Thursday, July 18, 2013

Beach Week

Once again, our beach vacation has ended way too soon. The anticipation of the salty breeze in our hair, the sand in our toes and the taste of the treats we will consume haunts us for weeks before. We ate like pigs, climbed up a lighthouse, rode go carts and played baseball in the rain on a tennis court... We mixed it up...literally with a new cocktail each night... We danced to live blues... Fireworks on the beach rocked... And a good time was had by all. Until next time beach house...we will miss you!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Tea Party

So I went a little crazy. For her birthday, Lily knew exactly how she wanted to celebrate and that was with a princess tea party. For as long as I can remember, I have resisted the whole princess know the whole being rescued by a man, doves flying and pink everywhere. It never sat well with me. Little by little though, I'm seeing that no matter what I say or how I try to divert from it, the princess thing comes up. Even when Lily plays with her dolls, I would ask "So is this girl a doctor or maybe an engineer?" and the answer is always "No, she's a princess." I was more than happy to dive in to creating our first ever tea party. For years, I had been surrounded with all things boy...dinosaurs, trains, cars and being that this was going to be our first big girly bash, it had to be awesome. Off to the thrift store I went...not to mention a few stops at Michaels, Home Goods (my happy place) and Party Depot. IMG_8237 IMG_8231 IMG_8235 IMG_8238 The stage was set and the girls began by crafting their wands... IMG_8253 Of course, Korean green tea was our featured tea... IMG_8225 IMG_8377 with lots of sugar filled pink goodies... IMG_8379 Our special guest arrived... IMG_8267 IMG_8297IMG_8295IMG_8312 And after the songs were sung and the fairy dust had settled, a wish was made... IMG_8227 IMG_8386IMG_8402IMG_8461 Even the boys jumped in for a bit... IMG_8445 Glitter and tulle, crowns and wands. There's a 5 year old girl in our house and yes, I caved. I caved to the princess thing. And really happy I did.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thank-you Yeosu

The's in her blood. Yeosu is a maritime town in the Jeollanam do province South Korea. The southernmost part of Korea, Yeosu is a port city. It has a beautifully long coast line with 317 small islands off of it. It's known for it's delicious seafood and last year it was the site for the Expo 2012 Yeosu. At this Expo, people from around the world pledged to enhance their cooperation to protect the ocean for the future survival of the world. Lily turned 5 yesterday and just like every year, we are so thankful to her birthland. Now that she is growing, she is able to understand more about her birth country. We will visit one day soon as a family... IMG_7038 IMG_7049 IMG_7052 IMG_7064 IMG_7075 IMG_7053 IMG_7041 The sea...she loves it. Happy 5th Birthday to our little beauty from Yeosu!!
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