Chúc mừng năm mới! That's Happy New Year in Vietnamese! We call the holiday Tết In honor of the Lunar New Year, I decided to take a self portrait in my ao dai or a traditional Vietnamese dress. The last time I wore an ao dai was on my wedding day. My parents immigrated their … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Happy Lunar New Year!
Happy Halloween the crew from Willy Wonka's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory featuring, Luke as Willy Wonka, Cruz and Levi as the Oompa Loompas, myself as the Golden Ticket, and Charlie as Charlie! Since Halloween is a little different this year (due to the pandemic) so trick or treating is scaled back and no real … Continue reading Happy Halloween from Charlie and his Chocolate Factory friends
Happy 2nd birthday to my twin babies - Cruz and Levi! I can't believe they are already 2 years old!! (Cruz and Levi turned two in July....but I'm just getting around to blogging about it). We had a small celebration at home and the theme for the twins' second birthday was "Two Wild" because they … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Cruz and Levi Turn 2
I turned another year older last week. I'm not going to mention how old I am. You can do the math if you go back to my previous years' birthday post. With Illinois being in Phase 4 of the reopening (well, maybe Chicago is back at Phase 3), I will consider this a pandemic birthday. … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! A Sweet Birthday Treat for a Francophile
An anniversary tradition - a self portrait of us.
Happy Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras, ya'll!! Chicagoans celebrate Fat Tuesday by indulging in the paczki - a Polish pastry with a sweet filling. But this former New Orleans resident misses the king cakes, especially the cream cheese filled king cakes. But in either case, both are good to indulge in on Fat Tuesday. When … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Happy Mardi Gras, Ya’ll