Hi All,

It’s technically Thanksgiving here but it sure doesn’t feel like it… I think this may be the most homesick I’ve felt since our move. I’ve spent the last 31 Thanksgiving with my family, that’s right I have never missed one! Even after Matt and I got married we would go to both our families on Turkey Day. If I were home right now I would be helping my mom in the kitchen, decorating the table and drinking a pumpkin spice latte. This is also the first time in the 7 years that Matt and I have been together that I won’t be spending Thanksgiving with my love. He is on a business trip to Sydney. I think not having him around is amplifying my homesickness by about 100%.

Now it’s not as bad as I’m making it out to be. Tonight I’m attending a Thanksgiving dinner with friends from Matt’s work (sans Matt so we will see how that goes).  I’m bringing my friend/former Microsoft colleague Keith who is currently living in India & is visiting Singapore this week. I’ll be making my mom’s AMAZING stuffing so as long as I don’t screw it up I will have a little taste of home during my first Singapore Thanksgiving. We have another Thanksgiving gathering on Saturday so Matt will at least get one Thanksgiving dinner.

To everyone back home, we miss you like crazy and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Big Hugs!

*The picture on the left is from our first Thanksgiving together & the one on the right is from last year.


bits & pieces from the last few weeks


                                    Waiting for our burgers at Fatboy’s so yummy!

                                      I’ve been busy cooking and baking:)

                              Lunch with the lovely Azizah & Matt stealing my hot chocolate

 The girls

                                    Enjoyed some coffee at Group Therapy, such a good name:)



                              Out and about in Tanjong Pagar & Chinatown


 Enjoying some amazing seafood not the most fancy setting but super good!

Hope you all are doing well!

Big hugs,

Em & Matt

our move in day is almost here!

This is going to be a very big week for us! We get the keys to our new place on Wednesday and all of our stuff arrives on Thursday. Matt conveniently scheduled a work trip to London so he will miss all the fun of unpacking. I can’t wait to be able to sleep in our own bed again and have the rest of my clothes!

It’s funny, there’s a small part of me that thinks we still live in Seattle and have just been on a month long business trip. I have a feeling seeing all of our belongings in Singapore will make things very clear.

Miss you all!


1 Month anniversary!

I can’t believe we’ve lived here a month already!  I thought the best way to reflect upon this significant life moment was to make a high/low list. So here we go:



Having to say good bye to my family & friends Seeing Matt’s adorable smile when he picked me up at the airport
Cell phone drama Finally having a phone that was mine & worked
Our temporary housing’s slow internet, uncomfortable couch (see above picture) and an oven that blows all fuses when you turn it on Having housekeeping come every other day with fresh towels, new sheets and washes the dishes in the sink
House Hunting Finding & getting our place
Missing everyone at home Meeting awesome people who are friendly, helpful and very welcoming
Missing my boys: Tobin, Sky & Griffy Skyping with the boys, getting to see Sky blow out his birthday candles, Griffy saying “I love you” & watching Tobin eat in his high chair
Milk and most dairy products Amazing Asian food

We are so excited for all the adventures and experiences that the coming months will bring.

All our love,

Em & Matt