Archive for July, 2013

Festive Fourth

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

We were invited to Huntington Beach for a 4th of July BBQ and Beach fireworks evening. It was my first time to celebrate in a beach town. What a wonderful time with old and new friends. Besides the BBQ, we also had live music with our musician friends. They played several worship songs and contemporary pop songs.

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My favorite act of the evening was the accordion piece. The sound filled the whole room and it was divine! I was transfixed on it the whole evening.

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After the food and fellowship, we walked over to the beach at around 9 p.m. when the fireworks was about the start. It was a good 15-minute walk from the house. Our host, however, had a golf cart ready for me (pregnancy and all). We weaved around the pedestrians, cars, and bicycles. Then, we sat on the beach and watched the half-hour long presentation. I tried to capture the best ones, but this is the best I could do.

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So thankful for this 4th of July party! We hope we get invited again next year!

Changing Table

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Someone sent us a baby shower gift via delivery. As soon as we spotted the box outside the door, we got really excited. It was a changing table for our baby! SX wasted no time opening the gift. Even though our due date is still a long ways off, we are already planning for the baby room, so SX went ahead and assembled the new furniture, spending a few hours figuring out how to put it together. I was little help since I couldn’t lift anything too heavy.

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It was a fun and exciting project for the afternoon. It also gave us a tangible reminder that our little one will be coming soon. Thanks, Jerry, for such a generous and meaningful gift!

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Date Night Feasting

Monday, July 1st, 2013

We took the time to celebrate our pregnancy milestone by having a lobster feast! We were all too happy to partake of a 5-pounder! We drove all the way across town for this restaurant since this was their specialty. We stopped by my parents’ house afterwards to have a visit before going back home. I ended up driving back because SX had a bad headache towards the evening. Maybe it was the heat or too much lobster. Whatever it was, I still think it was worth the trip!

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Another look at our lobster feast! Close-up this time! :-)

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