Our French Polynesian Honeymoon!! Part 1: Tahiti


Honeymooning!!! This is right before we head off to Bora Bora. 

(Goal: Get the honeymoon up on the blog prior to going on our babymoon.)
We didn’t actually go on our honeymoon until 10 months after our wedding. Not much thought went into that decision (actually lack of thought is probably more accurate); but in retrospect, I’m glad it happened that way. Decreased stress of honeymoon planning while simultaneously planning a wedding allowed us time to save more for our honeymoon, and we weren’t exhausted from the exciting yet tiring wedding day.  

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Honeymoon Preview: Looks like we made the official Facebook page! Full honeymoon posts coming soon…

Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is as amazing as these recent guests’ wedding celebration. Thank you, Bora Dream Pictures! #FriFotos
Posted by Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora on Friday, September 4, 2015

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Engagement Session – Diversifying the Hanbok

Photo by David Tran, 8 Degrees Inc.

I should start this post by saying that Ryan and I were not initially planning to do engagement photos, but… I got lucky at a work gala silent auction and happened to win an e-session with David Tran of 8 Degrees Inc. I’m SO glad we did!

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My Cocky Korean

Boston Market has provided my go-to meal for the majority of my adult life…and by ‘go-to’ I mean when I need something quick, hearty, and relatively healthy (meat, starch, and veggie w/ multiple colors represented). Unfortunately, when I last moved, I didn’t base it off of the closest Boston Market location. Fortunately, I’ve been forced to branch out…

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The Sticks: Bringing Korean Food to the Country

The Sticks!

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I’ve posted here! Life happens fast. Ha! It’s been an incredible year for many reasons, but I am just going to pick up where we left off. I had asked my family over a year ago if Ryan could come to Virginia with us, which meant MANY things. The high-level summary of that statement meant that Ryan would be meeting and spending a week with my extended family, going to Grandma’s house and sharing in all my childhood memories, and leaving NYC to spend a WEEK in the country! So much can be said about the conversations that ensued and the unspoken thoughts and memories that were created, but I’m just going to share the highlights here…as I’m still processing much of the other stuff anyway. It truly was a TON of FUN! To give a bit more context, Ryan (Mr. Urbanite in the flesh) has never spent so much vacation time in an area such as this. After what became a 10-hour drive into the night (supposed to be 8) from NYC complete with a gorgeous lightning show, we knew we had made it when Ryan slammed on the breaks to stop for the cutest FAMILY of deer (yes, mom and 2 children) taking their sweet time to cross the ridiculous, nausea-inducing, winding roads.

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My Korean Lessons

My various attempts to learn the Korean language have been admittedly slower than they should be. Despite the fact that I get easily frustrated because I cannot hear some phonetic differences in the words, I (and Ryan) feel as though I should know much more than I do at this point.
That being said, Ryan sat down with me and Rosetta Stone for the first time recently, and it was SO much fun!

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