Thursday, October 23, 2014

Summer to Fall

This past summer was not the most exciting time/the best of the year for me but looking back now there were still nice little moments amidst all the life challenges and stresses. Thank you ladies for the warm welcome back messages :)

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I sure enjoyed a variety of fresh fruit this whole summer months.
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Macaron Class: Yes I finally pulled a trigger and learned how to make these adorable, pricey, tiny sweets at Table Sur La taught by a chef. It definitely is a combination of science and art of baking to get the right consistency. However, I haven't made any ever since that class. Can't wait to give them a try at home. Hope I will be as successful as I was in that class.

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Gotta love the succulent peaches. They were SOOO good. It was the first time I made peach cake. I have to admit that I do like peach pie better though.
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Continue to eat healthy and hearty by eating all kinds of veggies and fruit. Yum!
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Home D├ęcor was in full force. We did a small makeover throughout the house and did a lot of cleaning and organizing. Unfortunately, it doesn't take long for the house to be messy again..sigh.
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Jewelry making: found these snowflake pieces at JoAnn. They are just too pretty.

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Tried out a new restaurant. How wonderful we don't have to go all the way to Maine to eat the Lobster roll and a clam chowder soup. My mouth is watering just thinking about them right now.

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First lunch box for a little one. It was for her first day at school. Wish I could keep up and make her lunch every day to bring to school but the thought of her eating sandwich every day doesn't sound too appealing. I pack her lunch 1-2 times per week and let her buy lunch at school for the rest of the week. Still can't believe she is a Kindergartener now! She enjoys it so far, no complaint or say "I don't want to go" (phewwww!)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oh hi October & Pumpkin Patch Time

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Life has been more hectic than I ever imagined since that very last post in August. Will definitely share more in the future posts but for now let me settle into this cozy little online space one more time by sharing a few photos from our latest pumpkin patch visit. This year is our 5th year at the very same pumpkin patch at church in our area. I don't know about you but whenever October rolls around, the fist thing I think of is pumpkin, perhaps I am ready for some pumpkin pie and bread. For most parents, you can't help but want to snap some cute photos of your little one(s) next to those pumpkins. It sounds crazy but it is true.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Sun, Sand, Sea & Seaweed (a lot of them too)

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We completed our summer checklist this past Sunday and wrapped up the summer by taking a little one to the beach. It sure was a beautiful sunny day but HOT..HOT..and super HOT. Despite the cruel heat wave, there came ocean breeze (what a relief!). The little miss had a blast building sand castle and running into water over and over again. Prior to the trip, we had heard about the unusual amount of seaweeds but decided to head out there anyway. They were literally everywhere. Some still fresh and some dried up. I thought they kind of add a special character.

I packed a few essentials such as a beach blanket, a kite (which we ended up not playing), a ball, stuff to make PB & J, chips, water and milk. It was nice to just sit out there, look up in the sky and let go of all your worries for the moment. Can't wait to do this again, perhaps when it is not as hot in about a month.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Food, Fun and Family Time

We had a family gathering this weekend at a restaurant, different from how we usually meet up at my in-laws' house. The food was great, portion was enormous. I can't believe summer is almost over and school will soon start. Next weekend we hope to do some fun activities at the beach like playing a kite, building sand castles, playing a beach ball and having a picnic. Fingers crossed the weather cooperates. Hope everyone have a great weekend.

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