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Thursday
Apr262012

[SALLY] 38 THINGS I LOVE

PHOTOGRAPH BY SALLY J SHIM

This week I celebrated my 38th birthday so I thought I would share 38 things I love.

1.  Appah.  The perfect husband for me, loving father and best eating buddy.

2.  J.  My happy, fun loving, nurturing and creative son.

3.  j.  My charming, silly and sweet son.

4.  My family.  My parents and older sister. I miss my older brother and wish he was still with us because I know he would love spending time with his nephews.

5.  My inlaws, brother in laws and sister in laws.  Only wish we lived closer by so we could spend more time together.

6.  God.  For His Grace.

7.  Good friends.  You know who you are.

8.  Busan.  Being able to live in our favorite city for a second time.

9.  Sunrises.  A sign of a new day and fresh start.

10.  Sunsets.  A reminder that our days go by quickly and to enjoy each one.

11.  Grey.  My favorite color and perfect neutral.

12.  Bakeries.  My weakness.

13.  Traveling.  I want to explore the world with Appah and the boys.

14.  Stripes.  Gotta love anything stripey.

15.  Korean food.  Especially eating Korean food in Korea!

16.  Good burger & fries.  A little difficult to find in Busan but thank goodness there is other good food here.

17.  Random acts of kindness.  When someone extends a little kindness your way it is amazing how it can lift your spirits.

18.  Pretty packages.  Little thoughtful details make me happy.

19.  Living near the beach.  Nothing beats hearing the waves crashing as you fall asleep and wake up each day.

20.  Homemade crepes.  A staple in our home.

21.  Uniball Signo 0.28 pen.  My all-time favorite pen.

22.  Babies.  I love babies and seeing new mamas with babies makes my heart swell.

23.  Handwritten cards.  A lost art but so meaningful.

24.  Taco trucks.  We don't have them in Busan but miss the ones in the States.

25.  White ceramics.  My all time favorite.

26.  Creative friends.  Who constantly inspire me by following their passion in life.

27.   A clean house.  Makes being a homebody that much more enjoyable.

28.  My iPhone.  Never thought I would say that but being able to Facetime with my sister on a regular basis makes me miss her less.

29.  Tokyo.  My second favorite city in the world. (Cannot wait to share photos from our trip.)

30.  J's arm around his little brother.  He does it all the time and it makes me so happy how close they are.

31.  Generosity.  People who are willing to sacrifice their time and/or money to help others out make the world a better place.

32.  Bowling.  I've always dreamed of being in a bowling league, complete with personalized shirt and custom shoes and bowling ball. 

33.  Cute clothes for boys.  Debunking the myth that shopping for boys is not fun.

35.  Online community.  For all the wonderful people and friendships formed over the past seven years.

36.  Wittiness.  If you are witty I most likely will be want to be your friend.

37.  Camping.  Spending time outdoors and all the fun stuff that goes along with it (fishing, s'mores).

38.  38 years of life.  And hopefully many more wonderful years to come!

Reader Comments (20)

HAPPY birthday week, sally! what a wonderful, life-affirming list :)

04.26.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjane

I love this so much. and you.
Happy birthday Sally!

04.26.2012 | Unregistered Commentermartha

Happy birthday Sally! We miss you!

04.26.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

this is such a joyful list... i'm smiling ear to ear just reading it. happy happy birthday to you, sally! xo

04.26.2012 | Unregistered Commenteramisha

Sally, you always feel so near and dear, even though you're far away. I love your list so much. Happy Birthday dear friend!

04.26.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlair

Happy birthday Sally! Thanks for sharing your list!

04.26.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjean

Happy belated birthday Sally!! I loved reading your list and I too will turn 38 this year so I might have to make a list myself.

04.26.2012 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

Happy Birthday - sounds like perfect things for 38!

04.26.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjan

what a beautiful list, sally! the happiest of birthdays to you + i hope you have a wonderful time celebrating with your family : ) xo

04.27.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren O'Neill

happy birthday miss sally!!! i love all your 38 things. love your sunrises and sunsets.... you are so blessed to have that glorious view every morning and night.

04.27.2012 | Unregistered Commentersooki

Happy Birthday! On the burger search, have you tried Farmer's Burger in Nampo-dong? It's near the pizza hut and cell phone stores. There is also a location near the tower I believe. Also try Hunter Burger in the KSU area. There is a 1,500 ice cream and waffle stand there as well!!

04.27.2012 | Unregistered Commenterlee

What a wonderful, positive post! I love how most of yours were people, food and pretty things - that's so mostly what I would have said too.

04.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Hazel

A very happy birthday week to you, Sally! What a lovely way to celebrate, by counting your many blessings and joys. May this year bring so many that you'll have much more than you can use for your "39" list!

04.28.2012 | Unregistered Commenter{gemmifer}

Happy Birthday Sally!!
Enjoy!

04.30.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Happy belated birthday sally. glad to hear you are loving life!

05.2.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjen v

All so beautiful! Happy birthday, and I am thankful for your blog and constant creativity!

05.4.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

This is beautiful & it makes me happy non of these surprise me & makes me realize how much I miss you! X

05.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoke

Happy Birthday, Sally! God bless you and your family abundantly!

05.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo

What a beautiful list. Happy Birthday! :)

05.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNoelani

I love this list. I had to laugh at the bowling! I love it. Happy Be-Lated Birthday, Sally!

05.29.2012 | Unregistered Commenterchelsea

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