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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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What the hell is a bomb cyclone? I've never heard of that term until our recent spring break trip to Colorado. According to the local news, "The March 2019 'bomb cyclone' was the strongest ever recorded in Colorado." Oh, great. We were essentially buried under the white fluffy stuff. It looks pretty when you're warm and cozy inside but it's a motherf*cker if you have to actually go somewhere. This trip would be our second time to Leadville but after this wintry blast, I might have to reconsider coming back again.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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This past weekend was the annual IBJJF Houston Open, where I came to support everyone who competed. It was definitely less stressful being on the other side of the railing... though it's still a little nerve wracking watching your friends compete. Here are a few pictures I took from the event.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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This past weekend was filled with celebrations. On Saturday, Jacob officially became a teenager (gasp) and to celebrate this milestone, he had an escape room party with his friends (and brothers... because you can't not invite them). On Sunday we were part of Lynn's uncle's surprise 50th birthday party. His wife went all out and it had the ambience of a nice wedding reception. Happy tears were shed. Well deserved. Afterwards we went for my family's (cousins) Tet celebration. Takeaway: Andrew is lucky... and quite the gambler. It's his year though, the year of the pig.

Monday, February 4, 2019

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My big girl in her áo dài. 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

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Ten years. It's been a decade since we each said, "I do." Like the song says, "First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in a baby carriage." And plenty of babies we had (four kids, if you didn't already know) so it wasn't possible to do anything "big" to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We decided on a quick weekend getaway to Waco to do all things Magnolia (Magnolia Table, Magnolia Market, Silos Baking Company). But even a short trip without the kids was difficult because we are forever busy. We had to call in the reinforcements... but I'll get to that later.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

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First communioners. (Is that a word?)

Sunday, January 13, 2019

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(photo by Anh Vien)

Sunday, January 6, 2019

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My long time friend (John) who I've known since the second grade (30+ years) was getting promoted to Lieutenant Colonel at The Pentagon so I wanted to be there when that happened. The initial plan was to take everyone and make it into a family vacation. But airfare to DC was pricey... multiply that by six... ouch. Plan B, road trip to DC. But during the planning phase, there were reports of snow storms across that region and I thought, I don't want to get stranded in the middle of nowhere, let alone drive through that. Plan C, I'll fly but only take the boys. But ticket prices never decreased and actually went up. Plan D, I'll go solo.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

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Christmas time was pretty busy this year. We essentially had something back to back to back with birthday parties sprinkled in between the holiday festivities. On top of that, Andrew's birthday is the day after Christmas so the celebrations kept going. It was nonstop fun for the kids but tiring for the parents. Hopefully the kiddos appreciate the things we do for them.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

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