Christmas 2015 in ATLĀ 

My parents and brother came down to ATL to spend Christmas with us. It’s great having them here and Emery is having so much fun with uncle, grandma and grandpa. 

We did so many activities during  this trip it’s hard to list them all. 

Mom and dad took Emery to Chattanooga. We ate about 15 different restaurants. We watched Star Wars , old and the new one that came out. We cooked lots of food, made bread using the bread machine. We open gifts, played lots of chess and saw a whole bunch of sites in Atlanta. Eugene even go Ashley and I to join in on two of his cross fit work outs. What a Christmas. I need a detox from all the holiday family craziness. 

   
    
    
    
   
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

Disney World

We brought Emery to Disney World when she was about 8 months old but of course she didn’t remember it. 

Needless to say Emery was so excited this time.  She was eagerly awaiting our road trip. We drove down to Orlando bringing Pok’e and Cappy with us. We stayed three nights and spent two full days. Day 1 was Magic Kingdom and Day 2 was Hollywood Studios. 

There is so much to recall from such a fantastic trip but here’s a few recaps of what Emery was like so we can remember. 

  1. Emery was not fussy. Even though it was about 90’s she walked willingly and did not ask to be carried around. 
  2. Emery loves to eat. She was constantly hungry for ice cream, candy or any kind of yummy treats she could cajole us into. 
  3. Emery loves rides and her favorite ride was the Dumbo ride. When asked why her reasons where 1) she could control how high we could fly 2) dumbo was cute
  4. Emery is brave and loved the mini roller coaster. Every othe ride she got off and was happy but after this one she was ecstatic and wanted to go on again!  This girl likes action
  5. Emery likes frozen but is getting too old for the music. She likes singing let it go but now on this trip, she is almost too cool for the song
  6. Emery is a great traveller. She is hearty, energetic and pretty easy to deal with. If not for the constant “I want to eat something” Emery would be a perfect travel companion. 
  7. Lastly, Emery is still sacred of the big dressed up characters. She wants to take a picture with them but is still come what terrified of them. 
  8. Emery is very independent. She likes to walk on her own and is willing to walk ahead and or behind. She doesn’t need hand holding too much. 
  9. Emery is great at entertaining herself in the car. She loves to draw and just play on her own in the back of the car. She never complained once in our 16 hour car ride!
  10. Emery is such a sweetie. She is so loving and no matter what wants to be near us. 

Here’s some pictures from our time at Disney world. 

   
  

    
 
   
    
    
   
   
    
    
    
 
   
    
    
    
    
    
 
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
 
   
   

Father’s Day

I am getting used to this Father thing now. At first it was overwhelming and even though it still can be hectic, I really cherish having a wonderful daughter to take care of. I am also really grateful for my own father who taught me important things like how to horse around and be goofy. Not to mention teaching less critical stuff like English and computers.  

Happy Father’s Day to myself and my dad!

   
     

Ashley’s Birthday

Even though it was a bit early, with my weekly travel schedule out to Texas we decided to celebrate Ashley’s birthday one day early.

I decorated the backyard and we bought Ashley’s favorite things to eat, seafood. There were big scallops and jumbo prawns. So that I didn’t mess up good food, Ashley cooked them while Emery and I decorated the patio. We brought the stereo outside as well and dined into the evening. We ended a great meal outdoors with a small strawberry cake, another one of Ashley’s favorite things. Here som pics from the evening.

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Boston Common

My parents took Emery to Boston Common for an afternoon just with Emery. They walked around gardens, saw the ducks and rose the iconic swan boat. Afterwards they took Emery to eat steamed buns “xiao long bao” in Chinatown and Layer went to Copley. They spoiled her rotten like great grand parents and bought her a dress and a terrier purse that she picked out herself. Here are some pics from that great afternoon in the city of Boston.

 

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And this is how it began.

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