Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
From my family to yours:
Sunday, November 22, 2009
The team celebration will be at ChuckECheese's in Fremont.
Here is Lukas with his trophy.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
After years of waiting and searching and searching and waiting, I finally found the perfect buffet for my kitchen! And it came just from across the street, from our neighbor, who is moving out and had a garage sale few weeks ago.
Patrick helped sanding it down and staining it so that it goes color wise well with my kitchen table that I love. We worked two days on it but it was worth every hour.
The buffet is made out of real wood and was not painted or stained before. This is how it looked before we started working on it.
I had not one helper, but two! Lukas in action.
And here is the final result. Doesn't it look awesome and perfect for our kitchen?!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The first book I read from Lisa See was "Shanghai Girls". I am intrigued by the Chinese and Asian culture for many years. Maybe it is because I love and am married to a Chinese-American man or maybe it is because I love the Asian art, fragile and beautiful, delicate and minimalistic, full of well handcrafted items, with its attention to detail even in smallest items.
I will not give away the plot but I highly recommend this book if you look for a well written and fascinating story that describes the lives of women in the beginning of this century in a country that seems to live in the century before ours.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
My all time favorite wine is from the winery Chateau Julien in Carmel Valley. When I was working with the Plaza Hotel in Monterey, we ordered this wine for all our functions and it became my favorite since then. That's like 7 years ago. I was able to keep few bottles because of the pregnancies but now the time has come.
So last night, we enjoyed this smooth, fruity, sweet-but-not-sweet wine to the last drip. Can't wait for tonight to finish the bottle.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Those chewy balls filled with a sesame paste and rolled in peanuts are so delicious, I can't even explain. Whenever we go the Mayflower restaurant in Milpitas to eat dimsum, I already wait for the dessert before all other dishes arrive. That's how good they are.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Anyway, how about those cute Mary Jane's that I found for Matilda? I wear those soft socky thingis for years already and now Matilda has a pair too.
She is still no keen on the idea to wear them in the house but I know that she soon will appreciate them.
Monday, November 9, 2009
He loves to strap himself in and unstrap and enjoys the freedom around his body. I only hope that the booster seat is safe.
Matilda has already tried out the booster seat but she has few more years to go.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Kyle and Lukas.
Lukas trying out the lightsaber on sister.
Nice pose Darth Vader.
Baby Claire - ladybug, Lukas - Darth Vader, Matilda - Bumblebee, Kyle - Scream, Diane - vampire, Baby Lawrence - lion (from left to right).