Birthday Voyage

“I called my brother and sister to get their take on the situation and we all agreed it was a good idea to gather and support my parents ASAP. I booked a plane ticket and 36 hours later, I was on my way to the motherland.”

Life and Love, Parisian-Style

“Tonight (Nov. 9th) our family’s episode of House Hunters International will air at 10:30 p.m. PST on HGTV.”

Coping With Cancer

“Before I left California a few weeks ago, I gave my mom a small journal to write in.”

A Home of Our Own in Paris

“We got in one of those tiny elevators together and it seemed like the longest ride ever to the third floor. I fought my American instinct to break the silence and just stared at my clasped hands instead.”

Moving To Paris – Part Deux

“I can’t even remember if I cried as we pulled out of the driveway but I’m crying now as I think about all that we left. Not the stuff; the amazing people, the neighborhood and the experiences.”

Moving to Paris – Part 1

“I ended up taking lots of photos of sentimental items like my favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers t-shirt, hilarious poems about my love for whales, my diary from when I was 10 years old, a series of Rick Astley sketches and my dad’s Dolfin shorts.”

Au Revoir, Paris

“He looked at the statue of the huntress, who happened to be topless, and said, ‘That IS Grandma.'”

The Day My Butt Went Crazy

“We flipped through the TV channels and we found a cartoon in French about a detached derrière.”