Yes. It was a memorable day. I was lucky enough to go out the night before my 50th birthday with some girlfriends. Then the next day, the boys took me out to Andina's for dinner.. waited for a table for 3 but they placed us in a big round table for 5. I complained that it was too big, sat down and started looking at the menu when the girls surprised us for dinner! Lindsey took the earlier flight from Sacramento to arrive for dinner and Allison drove 4 hours from Walla Walla to pick up her sister and time it just right for them to enter into the restaurant just in time! We had a fabulous time! It was short and sweet for Lindsey who left right after church and Allison stayed one more day with me. ENK is not much of a planner but he did coordinate this stunt to surprise me! Thank you sweet ENK!
Arah is my baby cousin. She got married in Columbus, Ohio this weekend! What a beautiful bride and groom they are! Will is a perfect match for Arah. Congratulations Arah and Will Cheng!
This girl! I love this picture of Al! Bangs reminds me of when she was three years old when she accidently cut her own hair up to her scalp.
The voice of Lee Moon Sae. I have been listening to his songs for 30 years. Something about his voice, is so soothing. Something about certain songs that takes you back to your days of your youth. While in LA, my brother Sam introduced me to a Netflix Korean variety show called HIDDEN SINGER (Season 1) It was a long show on LMS and his voice imitators. It was a show on trying to guess whose voice belonged to the real singer! I don't think I enjoyed a Korean tv this much. Since watching that, I am back to listening to LMS all over again. I looked online for his concert tickets. All sold out in Korea and Australia... but his tickets for Seattle and LA have not been released.... so maybe?
We decided to go down our hill, crossed the railroad track to go down to the water. But didn't realize how far down the river was... Didn't make it down.
Our house is the house in the middle...
Decisions Decision Decisions... I think this is my fourth kitchen re-do? Honestly, we love this.
Oh what to do about finishes...
We are so lucky to have so many of Randy's friends who are also close family friends from church. It just seems like yesterday when this rare hiking picture was taken. Yesterday, Randy's friend Lucas drove over to our Vancouver house for the first time by himself! The other day, Sean drove home from our house after his father dropped Randy off. Pretty soon, one by one, these friends will leave for college... I'm sad to think that we will have no one here with ENK and myself. Thankful for friends and thankful for boys who can do life together with!
Before our flight home, we went to our parent's home to have New Year's breakfast with the family. Our Korean traditional bowing came after eating rice cake soup. This is one of my favorite picture. My nephew Evan's stretched arm and grandma's candid laughter was captured. Happy New Year everyone!
We visited Mike and Salina's home in SD. Although ENK just came here two weeks ago to attend a funeral, he loved coming back with me to enjoy the sunshine this time. I lived in LA area most of my life but I don't remember my parents bringing me to SD other than Sea Word. I discovered Coronado Bay for the first time. What a beautiful place. How many times did I hear ENK saying he wanted to move to SD? Too many times!
It's the best part of our trip to Southern California when we are at the beach. Girls enjoying the beautiful sunset with each other!