Camping out by myself with two dogs at the Supersitition Mountain

I planned to camp out for two nights at the Supersitition mountain on the weekend of March 11th by myself.   However it was too mucy for me.  The plan was changed since I wanted to go to my friend’s 2nd birthday party on Saturday morning.   I did only for one night.  It was such a fun for me hiking out with two dogs.  One dog is mine and another couple’s dog I babysitted.  It was really nice and relaxed by myself at the same time I really miss my wife and new daughter.  Two weeks without them was really hard on me.  I asked my wife not to do that again.  I totally understand many families and friends want to visit new baby Evie.  

Before going out for camping, I went Kalviz’s 2nd birthday party, a son of my friend.  It was a fun birthday party!  I really enjoyed and I oversaw kids’ joyous birthday party!   I also love great brat.  It’s Canadian grilling style.  Some people said that’s deaf hot dogs because of little over cooked hot dogs.  I dont mind and i love burnt tasting crispy.

Before I leave from the Supersitition mountain, I happened to be seeing my neighbor and a co-worker I work with at Intel when I got up in the early morning.  I saw them climbing all the way upon one of supersitition mountains!  It wa really amazing to see them.

Riding Mountain bikes at the South Mountain!

Friends and I biked at the South Mountain nearby my house.  It was a great Sunday morning!   We biked almost 12 miles.  During at that day, the weather was such a perfect day for us!   Randall, Mikey, Erwin and I met up for biking together.   Mikey had to borrow my wife’s bike, which had some issues with chaining.  We had to figure out how to adjust the chain.  The chain itself is a bit long and it needs more tightened.    Mikey adjusted and kept carrying himself throughout the trip. It turned out to be fine, but it was hard on him to bike all the way up.

Lochiel Brewery!

Ian Camerson started up his own brewery distributor. He is a Deaf guy   His father worked at Intel and in the same department where I am in and he worked at night shift.  Before I visited his new opening place.  I tried all of his brewery beers in his home garage.  One of his brewed beers is my favorite now – Lochiel Scotch Ale.  At first I was worried if his brewed beer wouldn’t taste good.  I was surprised after a great taste.  That brew is made with a Scottish style and strong malt straightness.  I learned that he got a family recipe passed down through many generations in his family line.  I was fascinated in his tale and family history happened in Scotland and UK.  It was awesome!

One Month Old Evie!

 Fields family left back to NC in the morning from our house.   They stayed with us for one full month and did really help us lot.  

Love candid photo. 

Third generation photo

It was really hard on us when they left. We are very blessed to have a such wonderful family who loves us very much.  (Both sides- Munder and Fields family ❤️) 

Evie’s first hike

We relaxed at home most of day and then we hiked about 2 miles upon South Mountain with Vanilla and Evie. It was such a beautiful day!  Well it was a bit gloomy like a cloudy cold day in midwestern world.  It was more excited for us than anyone who lived in Arizona. 

One month old photos of Evie

It’s very hard to believe she’s already 1 month old!  Meeting Evie for first time was best feeling in the whole world. It was an unforgettable moment for me and daddy.  

Dear Evie,

You brings us a such great joy! 

I could not forget my first moment when I held you in my arm!! I was over the moon when I saw you. – your mom ❤️ 

Now you are beautiful 1 month old! You are so tall for your age. Your height is 95% above the average with all of other babies in the whole wide world!  How cool is it!? 🙂 Just like your daddy!  He’s 6’3. You both are so much alike! 

You are really strong too. You like to push your legs against me and try to stand up while we held you under your armpits. Your neck is developing really quick. You are able to keep your head up on your own for brief time. We believe you will be so strong like your mommy! 🙂 

We are looking forward to see more of your laughs and smiles coming this month!  Love you tons! ❤️💕. 

With love,

Your mommy and Daddy. 

Nothing bundt cake

We got red velvet cake for Evelyn to celebrate her 1 month old.  It’s our excuse to eat this delicious cake! Haha 

Evie attempted to blow candle on her one month birthday with Mommy’s help!!!

We love you Evelyn ❤️. 

Adam’s Recommended Books in 2016

​Best books I read in 2016.  I highly recommended them.  Some are briefs below:

-“The More of Less” book talks about owning less, decluttering your excessive things, giving yourself so much freedom and pursuing your dream path.

-“Glow Kids” book is a very fascinating book.  As you wonder about kids nonstop staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends’ houses, even though at dinner table.  Then that’s the book you should read.

-“The Second Machine Age” book written by two MIT professors talks about issues of technological and economic progress how we are along with Artifical Intelligence revolution and wiping out millions of blue-collar jobs for people.  We must be optimistic about the future and how we face that.

-“Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage” book is one of great adventure stories of our time. It is about the expedition team surived in another world of cold, wet, icy and filled with fear, exhaustion and hunger.  I think every great business leaders must read this book.  Ernest Shackleton the explorer made many perfect moves to rescue his full team at the end.  Nobody died.  That is amazing.

-“SevenEves” is a brillant scientific fiction book.  Well I would say it is close enough to real, not just an ordinarily scientific fiction like Star Wars, etc.  The story itself is about a catastrophic event on earth and nations around the globe work together to make a plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere.  And there is also an unexpected story at the end.

-“The Future of The Mind” book talks about our latest and current research on the human brain being done in top laboratories around the world all in neuroscience and physics.

Happy New Year 2017!!!

Jackie and Adam were planning to go out with friends for New Year Eve.  However we decided to spend time with Jackie’s family before they leave to NC on Jan 2nd.     We went out to Nello’s restaurant ordering two large pizzas – Classic Europe and BBQ chicken.  It was a fun evening!

Thanks go to Jackie’s brother for blocking Evie in the family picture above.  So we took another one with Evie.

After the restaurant, we came back home for social and we played with Evie. Then Adam was serious playing the “Uncharted 4” game on PS4 that Jackie’s brother got it for Christmas present.

Vanilla was very jealous of Evie.  He tried to be cutier than Evie.  She got all attentions on the social media, Facebook, for Happy New Year message.

We had such a fun and Happy New Year to everyone!!!

Oktober tried to steal treats for himself

Oktober tried to steal the treat bag from us.  We busted him.  Then he tried to run away.  At first he sneaked and sit on the kitchen island for a while.  He thought we didn’t pay attention him whereas we caught him!

After I took treat the bag from him, he was not very happy about that and stared at us silently. 

Our first date night 

December 27th

Our first date night as parents.  

We went out for dinner and watched Rogue 1 at the movie theater.  It was lovely time to be able to enjoy my husband to myself. ❤️💕 

Evie was having blast time with her grandparents.  They will be leaving in few days so it was nice for them to spend time together.