All posts filed under: Phamily

down time

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Phamily / Travel

The majority of my family was able to gather and spend a few days together last month in Utah to celebrate a graduation and catch up with each other. It’s been so long since we’ve all come together that moments like these are so dear to me. After having to go through a terrible delay at the airport the first night of the trip, the rest of of the weekend trip was so wonderful. We […]

Year 3

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art / Phamily

We celebrated Olivia’s big t h r e e by spending the day at the museums checking out some amazing exhibits and indulging in some delicious chicken & waffles and biscuits . The Kusama: At the Edge of the Universe exhibit  left us wanting more time in the her colorful and ethereal spaces. I was able to check out the exhibit a few days ahead and on the second go, it was nice to experience […]

Brunch

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Life / Phamily

My brother surprised me out of the blue when he asked to hang out with me in my neighborhood. We spent a good part of the day enjoying brunch and drinks at some of my favorite haunts and even had time to check out the current exhibit at the Asia Society quickly. It’s a rare occasion to spend time with him since he lives so far and work schedules often conflict, but always a good […]

family matters

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Life / Parties / Phamily / weekends

          I’ve been hanging around my sister’s house lately, trying to get lots of one on one time with the new baby before summer ends and school starts. We celebrated Olivia’s big 1 month with a party for our family. The grandparents cooked up a storm of delicious food last Saturday for their new favorite kid. Similarly to American baby showers, a Vietnamese one month party celebrates the birth of a newborn into the family. […]

baby girl

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Life / Phamily

On Thursday night, our family welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our lives. Olivia is the first grandchild in the Phamily, so there’s a very good chance she’s going to be spoiled rotten. Everyone had been anxious to meet her since my sister called and said she was going to the hospital. More so for my Dad, who surpassed the speed limits of Houston to get to the hospital and waited for hours until that […]

for Baby…

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homemade / Life / Parties / Phamily

          Last Saturday, I threw my very first baby shower for my sister. Oh yeah, did I mention that I am going to be an aunt? 🙂 This will be the very first baby in the Phamily so everyone is ready to spoil the kid rotten. (My mom has already filled a hamper full of baby clothes and socks).           For the baby shower, I decided to go with a pink and gold hot air […]

birthday dinner

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Cooking / Phamily

For my sister’s birthday this year we enjoyed our two favorite things together, shopping and cooking. After a day of shopping, I signed us both up for a cooking class creating a four course dinner inspired by Jaime Oliver’s recipes. I haven’t been a big fan of lamb ever since I had a bad tasting at a restaurant recently, but the lamb chops we learned to cook were so delicious, I might just have to […]