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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Early Birds Gets to Explore

We are all early risers whenever we have to do something the next day.  My husband  just hates being late for anything  so we always do things  as early as possible.  During the second day if Doodle4Google last year, we woke up and got ready really early.  We ate our breakfast ahead  and we kind of  stayed in the lobby for a little bit..
 Then we decided to go out and  walk around the nearby  places.
 I love it when we have  an extra time to spare because because I get to take pictures.
 This is the entrance to Sheraton Hotel in Palo Alto.
 I think we had like two hours so we  made sure to use that time walking around and get our exercise for the day before we went to Google's headquarters in Mountain View.
 The boys are not into photo taking most of the time so I just   take pictures of my willing buddy, Ms. Burrito.
 She never  say no when I ask her to pose for me.  It makes our travel a lot interesting as we have  photos to look back to.
 She  volunteered to take a photo of me  at the lobby area.
I hope that we could go back to California again for a vacation.  We did not get to see a lot because of the   scheduled activities but we had fun.  Hopefully, we could  visit again someday.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Reasons People may Purchase American Flags

There are quite a few reasons people may purchase american flags made in usa. The majority of these individuals are looking for a way to show their patriotism. There are many individuals who are becoming more patriotic because of the challenges that the country and Spencer over the last several years as far as combat. Many times it is insulting for people to purchase a flight from a country which is not the country of origin.

Military Funerals

Many individuals choose to make the decision to purchase flags for military funerals. This is the ultimate sign of respect to the sacrificed of a soldier has made for their country. This is also a way for people to reflect on the sacrifices that previous generations have a made to make it possible for them to live on a free nation that gives them the opportunity to make their own choices.

Holiday Celebrations

Many people choose to buy a transport and ice during the holiday seasons. This is especially true during the summer holidays including the 4th of July which encourage people to be passionate about their country. Being able to have a flag as part of the holiday celebration often makes people feel more connected to the sacrifices which have been made to keep the country safe. Many times individuals struggle with ways to feel connected with the sacrifices that have been needed work for them to be free.

Starting A School

Most private and public schools are respectful of the history of the country. This means that every classroom normally has a flag in it out of respect for the country. Many times now schools will also have flags outside of the building to indicate patriotism and personal and professional pride for the freedom of education which students are able to experience in the United States. For more patriotic takes place becomes a more likely it is that they will remain connected to the principles under which the country has been founded.This helps to unite people who are struggling to feel like they belong.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Westin Hotel in Palo Alto

Having some extra time to explore, we walked by  the nearby hotel from Sheraton, it was the Westin.
  The beautiful  rock display in front of the hotel really captured our attention.
 I am almost scared to  get underneath it but we had to take pictures in there lol.
Thanks to Google for giving us this opportunity to  visit California.  We got to see  some parts of Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Francisco.  It was an amazing journey for all of us.  

Travel Fine Dining

As a family of four, we seldom go on a fine dining restaurant. We chose to go where family style is being offered for a more cost-effective and family friendly atmosphere. However, when we were still in Korea, we sometimes go on a fancy restaurant just to explore the local cuisine especially when we are on a getaway. I remember when we went to the island of Jeju, we really had the taste of exotic cuisine from this restaurant that we dined in to. Glad the kids were behaved the whole time we were there.

The photos below were taken when we were in Palo Alto during the Doodle4Google event hosted by Google. Google booked us in Sheraton Hotel which is a beautiful hotel. Our stay comes with free breakfast which the kids love as the selection of food were plenty.
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Traveling is one pleasurable hobby that my family love doing. If only we could afford it, we would probably be traveling all the time lol. Aside from the new places to explore, you also get to try different cuisines from different cultures. One of the many places that is in my bucket list of places to visit is the Middle East. Hubby has been to few places there and he said that food out there is great. One of the ones I have came across online is the Pier 7. It's one of the leading place for fine dining in Dubai. Imagine dining in this restaurant with a beautiful view of the Marina. It can be relaxing and fulfilling!
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Christmas Day 2014

Our children woke up very early today.  They were so excited what "Santa" brought them for Christmas.  They were not disappointed to  find  Santa's presents   by the tree.  
 EJ got  the iPod he wished for and Rylie got a keyboard.
 Ms. Burrito also wanted a heated mattress pad so that's what we got her for Christmas.
 The little mister  also has some extra stuff from and us and from his siter.
 Big sister always makes personalized gifts using recyclable things at home.  She made him a storage for his Lego collection.  She also created a stuffed character caled JOE.
 Hubby and I received some cool  things from the kids.
 After the  opening of gifts and trying on some  new things, we visited  my FIL today.  He was feeling alright as opposed to last night.  We interviewed him about his service in the Navy.  We are submitting his story to the Military Patriots group that is writing a book about Veterans in  West Virginia and Ohio.
 We took the opportunity to  take family pictures with him.   Take one.. Dad wasn't smiling so there's take two, lol.
We're so blessed to have Dad in our lives.  He is a  happy camper and such a fighter.  At age 92, he still lives by himself at his own home.  Although we are concern about  him most of the times because he can barely see anymore but because he is used to his home, he knows where everything is so he functions really well living alone. I just feel bad that he  feels lonely most of the time when nobody visits so he drinks alcohol which I am concern about.

Our Christmas was great, how about you?

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