February Catch Up!

Hi friends! How are you all doing? I haven’t been here for a while because we are having issues with our internet (thus it affects my blog site). Hopefully it’s fixed now and no more issues (our internet company had to send their guys twice). Not a lot of things going on here aside from it still being so cold outside and we mostly spend our time at home. Cooking, baking (Hubs mostly), playdates in our local community, decluttering.

I’m so looking forward to spring already because we are going out of town (in the coming weeks) so I’m excited for that. I will share more when that happens.

Hubs got me a Fried chicken bouquet and Boo got a balloon (she is balloon obsessed)

Our Vday dinner: crab fried rice, duck curry,sweet and sour fish!YUM

Home made Pizza!

Playdate Fun!

Reading time with Daddy!

A little bangs haircut with Grandma!

Weekend Naps are the best!

We went to the Filipino market and got Jollibee!

Have a great weekend friends!

Snow Day!

Hi Friends! We are having a snowy week here in the PNW (#snowmageddon2019) and I’m sort of loving it because it’s pretty outside. We’re still recovering from our colds so we are staying home and being cozy inside. I cannot count the number of coffees and hot chocolate I’ve had this week. HA! Hubs baked cookies and we’ve been watching tv shows (I’m rewatching When Calls the Heart on Netflix, the new season is coming soon this month).

My Dad In law visited us this weekend, and helped Hubs shovel our yard so Riley will have a little space if he needs to go potty. He brought us Coffee too, he’s the best! The yard is covered with snow again as I write this:)

If the forecast is correct, then we will have more snow in the coming days!




Thanks DIL for the coffee, it hits the spot this time of year!

Hubs and DIL!
Boo’s snow suit doesn’t fit her anymore!

Poor Riley!

One of our meals this week! This is one of our fave, clams in white wine!

Look at all that snow!

Hope you stay warm and safe out there friends!

Weekend Fun

Hi Friends! Happy Super bowl weekend! We didn’t really watch the game because Hubs isn’t really into sports, and I personally lost interest with the whole kneeling thing they did 2 years ago. We still wanted the Pats to win because my BIL is a big Pats fan and we are rooting for them for his sake! HA! We stayed home this weekend because Mia is having a cold so we’re taking it easy, lots of cuddle time and tv shows. She is getting better though! Thank God:)

My hubs took care of us this weekend, he prepared breakfast and prepared “party” food for us just because it’s the super bowl weekend (even though we didn’t watch the game!). I heard it was boring…yikes! Hubs made pretzels and cheese dip, poke, crab cakes! YUM! Thanks Hubs for all the yummy treats.

I made pork siningang (filipino soup dish).
This was Oct. 2017 with my BIL! They’re so cute with their Pats Jerseys!

We even got a little snow today! So cozy and nice to have a snow day this winter. So far it’s been a mild winter for us here, so it was a nice surprise this weekend.

Have good week friends! Congrats to the Patriots:)

Weekend Fun!

Hi Friends! Happy Sunday:) These are some of the pics we took this weekend! We had a nice sunset last Friday night (really pretty) we are having a nice winter season. Lots of sunshine despite it still being quite cold lately. It’s also been really foggy recently! We went to the Playtorium in Factoria because Mia really loves the place….so much for her to do! Slides, to trampolines, running and climbing. After that, we stopped at Target to get her some Disney PJs. I’ve introduced her to some Disney shows/movies but so far she’s not super interested! She loves Mickey and Minnie though:)

My In law’s went to Seattle this weekend, they stopped at Salumi restaurant so we got to enjoy their sandwiches (they’re one of the best in Seattle). We had that for Saturday dinner.

Mia is really into cars right now, she loves it when we let her get into the grocery cart where they had that car cart or something (not sure what they call it). She is all smiles when Daddy lets her play with the steering wheel! She’s growing up so fast! She was all excited when Daddy baked her some cookies but wasn’t really into them when it came time to eat them! HA..

Sunset view from our house a couple of nights ago
We had Sweet Potatoes Nachos again for dinner tonight!

Have a great night friends!

Honolulu Zoo!

Hi Friends! How’s your week going? We had our normal Wednesday schedule! Mia had playdate in our neighborhood, My MIL picked her up for a lunch / play date. We had dinner with them after.

I wanted to post about our visit to Honolulu Zoo (last Oct. 2018).  We wanted to have a little break from the beach, and visit the Zoo for Mia (she likes animals). The Zoo is small compared to the San Diego Zoo, but decent enough.  We were kinda disappointed that they didn’t have the Hippos when we were there (hubs fave animals). We loved that it was not crowded when we visited, but it sure was hot though! UGH! My favorite animals were the Giraffes and the tigers because we got to see them pretty close up.

After spending time at the Zoo my Bro In law and sis picked us up to have lunch together. We ate at Highway Inn, it was good if you’re into local Hawaiian favorites!

Weekend Fun!

Hi Friends! How’s you’re weekend? We attended Mia’s cousin’s birthday party. She had so much fun! She specially loved eating the birthday cake!HA.

With her cousin Mina (sister of the b-day boy), they’re so adorable together!

 

Party girl was so tired after!

I’ve been watching the Netflix documentary “Paleo Way” and they made some sweet potato nachos. Hubs and I both love nachos and I wanted to give it a try. Last Friday night I made Chef Pete Evans paleo nachos but hubs was a little naughty and wanted to add some non-paleo ingredients! It was delicious! Will make this again for sure:)

We went to Costco this afternoon (Sunday afternoon) and I swear everybody was at Costco! So busy,no parking,etc! Such a bad idea to go to Costco on a weekend. Anyways, I made Ribeye steak and Ina Garten’s blue cheese sauce. It’s my favorite combo ever!

I’m trying to cook more at home, save more money which is a big goal for us this year because Hubs and I have lots of plans for 2019! Have a good week friends!

Hello 2019!

Hi Friends! How was your new years eve? We stayed home (just how we like it) and invited our In laws to celebrate NYE. We had prime rib and other fixins. We just watched the TV coverage of the Times Square ball drop and toasted with our Proseco (apple cider for Boo!). Went to bed before midnight (thank God our neighbors didn’t do any crazy fireworks because Riley slept like a baby:). He’s very stressed every time there’s fireworks or loud banging.

New Year’s Day we watched the Rose bowl game between Ohio and Washington, our team lost! We had fondue and fried chicken. YUM! Hubs finally took down our Christmas tree and other decors. I kinda miss the lights but I’m glad we have a little space back in our tiny living room! We also did our first shopping at Costco for the year to stock up on basic things like toilet paper, ziplock bags,etc. I noticed that Costco has decent prices for these things every new year. Happy New Year friends! May 2019 be full of blessings and good health for all of us:)

Our first breakfast of the year! Pop Overs by hubs:)

Shopping at Costco – Boo had fun helping us and was a good girl!HA..Love her face in this pic, she gets so impatient with me! Hehehe

Lunch at Red Robin after Costco shopping!

Enjoying my coffee in this Emma Bridgewater mug that Hubs gifted me this Christmas.

 

Christmas 2018!

Hello Friends! How was your Christmas?  We had a great one celebrating the Birth of our Savior Jesus Christ! Christmas eve, we attended our Church service, then had Chinese food. Christmas morning we had breakfast together, my Hubs prepared Pop Overs! We try to keep breakfast simple because we know we’ll be snacking all day! Lots of family time, yummy food and just the right amount of gifts:) Over the years our family is really trying to be intentional with our gift giving and trying to minimize the amounts of gifts given. Mia received many gifts from our immediate and extended family – almost too many! We are thankful for their generosity and thoughtfulness.

I’m kinda itching to take down our Christmas decorations, normally I wait after the New years! But I’ve been watching and reading about minimalism, living intentionally and simplifying. I’m debating whether or not to take it down or just wait for few more days, because I really do just love the coziness of Christmas. We’ll see…

Christmas Eve service

Garlic honey pork chop from our Chinese dinner!

The night before Christmas!

Daddy and Mia making breakfast

She got Mickey and Minnie stuffed toys from Grandparents!

Minnie robe from Auntie!

I got a massager, and I tried it today and so far I’m so loving it!

Snacks the whole day!

Crab dip

Fresh Oysters

Thanks Hubs for all the work!

Auntie Candy and Uncle Tom stopped by to deliver gifts and Christmas goodies!

I made roast pork belly!Yum!

Day after Christmas! Mia had fun jumping on her gift from Auntie Chak and Uncle Chads gift!

My sis got me these new sheets! I love the blue paisley print! My family spoiled me this year, they got me everything I wanted:) HA!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! I was able to convince everybody to be matchy matchy! I love it:)

Have a great night friends! I’m hanging out with Hubs watching TV and sipping Hot chocolate:) Blessings to you and your family!

Holiday Traditions!

Hi Friends! I wanted to share one of our family traditions with you.  Every year we go to Seattle the day after Thanksgiving, officially welcoming in the Christmas season. Since we had Mia we always go to the carousel and let her ride, she didn’t really care for it this year!HA. Maybe when she’s a little older, she will love it.

We always do the Pike Place Market, check Delaurenti’s cheese and charcuterie selection (love this place but Ugh so pricey). Franz chocolate shop is also a must. We got a couple of their famous sea salt caramels. We end up eating at Dahlia Lounge (Tom Douglas resto). I enjoyed their corned beef hash (so so good!). Mia loved the Macy’s Christmas decorations, she was really into watching the snowflakes, trains, and Christmas village scenes. I loved seeing her reactions:) One more week till Christmas friends! Blessings to you and your family this time of year:)

Weekend Fun!

Hi Friends! Hope you’re having a restful Sunday evening. We did a little shopping this weekend and our shopper Boo was really serious and loving every second of it. The place has a little cart for kids and she loved putting stuff in there. She had a meltdown when it was time to go home:( We got Chipotle after, Hubs likes their tacos, I always get the steak bowl.

We attended a white elephant party with friends and it was so much fun! Hubs got a  squatty potty spray and I’m still giggling about the whole thing! Love a good time with friends. Hubs baked bread pudding, really good! We volunteered at Mia’s Sunday Class at church and they had cupcakes for snacks. She totally enjoyed it:) That’s our Boo! We plan to see Santa this week at the local Zoo. Hopefully Mia will cooperate. Have a great week ahead friends!

Mr. Squatty Potty!HA