This month has flown by. It's 2015 and we are already one month down.

Work has been crazy. Albeit, work is always crazy. I'm learning a lot about myself and how I handle stress and expectations. Suffice to say that I need to do some introspection and center myself on God's Word and on prayer. Easier said than done though.

I celebrated my 30th birthday yesterday. And what a memorable one! My best friend Tracy flew in from San Francisco over the weekend to surprise me with a quick (24 hours quick!) visit. My brother came in from Maryland and surprised me for brunch at Isola. Trace and I moseyed on to Dough where we stuffed our faces with the most delectable, fluffiest, amazeballs donuts ever and then wandered around the MoMA. Side note: I don't get modern art. Moving on...#snowpocalypse2015 came and went (womp womp) and on my actual birthday my sweet husband cooked a traditional Korean birthday meal, baked chocolate cake, decorated with apartment with balloons and pictures, and gifted me with a fun new camera. I am genuinely grateful for the wonderful people in my life who have sent me warm wishes from near and far and for the few that literally went out of their way to make me feel unbelievably blessed and loved.

It has been a while since I shot a legitimate set of photos on my DSLR so please forgive me for these iphone snaps that follow.