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My Trip to Korea Part 1

I still can’t believe that it’s been a month since I came back from my fantastic trip to Korea!  We got there in December and came back to the States in the beginning of January. Frankly, I didn’t expect it to be so cold when we got there because normally, January and February are the coldest months there. But surprisingly, it was the coldest when we first got there and way warmer when we came back. But it’s alright. In spite of the freezing weather, we got to visit lots of fun places and eat so much yummy, delicious food almost every day. So we still had fun!


We left on the day when there was a big storm in Northern California.  It was pouring down and the wind was crazy so we were really worried that our flight might get cancelled. Fortunately, our flight only got delayed for about an hour or so.


After 12 hours of long flight with two little ones (who did great on the plane by the way!), then 3 hours of driving on the icy road, we got to my mom’s apartment! We were so tired!


The next day, we met with my dad and went to see the ocean… I took this picture of beautiful winter trees on the way.


It snowed quite a bit the day before we got to the ocean. We got a motel room with a pretty view of the ocean so we were happy about that!


My dad took us to a fish market nearby the ocean. They catch different kinds of fish every morning and sell them.


And they have little restaurants where you can pick out fish that you want to eat. Then they prepare the fish for us to eat. They are so fresh and amazing!

Trip To Korea

We got little octopus and a fish that I don’t know in English. They were so amazing and my husband especially loved everything that was served.


I will be back with more pictures in my next post! Hope you enjoyed reading this post. I have lots more to share with you. So please do come back!

{Light} Tuscan Sausage & Potato Soup


I’ve been making this soup since I found the recipe in a Taste of Home magazine years ago! It’s a great recipe and my husband always tells me that it’s so much better than the one that one Italian restaurant has. But that’s probably because he doesn’t like onions and the restaurant soup has tons of onions in it.

5 Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentines Day Treat

For those who didn’t know…. Valentine’s Day is this Saturday! It’s a great day to let people you love know just how much you love and care about them… with a card and yummy treats!

I am planning to make mason jar Valentine’s gifts for my friends and family this week so I am really excited! I will post about it soon. So do come back and check it out.

Easy Cinnamon Roll Waffles

I call these little yummies “Cinaffles” (Cinnamon rolls + Waffles) ha ha And this is by far the easiest recipe I’ve ever tried!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Enchilada Sauce

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Enchilada Sauce

I am finally back from my trip to Korea! We were there for a month and we had so much fun! I hadn’t seen my family in over 6 years, can you believe it? So it was wonderful to see them all. My two boys bonded with them instantly. Everything was great.

Light Wheat Rolls

Light Wheat Rolls

Wow… I just realized that the last time I posted a new recipe was back in August. It’s official. I’m a terrible blogger. I know I say this all the time but I have been really busy with life. Remember I was trying to lose weight? Well, I did it. I lost 43 lbs since April and I am happier with the way I look and feel now. I still have a few more pounds I want to lose but with my trip to Korea next week and everything else, that will have to wait until January. I will definitely do a post on my weight loss journey sometime, probably sometime in January when I get back.

Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

I have two young boys. While my three-year-old will eat anything and everything, my six-year-old won’t. Although he is getting better at trying new things, he’s still reluctant to. But these meatballs, he devoured! You can imagine how happy that made me!