#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!

img_1532

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!

#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!

IMG_7681

IMG_7680

IMG_7653

IMG_7643

IMG_7658

IMG_7657

IMG_7656

IMG_7660

IMG_7673

IMG_7670

Friday Night Drive

Now that Tyler has started school, I drive all the way to Rancho Mission Viejo after work.

The exit is Crown Valley Parkway, freaking far! Especially from Westwood. I take the 405 all the way down and in about 15 miles.

Thank God the drive isn’t as bad since I get off at 6pm. I can’t wait until metro makes the carpool lane a toll road on the 405… well by then I won’t be leaving from Westwood. :/

It’s nice to have Tyler for the extra night since I have to drop him off on Sunday.
IMG_7623

IMG_7621

IMG_7622

Dinner and Bath

I don’t think it’s weird to “ddaeh mi ruh” (scrub) in the tub. Americans are weird about being naked but it’s more weird if I’m awkward about it.

Tyler asked to get scrubbed so I can exfoliate his dead skin before he goes to school. When he got in the tub and I told him I’d be back after I changed to a tank top he asked if I was going to wear it in. I was only planning on sitting outside to scrub him since I didn’t want to sit in the tub, but since he asked, I went in with him. He’s not weird and I’m not weird and it’s fine.

He walks around (not shy) around me and around the house after his shower and sometimes in his underwear. I’m open and free about it too. Of course when the time comes, I will not do it anymore but until then, there’s no need to put anything in his head about living in a naked house. :P

Circumstances are different when parents are separated and the growing baby is with his mother. He is still a baby and wants to be treated like one. He still wishes to sleep with me here and there. Most of my friends are the same way, even if they are still with their husbands.

I grew up running around naked or in my underwear until… geez, I still do around my mom. I wouldn’t in front of my dad of course, but I never see him so it doesn’t even matter.

What’s weird is what’s weird to each individual. Your opinion of this matter is of no concern.

IMG_7172

IMG_7173

IMG_7167-0

Contributing to the World #Recycling

Tyler and I have been recycling for many years. The fun of it is to collect the bottles we use at home and make some money!! We made $21.76 this time around. :)

We were headed to OC so we found a recycling center in Santa Ana to help us save the world.

http://www.allancompany.com/

IMG_7180

IMG_7181

IMG_7182