LAX -> JFK

Visited my gf again in NY and brought Bear with me. He got to enjoy the subway ride into the city.

My gf met me at the airport so I could learn how to ride back into the city. I was fine until we arrived into Manhattan and I had to lug my suitcase up four flights of stairs! Narrow ones too! People were coming down as I was going up and it was just too tight for me to comfortably carry luggage up those flights.

The last flight, my gf carried it for me! :P

The city wasn’t as cold and there was still snow in the streets. Dirty snow.

I got to enjoy the city on Saturday, roaming around and going to MAD and MOMA.

I used to say MAD was my favorite museum because the one time I visited, the exhibits were so cool and I fell in love, BUT this time around, it wasn’t that great.

I didn’t like ANY of the exhibits. MOMA was just okay too. My first time. It was super crowded and very expensive. $25! That’s crazy!

The reason why I loved MAD was that I saw the most gorgeous chandelier in the lobby which has been removed. I didn’t think it was an exhibit, but I guess it was.

I also saw an exhibit where the artist used syringes to create a beautiful enormous chandelier. The exhibits weren’t as modern and to me, I didn’t see any art and design aspects. It was more of a historical exhibit. Not my cup of tea.

I did enjoy the gift shop and picked up some greeting cards. (I love greeting cards)

On Sunday before my trip, I picked up Katz for Bear. :)

I did NOT have Shack Shack this trip, but we did go to Marea. Thank you JH for lunch!

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#MustWatch #AlvinandtheChipmunks


Tyler was with us for the weekend and on our last night we watched Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip together. I laughed out loud and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.

It’s a great family movie, so everyone should go watch it, or at least when it comes out on Netflix or DVD!

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Tyler’s #TKD #2ndDegree #Blackbelt Testing

Tyler had his 2nd degree Black-belt testing on the Saturday morning after my holiday party. I drank responsibly to arrive Irvine early am to attend the testing/ceremony.

Actually, too early, I ended up sitting at a Starbucks for an hour waiting for my poopie to brew. :(

Tyler, of course, passed with flying colors. Not because his dad is the Master, but because he’s freaking awesome!

@LAAUTOSHOW

Again, we visited the LA Auto Show.

I used to love going to the auto show with my parents as a kid and I want to create that memory with my son so he can look back to his childhood and remember the things we used to do.

He always has fun since he loves to sit in the cars and look at big shiny things! :)

#MillCreekRifleClub @HenryRifles

Tyler’s first shooting experience and the best he’ll ever get! We shot a .22 caliber, Henry Octagon Frontier. My favorite out of the Henry Rifles was the Golden Boy. Aside from it being gold, I like that my FIL kept the eyesight old fashioned. There was no scope and it wasn’t the original, it was an upgrade from the standard one but better.

And yes, I was shooting in fur and leather. Faux leather. Real fur. :P

LAX -> MCI

Thanksgiving was spent in Kansas this year, unlike last.

I have no idea why but all I do is sleep when I arrive.

This time was special, it was Tyler’s first visit and he loved it. He was so excited from the second he was dropped off to me and all the way throughout the trip. At times, I had to tell him to calm down.

We spend the entire time with his family, eating, drinking, watching tv, cooking, shopping and going outdoor activities.

We took Tyler to the shooting range, The Plaza (my favorite) and the ice skating rink.

He had so much fun and when I asked him if he would move here, he said yes! Now if my husband could get me to move here. I was okay with it a few years ago but I’m not too sure now. I love my job and can’t imagine not working or having to leave my company.

Visit to @LACMA

On a Saturday afternoon, we visited LACMA to experience the Rain Room. Unfortunately, we didn’t get there in time to get tickets, but we were able to get tickets for a future date.

We had fun going through each building and seeing all the exhibits, although this isn’t really my favorite museum.

My favorite museum of all time is the Museum of Art & Design in New York (Columbus Circle). If you ever have a chance to go, you must visit!

@MuseeLouvre #VIParisXO #ParkSistersxVIParis

We first stopped by to pick up our wifi and headed over to the Louvre.

The museum was spectacular in architecture and exhibits. We even took a selfie with the #MonaLisa! :P

Sorry I didn’t upload it but I’ve been really slacking on my blogging and I don’t have the energy to go back and download from my Paris album and upload to my site. :(

The weather was perfect in Paris, not too cold and sunny! We were so scared that we would be freezing our butts off but we didn’t!

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#PlayDate

Family time is very important and because Tyler does not have any siblings close to his age, I try to hang out with the cousins as often as possible. Of course with our busy adult schedules it’s hard to get a day in! We finally got to hang out with our favorite cousins and their children. The boys had so much fun together and it made me miss my childhood when I used to play with my cousins. Being the only child, I’ve realized how important it is to stay in touch with all family members.

Thank you unnie and oppa for dinner and the hospitality! We miss you already!

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Peek-A-Boo

I enjoy moments like this. It makes me feel like we have a normal life. As if he is with me 24/7. He’s 11 now and idk when he’ll stop be from entering the bathroom when he’s taking a shower but I will keep on doing it until it really upsets him.

He’s still a baby. He’s not shy being naked, yet. I should probably start thinking about when I should stop changing in front of him too but I honestly don’t care.

Do boys talk about girls at this age? I keep meaning to ask him if he had his sex education class in 5th grade but timing is never right. I need to talk to him and let him know that I am ok with him being open with me and that there’s nothing to be embarrassed of. I hope it works!

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Also, thanks to his dad and TKD, he has the cutest little bum! Better than most Korean girls out there!

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Road Trip to OC

Why am I covering my face? I initially started doing it because of my mustache tan from Cabo. This one artist that I like does it also because he doesn’t want people knowing what he looks like on social media. Maybe you’ve heard of him, Alec Monopoly. I love his stuff, you know me, I love the colorful Pop Art style, like Tom Everhart. I will continue to do this until my tan goes away. I hope it’s soon! :)

Took Tyler to my mom’s in the am so he can go to church and then Jo and I picked him up to take him home. His smile melts my heart.

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Growing Boy

Every week I see Tyler, he grows so much bigger. Not just in height and size but in his features and behavior. The weirdest part is after he hangs out with his friends, he’s almost disconnected with me. I understand he wants to play with them all day but he can at least act like he’s happy to see me! :P

I don’t have a daughter so I don’t know how it is with girls but Tyler DOES NOT care about his clothes. Every time he comes back from church or when I pick him up from his friend’s house, he is filthy! I must remember to only buy him dark colored clothes.

I remember I got him these cute lime green shorts and the first time he wore them to church he came back with dirt stains all over it. It never came off, he never wore it again. I wanted to die.

I like to look at his baby pictures and see if he still resembles baby Tyler but slowly he’s not. And I still can’t see if he looks like me or not. :(

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@LKSDDowney Sunday Funday

Jo came to help me clean out the closet at my mom’s house so we make room to move in.

After such hard work, we had to grab a drink. Lock and Key Social Drinkery it was. My favorite place south of the 10fwy.

Also, Bear’s doppelganger works there too. :P

I can’t believe how similar they look. I noticed that the doppelganger had grown his hair out. Maybe now I will allow Bear to grow his hair since it didn’t look bad on the doppelganger. :P

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