Hi there. *counts on fingers* Yikes! Has it been that long, almost three weeks since I had blogged last? My bad. My reason? Life. August leading up to the start of school was a roller coaster. Oh boy. Then school was back in session and I had to get our new rhythm going with a new route and with the kids being on slightly different schedules. Life is finally feeling normal this week but we’ll still need some fine tuning when intramural sports start in seven days.
With these adjustments, I decided to wait to blog until after my birthday. Yup, yesterday was the day and it was a lovely one. It’s been a two-fold experience this year. Labor Day weekend I cashed in early with the crew. I get to hang up the dishtowel and apron so that means the four of us get to oink out:
The husband and I took our keiki to the sushi restaurant we had tried out for our anniversary earlier this 2016. Our daughters were very happy to order traditional rolls for themselves while their dad had a generous bento box. I chose these two rolls for myself. I love the page of unique sushi rolls this place has to offer.
After an invigorating walk at the Coyote Hills, our crew grabbed a late afternoon dinner. I picked out the favorites for E and I while the dames had big bowls of mandu ramen. I really need to try to make haemul pajeon. I love it and that dukboki!
Yesterday I made myself run, lift weights, and crunch away:
Throughout the day I received sweet texts from ohana and close tomodachi. I even got some birthday cheer from Ravelers and on IG.
I picked out dessert for the night:
Yup, had the dude put that on there. And can I tell you how ice cream is so good on a hot a** day (99°)? I guess the weather matched my sometimes short temper.
I was lucky to receive a surprise bouquet from my BFF:
Do you think I can plant them?
E came home with surprises from the girls and him:
The cards are fun. They’re 3-D and swing/move. I think you can tell who chose which card for me. And I love orchids.
My day ended with junior high open house.
It was an experience changing classrooms every 15 minutes. Haven’t done that in years! The husband and I are happy our tween has awesome teachers who are emotionally invested in their students.
I am very blessed. I am always grateful and appreciative of the people in my life. Mahalo nui loa everyone. Aloha.