Thankful for…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where I reflect upon this past year and count my blessings. This year has had it’s ups and downs, but I’m thankful for each moment that taught me to be stronger than I was a year before.

I’m thankful for:

  • My family that provides constant love and support, even from all the way back in Texas
  • I’m thankful for my friends that stand by me and the family-like love we give each other
  • My job and everyone there, because I actually enjoy it and the people make the craziness just a bit more manageable
  • My faith because that’s what gets me through each day
  • The family that Ming-Gih and I are building together, with Chubs and Ella, and now the newest edition, Baby Lam

Announcement

Funny story is that we had just gotten a puppy the week before (oops!). I was already late that month but typically that’s normal since a lot of environmental factors can impact my schedule, like stress. But MG knew that something must be up so he kept asking me to take a pregnancy test. I was so annoyed that he kept asking that I finally did to quiet him. I went to go brush my teeth to wait for the results, and walked back into the restroom. Upon looking, I screamed, “OH MY GOD!” and MG replied, “What? What is it!” And I said, “Oh nothing. It’s negative,” as I’m beginning to stream tears down my face. Finally he got my response and said, “Aw baby, congratulations!” He knows me. I’d always dreamed of surprising him with an announcement gift, which is what I wanted to do, but this one cannot lie.

Zoo Announcement

We’re beyond excited! I’ve had 3 ultrasounds now and hearing the little heartbeat makes the body changes totally worth it. At our last ultrasound, we watched our little one swallow, kick, and stretch. That all brought me to tears and made it a reality. We’re going to be parents!

Our parents are ecstatic. We actually filmed our announcements to them so you’ll have to come back to watch their reactions. I’m now 15 weeks in and am starting to show a bumpy.

Bumpy

Can’t wait to meet this little nugget in May!

What are you thankful for?
Jay

  

Relaxation Saturday

It’s been a full week since my last blog post! I was committed to blogging three times a week for a year when I first started my blog, posting about recipes, decor, DIY, and a bunch of random things I do on the weekends.

Now I’m just going to enjoy my time blogging, and write about some of the stuff that I’ve been up to. Instead of giving myself a time constraint, it will be more about personal content now. We’ll see how this new year goes!

Finally, this weekend MG and I took it slow. After two weekend of camping trips, we got to sleep in, catch up on some reading (btw, I’m reading the Divergent series now), and shopped at the local Farmer’s Market in Hayward.

Entrance

Beans

Asian
Japanese eggplant and Chinese bitter melon. Got both, now I need to figure out how to cook them!

Juice
Locally squeezed juices!

Grapes

And of course, the pretty flowers!

Flowers

Orchids

Boxes
Closing time…

Home
^^^ This image reminds me of how blessed I truly am ^^^

After an afternoon nap, we even trained for our half marathon happening at the end of this month. First time running 7 miles outdoors! I can’t even believe it. I went from barely running a block (I kid you not…) to walk/running 7 miles! Whoohoo! Proud, indeed.

MG and I then treated ourselves to a nice little meal.

Salad
A nice heirloom tomato, spinach, mozzarella salad and…

Steak
Steak and potatos!!! Nom nom nom (our legendary recipe here)

And we went out to watch Guardians of the Galaxy. Fantastic movie!

As we got home, we found this little booger waiting for us to come back. This melts my heart.

Chubs

As you think about this past weekend, what kinds of things are you thankful for?

Have a great week,
Jay