Spaz Attack

Thoughts from a big spaz who has lots to spaz about.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

little prince cafe with auntie claudia, katie and sara.

oh, this is what little girls do...color? the boys were tearing up the place!

too bad this is blurry! :(

tyler and chase LOVE superman!

blueberry picking on the way back from jenn and brian's wedding. the boys had so much fun! the blueberries were organic and so delicious...can't wait to go back!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

how come i really don't want to do anything? i wasn't kidding when i posted that bruno mars song...i really, really don't want to do anything but lounge around! :) oh, i hope my laziness goes away next week...i have too much to do to be acting like this!

Friday, June 24, 2011

cousin minseo is coming over today and sleeping over! fun!! too bad i don't have any real "plans." sorry minseo...we'll play it by ear, ok? should i go work out this morning before she gets here? oh, where did all my motivation go? crap! i HAVE to go!! :)

have a great friday! aren't fridays the best? even when i'm not working, i still love fridays..."looking forward to the weekend...weekend. partying, partying hey! fun, fun, fun, fun. looking forward to the weekend."

Thursday, June 23, 2011

can this song please be my motto for the summer? (except the hand in my pants! ;)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

random thoughts:

1. i'm thinking of getting a perm. i know. i know. i'm going to regret it but maybe i should just do it! it's just hair, right?

2. i love summer days! i love not feeling so rushed in the mornings and just hanging out with my boys!

3. i am in the mood to eat something very naughty right a whole cheesecake or brownie or apple pie or something. i guess it's a good thing we don't have anything like that in the house right now, but at the same time, i wish we did!

4. oh, yesterday, i had my very FIRST korean spa experience. it's a LONG story but i didn't know i would be butt naked in front of my friends when i went out with them so i wasn't mentally prepared at all! (maybe it was better like that, actually!) we had a day of complete pampering! deep tissue massage, sauna, exfoliation done (my first time doing this...what an experience..that's a whole separate post in itself!), rested in 5 different "rooms" (salt, clay, ice, jade, and one very hot dry sauna), sat around on heated floors and ate yummy korean food. surprisingly, i liked it! in the past, every time someone said that i should try a korean spa, i would really? get butt naked in front of other people...hell no! but after having the full experience, i totally GET IT...i get why people go and why it's fun. i really, really want to take the boys because i know they would have a blast but kids have to go in with their same sex parent and i don't think jason will be down. bummer. it's very family friendly...they even had a kids room! anyways, you all should try it once....really. it's an experience and you just might like it. i am actually sad to be moving because i know i won't find things like this in sacramento and i think it's something that i would want to go to on a regular basis! i never thought i would say this- ever- but korean spas are FUN!! :)

have a great thursday! i'll be in LA tomorrow to celebrate the amazing life of a woman who raised a beautiful family and was surrounded by people who loved her dearly. you will be missed, halmoni.

Monday, June 20, 2011

two pictures that make me laugh. this was at a halloween party with the seongs. christina, do you remember this?

jason and me at the natural history museum last year. i like how jason looks like, "what the hell." haha...

 woke with chase coughing. think he is coming down with something so we are staying home all day- my favorite thing to do! :) i'm such a home body! i just love doing things around the house! the boys are playing legos and i am researching homes in sacramento. quiet, lazy day with my boys...yay!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

happy father's day, everyone! yesterday morning, i asked the boys to make a card for father's day and this is what tyler wrote to jason- mistakes and all.

dear dad,
happy fathers' day. i love you. i always miss you when you are at work. thank you for driving to far away places and geting money. we could not get togeter if you were not here. you are one of the perfect guys i know. you are the best. is it fun at work? does armstong kick your butt around? let me know! please write back. the only guy that is my daddy is you! love, tyler kim

then he drew two pics on the bottom of his big dog that he labeled "your dog" and a small dog, he labled "my dog" because jason wants a big dog and tyler wants a small dog when we move.

oh, and armstrong is jason's boss at work.

well, have a great day everyone. as for us, it will be three huge meals for three father's day gatherings! oh, let the calorie fest begin!

                                                           memorial day weekend 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

cinco de mayo run

with dylan and conner

run, chasey, run!

look at jenny texting away while running...think this picture is hilarious!

i'm thirsty!

group picture...riley was a little shy.

angels game..eating away.

look at all that red!

in front of angels stadium

where is our car?

lunch date with ethan.

happy birthday, sweet conlan.

ella and chase in a tree house.

take a look at that tortoise!

is that what an artichoke plant looks like?

chase loved the tortoise!

playing in the backyard.

chase and his friends, dylan and conlan.

making handprints.

Friday, June 17, 2011

today, i will not be home most of the day. picking up my dad from the airport, running some errands and having dinner. the boys will be saying home with grandma and grandpa. last night i told tyler that he is in charge of doing things with chase and that i don't want them watching tv the whole day (since grandma and grandpa think this is the easiest way to "watch" the boys...have the tv on the whole time!) this morning he woke up before me and wrote out this "agenda" of his day with chase.

1. play outside- park, grass
2. read a book on the couch
3. do arts and crafts in the classroom
4. play legos
5. watch tv- movie superman
6. have a snack
7. read a book
8. practice what you want
9. go to halmoni and harabugi (grandma and grandpa) for a hug!
10. play outside on the blacktop
11. watch tv

awww... he is my big boy now! tyler, i loved the list. you are a great big brother and hope you get all this done with chase. i especially love that you added "hug" grandma and grandpa to your list (with an exclamation point and all) thoughtful. have a  wonderful day, boys...mommy is going out to play! (not really!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

hello, good morning! some random thoughts....

1. i want to go shopping... like really bad! i want to put a huge dent in our bank account. :) haha, not really...but i just want to go shopping!

2. tyler just came up to me and told me that he needed to get something out of the car. i asked him "for what?" and he said, "for our toy gun." (they got it as a favor at a recent birthday party.) i told him, "you know daddy doesn't like you playing with toy guns." and his response? "daddy is not here so i'm the man of the house and the rules have to change around here." haha...

3. then tyler just went upstairs to take a himself! yay!! i can't wait till chase can do this too....i slowly see more and more freedom coming my way! :)

4. yesterday was the last day of school....for me and tyler. my school officially closed yesterday. it was bittersweet for sure. on one hand, i will totally appreciate this time of rest, but on the other hand, i will really miss the kids and working with them. i can't believe it's been almost two years since i "opened" the school. oh, where does the time go, right?

5. i love music. i am by no means "musical," but sometimes- just sometimes- i will hear something and i will literally feel a tugging at my heart. some music is THAT beautiful to me.

6. it's like talking to kids. sometimes, i will have a conversation with a kid and that kid will be talking about going to disneyland and going on a ride or something like that and i will think it is about the most beautiful conversation in the world.

7. speaking about kids, i LOVE going to weddings and seeing that children are invited. weddings are a time of families coming together and that includes children! i love seeing them run around and hearing squeals of laughter as they make friends with one another. i love looking around and seeing grandmas and grandpas huddled around the newest baby. it looks like life as come full circle and it reminds me that weddings are a celebration of LIFE!!!

looking forward to some relaxing weeks until we move! slow down and "smell the roses" as they say... hope this summer brings your family peace and rest....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

this weekend, jenn and brian got married, and i was lucky enough to be a part of it. i met jenn when we were four years old. people don't believe me when i tell them that i remember the exact moment when we if it were yesterday. i was walking home and passing her window when something caught my eye. it was a tiny stuffed e.t. doll walking along her window. after awhile, a little girl popped up and it was jenn. we made eye contact and then, i remember her mom opening the door and saying in korean, "young joo, look at your new chin goo (friend)."

her mom was right because that was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. i have fond memories with young joo- days at the park, running after the ice cream truck, playing chinese jump rope, making tents with blanket and chairs, playing with toys, being in the same kindergarten class. my fondest memory is walking to and from school, each of us holding her grandfather's hand.

after awhile, everyone from our little apartment in koreantown moved away, but somehow, our families kept in touch so i got to see jenn once in awhile. she was definitely my "coolest" friend...showing me her collection of guess jeans, showing me how to stand making a "T" with my feet and teaching me how to tease my hair in order to get that foot long wave that she had mastered with her own hair. jenn would be happy to know that i still use her teasing technique today.

somehow, we ended up at the same college and that is when we became even closer. college was a time of some weird identity crises for me and jenn was there every step of the way. i could sum up college like this: talking about about boys who made us mad, some studying, a lot of partying, and, once again, talking about boys who made us mad. i know that jenn would sum up college the same way.

i always think that jenn and i were meant to be friends, that someone up there has a hand in our friendship.  there are so many coincidences that make us reconnect even when time and miles separate us. the stars were definitely aligned when we were born.

so, on saturday, my beautiful friend got married.

through the years, we shared many memories- some happy and some sad. and saturday, was one of our happiest moments. to see jenn walking down the aisle with her mom made me choke up in a way that i had not anticipated. she looked so beautiful and her mom looked so proud.

jenn, thanks for being my "chin goo" all these years. i love you for who you are- the strong willed, passionate, loving, giving, modest, loyal, smart girl that you are. i am very proud to call you my friend. i love you always... soo kyung.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

random thoughts:

1. why do i love coffee so much? it's sad.

2. i've been drinking korean wondoomil tea every day for the last month. love it!

3. i would love to meet and talk to a person who eats a raw food diet. that is so cool and i would be in total awe.

4. got a horrible haircut on monday. sadness. it has been three years now in orange county and i haven't found one hair stylist who can cut my hair the way i like it. maybe i will do better in sacramento on this one.

ok, really gotta get my butt moving!!!

oh, thought i would write a little about how my life as a "vegetarian" is going. i haven't had meat since that one night i watched the video on netflix...think it has been a little over 2 weeks now. the first thing people say when i tell them that i am trying to go vegetarian is "are you trying to lose weight?" no, that is not my goal. i haven't lost a single pound in two weeks and, seriously, that is NOT what i want. i just want to be healthier!

time, time, time... need more of it lately. :( it's just hustle, bustle, do this, do that, and scream. i can't wait till i can relax!!!

we were in sacramento this weekend looking at homes. saw about 20 in two days. sadly, we didn't see anything that we LOVED so we won't be buying anything. this weekend wasn't a total loss though since we came to the conclusion that we would have to rent for at least six months to get to know the area better. we didn't want this because then there is a chance that tyler will have to move schools again if the house we buy ends up being in another area from where we are renting. :( sorry, bud.

have a great day!! hope to see y'all soon!

i can do this, i can do this, i can do this...

Friday, June 03, 2011

random thoughts:

1. we went out to eat at a "korean restaurant" for dinnner tonight. (that is actually the name of it, i about creative!) anyways, we were all enjoying our meal until this lady sat at the table next to ours. she was an older korean lady with long highlighted blonde hair falling on her cami. not the look i would go for in my forty's. anyways, that's not what caught my attention. it was that she literally took my breathe away. when she sat down, i couldn't breathe because she smelled like the strongest, tackiest perfume ever! i mean, she could have taken a bath in it. it was that strong. we all lost our appetite right away. i just think that is so rude to subject people to that. it's one thing if you want to smell good. i get it. but the whole restaurant shouldn't stop eating because you've walked in, right? it was revolting.

2, i was thinking this morning while driving to drop tyler off for school that i miss high school! yes, i really do! well, senior year was pretty bad because i was so stressed out about college and after so many years with the same people, you kind of sort of want to leave already! however, when i think of high school, i think that it's such a special time in your life. you will NEVER get that again... where you practically GROW up with the same people for YEARS. high school is the ultimate "social experiment." you are practically FORCED to see the same people day in and day out- no matter if you like it or not. when does that ever happen after high school? never. like in college, you don't see the same people every day. and in the workforce, maybe it could be like high school if you have enough people you see on a daily basis, but i never worked in a situation where i had hundreds people i worked with every day. so, these questions arise when you are in high school: who are you going to befriend? who are you going to avoid? how are you going to make this time livable, and possibly enjoyable, for yourself? i don't know where i am going with this. i just find high school years fasinating and, overall, i had a fun time in it and miss it sometimes! is that a weird thing to admit?!!

have a great weekend! i have a feeling this next week is going to be CRAZY.....wish me luck. just taking it day by day here....

here is chase reading a book a couple of months ago. it is his first time reading this story so he didn't have anything memorized! it is actually only 5 minutes long, because the recording repeats itself for some reason.

chase, mommy is very proud of you!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

one more. claud sent this one to me.

kind of funny how they bob their heads. a little cute and freaky at the same time.

she is so cute. tyler used to love watching this video when he was younger. :)