Luncheon with the Kids

The Friday before Thanksgiving, the childcare center hosted a luncheon. They invited the parents and/or relatives to join the kids for lunch. The center prepared lunch for the adults too. When Ashlyn saw me walked in, she was estatic. She immediately showed me around with pictures of hers and her artworks. [...]


Earlier this month, we attended Belle’s birthday party at the Children’s Discovery Museum. I have heard quite some good things about the museum. It was our first time, both dear hubby and myself. It’s such an education place for both the kids and the adults.
Ashlyn and Alex had so [...]

Home Sweet Home Progress

Ok, the Home Sweet Home progress is coming along pretty good. Dinning table and furnitures for our bedroom delivered last night. Too bad they delivered the wrong bed, and they had to re-deliver after the Thanksgiving Holidays. For the time being, they let us use the “wrong” bed for now.
I [...]

When we move…

Tonight, after dinner, Ashlyn and I were sitting in the couch watching TV. All the sudden, she started this conversation with me.
Ashlyn: Mama, when we move, can you ask Baba to put a small sink in the bathroom for me?
Alex: Yeah, a small sink.
Mama: A small sink?
Ashlyn: Yeah, like this much tall *gesturing with [...]

Cars Salesman

Ashlyn and Alex are in the “pretend” stage. Sometimes, they pretend they are mama and baba. They would put the pillows together and pretend they were riding motor cycles. Ashlyn would bring a note pad and pen and pretend she was a waitress taking orders for us. Obviously, she would bring [...]

Sale! Sale! Sale!

Yesterday was Veterans Day. A Swedish furniture store had a special one day sale. I had my eyes on one of the dinnerware set for awhile now, and it’s on sale yesterday. Nothing fancy, just plain white dinnerware. It’s a 18-piece set for 6 servings. The package includes 6″ bowls, [...]

A New Low

Don’t worry, it’s not the stock market. Just about two weeks ago, I was happy to see the gas price dropped under $3. Now, the gas price has dropped to a new low. $2.49 for octane 87, not just any cheap gas station, it’s one of the name brand stations. I [...]

Now What?

Remodeling of kitchen is done. New cabinets, sink, stove, dish washer, and microwave are now in place. Yeah, we have not yet purchased the refrigerator yet. Bathroom are also done. New toilets, sink, faucets and bathtubs. What’s next? How about furniture? We have done some sofa shopping for the [...]

What’s Inside?

A huge box delivered. Well, it’s tall.

It’s my chandelier to be installed over the dinner table. I’ve first seen it at friends’ new home (Carmen & Jorence). It was almost 2 years ago, and I fell in love with it at first sight. It’s elegant and contemporary. I [...]

What’s Next?

It’s almost done. Remodeling of kitchen and bathroom is almost done. Next, our mission is to pick out furniture and entertainment centers for both living room and family room. I wonder if dear hubby is going to put in home theater system or what. Maybe we can consider putting some home [...]