Weekend Visit Back Home

Hi, everyone! I hope y'all had a fabulous weekend. I spent my last few days enjoying my time back home. It's been almost a month since I've been in Houston so it was a nice change from the school scene.

This weekend was an especially great time to come home because my local church was having evangelical services and I saw lots of new faces, old friends and growing kids! Wow, they're all getting tall! I had a great weekend listening and learning. Also, I was happy to know I was still welcome to sing in our church choir.

sisters in church
{my sweet little sister and me outside the new church fellowship hall building. i love her dress!}
There are some things about home that I don't realize I miss until I'm actually there. For example, I didn't realize how much I missed my mom's Indonesian coconut rice and rendang {Indonesian beef stew}. Though I have occasional cravings for her cooking while I'm away at school, I didn't particularly miss these two dishes until my mom had them ready for my dinner after I got home late Friday night. I know lots of family friends who crave coconut rice and rendang together, so I definitely need to master my mom's two recipes when I get a kitchen of my own.

beef rendang and coconut rice
{coconut rice topped with a small portion of rendang: one piece egg, tofu, and beef}

Another thing I missed was doing homework at our dining table like I used to do in high school. I love that I'm able to sprawl out my things on a big table. Plus, being steps away from my mom's fully stocked fridge full of snacks doesn't hurt either.

homework on the dining table
{homeworking on the dining table}
I'm on my way back to Austin now for school but to count my blessings, at least I don't have class until 2 p.m. I'll be preparing for my second exam of the semester so I hope to get lots of productive studying done this week. Have a great Monday!





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