Heyllooo everyone! I’m back from my 3 day hiatus! I’m super sorry about the sudden absence, the Labor Day weekend was super busy and I was on the road for a majority of the time! With that being said, let’s catch up!
This Labor Day weekend, my family and I had a full schedule!
On Friday evening, we drove up to Washington to stay the night at a close friend of my mom’s house. It was our own version of a more intimate house warming party as they just recently moved in, as well as a way for us to start our day earlier in Washington so we could get back to Oregon later the same day without it getting too dark. On Saturday morning, we helped out my mom’s friend prepare for a bigger party at her house at noon, and we left promptly before the crowd of 100 people started to flood in. After eating brunch at a gourmet Chinese restaurant our good friends for 20 years own, we headed to Tacoma to get our hair done. Yes, we go all the way to a different to get our hair done, mainly because our hair dresser is Korean and therefore has a better knowledge of how to work with stubborn Asian hair, and also because my brother has a very…specific way he likes his hair done. Anyways, I got a trim and a light perm done on the lower half of my hair, my brother, mom, and dad all had their hair done, and we were back in our car. We shopped for home groceries at various Korean markets, met my uncle and had dinner, and we headed back for Oregon after I bought my dad some Starbucks for my family’s safety (All that driving made him REALLY tired, as you can imagine!)
We actually stayed at a hotel near the mountains and just slept to recharge for the day.
Sunday morning, we woke up to a beautiful day and headed for the beach! One thing about me is that I absolutely LOVE the beach! I’m addicted to watching the waves and getting sand stuck between my toes… I turn into an absolute child! After indulging in delicious food with an even better oceanfront view from the must-visit Mo’s, we went s-h-o-p-p-i-n-g~!
While we didn’t actually end up buying that much, it was so much fun to just spend time with my family and walk around the mall. I picked up some fall essentials at Abercrombie and Fitch, which I’m looking forward to sporting!
When we were done shopping, we went to one of my favorite places ever! La playa~ ^^
The weather was seriously so amazing this weekend, and it wasn’t even cold at the beach! We had a warm sun, a nice but not overdone breeze, and not too many people! I had the best time running away from the waves as they crashed in on the shore, getting wet when I failed to run fast enough, and taking a million silly photos with my family <3 The view of the water as the sun was slowly setting upon it was so breathtaking, I wish I could have stayed there forever!
But of course, nothing lasts forever… So we headed back to the hotel, cooked up some instant udon with the coffee pot, and stayed in for the rest of the night with some t.v., exercise at the gym within the hotel, and just time with each other.
Before going off to college and being apart from my family for 3 months, I feel so insanely blessed to have spent this valuable time with all of my loved ones. I will never forget this mini-vacation/getaway/bonding time… <3
Countdown: 19 days.