Friday, September 25, 2015

Two More Weeks!

Happy Friday morning! Two posts in a week, what? It's been a little hectic around here which is very surprising to me because I thought I would have all sorts of time now that little man is in pre-school full time. Wrong again.  I think I've overcommitted and over-volunteered a little bit. 

So I've been waking up an hour earlier to fit my quiet time back in. And it's been a little less hectic in the mornings.  This was sunrise yesterday - so pretty.

Anyway, I just wanted to give an update on our house. They say we have a week left, but with the amount of things to be completed still, I highly doubt that.  I think we have at least two more weeks.

Our master bathroom now has countertops.

No tub yet, though.

Master closet is no longer shiny white.

The sink went in after I took this picture.

These are the three stain option for our walnut floors. We've made a decision, but hubby is going back between Jacobean and Coffee Bean - the last two.

I'm so excited for this room to be done.  Our backsplash is up and our granite is on. I'm still nervous that I haven't chosen the right things, but it's starting to come together!

Closer look at the backsplash. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday Randoms

I haven't posted in awhile and this post is totally random. We attended the CEF Culinary Celebration Fundraiser a couple of weekends ago and had a blast.  Michael went because I promised he can wear shorts.  It was a Caribbean themed party so I was totally OK with it.

Michael had his first Dawson football game a couple of Mondays ago too.  He looked super cute in his football uniform.

I went to a craft party and made this witch wreath.  I think it looks very festive and perfect for Halloween. Matthew said it looks like a witch got squished against our door.

My three little monkeys sitting on a bed.

Mark found his sunglasses and decided to wear them to watch his iPad.  He told me that the iPad was not as bright with these on. Silly goose!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Wedding Weekend

We spent our Labor Day weekend in California celebrating my cousin Ellen's wedding.  Just a little note - my Chinese wedding was on the same weekend.  So were my brother's and sister's wedding. I guess we love to get married on Labor Day weekend.

It was so great to see my family that I don't see often at all.  My Auntie and my cousins from Australia made it out here. It was really fun.

All three waiting to board...

These two wanted to show me their mad faces.

Matthew has anxiety whenever we fly anywhere so he likes to sit next to Daddy when he can.  

Sometimes these two are so sweet to each other.  Other times, not so much.

The wedding was on Saturday and it was a beautiful day for a beautiful wedding.

We only took this one to the ceremony because the other two wanted to stay home with my brother.

Mark and his favorite Auntie.

After the ceremony, they had an ice cream bar.  Mark thoroughly enjoyed it.

This is one of my favorite pictures-the bridal party with all the boy cousins from Australia and Mark.

Props were set out for the photo booth.  This guy chose to go with the  thug life....

Silly kiddos...

Silly Daddy.

Monday, August 31, 2015

First Game a Success

Mark played his first team sport ever and it was a riot! Imagine a bunch of 3 year olds on a mini soccer field tripping all over each other to get the ball.  Then imagine half of them crying because they either can't get the ball or they don't want to leave their mammas on the sideline. Funny stuff.

Mark did awesome though. Once he got the hang of it, he was a goal scoring machine.  My proudest moment was when he showed kindness to one of his teammates.  The little boys was afraid to leave his mom to go in and play.  When he mom finally did get him on the field, Mark saw that he was upset and passed the soccer ball to him to kick.  It was so sweet.

I can't wait to see him play again in a couple of weeks.  So much fun to watch!

This is my baby trying on his gear before game day.  No pants is the way to go.

Before games, we get half an hour of skill demonstration and time to practice as a team.  I have to say, Mark paid attention the whole time during the demonstration.

Then it was time to practice some skills.  the kids did really well.  Better than I thought they would...

Big brothers had some fun out there too.

Game time!

 He ran over to the sidelines for a drink - right in the middle of the game.

He got a little rest.

 Taking a knee during halftime. This is when he told his coach that his name has M, A, R, K in it.

Of course, there's the obligatory snack after the game.  Game #1 is in the books!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  I'm linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites this week.  It's been quite a busy week, but we had fun!

Seeing these little guys go off to school was one of my favorite moments this week.

I have been waking at 4 in the morning for the past few days and haven't been able to fall back asleep so I get up and get my day started a lot earlier than usual.  Side effect - longer quiet time in the mornings.  It's nice and peaceful to sit at my desk with my favorite coffee cups.

Mark's class read "The Kissing Hand" at school on the second day there and they made this. Definitely one of my favorite gifts.

Our new house is undergoing some major remodeling before we move in.  This is one of my favorite things I picked out for our kitchen.  We are using these marble tiles as an accent for the backsplash behind our stove. Our contract was adamant about not using Carrera marble as countertops, but I love marble so much that I wanted to incorporate it into the design some how. 

I'm volunteering to run the Spirit Shop at Matthew's school this year and I love receiving our inventory of Dragon gear to sell.

This tank is one of my favorites. I texted this picture to my friend and co-chair when the tank arrived because I was so excited about it.