Sunday, January 12, 2014

Christmas Vacation Recap (Lots Of Pictures)

So this is kinda random and has nothing to do with my post today. . (in fact it is being written after my post), but I have something super exciting to say! I got a package in the mail from Pace University today I got my ACCEPTANCE letter!!!! I had a feeling that it might have been an acceptance letter because of how big the envelope is.. From what I've heard- Big envelopes = Acceptance while Small envelopes = Rejection.
I have been accepted to Pace with a 23,500 dollar renewable scholership!! Wahhh!! This is crazy!!! The feeling I had when I saw this was indescribable! 23,500 is a lot of money and with that extra cash, Pace's price is much more comparable to Uconn's price!

Pace University Acceptance Letter 2014
The poptart is there to cover my information =)
And now to my post! - (Hehe)
It's been a little over a week since I've gotten back from my vacation and I really wanted to make a vacation recap. It's so strange, but I feel like it has been so much longer than 1-2 weeks since coming back. This is weird to say, but it almost feels like I did not go on vacation.. I know I did, but it just feels like break never occurred. Time really does fly when you are having fun!! I'm very sad that it is over, but for spring break in April, I get to go back!

Gifts For Kids 2014
Lots Of Gifts!! 
All the items you see in the top picture are gifts that I brought for the kids, I brought lots of makeup (and nail polish which is not pictured above) for the little girl because she loves it. The gift that I got her was a package of lip smacker chapsticks, a pomegranate EOS, and scented nail polish! You will not believe how excited she was to see all the chapstick that I got for her. Her mouth dropped open! Along with all the makeup, I also brought her some glitter to use for crafts!
For the little boy, I found that getting gifts for him was a bit harder since I'm not a boy. Honestly, I find getting gifts for any guy quite difficult. He's pretty young so I just assumed he would like anything I got him. Therefore, I chose to get him stickers of cars and angry birds. Along with that, I also got him a strawberry EOS and a nail polish with cars on it. Everytime I go there, I get his sister a bunch of beauty products and he never gets to use them since they aren't his so he asks me for nail polish and chapstick of his own!!

Chinatown During Christmas 2014
Loving the festive spirit.
Chinese Bakery Bread And Dessert

I took the bus to go to New York and we were very fortunate to not hit any traffic. We left around 9:30 and got to the city before 12:30! It was a nice bus ride and I got to catch up on my sleep when I was on it hehe. Our bus dropped us off in the middle of Chinatown and from there, my mom and I walked to the nearest bakery to grab some lunch. I really love the food in these little "Asian" bakeries so I am always hungry for something to eat! The items I chose to get for my mini lunch was something called honey bread and a sesame ball. (They are both pictured in the middle!) The honey bread was very sweet and I guess I didn't realize how much honey they would have put in it. The bread literally ozzed honey though it was still yummy tasting.. just a bit sweet for my taste buds. The sesame ball is delicious! I have had it before and they are one of my favorite treats!

Makeup For Little Girls

Stickers For a Little Boy
Applying chapstick and stickers hehe. 
When I got to their home, the firs thing we did was take out the gifts. The kids I could not wait to show them the gifts. . I sometimes think I am still a little kid trapped in a big person's body hehe. My cousin had her best friend over at the time and both of them swarmed over all the makeup. We did each others nails right away. The little boy wanted to join in too, but sadly, he was kicked out. However, I did give him his stickers and a chapstick. Immediately, he went into a corner of his own and began adding the 200+ stickers I got him into his sticker collection as well as using his new chapstick!

Rainbow Looms 2014

Whipple Cupcake Review

Ailee I'll Show You
I will force then to love Ailee (and Demi) hehe. So far, it is working!!
For vacation, I pretty much hung out at their house and went along with them on their errands! Sometimes, I was just watching the kids, but I don't mind it because they are so much fun! We did lots of things there including making rainbow loom bracelets and  cupcakes! Apparently "rubberband/ rainbow loom bracelets are popular among children. I have never heard of them until I saw them on my cousin's hand. They are basically made from rubber bands strung together.
Along with the bracelets and cupcakes, we also listened to music. I showed the kids some of my favorite singers including Demi Lovato and Ailee. It's my goal to make both of them love these artists. So far, I have gotten both of them to fall in love with Ailee's rendition of Halo. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out! I also have them both hooked on Demi's new music.!

Christmas Tree 2014

I got to celebrate Christmas with them and they were the ones who got me a tablet. I still cannot believe it, but I love my tablet. I use it literally everyday! The kids got so much presents, but mainly legos. They love legos so much that they ever have a city made out of them. I think it is the cutest thing ever.
The weekend after Christmas, I got to go snowboarding with the kids. That was a pretty fun and scary experience. I went skiing with them once and I slightly disliked that because I froze out there, but snowboarding was quite fun this time. It was sunny outside and being with the kids made it so much better. I had to act like I knew what I was going to help them hehe. (though I think I was the one who was most afraid of falling there.) 

New Fish In The Family
New Fish in the family! 
While I was there, we also got a new fish to make 3 fish. I asked what the new fishes name should be and it turned out that none of the fish had names! I was shocked because all pets need names so I took it upon myself to come up with names for them. I asked the little girl what she thought the new fish should be names and we came up with the name Honey because of the color of her scales. The two other fishes were hard to pick names for, but eventually we found two names that would suit them - Sushi and Bubbles!
Selfies In The morning
Selfies bright and early in the morning!
I had to leave on the 1st of January and I was really sad to go. The week and a half there felt like it had gone by so fast. It's just just crazy to believe that I have only been home for a week and a half. I feel like I have been home forever just doing homework and writing essays hehe. I cannot wait for spring break so I can see them again! Till then, it's letters and phone calls!

What have you guys been doing lately?
Do any of you feel like you have been stuck in a "rut/post holiday blues" like I am? Hopefully I'll get over it once Feb. hits.!
Really random, but if you have opinions on Pace, please share them with me hehe. I get to visit all my colleges in March/April before making my final decision and it still has yet to hit me that what I pick is where I will be for the next 4 years! 

79 comments:

  1. Yeah Mindy Congratulation you should be proud in how far you got so far love the images and you have so much to celebrate about. Have an awesome weekend doll.
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    1. Thanks, and yes, I am super proud!! =)

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  2. That is so exciting Mindy - Congratulations! xx Kat


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  3. Congrats on getting accepted. Glad to see you had such a fun Christmas

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    1. Thanks! And yes, x mas was the best!

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS MINDY!!!!! :D <3 :D <3
    I'm so happy for you!!!! :D <3

    AND on top of that good news you get to go back to NYC in April?! Guuuuurrrl you're so lucky!!!
    xx

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    1. Thanks!! I have to decide if it's right for me though hehe!

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  5. Congratulations!! I'm really proud of you :)

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  6. haha, really lots of pictures~ XD

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  7. Congrats on your acceptance! I actually was accepted to Pace many many years ago with a full scholarship but opted to be in debt at NYU. Good luck and hope to see you around one day in NYC.

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    1. ohh!!! That is really good! You must be smart.. Do you regret your decision at all? =)

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  8. omg!!! congrsats on the scholarship!!! you deserve that!! :D

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  9. Wow congrats on your acceptance!! that must be super exciting to get accepted AND get a scholarship! Looks like you had a lot of fun on your vacation :)

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    1. Thanks!! Yes I am pretty excited !! =)

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  10. Congrats on your acceptance! The poptart is so cute XD I hope more acceptances come your way ^^

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    1. Thanks and yes hehe, the pop tart is covering my info!

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  11. Congratulations doll !! really proud of you :) Happy monday dear!! xx
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  12. Congrats Mindy.... I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  13. Your Christmas break looks like it was filled with so much fun and good food! Since we're keeping up with each others blogs, would you like to follow each other on Instagram? :)

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    1. Thanks!! IT was so much fun and sure we can follow, but I don't use my instagram that often sadly! =)

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  15. Great pics!!

    xx

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  16. Congrats on your Scholarship Mindy!! That's so amazing!!! :D

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  17. very nice pictures! it seems you had a very nice christmas :)

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  18. Congrats Mindy!!!!! I'm so happy!!!! You're fab <3 <3 <3
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  19. Ohhh New York Chinatown. I miss that city! Looks like you had a lot of fun.

    & congrats on that scholarship and acceptance! Way to go!

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    1. Thanks! NYC Chinatown is really nice! hehe.

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  21. amazing post!!!! <3
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  22. Hello Mindy!
    Congratulations for getting accepted into Pace University. I hope you enjoy your new life there and still blog. It's nice of you to spend your time with young kids. I bought car toys for my kid and my nephews. They really love the Christmas gifts.

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    1. Thank you ! I still have to decide if I want to go there hehe.
      Kids are the best!

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  23. Regarding your questions:
    1. I always have holiday blues because I love holiday so much until I don't want to work. Hahaha!
    2. I have no idea of how Pace College is. Sorry, no comment from me.

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  24. Congratulations Mindy!!!! This is such amazing and exciting news, so thrilled and proud of you, you deserve it sweety, all your hard work has paid off!

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    1. Thanks! Hoping for more to come now!

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  25. As usual phenomenal post! You are a champion!
    I can see that you love what you are doing!
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  26. Congratulations Mindy! So happy for you! It's nice that you won't be too far from home if you go to Pace. And it looks like you had a fun/relaxing holiday break as well.

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    1. Thanks! It was lots of fun and yes, it's not that far away from home!

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  27. looks like such a great time
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  28. Sounds like you had a great break!! Making those bracelets is becoming so popular! My fiance's cousins are obsessed!
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    1. yes. lots of fun and they are becoming crazy popular! I actually begin to notice some high school kids wearing them too!

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  30. Hey beautiful! this is lovely! Amazing post!
    Best wishes for this 2014… keep up the amazing work on your blog!
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  31. great funnn photos! i want all that snack! :P
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    1. thanks and hehe yes , a snack would be good!

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  32. wow, congrats that you have been accepted to the uni~ =D

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  33. Congrats on your acceptance! And great to read that you had a lovely time travelling.

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  36. Congrats on that scholarship. You should be so proud! I am LOLing at the fish named Sushi. It's like naming a pig Bacon!

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