Puerto Rico

We had a rather difficult time getting to Puerto Rico. First we booked a week in March that would have put us there for my birthday. But the day we…

Sick Day

Mina brought home a cold last week, and now Linus has it. He’s home from school today, and is spending most of it on the couch. However, he and Yen…

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.

Valentine

Linus gave his teacher a valentine. It’s clear how much he loves her!

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…

Strange Cargo

I never thought anyone would ever be so happy to be locked in a trunk.

New Year 2022

Like everyone, we rang in the new year last night. We let the kids stay up late (8:30!), and before they went to bed we did a countdown, reflected on…

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…

Karate

Linus’s teacher suggested that he might benefit from an after school program. We debated a few options and finally selected karate. He seems really excited about it. The teacher made…