i usually document each month pretty well because otherwise i wouldn't remember anything from the month and all i see in my june album is birthday photos plus a few other random photos haha.
which means that june was amazing cause we spent lots of time just recuperating from that month of weddings haha.
summer is here with a vengeance haha which means we've had 100 degree weather like super often haha.
since it's super hot, it means pool time as well haha.
i like that we have a pool at our apartment complex but hate it when kids come and disrupt my peace while i'm trying to enjoy a book haha.
i've been able to read a lot more since we've been avoiding doing anything on saturdays now haha.
we literally think of the hot sun and then rather just hide indoors in the comfort of our air conditioned home hahaha.
BBQ season is here at the office which means lots of food coma fridays haha.
and this year, the first BBQ of the season was a little different - we had a taco truck instead and it was messy but delicious.
beef, pork and cauliflower tacos. the tacos were from a food truck called facil tacqueria
besides birthday celebrations, we kicked off the month with an amazing ward activity - asian night market.
seriously such a genius idea since all asians love night markets with lots of great street food!
we had everything from takoyaki to tteokbokki to boba.
everything was soooo good!
i seriously love takoyaki! i was so tempted to buy one of these things after the activity haha
kristy showing us how it's done haha
tim was amazing when single ladies came on haha
and then there was dancing and live music entertainment. it was a really well-planned event for sure. so fun to party with these girls!
so i was planning to have a super low key birthday this year.
i've gotten so whatever about birthdays haha cause it's just another day of the year and i hate turning older each year haha.
but sam and brison were cute and wanted to plan something for us to do for my birthday so i let them do it haha.
they decided to just come clean and not try to do a surprise cause they know they can't surprise me haha.
we decided to actually do some sort of activity and settled on Top Golf since it's a fun social activity.
just so you know, i'm terrible at golf but Top Golf is not like real golf.
basically it's like a driving range but there are different colored buckets for you to hit into to earn points.
and there are different types of games that you can choose based on how hard you want the game to be.
if you just choose the classic/easiest game, basically you can aim for the closest bucket and just keep hitting into there to get points.
keith the pro showing us how it's done haha
kristy is like a really good golfer too so the rest of us just looked like idiots haha
it was actually a really fun environment cause you can order food and eat while you play, etc. and the food is pretty good. the wings are actually really good.
the group. the lady wanted us to take it with the golf area in the background but the lighting was seriously so harsh
so i had her just do it in the other direction and it was sooo much better haha.
seriously so grateful for this group of friends.
as i was thinking about the guest list, i realized that for the past few birthdays, i've had basically the same few key people celebrate my birthday with me year after year (when i've been in town) and for that i'm so so so grateful.
i've always been one to be more focused on quality than quantity of friends so i'm glad i've found amazingly loyal friends who are worth the effort and will be there for me always. no doubts whatsoever.
and here's more photos from Top Golf:
with stella and kristy
my favorite birthday constants! also, now we really only see each other on special occasions like birthdays, homecomings, bridal showers, weddings, baby blessings, etc. hahahaha
jaymie & jordan - these two are the best and i love how we're so involved with each other's and each other's siblings lives. it makes me happy that we take the time to participate in things that are important to each other // sweet branon brought balloons! so fun!
jarell jarell who did an amazing job picking out a present that i loved this year // this couple. the best and fun-nest!
and then we all just stood out there and chatted forever. i love the mixing of the different social circles. like although all my friends are from different social circles, we all know each other and so everyone just takes the chance to catch up with each other. it's fun! and then we also had some fun with Boomerangs haha
the boys were like "are you kidding me" when we said it was their turn for a Boomerang hahaha
and then actual day celebrations consisted of dinner, cake and opening presents.
it was chill but great.
it was like a regular friday haha.
had dinner at current (fish & oyster bar) and it was so nice to have some yummy seafood!
started with a birthday High Fitness session on thursday night
special shout out to sam for cooking me 미역국 so i could have this for my birthday breakfast
a cute birthday shout out on the menu // oysterssssss
clam chowder and the best crab cakes ever!
they split up all our dishes into two portions for us cause they knew we were sharing. so awesome!
birthday outfit // my stash of presents. and can i just say that my friends did an amazing job with the presents. like with each present i opened, i came to realize how much my friends know me to the core and really took the time to think about what i like or am like and then picked out the presents. like i'm grateful enough for my friends' presence in my life and they add bonuses like amazing gifts.
and then my amazing gelato cake with kinder, pistachio and cheesecake gelato ice cream layers from sweetaly gelato. best way to end the night!
and there you have it, wayyy too many single photos of me and you're spared of these for another year haha.
birthdays, for me, have become a time of reflection and a time for me to be so grateful in counting my blessings.
seriously so blessed! and can't complain.
and here are the rest of the random photos from the month to sum it all up haha:
we made father's day brownies for the boys at church
with kayla at nate's homecoming. it was soooo hot out!
summer calls for random ice cream stops
and there you have it, june.
i'm so glad it's pioneer day tomorrow and i get to just nua some more hahaha.
will try to blog about july in the next couple of days since august is going to be crazy crazy!