Visiting the Zoo!

Hi Friends! Happy Sunday:) We visited our local Zoo this weekend (despite the rain, it did clear up most of the time we were there), our kids really liked the Zoo so we wanted to check the one closest to us because it’s not too big where it can be overwhelming for them. Although Matthew kept on saying he wanted to see Elephant and Giraffe (No, we don’t have that in our local Zoo!HA), he still had the best time!

After the Zoo, I wanted to try this new Korean place located at the Mall food court! I saw on Instagram about this, their Bburinkle Chicken, it was a disappointment though because they missed the cheese powder (the reason why I wanted to get it!HA). Hubs enjoyed his Bulgogi bowl and said it was great! The Kids had Burgers and Boba tea!

We passed a Candy shop and treated the kids to lollipop!

I’m continuing to declutter the house, and dropped things at our local donation center! We had Chic fil A for dinner after donating our stuff ( A little reward!). That was our Friday evening activities:)

Hope you had a restful weekend friends despite losing an hour this day! Stay safe and take care.

Tubing Fun!

Happy March, Friends! Today we had fun tubing with my Dad In law! This is the first time for the kids and they were pretty excited about the whole thing. We had to drive for 50 minutes and it was a very pretty drive and clear roads so Hubs was not stressed!HA

It was just a perfect day for tubing because it wasn’t too cold and not crowded at all. We did 1 hour and 45 minutes, it was enough for us and the kids! Mia saw skiers too and she mentioned she wanted to try skiing too! Maybe next year:)

After Tubing, we stopped at Popeyes to get some chicken sandwiches (we love their chicken sandwich over chic fil a!).

excuse the nail!HA

Thank God we had a safe and great time tubing! Perfect weather to go and have fun, Hubs promised Mia we will do this with her before the winter season is over!

Have a good Friday evening friends! Take care:)

Signs of Spring!

Hi Friends! This week we had a couple of nice sunny days where we could see spring coming soon!HA! I really need to clean our vegetable box and the yard in the coming weeks, so we can plant and start the garden.

Yesterday (Saturday), we decided to visit this Filipino restaurant that I wanted to try (thanks IG) but it was a big disappointment. Some of the fried dishes like Crispy pata and fried fish looked dry, the beef caldereta looked like its a leftover!UGH…AN hour drive just to see a mediocre Filipono dishes! What a waste:( We had dessert at a Korean Cafe called ONE DAY, dessert and our boba drinks were decent.

One Day Cafe:

We discovered a big Korean market in the area too! So that was the fun part:) I wish it wasn’t an hour drive from our place, otherwise, we would be shopping there often! So many selections and decent prices. I ended up getting this BIBIGO tteokbokki and a case of Chapagetti ramen because it was the cheapest price I’ve seen so far.

Tacoma Dome on our way to the restaurant!

That was our weekend friends! We had a relaxing day and lots of family time. Have a great rest of the evening and stay safe!

Weekend Fun!

Hi Friends! Hope you’re having a great weekend. We had a park and ice cream date with my little fam this weekend! It was sunny but still so cold though. It was rainy last week so we wanted to go out and get some treats.

I wanted to have fondue for Valentines day but we ended up having it the next day (the 15th). It was a nice post Valentines dinner at home. Hubs and I love cheese so this is always a fun thing to do for us!

I made sweet and sour fish last Friday evening! It turned out good, and Hubs said he will have this again:) The kids had fish fillets/nuggets, we are still encouraging them to try non kiddie meals!HA

Yesterday, we wanted to get out and enjoy the sun despite it still being so cold! We had ramen at this new Japanese place near our church. It was okay but in fairness the serving were generous! The kids loved their noodles.

After the ramen, we wanted to try Molly Moon’s ice cream (we like salt and straw ice cream) so off we went to the nearest shop and got some ice cream. It was decent and pricey!HA. Now that we’ve tried Molly Moons, we can say that Salt and Straw is our fave! They have more selections/flavors too!

Bellevue park after ice cream treats!

This afternoon we stopped at Costco! It was a circus as usual but we survived:)

Hubs and I shared their salmon poke! Good enough for the price we paid.

That was our little weekend fun friends! Have a goodnight and take care:)

Happy Valentine’s!

Hi Friends! Happy Valentine’s Day:) My In laws watched the kids today so Hubs and I got to have a little lunch date. We picked a dumpling restaurant and got treats after. We don’t give gifts to the kids (we did before) but my In laws gave them each goodie bags full of treats and stickers. They also bought pizza! Hubs and I got some chocolates too! Mia told me tonight that “Nana and Papa are so nice mommy!” HA! They’ve always been so generous to the kids:)

This morning we made some Valentines cards for my In laws!

Lunch with Hubs!

We got Boba and egg waffles after!

Beside the dumpling place is our fave doughnut shop! We got some fritters to give to my Mom In law, she likes apple fritters in this specific shop.

Valentines treats started last weekend in our house! After church we got some Krispy Kremes. Their donuts are too sweet for us ( a rare treat for the family).

My Dad In law gave us some chili last weekend, we made some chili nachos while watching Kdrama ( we don’t watch the Superbowl in our house).

I hope you had a great Valentines day friends! Stay safe and Take Care:)

Playdate, Coziness at home!

Hi Friends! It’s been a very cold day so we’ve just been cozying up here. Fireplace is on, teas /coffees for us and hot cocoa for the kids! We had a playdate early this week with our friends at the park (so cold!). Mia also started swimming lessons this week, and she said she’s really enjoying it! Not a lot going on (Thank God!) I love days where we have calm and slow days. I remember the days when Matthew stayed in the NICU for 3 months and we had to go to Seattle everyday to visit. So I appreciate the slow days so much:)

We went to Costco this week and got some goodies! I really want to lessen our grocery budget this month, so I’m trying to be intentional with my grocery shopping. I hope I can stick to my list this week.HA! January was an OK month, I could do better but we got sick, so it was more than I budgeted!

$450 Costco grocery

Hubs and I enjoyed this Costco sushi!

One of my goals this February is to cook more at home. SO far I’ve been doing that! I made roast Pork roast belly, steaks, soup, and grilled fish.

Black bean noodles with pork belly, green onion kimchi
Grilled mahi mahi,salad
Glass noodles with pork belly

The In laws watched the kids yesterday, so Hubs and I got a little lunch date and Hubs picked sushi again!HA

Movie night with the kids this week. We watched The Lorax:)

Have a great and cozy Friday night friends! We are going to play some card games and watch Kdrama (we are watching Marry My Husband on Prime) tonight. Stay warm!

Back to Normal!

Hi Friends! Happy End of the month:) Thank God we are finally back to good health and looking forward to a healthy February! This week, we wanted to get out and visit this dessert place I found on Instagram (happy to get out of the house and healthy to be around people). After Church we had lunch at this Vietnamese restaurant, nothing amazing, but glad to try another restaurant.

We also discovered a Korean mini mart close to our church, so we checked it out and I’m so excited to find this one and get Korean products that we always see in our Kdramas. We got some Bibimbap ingredients and Gimbap, kimchi.

Vietnamese Lunch
Strawberry shaved ice

We had a little family walk yesterday. One of my February goals is to have more family walks and get the family outside. Hopefully the weather will get better and spring is on the horizon!

With our family sickness this January, we did eat take out a lot and had Starbucks more than usual! Hubs is my enabler when it comes to my coffee weakness!HA I plan to cook more at home this coming month.

We really like Frankies Pizza
Sbucks drinks!

I hope you are having a great Wednesday friends! I’m excited for a new month and have plans to be productive after a slow and relaxed January!

Talk Later Friends! Take Care:)

Sickly Weekend

Hi Friends! We’ve been taking it slow since Friday here because the kids got sick Friday night (the usual cough and runny nose) they’re both doing better now. Unfortunately, it looks like I got what they had because I’m congested now and having body aches. Praying we will be on the mend this week. We had a busy week before the kids got sick! We all had a dental appointment (Mia has two missing front teeth now!), we watched a movie at the theater and then had lunch at Shake Shack! Hubs and I got to have a lunch date at this new Vietnamese restaurant I’ve been wanting to check out. Thanks to my In laws for taking care of the kids:)

Lots of takeout this weekend. We had Chic-fil-a, Pizza, Chicken Biryani and Paneer tikka masala! My Hubs spoiled me this weekend by getting me Starbucks twice in two days!HA. I finished a Chinese drama I started this week (Only for Love). It was cute and I like the lead guy!Dylan Wang!

I like Vanilla Oatmilk Latte
I had the Hazelnut Oat milk shaken espresso yesterday. Thanks to my Hubs for all the yummy drinks this past weekend!

Lunch date with Hubs at the new Vietnamese restaurant! I got the Short ribs Pho and it was so good! I will definitely order this again. Hubs had a sandwich!

Hubs got shrimp last Friday and I’m tired of the usual garlic butter shrimp so I decided to make stuffed Shrimp and it turned out well!

I hope you have a healthy week friends! Take Care and stay warm and cozy:)

Freezing week!

Hi Friends! It’s been very cold here since Thursday. It was supposed to snow this week but we we didn’t really get a lot of snow but due to freezing temperatures it’s still frozen outside. We played in the park and the kids made little snow angels a couple of times. Aside from the park and church this morning, and driving to our favorite donut shop, we’ve been cozy at home and consuming too many hot cocoas these past couple of days!HA

We went to Costco the day before the snow hit. They had a decent sale on their Dungeness crabs so Hubs and I picked a package. I made Crab ramen (homemade crab broth!YUM!)

Our Church had a family movie night this week we attended!It was fun:)

Costco time!

Donuts for breakfast!HA

Dinner last night!

Mexican and subway the other night!

Part of winter cozy days are spent reading at home too! I borrow books online from our library. I’ve read more than 40 books so far last year (I have some books I collected too).

I hope you are staying safe and warm friends! Take Care:)

Rainy Week!

Hello friends from the rainy and windy Pacific Northwest! Snow is on the forecast for later this week, the kids are excited! My Sis is finally back to the east coast, but before she left we had a little tradition with the kids. We have a little sleep over in the living room! Mia is always so excited to do this:)

Hubs finally took our Christmas tree down and I stored the other decorations back in the garage! I still have to deep clean our living room though! Still decluttering and minimizing here at home. I plan to drop another bag this coming week.

Tipsy cow dinner! We had burgers and fries. We liked our burgers this time 🙂 I had The Winemaker (7oz custom ground beef patty, triple cream brie, alfalfa sprouts, caramelized onions, white truffle aioli).

The Winemaker!YUM!

Walking around the neighborhood! With all the treats this Holiday season, need to move this body. HA!

Sis likes this Reuben sandwich from Market House Meat! The BEST Reuben sandwich in our opinion.

We had cheese fondue with my In laws late last week.

Lots of sleepovers in the living room before Sis leaves for NYC!

We had a Korean Lunch before going to the airport! We all love Korean dishes. We got Bulgogi, seafood pancake, Galbi soup.

A little selfie before going to the Airport.

We had a family walk after we dropped Sis at the Airport! SO gloomy and cold!

This week we are back to our routine. Homeschooling and typical home life. Hubs is back to work.

I hope you are all having a great day friends! We are just relaxing at home now. I did have a quick walk outside earlier while waiting for the school bus and it’s so windy and cold outside.

Take Care and stay safe!