family room.

We have chopsticks & silverware in the same drawer. We like onions in our pancakes and we also like hamburgers and watermelon. We like dim-sum and grilling by the pool. Our kids are also really, really pretty.
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Real Talk

So you got a situation? Grab it
by the throat and then tickle it till it can’t breathe anymore. In life’s painful moments, let’s stare it down together and tickle
its little britches.

March 3, 2020 at 10:35 PM

Sam: “Mom… something really bad happened today.” Me: *bracing myself for the worst* Sam: “This girl from my preschool said she’d play with me at recess THEN SHE CHANGED HER MIND and said she wanted to play with just girls instead!!!!!!!!!!!!” Me: *lets silence hang for a few seconds* Me: “She’s allowed to change her […]

February 26, 2020 at 7:49 PM

Best five words today: “Sara, I have all three.” Wear ’em out, dad.

February 22, 2020 at 6:44 PM

Guys, I am loving this stage. The two big boys don’t have to be carted around, they can DO stuff now! On today’s grocery adventure, they carried the basket (I only needed a few items). To avoid fighting over who got to carry, they each carried part & had to communicate about the most efficient […]

February 22, 2020 at 10:53 AM

The sun was not shining, It was too wet to play (baseball). So we sat in the house All that cold, cold wet day. *just kidding, no we didn’t* That would be a rookie mistake With three little boys. We will take them out To mitigate the noise.

February 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Josh had a day off today and his other brothers went to preschool. Him: “Mom!!! I can’t wait to tell Sammy about the things we did today! I can’t wait to show him the toy you got me!!” Me: “Wellll, honey, remember how upset he was this morning that you had a day off and […]


Tempura Batter Up

Step right up to the plate because you are about to hit a home run with your dinner. Tired of steamed, roasted, grilled, sautéed and stir-fried veggies? I present to you tempura-ed fried veggies. Oh my goodness. Make this deliciousness and serve it with any dipping sauce you want and your kids will scream for […]

Magic Sugar Cookies

Magic Sugar Cookies

Why do we love this recipe? Does not need to be refrigerated. Can re-roll dough with no issues. Creates sharp cut-out’s that hold their shape. TASTES AMAZING (even without the icing) It seems like these sugar cookies would be too good to be true, but here we are. Occasionally, you just run into a magic […]