Saturday, August 2, 2014

Long Time No See

Wow, I can't believe I waited two months in between blog posts.  I am ashamed of myself haha.  Buuuut..... here is an update on the exciting life of Ashleigh and Brandon Son.  We have been so busy with school that it's not even funny.  I am happy to say that it is not long before I get my associates degree.  Also, I took a ton of pictures over the past while, so this post is going to be SUPER random.  With a lot of food and cat pictures.   Just saying.  Sorry for how random the order is, but this is honestly just a photo dump post. :-)

We went on a date to Seattle, and saw this guy playing a harmonica, guitar, and double-hula-hooping at the same time.  Quite impressive.....

On that same day, we went to my favorite restaurant in Seattle, Palace Kitchen.  Every time I order the lavender fondue with grilled bread and sliced apple.  YUMMY!!!  Brandon is more adventurous and tries new stuff every time.  

A few weeks ago, Brandon and I had a thing for ice cream.  I mean, we always do, but we went a little crazy and bought tons.  I was eating it for every meal until realizing I might get diabetes and should probably stop.  Kidding but not kidding.

OH!  Also in Seattle, we bought some smoked salmon at Pike's Market Place and blue fin tuna at Uwajimaya.  The smoked salmon ended up being a bit dry, sadly, but the blue fin tuna was absolute perfection when Brandon seared it for me. :-)

I have been SO in love with these chocolates it is not even funny. They are Meiji Apollo strawberry chocolates.  Man, DELICIOUS!

During our ice cream phase, we made homemade chocolate topping, by melting chocolate chips with a bit of coconut oil.  It was DELICIOUS!  

Other than food, we have been spending lots of time with/bothering this little guy, Nabi.  Hehe, I take way too many pictures of him.  Like this one, where he is trying to take a nap and I keep snapping photos of him.

Nabi giving me the evil eye while he hangs out by the mirror. LOL!

Nabi lying down on our bed on his favorite blanket.

Nabi next to Brandon's backpack, looking annoyed that I DARE take a picture of him.

Nabi in a tired mood.

A funny picture of Brandon and Nabi. :-)

A sweet message at Whole Foods in Portland, Oregon.  For the record, Brandon and I love Oregon. 

One of our favorite things to do at Whole Foods is to go to the salad bar, and order some small desserts from the bakery and tall bottles of tea.  This unsweetened Runa guava tea is the absolute best!

Brandon prepared me this lovely snack....we call it grown up Lunchables.  They are Town House Toppers crackers with swiss cheese and turkey with tomato pieces on top.  Sliced peaches and tea are on the side.  So scrumptious! :-)

My attempt to be healthy?  Eating tons of fruit.  Trader Joe's has lovely peaches, nectarines, plums, and lychees.  Summer is my favorite time for fruit.

Brandon surprised me with this extremely healthy blueberry banana smoothie.  Another attempt to be healthy. ;-)

My Enid Blyton Collection is growing!  I have started collecting Famous Fives.  It is ridiculous how difficult it is to find them in hardcover for a decent price. *Sigh* Why can't we just buy these books in any bookstore in America?

A beautiful view of Mt. Rainier from the park by my home.

Another attempt to be more healthy?  Attempting to walk 10,000 steps a day.  So, in the morning when I take the bus to work, I walk up and down the steps in the bus station's parking garage 3 times to help me knock out at least 1/4 of my daily steps.  It is a bit tiring, but the view at the top looks cool. :-)

Haha, that was all of my photos.  Hope you enjoyed them.  I do apologize for how unorganized it all was, but my mind is too fried from school and stuff to make sufficient efforts to make it more flowing.  Ya know what I mean?  Ha.  LOVE YOU ALL!

~Sincerely, Ashleigh Son


  1. I love your blog Ashleigh! I also love the fact that you and my Ashleigh share the same spelling of your names...and I love your Enid Blyton books...and you have a very dear husband and cat!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! Made my day. :-)

  2. Smash, I love you. When I get back, I'm going to come and visit you in Seattle!

    1. Erin, there will be a nice cozy guest room waiting for you when you do.