Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dress shopping

I'm just going to take a few sentences to complain to the cyber-world about the lack of pretty dresses in stores these last few months. I had the worst time trying to find a party dress back in November/December, and now that a have a wedding or two ahead of me this year, I'm once again trudging store after store trying to find something that is not (necessarily) a) a solid color b) shiny satin c) empire-waisted/bohemian d) ugly print or e) a cheap material that does not drape well (read: clingy and wrinkly). Oh yeah, and I forgot f) black! Perhaps I am looking in all the wrong places. But it's been a trial finding something to wear to a nice afternoon wedding. After about a week of on and off shopping, I have finally found 3 acceptable things to wear. Now to decide which to go with... here's a swatch of each without giving away the whole outfit...what's your vote? :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy (Belated) New Year!

Belated Christmas with my family.

Winter walk along the Augusta Canal.

My sis and me at the Augusta Canal.

Wow! I just realized it's been almost a month since I posted!

We had a quiet Christmas at home before heading to my parents' house for a belated Christmas/New Year's get together while my sister was able to fly in. We celebrated the new year at my parents' Chinese Association in Augusta. The evening consisted of board games, karaoke, line-dancing (mostly by the older adults), playing with the kids, and culminated in a countdown, balloon-drop at midnight (which we helped to rig the night before), and Dim Sum goodies after midnight. All in all a good evening.

Happy New Year!

After New Year's, we headed to Charlotte to visit with SIL and got some big news - SIL got engaged on New Year's Eve! (Congratulations, J & S!) So we were very excited to be able to visit with her and FBIL for the weekend. We got treated to some delicious, homecooked, vegetarian meals by FBIL, and had a good time hanging out.

Back to reality, work has been busy and full of deadlines, but that is a good thing. We are looking forward to heading out to SFO for my cousin's wedding in early February. Any suggestions for things to do, places to eat, etc. are welcomed!