independence day


It’s almost the end of July and here I am, posting about our July 4th weekend. We’ve been quite busy the past couple of months. I honestly haven’t had the time to think about the blog. As many of our friends and family already know, boyfriend and I purchased a house! YAY! [applaud] The next question that everyone asks is, “Are you guys moved in yet?” And our answer is still no. We wanted to fix up the house here and there before moving in. It turns out that there’s a lot more work that needs to be done than we originally hoped. (I hear that’s what happens to all homeowners..) It’s still a work in progress and we don’t expect to move in until the end of summer. We’re super excited to see the house after renovations are done. I snapped some before-reno pictures so once it’s done, I’ll reveal the before-and-after pictures!

Over the July 4th weekend, we took a trip to visit my sister in Pittsburgh. And just to make our trip more interesting, we brought Mochi along for the ride. He was surprisingly well-behaved on this trip. We were a bit worried about bringing him at first since it’s a 6+ hour car ride and he tends to run around like a mad dog everywhere. But in the end, Mochi turned out to be more well-behaved without a leash, my sister got to get in her Mochi-time, and my dad became friends with Mochi. (Everyone always ends up taking a liking to Mochi.)

^^ The Monongahela Incline up to Mount Washington. Since we brought Mochi along, we had to do more outdoor activity. Luckily, Pittsburgh weather was being cooperative and gave us plenty of sunshine for the weekend.

^^ There was a sign that said pets were only allowed if they were put in their designated bags that a person can carry with one hand. So, my sister’s Tri-Delta tote became Mochi’s makeshift “designated” bag.

^^ It’s not easy trying to get Mochi to look at the camera for a picture..

^^ We’re all so busy with our own schedules and are living far away from each other. It was nice spending some family time together (:


My sister took us around the campus of her alma mater, which was quite beautiful. A part of me felt like I missed out on a real college life. (Not that I didn’t go to a real college, but it just wasn’t what I had imagined when I thought of a college.) But I’m glad my sister got to enjoy her undergrad life on such beautiful campus grounds.

^^ Mochi clearly loved the campus grounds, too. We took his leash off and let him roam around. He was surprisingly so well-behaved without the leash! So proud of my little baby.

mochi running free
^^ He really likes that baseball.

mochi running
^^ SUPER happy. And thirsty. He surely enjoyed his independence that day.

mochi running_2

Not too bad, Pittsburgh. Not too bad.. Until next time!

2 thoughts on “independence day

  1. Boyfriend

    You forgot to mention about Meat and Potatoes! It was one of the best part of Pittsburgh lol.

  2. yooms Post author

    Oh! Meat & Potatoes! How could I forget. I didn’t take any pictures of the mussels because we were all too busy eating. Gosh, don’t remind me of those mussels.. and that broth.. I want some now.

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