Monday, June 24, 2013


Uh oh, someone is six-oh.

That someone is my mom, who turned sixty years old. Sixty! It seems unfathomable. In my mind, she's always in her late 40's, early 50's and even that seems old to me. It's funny, as I was discussing my plans of a surprise birthday dinner with my cousin Jon, I said I only invited the adults, no kids and he understood exactly what I meant. Our parents are the "adults" and we will always be the "kids" even though we're full-fledged adults who have kids of our own.

I had decided a surprise birthday dinner would be the best way to celebrate reaching such a milestone. Being that I trusted my dad with inviting "the adults" (since my Vietnamese is horrendous) and my mom being super nosy (she asked my dad why I called him when she wasn't available... apparently she had checked the caller ID), I was sure the plan would no longer be a surprise. And since we're all Asian, I was sure that everyone would show up late. I had very low expectations. But to my own surprise, everyone was there when we arrived and my mom was truly surprised. Everything worked out as planned. Happy birthday to my mom!

Everyone chowin' down.

The fire hazard that is my mom's birthday cake.

The aftermath of blowing out sixty candles.

And a speech to end the dinner.

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  1. tram said... June 25, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    How wonderful to see her brothers and sisters celebrating with her!! I love your Mama :)

  2. lisalonghorn said... June 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Good job, Jimmy! Everyone looks so happy! And your mom is always 38 in my mind, which freaks me out because I'm almost there!

  3. JT said... June 25, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Thanks! It seems that she had a little too much fun. She told me she had trouble sleeping that night because of all the excitement.

  4. Edwin and Lilly said... June 28, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Hahaha...I can't believe you put all 60 candles on there, instead of just the numbers "60"! Yeah, that cake looks pretty much on fire. lol.

    Happy birthday Co Huong! She's forever young in my books....our youngest aunt. :)

  5. Click, Click, Caption This.... said... July 1, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Your mom is always in her baby thirties to me...And I love it that I see my mom hanging out with their siblings.

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