Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Some precious moments by Min J Park Photography.

My dear friend Min sent over these pictures a few days ago from the time when she and Anna came to visit us. Min is a professional photographer {also textile designer} and so we're super lucky that she brought her camera, snapped these precious moments and took the time to edit, upload and send us a link to download for ourselves. It's a process that takes time and so I appreciate these photos even more. 

Min is based out of New Jersey but she does travel domestically and internationally for weddings. She also does family, maternity, newborn/toddler/children, pet and other lifestyle sessions. You can see more of her work here and here. She's talented but also very genuine and gives 110% to anything she does. It makes having her on the other side of the camera and computer that much more meaningful and wonderful. A talented gal with a great personality to boot. Now that's a combo I'm down with. 

Thanks so much, Min! 

Photos by Min J Park Photography

Monday, October 20, 2014

Windy afternoons, chilly evenings and pumpkin carving somewhere in between.

We're staying in bed a little bit longer in the mornings, hugging our blankets a bit tighter to keep the warmth in, snuggling in front of the space heater and wearing the hats, scarves and neck warmers I knitted for all of us when we go on weekend errands. It's getting chilly, and windy {!}, out there. 

I might've not liked the chilliness, but over the weekend we did some yard work - pulling out crabgrass in one area of our yard and seeding grass seeds all over again. It was hard work and I was glad that we weren't doing this in the middle of summer. But Yangkyu at one point thought he was going to faint from dizziness from shoveling, pulling and digging so much. It was hard work for sure, but I loved it. My mama used to say when I was little that I had the strength of an ox. Ha. I think if she said that while watching me do yard work, Yangkyu would wholeheartedly agree with her. The only thing I didn't like was seeing all the worms. I remember not being so scared of them when I was little but then I grew up. Now I'm scared of a lot of things. 

Anyway, have you ever dealt with crabgrass? They are stubborn buggers with roots so long and tough that you really need to yank them out - without of course trying to break off the roots. They are everywhere. It's quite stressing to see. We're not really sure what we're doing in terms of seeding grass, but hopefully we'll see some new greens sprout up in a couple of weeks. 

Oh and hey. We now have pumpkins all carved up and sitting pretty outside our house! We did them yesterday and put up orange lights as well. We've been carving pumpkins for three years now {see last year's and the year before} but the lights are a new thing. They seem to have trouble staying up with tape along the edges of our window so I'm gonna have to figure something out. I'm planning to get some other window decorations up but not sure really sure if I'll get around to them. We'll see! 

This week I'm also hoping to finish up some neck warmers to send to a couple of girlfriends and also bake some pumpkin cream cheese bread. I think I'm also bringing down our sweaters and switching our comforter covers as well. These two things always seem to really seal the deal for me that cold weather is here to stay. 

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tags, facts and the weekend.

I was recently tagged by Mariko over at Gamerwife and Marla at A Weekend Crossing for some fun tags. Thought it would be good to end this week sharing some tid bits. And I'm really glad it's the weekend because it's been a funky week for me -- just feeling a bit nervous and anxious and not really knowing why. Ever get into these moods? {Please tell me this happens to you too}. 

Some facts if you're interested reading! 

01 // I was a rabbit for my first Halloween. It was in the 2nd grade. 

02 // The first anime I ever watched was Ranma 1/2 in high school. I have been hooked ever since. 

03 // I cannot whistle. 

04 // I also can't snap my fingers as well as I would like.

05 // But I can make those annoying popping noises when chewing my gum. It drives Yangkyu crazy. Heck, sometimes it drives me crazy but I can't help making those popping noises. I may be making up for not being able to whistle and snap my fingers. 

06 // I tend to burn things. Lately it's been pots. I just burned another one this morning while trying to steam sweet potatoes. 

07 // I secretly want to live on a farm with a two goats named Gertrude and Hedwig, some cows, horses, chickens and pigs and grow my own produce. I am embarrassed to say this because I know it's not all fun living on a farm and I'm afraid I'll sound clueless. But I do wish sometimes that it could just be me, Yangkyu, Piri and the animals and hopefully we can raise our kids in an environment where they know and appreciate people and animals and the food we grow. 

I'm supposed to tag some folks, but I'll leave it open to anyone who would like to participate! If you do, please let me know so I can hop on over and take a look too. 

What do you have planned for the weekend? We are carving pumpkins and heading over to our local garden center to once again look over their gardening tools and products and probably come home with nothing because we have a hard time deciding what we need vs. what we want. Have a good one! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October wishing.

01 // 02 // 03 // 04 // 05 // 06 

I am dreaming of soft bulky yarn, big knitting needles, hot teas but also full skirts to wear with sweaters and scarves {even though it's linen - but I love linen so I'll take the chances with temperatures continuing to go down}.

What are you thinking about this month? 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Life lately, according to my iphone.

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” -- Gilda Radner