Beach Birthday Party


Last week my friend, Meredith, whom I wrote about on this blog before, and her husband had a birthday party for their second son at a lake in their neighborhood. It was a gorgeous summer day and perfect for a beach party. I drove 45 minutes south on the interstate from where we live to attend their son’s birthday party. I have known their second son for 4 years since his birth in Okinawa, Japan. I was very happy that I finally made it to his birthday party. In the past it always happened that by his birthday we were out of town visiting families in summer. It was a happy occasion to celebrate the birthday of my friend’s son. At the same time, it ended up being a tough day for me and my girls as we had to say goodbye to our best friends in the past 4 […]

Visiting Great Falls


We went to the Great Falls Park in Northern Virginia. I didn’t even know that this national park existed in Northern Virginia. Shame on me! My husband’s colleagues had a picnic at the park on Memorial Day and we were invited. We just spent 2.5 hours on the road to drive back from Pennsylvania in early morning of Memorial Day. I felt so exhausted that I was very close from saying I didn’t think I would make it when I was preparing picnic lunch. My body felt like being jet-lagged. I was glad we went though. I met some cool people. It’s too bad that I met them at the very end of our time here. It always happens. Before we went to picnic, we showered and I fixed lunch. We ended up being about 2 hours late than the rest of the group to arrive at the picnic site. […]