Feb 15 to 25

With COVID finally winding down (apparently, at least; it’s been a long journey and I’m aware I might read this later and think… Ha! Naive!), we decided to risk a…

Jan 1 to Feb 14, 2022

I think the theme of this post will be dressing up. Maybe that’s a Tran family tradition for passing cold winter days? Or maybe we’re just trying to stay warm.…

Backyard Luge

Yen and the kids built an enormous run for their sleds. The bump was Linus’s idea, of course.

Hello to all the children

Mina is learning a song at school. In classic Mina fashion, she is practicing it over and over to achieve perfection. We are both overwhelmed by her on-point pronunciation of…

Trans on Ice

We had a nice walk yesterday at Whipple Hill. In a few places the trail was nearly impassable because of ice (and/or unleashed dogs), but that also meant that the…

Dec 12 to 28, 2021

Some Tran crafts to start you off. First, a bow and arrow. Binoculars! I wish I had a sign like this. This one disturbed me, but I tried not to…

Nov 2021

In an effort to break up the days, we took a weekend trip to Providence. We had no idea how big of a deal it would be to the kids…

October 2021

You’re going to see an unseasonably warm October unfold in these photos – all the way to flora and fauna. We added a few more beds to our front lawn,…

September 2021

We’re closing on the end of the year so I’d better catch up on my posts! There is snow on the ground while I write this, but let’s journey back…

September 2021

Just a few photos left that I haven’t posted. It was a quiet month while the kids started school. Still, we got out and about a bit. Linus actually started…

August 2021

You’ve probably never even noticed, but I tag each of these posts with the kids’ age at the time so we can look back and say, “What was Mina doing…

July 2021

Lately I can’t remember what happened in the morning. Let’s see whether I can remember July! First, some arts and crafts. Linus constructed this phone. I’m not sure how he…

Biking with Ba Noi

We found an off-label use for the kids’ tag-along bike. I’m not sure Ba Noi is ready to go on a 15-mile trek, though.