Monday, June 16, 2014

Our Own World Cup Star

Messi "Chamberlain"


I was telling Robert about the picture Luke drew for Mike and how it sounded so cute...

To see how proud & happy R was to get his father's day gift from his oldest son.
I loved how he drew the square glasses and the tanned skin.

This picture is pretty accurate to me!
R thanked his son for making him so "brown"

Happy Father's Day

My parents wanted to have crawfish this weekend, & I was the one making the crawfish.
By default since Anh Vinny is the better crawfish boiler.
It's not hard to actually cook it, it's the keeping it alive so you can kill it "fresh" If that makes any sense.
I was agitated at first to think I had to do it, but when it boiled down to it, it was because I was nervous since I haven't made crawfish in 4 years! Sidenote: Mom was telling me to only boil it in water nothing else....Whatever!!!!!!!!!

Anyways, I was able to reserve the suckers and they were nice and plump.
I made two batches. One that was buttery and garlic spiced & the other without butter and spice.
It was a success which meant, all gone.

Technically it was the first thing that I ever cooked that Robert tasted.
Dating this long and he has never asked nor made me cook for him.
(Maybe that's why he's still around...ha)

Hong made yummy flan and grilled pork. Oh it was so good..... and how she slaved over our archaic charcoal grill to let us savor that was gluttonous. I'll repeat, it was soooooooo good.

After the eating that we do, we merged into living room and watched France beat Honduras (yay) and Argentina beat Bosnia (A bigger yay)

Then to close up any Nguyen event, we have cake and sing.
(Robert was like, what? There's a Father's day song?)
Uhmmm, in the Nguyen household, we sing (badly) for whatever occasion, but we sing dang it!
Only Missing Adrian, Mike and Dan.

It felt like another perfect day.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Sunday Funday

Sometimes doing NOTHING...Is my favorite family time.


I always wondered...
How do parents love more than one kid.
How does that work.
And of course, I realize, duhhhh, the same thing can be asked for nieces and nephews.

Each and everyone of my kiddos just make me so happy and they all have such sweet attributes that make loving them, so very easy.

It's so much fun being an aunt when it comes to celebrating all the festivities.
I get off so easy because I didn't raise these kiddos, yet I get to reap the same benefits seeing them accomplish their milestones.

I'm pretty damn lucky.

(I didn't get to see Amanda walk live, yet I watched it on my computer live and MAN, was I happy)
As for Amber, if being her Senior Class VP, Honor's Society, Homecoming Queen, Volleyball star and Miss Versatile for her Senior year is any indication of her future, she's onward to continuous greatness as well.

How cool to have the Astrodome as your backdrop

Hip Hip Hooray

Three of the most important 2014 graduates in my life.

A. College
B. High School

C. Pre-school