The actual day landed on Sunday so that meant any festivities were to be done on that one day, unlike previous years when you had both Saturday and Sunday (and even Friday).
|A grumpy Tyson giving a dirty look to his Aunt Julie.|
|Andrew is all smiles.|
|The members of the one-missing-front-tooth club: Reed and Jacob|
Our day started with Lynn's side of the family. For lunch, we had a too traditional Vietnamese meal. I looked back at last year's blog post and grandma made the same exact meal minus the gio. My only "edible" source of protein was some meat (I think it was meat but it was definitely a part of an animal) tossed in some brown, powdery seasoning. I forced myself to eat it. Needless to say, I was still hungry.
|Chi Thu and her winnings.|
|This modified version is such a scam... yet it's so hard to stay away.|
Afterwards we went over to my mom's house for our side of the family celebration. I immediately went straight for the food and devoured full plates of banh cuon, thit nuong, and cheese nachos. Yes, nachos. Not a traditional food you would expect for Tet but it was very satisfying. We played flag football, not our usual rivalry teams, but fun nonetheless. Then it was back inside for more gambling and that was the night. Good times with family.