Weekend Recap and Photodump

ahhh this is so late.  the last few weeks have been pretty cray b/c of our littly lucy bear~ this recap is from 11/14-11/17ish

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This is a longggg recap because it covered more than just the weekend =)

First, my awesome co-worker of 4 years got a huge promotion.  Friday was her last day in our unit, so we had 2 going away parties for her: 1 baby shower, 1 goodbye party.  I wasn’t sad last week b/c she’s only a few buildings away on campus and I know we’ll see lots and lots of her~~ the 4 of us (counselors) do dinner/drinks 1x per quarter so it’ll be extra nice to catch up with her and now see her little one (once she’s born)!!

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Friday Night, my friend flew into town from NYC.  We had a quick Ice Cream Date at Scoops in Palms (off Overland).  This place reminds me of a lot of ice crem joints in San Francisco~ where it’s all homemade and the spoons are real metal (to save on waste).  LOVE IT.

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The next Morning we all ate brunch at Ktchn105.  Everything on the menu had pork belly in it and it was…a fattie’s paradise!!

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We are trying to take more pictures together.  We always forget!

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Then we spent the night with Markel’s old roommie and college friend.  We celebrated his big 2-7!!

Shots for the birthday boy!

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drinks at fancy bar on Abbot Kinney~ The Tasting Room

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A snack before dinner + drinks

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Dinner at Gjelina in Venice

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Sunday Markel and I hosted a huge Thanksgiving potluck in honor of our friend coming to town!

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AND got to celebrate our special friend’s birthday ❤

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I got some new owls for our TV =P  Love these little babies~

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Our new Bar Cart was ready to entertain!

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This is a sunrise photo on Monday Morning!  I started to train for a half-marathon this week and I wake up at 6am 2x per week to run.  It’s been such a cool experience so far and I’m feeling so awesome physically/mentally too!

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This has been such a big and fun week~ lots to update later.  That’s why this week the weekend recap came on a weekend!!  Hope you guys all have a wonderful weekend!

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Weekend Recap and Photodump

This weekend was a nice and long one.  It started off a little sad (I was sick) but by the start of Saturday I was feeling normal again.

Thursday night I had a few friends over for some girl time.  xoxo  It was nice to hang out and catch up~~ Markel went over to our neighbor’s home (and good friends) were the boys watched the Laker game and the girls chatted over pizza, cupcakes, wine and nails.

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Friday I was home sick eating soups/Ramen and watching Sons of Anarchy all day.  I’m going through Season 4 right now and totally loving it.  I heard seasons 5 & 6 aren’t awesome…so I really hope I’m not disappointed after investing so much!  But the more I watch…the more I love Charlie Hunnam.

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Saturday and Sunday were awesome.  Markel and I spent the day running errands, and just spending time together.  We RARELY get weekends to ourselves to hang out and try new things.

Saturday we went to downtown LA looking for a suit, but we didn’t feel comfortable buying anything from the stores we went into.  The material was obviously cheaper, the deal was $100 for a suit, shirt & tie…but there was a WEIRD feeling that went with it~ so Markel and I ended up leaving.  We also shopped in Ktown for groceries b/c we were hosting Markel’s bro, sis-in-law, friend for dinner.  We seriously cooked up a huge feast of Korean food and I was so proud of the new things I’m learning to make!

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I made pumpkin milkshakes on Saturday.  SOO YUMMYYYY

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The FEAST =)

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Sunday Markel and I ran all over town getting him a new suit from Zara, shoes from Nordstroms and packing for his big trip this weekend.  This is Markel’s first business trip and I couldn’t be more proud of him.  He works SOOO HARD at his job~ like 60-70 hour weeks~ and it’s all paying off!  He’s been getting more responsibilites/projects at work and these business trips are the start to his budding career. =)  I love him so much and it’s so much fun to grow together in our careers and as a couple.  We met in our early 20s and it’s been a fun ride as we mature, get settled in our careers, and make big decisions for our future. ❤

A toast to ourselves and our lives =P

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Shopping in Century City at Zara~ I found so many cute things I wanted!!

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Markel Getting a Haircut =)  Such a small and random errand to run together, but I love doing them with him. ❤

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Sunday Night we met up with Markel’s college friends that are doing BIG things!!  Two are starting companies and it’s so exciting to hear about their adventures.  Sort of motivates Markel and I to be passionate about our lives and our careers.  We ate at Aroma Cafe (an Israeli restaurant) in Hollywood area.  It was tastey!  The appetizers were my favorite~~

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AND THENNNN…the best part??  Markel and I met up with our new neighbors (and good friends) to watch THOR at the grove.  I always forget how much I love the Grove and how gorgeous it is.  The Christmas decorations were all up~ really put you in the holiday spirit! ❤

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Andddd Monday I had the day off for Veteran’s Day. =)  It’s a day of purging, catching up on SOA (like Friday) and getting my baby ready for his big trip!  Oh…and about ten cups of coffee (my fav treat).

HOW BEAUTIFUL is this fall weather??

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This picture below is to celebrate Veteran’s day today.  My big bro (and true life hero) has been in the Army since 2002.  He has fought for his country in Iraq and served for 11 years and counting…  I’m so proud of him and his dedication to the protection of this country. ❤  I’m definitely taking a moment today to remember that. xo

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Weekend Recap and Photodump

This last weekend was incredibly tame and I basically watched Sons of Anarchy all weekend.  This is not a show I thought I would like…but I’m pretty freaking hooked.

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Sunday was an awesome day of just hanging out with Markel.  We went to church, went grocery shopping, hung out in ktown, and then played at night with our new neighbors =)

Lunch with friends~

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Korean BBQ dinner at home =)

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I loved last weekend.  I relaxed and just hung out at home~~  Can’t wait for this weekend (3-day weekend) to do a little hiking, organize our guest room (we’re still figuring out what to do with it) and play with Markel ❤

 

Weekend Recap and Photodump

This past weekend was really chill.  Markel was gone in San Diego for 3 days, so I had some nice quiet time since Thursday.  I had Friday off, so I spent the day sleeping/relaxing (I was under the weather) and then Saturday was the first time I left the apartment. =)

Here are my thursday/Friday/Saturday Morning pics…

Pumpkin Crossaints from Trader Joe’s!

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Made a ton of Korean comfort food since i was sick.

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Decorated the apartment with these little pumpkins ❤

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Dyed my hair–didn’t turn out great

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Saturday I went to two events: Housewarming + Birthday Dinner.  Both were so much funnnnnn

Here is handsome Ethan below <3  He‘s the first baby to be born in my group of friends and well…we spent 3 hours obsessing over every blink, smile, bite of food, and diaper change.  He was SUCH a great baby~~ so happy and calm.  I hope my first is as good as he is!

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The ladies of the night ❤  Didn’t take pictures of the boys, they were too busy watching football.

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Saturday Evening Part II!  Birthday Party in South Pasadena at an amazing Thai restaurant called Saladong Song.  DELIIIC.  The outside seating area is super low key and romantic.  I love this place!

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Green Curry

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Seafood Pad thai

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The ladies ❤  The boys were too shy to be on camera.

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Sunday was a huge day.  Sunday was Markel’s grandmother’s memorial service.  Grandma Cordaro LOVED chocolate.  So in her honor, there was a big chocolate bar!  YUMMMMM

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The lunch spread for 50+ guests

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The Blair, Cordaro, Reynolds, Hussey and Rafter family =)

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Isn’t this doggie SO ADORABLE??

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The day of the memorial service was our 6 month anniversary.  Since we didn’t get to celebrate, or just take a moment to remember it~ we did so on Monday. =)

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This week was so busy that I didn’t get a chance to update until now.  And now…it’s already the weekend!  I seriously hope to sleep in and just do a lot of resting with Markel. ❤

Weekend Recap and Photodump

This past weekend was fun and relaxing.  I really needed the time at home and then enjoyed a few dinners/lunches to keep the weekend social.

Friday night, my coworkers and I went to ktown and had dinner/drinks at DGM, second rounds of drinks at toeband, and dessert at Paris Baguette and Boba Time.  It was fun to hang out with each others spouses and let our hair down after such a stressful week (first week of school!).

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Saturday, i spent the entire day lounging and watching Orange is the New Black.  I started it several months ago but never had the chance to finish.  SUCH A GREAT SHOW!  Easy to watch and entertaining~

In the evening, I went to a dodger game with loved ones and then hit up Toebang with the ladies!

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It was SNUGGIE night ❤

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Have you ever had a frozen beer?  it’s good!

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Goofing around at Toebang ❤

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Sunday was a lazy day of fun with my friend who just became a new mama <3.  We hung out, shopped, and then took a few breaks in Marina Del Rey.  I had no idea it was this beautiful!  After living in LA for almost 7 years, I can’t believe I’ve never seen this part of the bay!  (and i only live 20-30 min away!)  Can’t wait to bring Markel back for a romantic picnic or bike ride.  xo

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ANDDDD…now it’s monday =(  Not ready for the week, but oh well…

 

Weekend Recap & Photodump

This past weekend was SUPER chill and low key.

Thursday: Caught up with my old roommie/bridesmaid.  It was fun to spend a night catching up with no boys and only each other.  We’ve decided to call our new wine nights, Thirsty Thursdays! =)

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Friday Night: I went to a beautiful birthday party at Cliff‘s in Silverlake.  It was beautiful outside and the food was delicious!  (the portions were a little small though…but whatevs >.<)  The birthday girl gave each of us super cute party favors too!  SO SWEET!!!  I havent’ gotten a party favor since I was a kid.  It was such a classy touch. ❤

Another insanely good idea I learned that night was…BIRTHDAY WISH LISTS!!  She made a list and everyone got something off of it.  PERRRRFECT. xoxo  I’m definitely doing that next year!  (*wink wink * friends!!)

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Saturday was…a celebration of ME.  I literally did 7 loads of laundry, clean the kitchen & both bathrooms, cleaned/swept the patio and watched a ridiculous number of lifetime movies and cheesy chick flicks.  Markel was away for the weekend so I was free to do whatever I wanted.  I also got to cook a few tastey meals and each random leftover throughout the day.

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Sunday, I went to church and then drove down to Huntington Beach to meet up with another old Roomie.  ❤

Note below: OC has TONS of free parking spaces and each space is HUGE.  OC=1, LA=0  >.<

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All in all, it was a fun weekend with Old Roomies and just hanging out alone.  I forgot what it was like to live without markel!  Apparently…it’s crazy productive =P  hehehe just kiddddding…

Anyway, this weekend is Labor Day weekend and Markel and I are going to see his parents out in Beaumont (near Palm Springs).  I can’t wait!  I love going out there, spending time with the in-laws and just relaxing away from LA~~  This weekend I hope to catch lots of sun and eat lots of good food.  ❤

Weekend Recap and Photodump

Work this week has been a bit cray.  So this update is late as well… but what else is new huh?

Last weekend was a really good mix of rest and friends.  I had 2 birthdays to celebrate and each one did it in total style ❤

Friday–Markel and I started Orange is the New Black.

Saturday–I went to a fabulous Birthday Brunch in Westwood at a place called Tavern.  I’ve always wondered about the food here and it really surpassed my imagination.  TOTALLY recommend it for girlfriends who brunch, big groups, and romantic dinners.
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Then for Dinner, We celebrated our beloved Jdawgs Dirty Thirty at Lala’s Argentine Grill on Melrose.  LOVED the food and Sangria here.

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After Dinner, off to Drinks at Edendales in Silverlake! ❤

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Sunday, Markel and I had a friend staying with us so we spent the morning relaxing and eating together.  The boys went golfing in the morning while I tried to cook us a new recipe that ended up being a total fail.  *sigh *  But the boys were nice enough to clean their plates in front of me. =)

For a late lunch/early dinner, I went to Ugo with my bestie.  I forgot how amazing the food is there!

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For the first time in a long time~ the weekend fun did NOT stop there.  I met up with girlfriends on Monday for a delicious Korean dinner in ktown.  Tried out a new place called School Food.  I haven’t had Korean food in so long I inhaled everything!

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Tuesday Night, the Bs and I celebrated/enjoyed our last meal together as single ladies.  One of the Bs is about to have a little one any day!  It was the last wine night without babies ❤  Can’t wait for what this year will bring for the rest of us!

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ANNNDDD, now it’s almost the weekend again! =)  Markel and I are going to Big Bear with a big group of friends so I can’t wait to get dark, play in the water, and enjoy getting out of LA for a bit.

Happy Friday Eve!

Weekend Recap and Photodump

This past weekend was  BLAST!!  I went glamping with 2 of my besties and we explored San Francisco a bit on Sunday. =)

Friday I flew out to the San Jose airport and they picked me up along their way to the campsite near Santa Cruz.

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When we got to the campsite, it was SOO nice!  It was called Constanoa~ and you had the option of staying in a hotel, fancy cabin, tent-cabin hybrid (which we did), bring your own tent, or bring your own RV.  The campsite was split into different areas and it was REALLY fun to have a weekend away from city life.  There was absolutely no cell phone reception, but luckily there was wifi!  Not quite “roughing-it”… =)

*Important things first…we set up our snack table!

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For the first part of Saturday we made breakfast, hiked for a few hours, napped, and relaxed in our tent.

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In the evening, we ate at this bomb restaurant (on the camp site) and then tried about 6 times to start a fire.  It took 2 of our neighbors to help us get it going >.<  Next time we’ll know how to start a fire for SURE!  lol

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Sunday…was a day of eating.  And that’s about it… lol

 Breakfast in Half Moon Bay

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Oysters & Champagne in SF

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Ice Cream from Humprhy Slocombe in SF

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Thrift Shopping & Shopping in the Mission District + my Flight home ❤

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It was SUCH a fun weekend…it made coming back to work extra hard >.<

Weekend Recap and Photodump

This past week & weekend was a little weird.  We had Thursday as a holiday and then the weekend ahead.  So it FELT like a 4-5 day weekend.  That made coming to work on Monday THAT much harder…  Luckily I have a sweet gig and love my job!

Friday, I had dinner with the girls at our friend’s new home.  California Chicken Cafe + Wine + Trader Joe’s Ice Cream Sandwiches. ❤  Perfect way to really relax and gab for hours ❤  Love these special nights!

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After dinner, I met Markel and his friends for First Friday in Venice.  Two of his friends were in town from the East Coast so we hung out on Abbot Kinney~ I forgot how much I love that place!

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Saturday, Mike and I went to Beaumont (near Palm Springs) to hang out with Mike’s parents for the weekend.  Saturday was spent cleaning/organizing our storage unit, watching the Dodgers vs Giants, and eating DELICIOUS food.

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Sunday was a FUNday~~ Mike’s entire family came out to celebrate 3 birthdays (mine included =])   We grilled, went swimming, hung out, and watched the Giants game.  It was really nice to spend the day with the Blairs. ❤

(*The not so glamorous part was moving out of our storage unit the morning before all the festivities.  Thankfully it only took an hour at the most*)

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On Sunday, Mike taught his niece how to swim and it was ADORABLE.  He had all these techniques that he had thought out and I definitely melted.  Can’t wait to see him as a Papa Blair down the line with our Littles. ❤

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Leaving and Returning to LA

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Isn’t this the cutest picture ever??  Mike’s in the cutest yellow suit with a blue bow tie.  I die.  I can’t wait to make our baby boy wear one too someday~~ xo

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Weekend Recap and Photodump

This past weekend was…SUPER fun.  I did a LOT of driving in the SoCal area~ and it felt like I went on 2 mini vacations!

Friday Night, I stayed home b/c I had to wake up at the butt crack of dawn to leave for Temecula.  BUT the one awesome treat was that our wedding photos came!!

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I’m so excited to share these!  I’ll be posting up like 10 different entries to show them all to you.  Out of like 3,000 photos, there are at LEAST 800 I want to share.  HAHA (literally)

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Saturday

At 645am…bright and early~ I woke up to drive to Temecula.  I had a leader’s retreat with my church and since my car didn’t go friday night (with the rest of the group) we had to be in Temecula before 9am.  sooo earlyyyy *yawn *

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The mansion we stayed in was GORGEOUS!!  It housed at least 22 of us and well…there was DEFINITELY more room.  We had a game room, pool, ourdoor fireplace, spa, and MUCH more!  (there was an american flag themed bathroom too!)

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During the afternoon, we had “free time” so some of us went wine tasting

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Night Time fire, cigars, spa…it was AWESOME.

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So…my air mattress got a hole in it =(  I”ve had it for less than a month and already we had a TIIIIINY hole =(

What do 4 girls do??  We used eyelash glue, 1 stamp, 2 hello kitty bandaids and a panty liner to plug the hole.  GENIUS right???  hahaha we laughed pretty hard but it totally worked!! xoxo

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Sunday

The next morning, I woke up to people making awesome Egg McMuffins!!  I made a yogurt partfait and well…had the best breakfast in a LONG TIME.

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Immediately after leaving Temecula at 9am and arriving in West LA by 11am~ Markel and I drove to San Diego for the day.  We went to visit his grandparents in Encinitas for lunch.

Stone Flat Pizza…it was aiite.  Definitely hit the spot, food came out fast, and the service was friendly.  Not 5-stars or anything though.

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On our drive back to LA ❤  (ROAD TRIP!!  from our summer bucket list)

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On the way back home, we stopped by Brodard Chateau in West Minster…BEST vietnamese food I’ve ever had.  Hands DOWN.

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Weekend Recap and Photodump: Father’s Day and UCLA Commencement!

This past weekend was really fun, busy and tiring.  But of course…mostly fun ❤

Friday, I came home from work and had some wine while watching Korean Dramas.

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Then…we did something SUPER fun…we walked to dinner and then watched Man of Steel!  We so rarely get to hang out alone together that it felt super special…first date special ❤  When we first started dating, we walked to this same theater all the time and grabbed dinner at the random restaurants around it.  Having this kind of an experience again was…amazing.

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Saturday: UCLA Commencement

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Free Commencement Food ❤

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Arm Swag ❤

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To Beaumont (Near Palm Springs)

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Friday Night we went to Morongo Casino as a foursome, ate dinner and gambled our free $10 cards at the penny slots.  Safe to say…no one won big that night =(

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Sunday: Father’s Day!  We went bowling and had a delicious BBQ

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Coming Home from Beaumont:

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Markel and I have a storage unit in Beaumont with our childhood items.  Both our parents moved and so we combined our boxes into a storage unit and we were settled.  Now that we are…it’s pretty dreadful to move things into the apartment when you’re already moved in.  *sigh *  In any case, it’s going to take about 3 trips to empty it all out.  Here is our first trip (Barry is back!!):

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Random Photodump of the week:

delicious dinner at the Paks before watching the season premiere of Pretty Little Liars

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Strong “shots” of coffee.  I accidentally bought 250 of these from amazon…please don’t ask.  The only “pro” of this is that they are travel size.  I do NOT recommend getting these yourself…they taste AWFUL.

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Fun end of the year party for work!  (i made the salads + fruit salad)

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I had such a fun weekend that it’s hard to come back… *sigh *

Well, have a great weekend everyone!

Weekend Recap and Photodump

This past weekend went by WAYYY too fast.  I can’t believe it’s already June!!  Where did Winter/Spring go??

*Sigh *

Well, this weekend was another busy, whirlwind kinda daysrunintogether sort of weekend.

Friday: A calm night of eating pizza, drinking champs (with a little pink lemonade) and watching the last season of Mad Men on netflix.  Markel had to work all night (bummmer)

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Saturday: Went to the CUTEST Baby Shower and then celebrated 2 birthdays ❤

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Sunday: Church, First Birthday Party (SO CUTE) and then Shopping at the Grove!image

Wasn’t the decor and balloon theme ADORABLE?

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There was a caricature artist ❤  I’m not sure Mike and I look like our drawings tho =(

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Live Music at the Grove.  LOVE coming here~~ (although the cost of parking is ridiculous…even WITH validation… *grumble *)

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And now…it’s Monday and I have the blues =(

Memorial Day Weekend Recap and Photodump

This was one big crazy weekend/week.  so…brace yourself for a long post!

Thursday–Fun Bridal Shower for my coworker and Old Roomie in College

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Then a fun coworker wine night at my place

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Firday Dinner Party with friends from Sacramento

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My New Glasses! xo From Ray Ban

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Fun pretty things + MAC Makeup  LOVE their orgasm blush

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Saturday, Markel and I did N O T H I N G.  We watched like 16 hours of TV, hung out around the apartment and just recharged our batteries since it’s been such a crazy past few months.

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Sunday, Church, Mike’s Parents place and Estella‘s Graduation from Loma Linda! (more on her graduation here)

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Monday, BBQ with our Small Group and a Crate & Barrel/Bed Bath and Beyond trip for Markel and Me.

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Tuesday, Wine night with the girls + Bruno ❤

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and FINALLY…on Wednesday…our small group saw STAR TREK!! xoxo

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and now…it’s the weekend again! xoxo ❤

Estella FINALLLLYYYY graduates!

Mrs. Estella Kim… BA, DDS, DABA, MD, DO, ABCDEFG…you get the point.  girlfriend has a lot of degrees.

After like 10 years of school, Dr. Kim has finally finished School!! In a big graduation, Estella walked across the stage and received her final diploma.  PRAISE JESUS.  She will not be the richest girl in the whole world and probably be my sugar mama until I die (fingers crossed).

I took about a million photos this past Sunday, so I needed a separate blog post just for this.  xoxo  Love you girl.  So proud of all that you have achieved! xo

(and uh…don’t forget to buy our plane tickets for greece, turkey and croatia next year!)

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Dinner at Thai House—hella bomb food

(Why am i wearing a button you ask?  I broke the strap of my dress trying to take pics at the graduation and this is the only thing we could find to piece my dress back together.  *sigh *)

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Weekend Recap and Photodump

Friday, I stayed home and relaxed.  I really needed the night off to just do nothing and slowly pick things up around the house.  Plus, Markel was super sick so he slept most of the night away~

Saturday was one busy morning.  Went to a beautiful Bridal Shower (Nautical and Hamptons Themed).  So cute!  The rest of the day, I did chores around the house and built furniture that we bought at IKEA last weekend.  Long night, but we finally got it all done! xo

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Sunday was another incredibly busy day.  First, a birthday brunch for my bestie (her 29th + 1 birthday).  Then Markel and I ran errands and checked out pets!  We’re hoping to adopt one soon ❤

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My First time eating Five Guys!  Definitely not as yummy as In and Out, but it was awesome to make my own burger, munch on peanuts, and eat their seasoned fries!

xo

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and now…it’s Monday =(  Back to work…

Weekend Recap and Photodump

Last weekend was really busy, but fun at the same time.  Markel and I did a lot of wedding prep and this time…it was FUN not stressful!  lol

Friday Night, our small group dropped off dinner to the college group and our church and then Markel and I went home to do some wedding stuff (DIY projects)

Saturday, we woke up really early.  I made us Breakfast Burritos, we picked up wine corks from our vendor, got delicious starbucks (I’m trying to get the gold card!!), and then spend the entire day with Markel’s family in Beaumont.

Markel’s maternal grandparents got married in upstate New York in 1948.  HOW GORGEOUS are these photos?  I’m obsessed with them!  They look so picturesque of the times.  LOVE IT.

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It was Markel’s nephew’s Bday.  He turned 12!

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 Mike played with his niece and this balloon all afternoon.  So adorable.  Love how simple things like a balloon can keep kids busy for the whole day! xo

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The dollar store had St Patty‘s and Easter decorations up the wazOoo.  Can’t wait to have babies someday and actually need these things!

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Markel and I have a storage unit in Beaumont and I keep trying to THROW BARRY THE BEAR away!!  But since Markel won it in Vegas, he is extra sneaky in getting it back into our stuff and keeping him hidden so I can’t toss him again.   LOL

Saturday Night, Markel and I trekked back home and did more DIY stuff.  Um…as much as I love the idea of DIY…my future advice to couples is NOT to do it.  It’s really time consuming and a Pain in the butt when you come home from work.  If it’s 1 or 2 things, awesome.  If it’s all your decorations, flowers, card stock, invites, WEDDING…uhh please pass.  I’m suffering.

Sunday, this was the second to last Sunday that I’d be helping out the nursery until after the wedding.  Not that it’s hard to do, but I have so many things on my plate, I want to make sure to give it my all~ So until May…I won’t get to play with these awesome kids =(

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After Church, we went to Umami in downtown.  YUMMM.  I rarely eat here, but every time I do I’m in love!  The other pics are of other food dates I had with friends or at home with Markel ❤

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Random photos…

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Weekend/Week Recap and Photodump

This past weekend was another packed one.  I spent it with friends and getting sick =(  But it was all worth it~~ xo

Friday: My BOC (ball of cuteness) and I went out for a dinner for two at Caffe Concierto (food review here).  We literally talked for 5 hours and ate tons of delicious food.  It was really the perfect way to end my week and vent about wedding planning with another bride-to-be ❤

Here’s what I saw when I came home: keke  doesn’t he look like a burrito?

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Saturday: Markel and I attended the loveliest memorial.  I was really blown away by how loved this woman was and her story of an early death.  But, the brightside is that she’s  dancing in Heaven with Jesus ❤

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Markel hates taking all these pics.  keke

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 remembering to take a pic of my new make up look!

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Markel and I also ran errands all over town and had delicious Chick-Fil-A (currently only in Orange County).  We ended the day, exhausted, vegging out at home in front of the TV.

 *drooooooooooooooooool *

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Sunday: Church in downtown, Pho in Little Tokyo (owned by Koreans…see the irony?), watched a crazy football game (Seahawks vs Ravens), and spent (no joke) almost $450 at Costco.  I seriously almost had a heart attack.  But…all the purchases were necessary life needs, so…I probably won’t be going back for a while.  $450??? so cray.

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 markel’s DELICIOUS dinner

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The best part about Sunday was…(wait for it)…Hansela was in town!! =)  He flew in at night from Sacramento and will be staying in LA for a week before flying home to NYC.  This week has proven to be extra fun just for that ❤

The boys playing XBOX 360

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(for the week…)

Monday:  I was sick all day.  I think I had TOO much fun.  I basically slept most of the day and spent the rest huddled around a heater and a cup of hot tea.  *tear *  But at the very least I got a chance to catch up on all my DVR shows! xo

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My apartment was SO ICE COLD that we huddled around this little heater while I wanted TV and he worked on his paper.

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Tuesday: A group of us went to eat at our favorite restaurant in Silverlake called Black Hogg

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Sunday Outfit of the day

Today was…HAWT.  Like…the sweat while you’re standing in front of the AC kinda hot.  The heat wave in LA has been really intense and reminds me of the days in Sacramento/Davis when I was growing up.   (ahh…the memories)

Today, I was trying to find something cool to wear and I found this studded tank top!  I had totally forgotten about this shirt and was excited to wear it again~ I got it from Forever21 ages ago and it was the perfect look for today =)

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Earrings by Jessica Matrasko (LOVE HER STUFF!)

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My fav sunnies of the moment + glam earrings

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I know you can’t really tell from these pics, but I’m wearing this new pink blush from NYX that I’m obsessed with.  Bought it right before my brother’s wedding (here).  With this crazy heat wave and just the bright summer~ it’s been my favorite beauty accessory!

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