April Shower.

April 30, 2009

A few pics from the bridal shower this past weekend. Thanks to Melody, my photographer of the day. So thankful for my bridesmaids, my friends, my sisters. Cherish them all for their unique gifts, personalities, and relationships… Thanks guysss. :]

Clothes Pins & Photos

Clothes Pins & Photos

Keziah the Winner! {love the coffee filter garlands hehe}

Keziah the Winner! {love the coffee filter garlands in the bg}

Button Magnets!!! {thanks maria}

Button Magnets!!! {thanks maria}

Lots of C&B.

Lots of C&B.

Soon-to-be Fave Cookbook {thanks gracie}

Soon-to-be Fave Cookbook {thanks gracie}



Sisters <3

Unnies <3

My Loves {thank you!!!}

My Loves {thank you!!!}

Happy day. The end.


Walk In Love.

April 29, 2009

Every transgression of the law finds its genesis in a stinginess of soul, a belief that we’ve got to protect our interests, fight for our rights, build our kingdom. These are the thoughts of orphans, not well-loved daughters and sons.

-Elyse Fitzpatrick

I love me my Elyse. :]

Paper Pastors.

April 24, 2009

Came across this article called “Porn & Paper Pastors” on Pyromaniacs via Challies. It doesn’t really have anything to do with porn. It was an insightful read into how pastors must feel in their day-in day-out ministry (it’s no wonder that so many pastors are discouraged and disheartened). A reminder to me to encourage my pastors, to be gracious with them, and to be a helpful member of their flock… :]

Smells Like…

April 22, 2009

This morning started out fairly normal. Got to work. Turned on my computer. Checked my mail. After about an hour though, it started to smell strangely like… poop. Turns out that the building across the street has these tri-annual poop disposals. Something about their pipe systems being outdated. Or something. The poop truck was parked across the street–only for a short while, mind you–but the odor lingered all morning. I got a headache and had to drink some strong tea to fight off the poop stench.

We finally watched Slumdog a couple nights ago. You know that one scene where little Jamal is stuck in the outhouse and wants so badly to see that famous actor? So in an act of desperation, he jumps into the poop hole and climbs out covered head-to-toe in brown muck. Honestly it didn’t look so bad, sitting on my comfy couch in a cool, dark room.

But dang, it stanks.

The stairwell by the elevator still reeks. I discovered that I can hold my breath just long enough to run down two flights of stairs and make it to fresh air on the first floor. Aye, I’m gonna miss working here.

Bucket List.

April 22, 2009

Hehe, work is slow today. If I had known we’d be leaving SD so soon, I would have created a bucket list way long ago & actually had time to do everything! Unforch, time is limited, days are busy, and there are other priorities. Haven’t really thought through it very thoroughly, but a couple that come to mind:

1. Try some dole whip (I’ve gone twice & they were out both times.)
2. Go strawberry picking in Carlsbad (always wanted to, but the college girls’ recent trip makes it looks so fun & delicious!!)
3. Get all-you-can-eat at Tadashi (my fave sushi in SD)

Oppa, a little help adding to the list?

Haha, strawberry picking is probably out of the picture. Def no time for that. But dole whip & maybe Tadashi are doable! Let’s do it!


April 21, 2009

With a month to go until I move to Orange County and a month and a half until our wedding, I’ve been having lots of sentimental thoughts… So I says to Steve:

C: Do you ever think that this is your last _______?
S: (silence)
C: Liike, this bottle of face lotion is the last bottle of face lotion I will buy before I’m married! Or… this tube of toothpaste is the last tube of toothpaste I will use before I’m married!
S: Mm…… I think about basketball. My last time to play bball with the guys.
C: Oh. Well then.

Obviously, we are different. However, there are many lasts! And they are quickly approaching… Makes me sad and excited at the same time.

4/20 Last time cheering for Steve in his city league (didn’t know it was a last till yesterday)
4/24 Last time hearing Steve preach at Singles
4/26 Last day of premarital
5/3 Last time meeting up with Jin & Grace!! (so thankful for them)
5/5 Last haircut before getting married
5/13 Last official day of work in my position
5/13 Last official small group with dearest Ange, Kez, & Jess
5/20 Last day of LKC nursery before Kaitlyn takes the reins
5/22 Last day of work & training Wury :]
5/23 Last wedding attended as Cathie Kimn
5/23 Last night of Maria listening to my crazy sleep-talk
5/30 Last day of hanging out with my girlfriends
5/31 Last Sunday at Lighthouse
5/31 Last LBC banquet
6/5 Last day being single


To-Do Update.

April 17, 2009

It’s been nearly one month since I wrote that to-do list. This is more for me than anyone else. I just want to see what I actually accomplished in a month… and what more I have to do:

-Buy Steven’s suit/alterations
-Buy Steven new dress shoes (shinier?)
-Buy Steven new necktie
-Find/buy wedding shoes (~3in. heel, possibly red?)
-Find wedding jewelry (borrow earrings from Grace Park Lee)
-Make 2nd guestbook album
-Take pictures with James (bring books this time!)
-Confirm how many cupcakes each girl is baking (GPL, JS, EL, KN, SC, YK)
-Visit umbrella rental company to check out umbrellas (open 9am-12pm Sat.)
-Buy 6 usher ties (~$10?)
-Buy Jonas/Livie gifts
-Buy two shades of orange tissue paper
-Buy rest of yarn (pinks, blues, greens – Walmart)
-Buy 2 more bags of blue candy melts (Candy Mold Central)
-Make rest of candy favors/cut tags/staple on
-Keep collecting plastic bags
-Roll rest of yarn balls & fill vases
-Buy 2 swimsuits (1pc., 2pc.)
-Buy bedframe/mattress
-Tell Joe final decision about moving–help finding a job?
-Finalize catering menu (look over with Maria)
-Revise marriage vows
-Visit Angel Catering–look at seat covers (choose ribbon color) & paebaek outfit
-Possibly borrow hanbok (Nelly?)
-Enlarge one engagement portrait
-Buy large picture frame
-Find 2nd card/cash holder
-Buy unity candles
-Look at Ikea flatware–also check Macy’s
-Ask Ange about Livie’s dress & officiant gift
-Hunt down last mailing addresses

-Recount number of seats, people eating, & invitations (how many need postage)
-Check sound system at Zion
-Make slideshow/video in advance (Steven? Sung?)
-Remind mom to bring me my baby pictures
-Find apartment (3/28 OC)
-Get marriage licence (3/28)–find out legal names for Hong parents

-Change name
-Find a garter (Ashley?)
-Finalize invitations (buy spray mount, practice calligraphy, cut paper, stuff, buy stamps)
-Talk to Esther/Grace about programs
-Ask Julie unnie to drop off/pick up from airport
-Determine chauffeur (Dale?)
-Special song–ceremony (Julie, Mike, Karen?)
-Choose first dance song–live performance?
-Plan games (e.g. marrieds kissing)
-Figure out other performances (Julie/Karen, DYun/Amy?)
-Remind Becky/DAhn about 5 min toasts
-Choose music for ceremony (prelude, candle lighting, processional, bridal processional, hymn, honoring parents, recessional)
-Get haircut (cut thicker bangs)
-Think about flower hair alternative?
-Cut luggage tags/string
-Make bride/groom & shinbu/shinlang signs for sign-in
-Buy styrofoam balls/wire
-Borrow hot glue gun

-Buy sticks for table numbers
-Figure out how to incorporate quotes/verses (back of table #, back of program?)
-Second makeup trial (Amy help)
-Figure out printing/cutting with Theresa Pyle
-Check material of aisle runner–talk to Mary Ann

-Plan schedule of wedding rehearsal/rehearsal dinner–make guest lists
-Borrow Sarah’s dress for b-shower
-Find/borrow dress for rehearsal dinner?–ask mom
-Figure out name cards (alphabet lists, individual name cards?)
-Make table numbers (fabric-sewn? scrapbook paper glued?)
-Choose which veil to use (or have Rose cut Tiff’s)
-Buy plane tickets to fly up north after honeymoon

Some things we didn’t need to do after all. And now there are some more things to do. But it’s coming together… I just have to hold it loosely.