Sunday, September 26, 2010


Well, after replanting my garden so late in the season, and then the pregnancy making it difficult for me to do yard work, I had all but given up on my garden this year. However, it wasn't a total lost! I was able to harvest some stuff today to my great delight! I hadn't checked on my zucchini in a few weeks with all the rain, etc. but when I went out there today I found this GIANT zucchini growing in my garden, all my carrots ready to harvest and tons of ripened apples on my apple tree. :) I still have more zucchini and apples to harvest later, but I was so excited!!! And like everyone else in Seattle this year, I have tons of green tomatoes that I'll have to figure out what to do with. BUT, this definitely makes me want to do more gardening next year. :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Turning 30 and Feeling Fabulous

Turning 30 in the Chinese culture signifies Independence. This is when parents truly feel that a child is able to stand on their own - it's a big mile marker. I have to admit, I wasn't all that excited about leaving my 20's and turning 30. But, now that it's come and gone, I'm feeling pretty good. :) We celebrated the beginning of my 30's in style and had some great fun. On my actual birthday Luke came home with this lovely bouquet of flowers from Pike Place Market. I LOVE that place and the flowers there are amazing. Since my birthday was in the middle of the week, we decided to wait till the weekend to celebrate.

Friday night our good friends Marty and Leyah surprised me by taking us all out to Buca di Beppos. For those of you who don't know, this place is a family style Italian restaurant. We had lots of fun at the restaurant and playing games after.
Luke got me a snazzy red weather-proof coat from costco Sat morning.
He then surprised me with these beauties! Diamond earings from Zales - I was speechless.

Sat night Luke and I went to Wild Ginger with my parents. Wild Ginger is my absolute favorite restaurants in Seattle. They serve the most wonderful pan-asian food. My parents have never been and I wanted to take them there... or rather let them take me there. In my sis-in-law Misty's words, I was "being spoiled by my 3 best spoilers." My parents combined gave me some money to buy a SLR camera. I'll be waiting for some good holiday sales to partake in that present- I'm SO EXCITED!!!
Lots happened in my 20's - I graduated from UW, made amazing, eternal friends, married Luke, graduated from law school, had 2 kids and bought my first house!! I'm excited to see what the 30's will bring. Thank you to all those who love and support me always.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Craft Project #3-5

I've always wanted a Pooh-themed nursery. I know, generic and totally non-original, but I like Pooh Bear and the Hundred Acre Wood!
However, I was NOT about to spend oodles of money on a crib set to fulfill my desire, so I decided to make a basic set for myself. This past week I made 3 things - pillow case, sheet and blanket. So what if they aren't all made of the same fabric, I made it and it works for me! :)

I found this SUPER EASY tutorial on how to make cute pillow cases online. Anyone can do this - you just have to sew 3 straight lines! Here's the link:

I made the cuff on the sheet the same way as the pillow case cuff.
The baby blanket wasn't a total success - a few things here and there aren't exactly lined right and didn't work out the way I had hoped because I tried to take a short cut instead of doing it like a quilt. Oh well, it's still cute and soft. The corners of the blanket has the same fabric as the sun/moon trim on the pillow case so it does kind-of all tie together.
All together - Viola!