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…

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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…

June 17 to July 1, 2021

Who’s happy it’s summer? Linus! We finally found the courage to take an entire week off and disappear! This time it was the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We tried…

A Visit with David

I’m fully vaccinated, so I hopped on a plane to visit David! We refused to try to figure out just how long it’s been since we’ve seen each other. Much…

Weekend in New Hampshire

Technically this is June 28 – July 23, 2019. But you’ll see that it’s going to be dominated by our visit to the White Mountains last weekend. But first, let’s…

Florida

You might well ask what kind of mad people would choose to vacation in Florida in June. These are the faces of mad ladies and gentlemen: Well, Ba Noi isn’t…

Hilton Head Island

Our original plan for winter vacation this year was Sedona. We were going to spend the week hiking and getting warm. But you might remember that we hiked in a…

Hilton Head Island Beach

We’re on Hilton Head Island for a week of getting warm. We deserve it! Last week the entire house had the flu – I missed three days of work, and…

Vegas, Baby!

If you’re going to go on vacation, you’d better start training early. I’m not sure what Mina had planned for Vegas, but she looks ready for anything. She has also…

January 24 – March 1, 2018

Winter continues, and so do the complex LEGO structures. I do love weekend mornings when Linus and I are up before Yen and Mina, and we sit together making and…

January 28 – February 5, 2017: Williamsburg, VA

For our winter vacation this year, we contemplated all kinds of warm places. Mexico? Costa Rica? Even Florida, which we’ve always promised ourselves we’d avoid. Then one day, Yen pointed…

Oct 10 – Nov 5, 2016

Mina is an incredibly feisty lady. She just doesn’t hold back! Her hair really had begun to get out of control in October. Of course we usually tame it with…

Vacation in Acadia

Mina is very excited about standing up these days. She’s officially “cruising” – meaning she creeps around the house either by pushing things so she can walk behind them, or…

Linus: Week 61

It’s been a tough week for us, and you can see a bit of it on Linus’s face here. I see this look and think, “Get that camera outta my…

Linus: Week 59

Yen and I have decided that we should post photos weekly if we possibly can. That should make everyone happy: he has fewer to process, I can actually remember the…