New Year, 2nd Blogoversary

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Reason I started this blog on New Year’s Day is because I wanted a new start. And because I knew people did recaps every Blogoversary and New Year … and I’m too lazy to do it twice in one year sooooo yep. Here goes!

January:

February:

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  • First time in a recording studio: back of a house type deal but it was cool to see how everything gets put together. Helped throw some ideas in. I loved it. I wish I was good enough for this line of work.

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March:

April:

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May:

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June:

July:

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August:

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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There has been so much going on this past year and there would be more if I was more consistent with my blogging. It’s been a year of ups and downs but the ups shine through more. I hope you all had a great 2012 because 2013 just begun and it’s going to be a great one!

Stay Positive! Think Good Thoughts!

A Whole Lotta Fun

Tuesday

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A coworker was leaving to do bigger and better things so BossMan took us out for lunch at:

Pradaria
10694 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042
(281) 501-2960
www.pradaria.com

Cheese Bread – too doughy for my taste. Pass …

Salad Bar – a lot of various choices. My favorite is the cow tongue (gross I know … but so good!) and the mashed potatoes since I’ve been craving it!

All You Can Eat Meat – so many choices! I only had a good I don’t know … 10 or so pieces of different meat. That’s SO much. They didn’t come over a lot though. Maybe because we had a lot of people and was scared we were gonna eat all their food.

Thanks Bossman!

Wednesday

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Halloween! Also my sissy’s birthday. Yep she’s a halloweenie! (teehee) I was dressed up as a ballerina. Simple and easy because I was tired from a long day of work. She had a little get together costume party and we had wine and cheese, and snacks, and sweets. YuM!

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There’s no pictures since they are her friends and if she doesn’t want to be on the blog, I doubt her friends would either. Don’t know how they’ll feel about that so here’s a picture of Bruno is his bed while we partied.

Friday

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The girls: Mallory, Samantha, Leah M. and I had a girl’s night.

Don Julio’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
25250 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX 77429
(281) 758-4000
www.donjulios.com

Chips & Dip – free and so good … the green one at least which makes me believe is creamy avocado dip. YUM!

We all got Margaritas on ice (Sam got it frozen). I use to think I hate margaritas but I’m beginning to think I don’t like them frozen. In ice is totally different. Guess because it dilutes the alcohol a bit?

La Paz – the enchilada and taco was so good and moist. The pork tamale … not so much. It was SUPER dry. Don’t ever get that if you ever go here.

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We moved our booties to a bar. We were early so there wasn’t much people but there was a band playing and I loved their choice of music.

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But we drove down to Midnight Rodeo and danced our hearts away. It was a lot of fun critiquing people dancing. Some people … they’re there for our entertainment. Sorry for being mean but I’m not sorry. You had to be there.

Saturday

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Went over to Mallory’s and we watched Magic Mike with Samantha … too much skin. I’m not use to it. But I guess it’s a given with it being a stripper movie and all.

Channing Tatum is a hottie but my eyes were all for Alex Pettyfer in this one. Mmm … man with scruff.

This week is over already. But I’m excited for what’s to come! Ice Hockey this Thursday. Crossing things off my list! And day off this Friday! Whoop! Happy upcoming week! I promise to do better with this whole blogging during the week thing.

Busy Fun Week + Halloweekend!

Craptastic. I wrote this whole thing ready to publish
and then Live Writer goes haywire on me!

I’ll try to make this go like it was suppose to.
This was suppose to be like last week’s post since y’all liked it so much
but this would probably mean once a week post …
I don’t know how I feel about that yet.

Monday:

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Taylor Swift’s album RED dropped.
Better believe it’s been played five billion times already.

Tuesday:

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Pumpkins were carved!
Lauren F. and I went over to Mallory’s and I carved my very first pumpkin.
Check off my Bucket List! It was oooey gooey and I loved it.
Guess which one is mine! Sadly ours got super moldy in like two days. 😦

Wednesday:

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Michelle’s going away dinner at Chuy’s with Stephanie.
Michelle is the new Lufkin reporter!
Cannot wait to see her new place!
She’s going to make it big one day!
The only picture of us three from that night … sorry.

Thursday:

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Alyssa’s friend, Erin K.,
posted about Painting with a Twist
for a Cause … Relay for Life.
Hello, I’m all down for that. I threw in the big bucks and went!

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I had a lot of fun.
Freaked out a lot thinking this is gonna be one ugly painting
but it came out pretty okay.

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The people in the class were hilarious and fun to be around.
They were acting like little kids and Erin and I were the youngest ones there!
I’m already wanting to go back …

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I baked for the coworkers that night regardless of how late it was.
We’ve been having a sluggish week at work.

Friday:

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After work nothing happened at all.
I’m pretty sure I slept for a good 20 hours. Jk.
I slept for 3 hours and painted this thing in less than however long Despicable Me is.
It’ll get better with more practice … hopefully.

Saturday:

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Sally Hansen stick on nail things.
Sent on accident but got to keep!
Worked well with my costume: Skulls with pink glittery background.
Note to self and everyone else … put on a top coat.

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Mallory’s birthday … plus Halloweekend!
Baked her a cake then headed to her place
where I met all her friends from college
who were watching the aTm game.
I drank out of an aTm cup to fit in …

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I hadn’t celebrated her birthday with her since were where both seniors in high school.
Us then (graduation rehearsal).
Us now (last night).
We definitely look nothing like we use to …

And now just pictures from the night.

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Girls getting ready: Liz, Mallory, Sarah, & Lyndsey

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My date for the night, Sarah

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Lyndsey, Ryan, & Andrew

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Lyndsey, Sarah, Mallory, & I (we were fairies if you can’t tell)

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Mallory, me, & Sarah

No matter what went down this has got to be one of my favorite Halloweekends ever.
I had a lot of fun.
One of the best Houston downtown nightlife experience as well.
Thanks Mal!

After such a fulfilling week
it’s gonna be a little sad going to my regularly scheduled days.
Hopefully I can still have some fun.

Have a great week ahead!

Instagramed Weekend

Thursday:

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Lunch with the coworkers and BossMan.
We went to La Madeline’s then Ooh La La Bakery.
Here we have the Red Velvet.
I wasn’t a great fan of it.
Pure sugar in the frosting and no taste in the cake part.

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Happy Hour with the coworkers and BossMan.
My usual Guinness.
They know how to do it right here at The King’s Head Pub.
Lots of foam. YUM!

Friday:

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Day off = Dentist appointment.
Not a fan of any kinds of doctors.
Got an Asian Dentist … racists. jk.
Got my teeth cleaned and told that I need to extract all four of my wisdom teeth.
Scared. Need to set appointment. Ahh first surgery of my life.

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Sonic run with June after Just Dance 3.
Pretty much ate back everything we burned.
I got a mini strawberry milkshake and almost didn’t finish.
I don’t know how people can do sweets like this.

Saturday:

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Almost took this baby home.
A Chiuauaua mix.
He was the right height for running and right size to pick up and cuddle with.
Too hyper out of the kennel though and wasn’t potty trained.

Sunday:

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Sissy & Brett came home to visit and brought Bruno Baby.
Can’t get enough of his cuteness.

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Old school blood pressure measurer.
With mercury and everything.

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Sunday night football … Texans lost.

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Red Velvet Cake for Sissy’s early birthday celebration.
Soooo good. Better than Ooh La La.
We had Korean BBQ to celebrate as well.
No more Korean BBQ for a long while … haha

My life isn’t really crazy wild like others. Anyway, I hope this week is going well for all. We’re almost there! 😉

Random Thursday

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  • I really want to move to Colorado all because my blogger friends (we’re friends right?) along with real life friends who live there seem to love it. And because they almost always go hiking and camping and whatnot and take these breathtaking pictures. Oh and a plus … the cold. I would request a house with a porch all around it. Sitting in the cold with a hot cup of tea and a good book seems like the life. Maine seems like a good place as well … on the cold beach. Ahh yes.

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  • I’m starting to like cheese and lunchmeat. What?! I know. I requested Mum to buy some and half the package of cheese is already gone … and that turkey meat … donezo. I like to wrap the cheese with lunchmeat inside. Minus the olives. I don’t like olives for sure. Pfft. It’s a phase. I’m sure I’ll be over it but for now … yummmm.
  • A friend of mine knows Jeff Schneeweis (I don’t know how to spell or SAY his last name. I had to look that up.) from the band Number One Gun … which brings me back to the time I use to listen to their music. I think it’s just a one man band now though. Their/his music and lyrics … so real and heartfelt. Christian bands makes the best music (eg. He Is We). I’m not religious so when I hear any type of Christian music I think of everything but God. The Best of You and Me is still my favorite which you can check out up above.

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  • Currently reading the 2nd book of this series. I’m in love with it. I wish I was the main character. Even though she goes through some rough times it comes out so magical. Lame, I know. I finished Bridesmaid Lotto in less than a day … did I mention I was at work for most of it? Don’t worry, I finished my work first.

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  • We even had time to decorate someone’s office for their birthday. Come Monday, he’ll be so surprised since he’s out for his birthday. hehe

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  • And speaking of work, Rose and I talk on IM once in a while and she knows about my non existent love life and this is the great advice she gave me … along with practically everyone that’s ever talked to me about boys. Mmm … need to find a guy first. I have a lunch date with her tomorrow. Wonder what we will talk about then …

Okay … that’s enough bullets. I hope y’all have a great Friday!

Bridal Expo + June’s Birthday

Yesterday was SUCH a great day! We got discounted tickets to the Bridal Expo and I was super excited. I’ve always wanted to go just to see all the pretty decorations!

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Mum, June, and I drove out to Sissy’s. Her and Brett went and got us Pappas!! Mmm their breakfast tacos are the best! I had a potato egg and cheese and a sausage egg and cheese. With lots and lots of salsa.

And a side of Bruno. haha

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Walked past the pretty wall at Discovery Green on the way to the Bridal Expo. Kinda want my walls to be like this with some protruding blocks to put stuff on. Saves a lot of room!

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We finally made it!

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Sissy’s little button and my sticker. Used so it’s easy to differentiate to the vendors who’s who. Smart!

 

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They had such pretty decorations … sometimes. And GORGEOUS pictures! And even a few fashion shows. The dresses weren’t so great though. I didn’t like any of them.

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We got thirsty so we got a Peach Smoothie. Too sweet. Bleugh. And definitely didn’t quench my thirst.

The only thing I felt was great about the Bridal Expo were the photo booths. Sissy and I went to all four of them. She got tired of taking pictures but I insisted and she powered through. Great memories. I’m going to stick them on my cubicle at work since I have nothing in my cubicle. No pictures since I don’t think she wants her face plastered on my blog. Sad smile

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And I bought a popsicle from the Ice Cream Truck! My first time!! Do you want to hear something ridiculous? Of course … the eyeballs are made out of gum. WHY WOULD YOU PUT GUM ON A POPSICLE?!?!?!

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We went back to Sissy’s apartment and my mum and I stuck our stickers on Bruno! So cute.

Then afterward he went outside and sunbathed. He loves the sun. Ain’t he a cutie?

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We left and on the way home this is what happened … in a span of 30 seconds.

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We then met up with Dad and celebrated June’s birthday. It’s not till the 30th but since it’s on the weekday, Asians have a thing of not celebrating after the birthday. Only before or the day of. So much good food!

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On the drive home after the rain. Such a pretty colour in the sky.

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Then we had cake. Black Forest. Not a fan of this Black Forest. It had some stinkin’ gross cherries. But the shaved chocolate was delicious. It tasted like dark chocolate!

Such a fun filled day. Sadly I was too tired. Bleugh. And tomorrow’s work. I am not ready. This weekend was too short.

Hope y’all have a great Monday though! Smile

Dolla Dolla Bills

Happy Birthday Dad (x3)!

My Dad had three birthdays this year … like me. Sometimes being Chinese is amazing. My grandma tried to explain to me how it works but I’m a just-tell-me-when-it’s-my-birthday type of person.

Today, other than the real Father’s Day, we celebrated my Dad’s third birthday!

We had dinner at:

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King Bo Restaurant II
4707 Texas 6
Missouri City, TX
(281) 403-2222
www.kingbosugarland.com

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We had 14 people so we ordered the 10 person meal and added 4 dishes to it. They give you a “dessert” at the end. Needless to say, we finished everything we were given. We are fatties.

While their food was delicious. Much better than a LOT of other places, the way they served are food was not that great. Given it was steaming hot, which is very rare when it’s at a Chinese Restaurant, they came out very slow. Each dish came out one at a time and we would finish a dish and wait for the next one. It wasn’t until the very end that the food got served by the full.

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That’s how much it costs if you were wondering …

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My cousin got this 10 inch Peanut Butter Pie for free from Lawler’s. It was very sweet but if you have a sweet tooth you would love it. My favorite part was the crust. Yum!

Workout

45 min cardio

Did my walk and jogging. Feeling refreshed. Two more weeks before the vaca!

Make It Rain

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Like I mentioned, I’ve been cleaning. And today took me by surprise. Given, a good $220, I knew where they were. I am just that great at hiding money. It’s always nice to clean and find surprises like this.

My closet is halfway there! I have SO much clothes that need washing. I will do that once I wake up!

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The two pairs of shoes I bought the other day! Sperry’s (my third pair) and ballet flats (only $10!).

We had a big discount so my mum and I went a little crazy.

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I bought this show today. Yay! I am very Asian. I must watch my people! Just kidding. But seriously, I love Chinese Soap Operas. They make me happy.

Time to relax and watch a few episodes!

Goodbyes

I know I keep saying I have new places to blog about but I’m being serious. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. You know, with the whole packing up five years of my life here in college, saying bye to everyone, and moving back home to work full time for the rest of my life – it’s a lot for a girl to take.

Graduation? Check! Birthday? Check! Brother’s second graduation? Check! Packing my life up? Halfway check!

In a few days, I’m headed to Destin and New Olreans.

And remember my last post about no go to Hong Kong? Things have changed and I’ll be going there in July! Very excited. I haven’t seen my mum’s side of the family since 3rd grade!

Here’s a picture from my Spring Break road trip with the family. This was at Oklahoma. Balancing on that was tough.

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Jenny’s graduation is this Saturday. My brother, Tammy, and Billy will be coming in tonight along with Pluto and Krypto! Whoop! So excited … to see Pluto! Winking smile

Happy Birthday Mum!

My mum’s birthday was yesterday (25th).

I woke up to my dad and sister shouting to the brother and I that we were having dim sum with the grandma, uncle, and cousin.

Mum and June were already out Black Friday shopping.

They came home and we all went to Dim Sum minus the sister who had to work.

Had a great time then went to Costco and Sam’s afterward.

Then we had dinner at a buffet place, Target, and PetCo.

Yep … so many places in one day.

Sorry no pictures. Sad smile Bad blogger right hurr!

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Yesterday night I bought this little beauty! Well the Groupon at least. It’s still going on so go, go, go!

I put down my order after shopping all day and not finding anything!

Then I went and bought a USB as well on Newegg! Someone borrowed mine to move something from one computer to another and broke it. How does that even happen?!

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This is a beauty I bought last week!

There’s always so much things I want to try and for $30 worth just for spending $15? Worth it!

Plus if you spend I believe $45 you get free shipping. And the $45 is not to total of the discount but the total before the discount!

SCORE!!

So yep. I bought some amazing things and cannot wait for it to come in to share with y’all!

Then everyone minus the mum played a Chinese card game. Such fun. Reminds me of back then when we were young and carefree and all we did was play, play, play!

So far Thanksgiving weekend is amazing!!

Can’t wait for tomorrow. Another road trip!! Winking smile

Happy Birthday Brother!

It was my brother’s birthday yesterday … one of the reasons I went to Dallas.

Dude … look at this car Jenny and I passed on the way to Dallas Tuesday night.

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Can’t read that? I’ll help you out. It says “I ❤ Gym”. Jenny asked if he was in shape … I laughed so loud.

My brother’s birthday celebration started at 2:30pm yesterday.

We started out with food in the tummy!

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Doan Restaurant
3530 West Walnut Street
Garland, TX
(972) 494-5213

I didn’t get any pictures of my food but I got the Korean BBQ | $7.50. It was delicious. They remodeled and made it bigger so it has to be good!

Then we went shopping for a good three hours or so. I bought nothing. It felt good to not use money.

We then went for my brother’s birthday dinner at:

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Mr. Wok
2600 14th Street
Plano, TX
(972) 881-1888
www.mr-wok.com

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We started off with the Peking Duck. For this dish, you had to preorder it since it’s high demand and it takes a while to make.

The dude is slicing up the duck right at our table! Smile

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All excited. Ugh … need to start weight loss NOW. Sad smile

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This it what it looks like when it’s done. YUM!

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This goes with the duck. It’s Hoisin Sauce and shredded green onions with a type of bread. Mmmm.

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Mmmm … and you make a sandwich out of it!! Delicious! This dish is very popular for big dinners … or at least to me and my family so it was much needed and much deliciousness … Hmm … weird word choices. Winking smile

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They then take the leftovers of the duck back and fry it and mix in some kind of vegetables. Yum. It’s very fattening but so good. Winking smile

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There was also fried rice, asparagus with beef and onions,

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curry onions and chicken, and pad thai.

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It was a lot of food …

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and we ate it all!

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We had apple pie with ice cream as a birthday cake. Mmm … yums!

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Then we played a board game my brother got as a gift from a friend. It’s called Quelf. (Qu –elf). Let’s just say, I kept calling it something else the whole night. Whoops!

P.S. I won! Winking smile

It was a fun day and night but we had to cut it short for our roadtrip back home.