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 My daddy and A Yi are on the flight back to Taiwan right now. They left LA 5pm our time. I am glad they finally can go home and have some rest. I know it must have been tiring to stay at other people's house and not being able to totally relax. I surely wish next time daddy can stay longer with us. Hopefully sometime soon, like next year.

   Tonight Eric, Ellie and their 3 kids came over after dinner to play, and we had a good time fellowshipping and reading the morning revival together. Our home group meeting was supposed to be at Howard's house but since we were already at home, Philip called them and all the saints came. We had a good meeting, although Eric looked very tired.

  This morning after I dropped off Timothy at school I drove to the area where Ellie's house is and saw some garage sales so I thought I'd look around. The 1st house I went to, I saw one of Timothy's classmates' mom hosting. She didn't recognize me though, and I bought a white dresser from her for $25. It looks still in very good shape and just perfect to put Acacia's baby clothes in our room. Maybe later on when Acacia is bigger we will get her a bigger and nicer dresser(when she moves into her room probably in 2 years), but for now the dresser should work. We were thinking about buying one at Ikea but I am glad I found one at such a cheap price. Maybe I will stencil some girly decorations on the dresser to make it look nicer. I also went to Marshall's after the garage sales to look around, to kill time and relax. I found a Eddie Bauer diaper bag(backpack style) for only $9 dollars, a very well made diaper bag. The color is hunter green so it's not the greatest color for a little girl but I still like it a lot so I bought it. It's got some nice features and I am sure it will be very useful when Acacia comes. I never bought a nice diaper bag with my 2 boys and since this is our last baby I want to treat myself a little better.

   Today was a little chilly, even raining here. When I went to pick up Jacob it was raining so I stood by the bus with an umbrella so Jacob wouldn't get wet. Mr. King told me Jacob has been standing up in the bus while he drove so I made sure Jacob knows NOT to do that anymore, too dangerous. Jacob said he was trying to pick up things he dropped on the floor...

    Philip might be going on a business trip to the British Virgin Island, if work required, sometime during the 2nd half of the year. I actually think it's good for him to go because now at Customer support group, it's nearly impossible to go abroad for trainings and business trips, and he will be able to gain some good experiences working there. I just hope it's not at the time when I am about to give birth or right after I have the baby, I will definitely want to have Philip around then.

    Bought another brand new Carnation color wonderoos diaper today($12), the mommy was so nice she even includes a new insert for free, the insert usually costs $5.5 to $8 dollards alone!!! I am excited we are going to use cloth diapers this time with Acacia. It should be better for her skin and good for the environment, while saving money at the same time !!
 I am also thinking about using a pacifier this time. With Jacob and Timothy they didn't use pacis much(Timothy totally rejected it). But I think it will be good to use it this time, so I don't have to be human pacifier to baby.
 
    so I shall end here today. ready for bed. So tired!



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 My daddy and A Yi are on the flight back to Taiwan right now. They left LA 5pm our time. I am glad they finally can go home and have some rest. I know it must have been tiring to stay at other people's house and not being able to totally relax. I surely wish next time daddy can stay longer with us. Hopefully sometime soon, like next year.

   Tonight Eric, Ellie and their 3 kids came over after dinner to play, and we had a good time fellowshipping and reading the morning revival together. Our home group meeting was supposed to be at Howard's house but since we were already at home, Philip called them and all the saints came. We had a good meeting, although Eric looked very tired.

  This morning after I dropped off Timothy at school I drove to the area where Ellie's house is and saw some garage sales so I thought I'd look around. The 1st house I went to, I saw one of Timothy's classmates' mom hosting. She didn't recognize me though, and I bought a white dresser from her for $25. It looks still in very good shape and just perfect to put Acacia's baby clothes in our room. Maybe later on when Acacia is bigger we will get her a bigger and nicer dresser(when she moves into her room probably in 2 years), but for now the dresser should work. We were thinking about buying one at Ikea but I am glad I found one at such a cheap price. Maybe I will stencil some girly decorations on the dresser to make it look nicer. I also went to Marshall's after the garage sales to look around, to kill time and relax. I found a Eddie Bauer diaper bag(backpack style) for only $9 dollars, a very well made diaper bag. The color is hunter green so it's not the greatest color for a little girl but I still like it a lot so I bought it. It's got some nice features and I am sure it will be very useful when Acacia comes. I never bought a nice diaper bag with my 2 boys and since this is our last baby I want to treat myself a little better.

   Today was a little chilly, even raining here. When I went to pick up Jacob it was raining so I stood by the bus with an umbrella so Jacob wouldn't get wet. Mr. King told me Jacob has been standing up in the bus while he drove so I made sure Jacob knows NOT to do that anymore, too dangerous. Jacob said he was trying to pick up things he dropped on the floor...

    Philip might be going on a business trip to the British Virgin Island, if work required, sometime during the 2nd half of the year. I actually think it's good for him to go because now at Customer support group, it's nearly impossible to go abroad for trainings and business trips, and he will be able to gain some good experiences working there. I just hope it's not at the time when I am about to give birth or right after I have the baby, I will definitely want to have Philip around then.

    Bought another brand new Carnation color wonderoos diaper today($12), the mommy was so nice she even includes a new insert for free, the insert usually costs $5.5 to $8 dollards alone!!! I am excited we are going to use cloth diapers this time with Acacia. It should be better for her skin and good for the environment, while saving money at the same time !!
 I am also thinking about using a pacifier this time. With Jacob and Timothy they didn't use pacis much(Timothy totally rejected it). But I think it will be good to use it this time, so I don't have to be human pacifier to baby.
 
    so I shall end here today. ready for bed. So tired!



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Yesterday I went in for a regular check up (25 weeks). Mike thought my tummy looked very big (everyone comments that way too), and he measured the uterus, and I measured 30 cms(30 weeks) instead of 25 cms so I measured 1 month ahead. Mike ordered an ultrasound this morning to check if baby is too big or my amnio water is too much.

So this morning my appointment was at 8:10am. Philip went with me(I insisted). We waited a little bit and I was a little nervous, praying the baby is doing fine.

And I was SO happy to see our baby on the screen again. Lori was very patient, explaining everything as she measured along. The baby's head is right on target, her upper leg measured 1 week ahead, and on average she is just on the mark, PERFECT!!! The baby weighs about 1 lb and 13 oz already! I think we will have another big baby by the time she comes.

I also asked Lori to check the gender again, just to make sure. And Lori said " I am always happy to do that". I was a little nervous when she pointed to the baby's gender area, I saw something a little swollen. Lori said " I hope I told you it was a girl", I said "yes", and she went on, "well, it's still a girl!!" and she explained the "hamburger", and really it does look like a hamburger on the screen. Lori said "It's 1000%, definitely a girl". So there she is, still our princess Acacia.

So happy to see the baby. She is head down, perfect position. Philip commented "she is comfortable in there". So really now my doubts are all gone, knowing and believing we are soon going to have a little girl in our lives.
Thank you Lord for protecting our little girl !


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Yesterday I went in for a regular check up (25 weeks). Mike thought my tummy looked very big (everyone comments that way too), and he measured the uterus, and I measured 30 cms(30 weeks) instead of 25 cms so I measured 1 month ahead. Mike ordered an ultrasound this morning to check if baby is too big or my amnio water is too much.

So this morning my appointment was at 8:10am. Philip went with me(I insisted). We waited a little bit and I was a little nervous, praying the baby is doing fine.

And I was SO happy to see our baby on the screen again. Lori was very patient, explaining everything as she measured along. The baby's head is right on target, her upper leg measured 1 week ahead, and on average she is just on the mark, PERFECT!!! The baby weighs about 1 lb and 13 oz already! I think we will have another big baby by the time she comes.

I also asked Lori to check the gender again, just to make sure. And Lori said " I am always happy to do that". I was a little nervous when she pointed to the baby's gender area, I saw something a little swollen. Lori said " I hope I told you it was a girl", I said "yes", and she went on, "well, it's still a girl!!" and she explained the "hamburger", and really it does look like a hamburger on the screen. Lori said "It's 1000%, definitely a girl". So there she is, still our princess Acacia.

So happy to see the baby. She is head down, perfect position. Philip commented "she is comfortable in there". So really now my doubts are all gone, knowing and believing we are soon going to have a little girl in our lives.
Thank you Lord for protecting our little girl !


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公公和姨婆來看我們, We were all so very excited! Philip and I started preparing the house(cleaning, installing laminate, painting the walls, rearranging furniture...) weeks before they came and finally had the whole house nice and clean by the time they got here.

On 4/12 Wed, Philip went to pick
公公和姨婆 up at the airport, and I took the boys to meet them at 家園飯店 for dinner. I was so excited, almost in tears when I saw my dear dad and A-Yi. It's been a whole year since I last saw dad and 2 years since I saw A-Yi. They didn't change much at all, still so looking so young to me. We ordered lots of dishes and were very full. The boys were also very excited to see grandpa and 姨婆. After dinner we went to Tom's house and Tom massaged 姨婆 and she felt good afterwards, we also took Grandpa and 姨婆 to see our future ice cream store.


After we got home,
公公unpacked his luggages and there were lots of snacks and gifts they had for us. Even 牛肉乾!! We were all so happy we chatted until pretty late before going to bed.

On 4/13, for lunch we ate at 越南和粉, it was pretty yummy. Grandpa was happy to eat noodles with soup. We then went to shop at Walmart, then Chinese grocery shopping, then picking up the birthday cake I ordered for grandpa a day before. We then went home, me and grandpa went to pick up Jacob after school while
姨婆 put the grocery into the fridge.


姨婆 cooked lots of delicious foods for dinner that night, Cherie and her girls were also here to celebrate 公公's birthday with us. We had fun, laughing and eating and cutting the cake for 公公. I was SO happy this year I got to celebrate my daddy's birthday with him. What a great timing!!!

On Friday Philip took the day off and the boys were off school because of Good Friday. We went to the trail to take a walk, and it was cooler and we all had a great time just being with each other. We went to eat Cheesecake Factory and everyone enjoyed the food very much! We ordered a piece of Tirimasu cheescake and it was YUMMY! We then shopped a little in StoneBriar mall for a while, grandpa's 屁股 was a little painful because he walked a lot that morning. We headed home and everyone rested a little. At night we ate at home, we were all still very full from lunch.


On Saturday 4/14 we went to Fort Worth to see the long horns, since they were kind of special, the mark of Texas animal really. It was fun, the boys also got to pick the easter eggs(actually all candies). We had a big bag full of candies!! They are for play, not for eating though!! Way too sweet.
We went to eat at Chili's afterwards, and the food was pretty good, except fo the salmon, which was not very tasty. After lunch the boys and me and Philip took the minitrain ride, it was nice and breezing, we enjoyed it a lot(a little too long... 20 minutes!!), while
姨婆 and grandpa rested in the van.

We headed home, and finished a day of fun.

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公公和姨婆來看我們, We were all so very excited! Philip and I started preparing the house(cleaning, installing laminate, painting the walls, rearranging furniture...) weeks before they came and finally had the whole house nice and clean by the time they got here.

On 4/12 Wed, Philip went to pick
公公和姨婆 up at the airport, and I took the boys to meet them at 家園飯店 for dinner. I was so excited, almost in tears when I saw my dear dad and A-Yi. It's been a whole year since I last saw dad and 2 years since I saw A-Yi. They didn't change much at all, still so looking so young to me. We ordered lots of dishes and were very full. The boys were also very excited to see grandpa and 姨婆. After dinner we went to Tom's house and Tom massaged 姨婆 and she felt good afterwards, we also took Grandpa and 姨婆 to see our future ice cream store.


After we got home,
公公unpacked his luggages and there were lots of snacks and gifts they had for us. Even 牛肉乾!! We were all so happy we chatted until pretty late before going to bed.

On 4/13, for lunch we ate at 越南和粉, it was pretty yummy. Grandpa was happy to eat noodles with soup. We then went to shop at Walmart, then Chinese grocery shopping, then picking up the birthday cake I ordered for grandpa a day before. We then went home, me and grandpa went to pick up Jacob after school while
姨婆 put the grocery into the fridge.


姨婆 cooked lots of delicious foods for dinner that night, Cherie and her girls were also here to celebrate 公公's birthday with us. We had fun, laughing and eating and cutting the cake for 公公. I was SO happy this year I got to celebrate my daddy's birthday with him. What a great timing!!!

On Friday Philip took the day off and the boys were off school because of Good Friday. We went to the trail to take a walk, and it was cooler and we all had a great time just being with each other. We went to eat Cheesecake Factory and everyone enjoyed the food very much! We ordered a piece of Tirimasu cheescake and it was YUMMY! We then shopped a little in StoneBriar mall for a while, grandpa's 屁股 was a little painful because he walked a lot that morning. We headed home and everyone rested a little. At night we ate at home, we were all still very full from lunch.


On Saturday 4/14 we went to Fort Worth to see the long horns, since they were kind of special, the mark of Texas animal really. It was fun, the boys also got to pick the easter eggs(actually all candies). We had a big bag full of candies!! They are for play, not for eating though!! Way too sweet.
We went to eat at Chili's afterwards, and the food was pretty good, except fo the salmon, which was not very tasty. After lunch the boys and me and Philip took the minitrain ride, it was nice and breezing, we enjoyed it a lot(a little too long... 20 minutes!!), while
姨婆 and grandpa rested in the van.

We headed home, and finished a day of fun.

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 My dad is coming to visit us tomorrow. He came from Taiwan last Friday and toured Las Vegas before he comes tomorrow. We have been extremely busy cleaning the house and getting everything ready for their visit. Well, maybe not really all because of their visit, but ever since Philip started installing the wood floors the end of March we have been painting the walls(now we have a very colorful house !!), moving the furnitures around, cleaning out old stuff... etc...
Philip did most of the job, I have to give him the credit. Because I have this big tummy, it's hard for me to move stuff or do much. I really want to have the house clean and nice before the baby comes.

Now our guestroom looks very cozy and nice with new paint (pink and pale purple). It will be our daughter's future room when she is old enough to move out of our room(probably when she is over 1 year old).

We have way too many stuff in our house that were accumulated over the years. I was inspired by the book "to live a simple life is to enjoy life". I know if we get rid of half of what we have we will feel much better. During the past few days I've been taking out some, but still not enough. Maybe gradually I will have the courage to clean out all the stuff that are not used anymore.

Philip bought some framed paintings(reprints of famous paintings such as Monet or Van Gogh's) to decorate our house. They do make our home look a little more upscaled. We bought them from one of his co-workers who also does painting wholesale as a side business. Jacob loves one that's called "Starry Night". A very famous painting, that he just learnt a few days ago from his art class at school. I am glad they are really teaching something at his school. Everyday he comes home with new knowledge. I am also glad I didn't decide to homeschool him. He will surely miss out a lot if he doesn't go to school.

When daddy and A Yi come tomorrow, we should be busy and hopefully everyone will have lots of fun and make happy memories together for the short 5 days they are here. I wish dad could be here longer but it was too late to change the airline ticket and it will cost too much to change their return flight. Next year when we go back to Taiwan it will be all 5 of us (including our baby girl!!)

I started teaching Timothy hooked on phonics yesterday. He is responding very well to it. He already learnt words containing "-at" and "-an". With Timothy I need even more patience because he is easily frustrated and he is kind of shy. But he is so smart so if we can do it slowly and steadfastly, we should see results very soon.

Mom was home yesterday and today, helping me doing some cleaning and cooking. It's nice to have her around, always giving me a nice break. It's not easy being a housewife. I am so tired of cooking everyday.....

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 My dad is coming to visit us tomorrow. He came from Taiwan last Friday and toured Las Vegas before he comes tomorrow. We have been extremely busy cleaning the house and getting everything ready for their visit. Well, maybe not really all because of their visit, but ever since Philip started installing the wood floors the end of March we have been painting the walls(now we have a very colorful house !!), moving the furnitures around, cleaning out old stuff... etc...
Philip did most of the job, I have to give him the credit. Because I have this big tummy, it's hard for me to move stuff or do much. I really want to have the house clean and nice before the baby comes.

Now our guestroom looks very cozy and nice with new paint (pink and pale purple). It will be our daughter's future room when she is old enough to move out of our room(probably when she is over 1 year old).

We have way too many stuff in our house that were accumulated over the years. I was inspired by the book "to live a simple life is to enjoy life". I know if we get rid of half of what we have we will feel much better. During the past few days I've been taking out some, but still not enough. Maybe gradually I will have the courage to clean out all the stuff that are not used anymore.

Philip bought some framed paintings(reprints of famous paintings such as Monet or Van Gogh's) to decorate our house. They do make our home look a little more upscaled. We bought them from one of his co-workers who also does painting wholesale as a side business. Jacob loves one that's called "Starry Night". A very famous painting, that he just learnt a few days ago from his art class at school. I am glad they are really teaching something at his school. Everyday he comes home with new knowledge. I am also glad I didn't decide to homeschool him. He will surely miss out a lot if he doesn't go to school.

When daddy and A Yi come tomorrow, we should be busy and hopefully everyone will have lots of fun and make happy memories together for the short 5 days they are here. I wish dad could be here longer but it was too late to change the airline ticket and it will cost too much to change their return flight. Next year when we go back to Taiwan it will be all 5 of us (including our baby girl!!)

I started teaching Timothy hooked on phonics yesterday. He is responding very well to it. He already learnt words containing "-at" and "-an". With Timothy I need even more patience because he is easily frustrated and he is kind of shy. But he is so smart so if we can do it slowly and steadfastly, we should see results very soon.

Mom was home yesterday and today, helping me doing some cleaning and cooking. It's nice to have her around, always giving me a nice break. It's not easy being a housewife. I am so tired of cooking everyday.....

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My dear son Jacob,
Mommy wants to write you a letter, to let you know how much I appreciate you and love you. You are my 1st born son, the most prescious son the Lord gives me. I thank the Lord for giving you to daddy and me. You are a gentle, loving, kind and sweet person. Your younger brother and sister-to-come are so blessed to have a big brother like you. You are a smart boy, never cease to amaze me each day of my life. Since the 1st day you came into my life, you have teaught me lots of things, patience, laughter, love and so much more. I still treasure the memory of holding you and rocking you to sleep everynight when you were just a little baby. I would sing "Lord, I love you" and you would calm down and fall asleep peacefully. I pray the Lord will always keep you, to be a pure and clean vessel to contain Him, and to grow up to be a building material for His kingdom.
Sometimes mommy is too strict with you. Everytime I get angry with you, I regret immediately. Sometimes I forget you are only a 6 year old boy. Although you look so big, you are still just a little boy. You have grown so much during the past 6 years, from a baby nursing from mommy to a big kindergartner that learns new things each day. I pray the Lord grant me wisdom to be a good mother, to know how to nurture you, your body, your soul and even to instill a fear and love toward God, your eternal Father. So forgive me dear son, if sometimes I lack patience, or wisdom in teaching you. May the Lord deposit more of Himself into me each day, so more of my natural man can fall off.
Mommy enjoy watching you and Timothy play together. Sometimes you fight, and get on each other' nerves, but most of the time you simply adore and love each other. You both are each other's best friend. I pray this close relationship will last forever, even when you both are grown up and far apart from each other, you would still lean on each other, count on each other and always know you have each other as your dear brother.
Then your baby sister is on the way. You already love her with your heart. You picked the name "Acacia" for her. You are proud to have a little sister to love. You tell everyone you are having a baby sister. Your baby sister is so blessed, even before she is born she has gained all her 2 brothers' hearts. You are the oldest child in our family, and always will bear the responsibility to care for the 2 younger ones. The Lord has given you the best personality to do so, you are loving, caring and gentle and sweet.
Mommy feared I would not love you the same and enough when I was pregnant with Timothy. I was in tears many times thinking I was stealing something from you, the whole heart of mine to love you and my attention and my time and energy. But when Timothy came along, I knew a mother has enough love for all her children. Yes time and energy are limited, but love expands and will never end. I thank you for being so patient, when mommy is occupied with other things. You always are in my heart, no matter what I do.
so dear Jacob, my big boy, I just want to say I love you. I want you to remember even when you become a teenager one day and we might be mad at each other at times, that you are my most prescious child, my 1st born son. Thank you for teaching mommy so much things.
love,
your mommy
4-5-2006

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My dear son Jacob,
Mommy wants to write you a letter, to let you know how much I appreciate you and love you. You are my 1st born son, the most prescious son the Lord gives me. I thank the Lord for giving you to daddy and me. You are a gentle, loving, kind and sweet person. Your younger brother and sister-to-come are so blessed to have a big brother like you. You are a smart boy, never cease to amaze me each day of my life. Since the 1st day you came into my life, you have teaught me lots of things, patience, laughter, love and so much more. I still treasure the memory of holding you and rocking you to sleep everynight when you were just a little baby. I would sing "Lord, I love you" and you would calm down and fall asleep peacefully. I pray the Lord will always keep you, to be a pure and clean vessel to contain Him, and to grow up to be a building material for His kingdom.
Sometimes mommy is too strict with you. Everytime I get angry with you, I regret immediately. Sometimes I forget you are only a 6 year old boy. Although you look so big, you are still just a little boy. You have grown so much during the past 6 years, from a baby nursing from mommy to a big kindergartner that learns new things each day. I pray the Lord grant me wisdom to be a good mother, to know how to nurture you, your body, your soul and even to instill a fear and love toward God, your eternal Father. So forgive me dear son, if sometimes I lack patience, or wisdom in teaching you. May the Lord deposit more of Himself into me each day, so more of my natural man can fall off.
Mommy enjoy watching you and Timothy play together. Sometimes you fight, and get on each other' nerves, but most of the time you simply adore and love each other. You both are each other's best friend. I pray this close relationship will last forever, even when you both are grown up and far apart from each other, you would still lean on each other, count on each other and always know you have each other as your dear brother.
Then your baby sister is on the way. You already love her with your heart. You picked the name "Acacia" for her. You are proud to have a little sister to love. You tell everyone you are having a baby sister. Your baby sister is so blessed, even before she is born she has gained all her 2 brothers' hearts. You are the oldest child in our family, and always will bear the responsibility to care for the 2 younger ones. The Lord has given you the best personality to do so, you are loving, caring and gentle and sweet.
Mommy feared I would not love you the same and enough when I was pregnant with Timothy. I was in tears many times thinking I was stealing something from you, the whole heart of mine to love you and my attention and my time and energy. But when Timothy came along, I knew a mother has enough love for all her children. Yes time and energy are limited, but love expands and will never end. I thank you for being so patient, when mommy is occupied with other things. You always are in my heart, no matter what I do.
so dear Jacob, my big boy, I just want to say I love you. I want you to remember even when you become a teenager one day and we might be mad at each other at times, that you are my most prescious child, my 1st born son. Thank you for teaching mommy so much things.
love,
your mommy
4-5-2006

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Spring is here! We started Spring time last Sunday morning(spring forward 1 hour), so spring is really here. We lost 1 hour due to time change, but all of us are adjusting just fine. Last Saturday I did a crazy thing, Melody, Cherie and I took Cheries' van to go shopping in San Marcos( which is 3.5 hour drive one way). I was a little nervous beforehand but wanted to go anyway because it could be my last shopping fun before the baby comes. Philip was very sweet, he offered to watch the boys and let me go with the sisters for the whole day.
  We left at 8:30am and had a great time chatting and fellowshiping on the way there. At lunch time we arrived at Austin so we ate lunch at "Tapioca House" a chinese fast food restaurant. The food was ok, but the lavender milk tea was very good. After lunch we kept going, and it only took 30 minutes to arrive San Marcos Primes Outlet Mall.
   We wanted to go to the new gymboree store there, but Cherie and I were VERY disappointed. Their price was about 20% off regular retail store prices, and not much sale going on. So we bought nothing there. Then we went to pottery barn. Again quite disappointed. I found their bedding stuff has decreased a lot while a lot more room for furnitures... but we didn't really care for furnitures. I managed to find some cute quilt pillow cases and Cherie only spent $5 there!!!  We then shopped at Coach, LOTS of people, I saw a bag I kind of liked, and it's about $85, but I put it back and just after 2 minutes someone took the bag, GREAT, just saved me some money. We then went to Gap, Old Navy.... and finally were glad to end up in Disney store. They had some really cheap clothes, both Cherie and me bought some cute clothes for our girls :0)
   I bought some clothes(shirts and pants) for Jacob, and some clothes for baby girl, bought 1 pair of pants for my post-delivery phase from Banana republic, a pink stripe short sleeve shirt for myself and we headed home.
   The shopping part was not too exciting, but I really enjoyed the time talking with the sisters in the ride. We talked about a lot of things... and it felt great to be with the sisters alone for the whole day. Baby cooperated really well, I walked for about 6 hours and didn't really feel too tired... of course, legs were a little sore. But since I didn't have to drive it's ok.
   I got home at about 1:30am. Philip was still up waiting for me. Thank you dear Philip!!
    Last week we also painted our walls, so far 3 colors: light green, pink and golden yellow(more like orange). We are not too happy with the orange yellow it turned out, but I really like the light green in our family room and the pink I painted by myself under the counter. Philip didn't like pink too much, but I wanted to add some girly feeling to our house, since we are expecting our little princess. I will use the pink space to hang the kids' art, and it shouldn't look too bad. We have to get things back to their normal place by the time Dad and A Yi come next Wednesday!!!  Yay!! Daddy is coming to visit me!! It was quite a surprise, but I was glad he decided to come, since I am not going back to Taiwan this year... and I really miss him. They will be here for maybe 5 days, and maybe more. I know Texas is really boring so I hope they will be ok here. They come here to visit us, and not really doing sightseeing... The boys will be off next Friday and so is Philip. We will probably go to Houston, Austin, and San Antonio for the weekend. We'll see.

     I took the boys to the park yesterday and today after picking up Jacob. The weather is great, and probably the best time in the whole year to play. They installed brand new playsets in the park, and the boys really enjoyed playing. There were 14 baby ducklings yesterday with their mommy, and when 1 duckling got stuck between the woods, the mommy duck was very worried and kept making loud noise, at first we didnt know what happened, but finally the boys saw the duckling stuck and when we were about to rescue, the baby got out by itself. Wow, even an animal mommy can be so protective over her babies. I was amazed. Today was great, we even saw a big snake in the water, and a big and ugly toad, and some turtles. I think the snake will eat some of the baby ducklings. I wish we didn't have this kind of ugly animals in our park. I have to be careful not let the kids get too close to the snake. Good thing it stays in the water.


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Spring is here! We started Spring time last Sunday morning(spring forward 1 hour), so spring is really here. We lost 1 hour due to time change, but all of us are adjusting just fine. Last Saturday I did a crazy thing, Melody, Cherie and I took Cheries' van to go shopping in San Marcos( which is 3.5 hour drive one way). I was a little nervous beforehand but wanted to go anyway because it could be my last shopping fun before the baby comes. Philip was very sweet, he offered to watch the boys and let me go with the sisters for the whole day.
  We left at 8:30am and had a great time chatting and fellowshiping on the way there. At lunch time we arrived at Austin so we ate lunch at "Tapioca House" a chinese fast food restaurant. The food was ok, but the lavender milk tea was very good. After lunch we kept going, and it only took 30 minutes to arrive San Marcos Primes Outlet Mall.
   We wanted to go to the new gymboree store there, but Cherie and I were VERY disappointed. Their price was about 20% off regular retail store prices, and not much sale going on. So we bought nothing there. Then we went to pottery barn. Again quite disappointed. I found their bedding stuff has decreased a lot while a lot more room for furnitures... but we didn't really care for furnitures. I managed to find some cute quilt pillow cases and Cherie only spent $5 there!!!  We then shopped at Coach, LOTS of people, I saw a bag I kind of liked, and it's about $85, but I put it back and just after 2 minutes someone took the bag, GREAT, just saved me some money. We then went to Gap, Old Navy.... and finally were glad to end up in Disney store. They had some really cheap clothes, both Cherie and me bought some cute clothes for our girls :0)
   I bought some clothes(shirts and pants) for Jacob, and some clothes for baby girl, bought 1 pair of pants for my post-delivery phase from Banana republic, a pink stripe short sleeve shirt for myself and we headed home.
   The shopping part was not too exciting, but I really enjoyed the time talking with the sisters in the ride. We talked about a lot of things... and it felt great to be with the sisters alone for the whole day. Baby cooperated really well, I walked for about 6 hours and didn't really feel too tired... of course, legs were a little sore. But since I didn't have to drive it's ok.
   I got home at about 1:30am. Philip was still up waiting for me. Thank you dear Philip!!
    Last week we also painted our walls, so far 3 colors: light green, pink and golden yellow(more like orange). We are not too happy with the orange yellow it turned out, but I really like the light green in our family room and the pink I painted by myself under the counter. Philip didn't like pink too much, but I wanted to add some girly feeling to our house, since we are expecting our little princess. I will use the pink space to hang the kids' art, and it shouldn't look too bad. We have to get things back to their normal place by the time Dad and A Yi come next Wednesday!!!  Yay!! Daddy is coming to visit me!! It was quite a surprise, but I was glad he decided to come, since I am not going back to Taiwan this year... and I really miss him. They will be here for maybe 5 days, and maybe more. I know Texas is really boring so I hope they will be ok here. They come here to visit us, and not really doing sightseeing... The boys will be off next Friday and so is Philip. We will probably go to Houston, Austin, and San Antonio for the weekend. We'll see.

     I took the boys to the park yesterday and today after picking up Jacob. The weather is great, and probably the best time in the whole year to play. They installed brand new playsets in the park, and the boys really enjoyed playing. There were 14 baby ducklings yesterday with their mommy, and when 1 duckling got stuck between the woods, the mommy duck was very worried and kept making loud noise, at first we didnt know what happened, but finally the boys saw the duckling stuck and when we were about to rescue, the baby got out by itself. Wow, even an animal mommy can be so protective over her babies. I was amazed. Today was great, we even saw a big snake in the water, and a big and ugly toad, and some turtles. I think the snake will eat some of the baby ducklings. I wish we didn't have this kind of ugly animals in our park. I have to be careful not let the kids get too close to the snake. Good thing it stays in the water.


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