S U M M E R
Are you excited? I have been dreaming of slowing down and enjoying the moment with my boys for so long. As the boys grow tall and big, I feel that the whole school year passes like a week(?). Before you know the summer will be behind us!
What is your vacation plan for this summer? Beach and mountain sound amazing. My boys just turned 16 and 14 and I have had enough experience of planning our family summer, but every year, there is always a new set of challenges rising. One thing I have learned from trial and error full of summers is to GO when you are in doubt to go or not to go. Going means making memories and it is always associated with your TIME. I learned that spending time to experience something is always better than not. It is such a simple rule (with few exceptions) to have when planning any vacation for the family.
We loved visiting Big Island, Hawaii last summer (picture above, by Wilde Sparrow photography). After a busy school year, we thought the boys needed some time relaxing and recenter themselves kind of down time. It was so perfect! Literally, we stayed at the beach except when we hiked on the mountain.
Looking back all those years, one of my favorite memories was to visit Korea with the boys six years ago. You know Korea is where I was born and grew up all my childhood. It is not like going to a brand new city, but it means so much to show my kids where their root had begun. They stayed with the grandparents and cousins, visited many historical places, learned so much about themselves. They barely spoke Korean, but they could certainly understand the language and culture - especially they loved the food the most. Boys have been wanting to visit Korea again for many years and it was not hard to decide where to go this summer. So here we go~ we will be visiting Seoul again in June!!!
This time, we will be able to walk longer and farther (they are taller than me!). I hope we can experience living in Seoul for few weeks. Riding subways or taxi, eating local fruits and street food, visiting where I went to schools, and so much more. Just thinking of it makes me so excited. I can not wait to make unforgettable memories there!
Where are you planning to go? Do you know somewhat close locations where you take your kids just for a quick weekend getaway? Can not wait to hear all about your favorite vacation stories~
With all excitement of thinking of summer, I must say that there will be some time crunch during the summer at the studio. I will continue to photograph until early half of June and will have a few weeks break until mid July. So if you are planning to get your summer sessions done at the studio, please contact me right away. I will be happy to arrange your session dates into the schedule so that you won’t be missing out wondering where I am!!!
Hope you enjoy the beautiful spring weather. And have a great summer!