A Visit From Ngoai

While my mom makes it a tradition to come down for a visit for each of the kids’ birthdays, this year there was a big trip to the West Coast planned with her friends during S’s birthday so she decided to come down and visit us for my birthday instead. It’s always a treat to see her, especially when she’s making a special trip down just for the weekend to spend some time celebrating with us.

Here are some snapshots of our long weekend.

She always brings her DSLR camera so she gets some great shots of the kids.





We visited the Farmer’s Market on Saturday and enjoyed some much-needed lemonade considering it’s still a balmy 90-something degrees during the day here.

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A visit from Ngoai is never complete without good homemade Vietnamese food, so my mom made us Mi Hoanh Thanh (from scratch!) and I hooked it up with some homemade Pho. Then we topped it off with a watermelon/coconut cake. We even had a little helper that made it that much more fun.

It was a delicious weekend, let me tell you!

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And, we celebrated my birthday. Getting older is always more fun when you’re surrounded by family (and handmade gifts from the kiddos). 🙂

Excuse me and my disheveled-ness. I didn’t feel like doing my hair or putting in my contacts, so on went the ball cap.

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It was a wonderful weekend. Here’s to another year of adventures!

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