7 months?!?

I can’t believe it’s been over seven months since i last logged into my blog!  Anyone still here? I never intended to go this long without blogging.  I want some sort of record for our little family.  I have a lot of catching up to do- our 4th family day, a Disney trip, a few holidays, and of course Aiden’s 5th birthday…which he considers a national holiday!

If anyone is still reading, I am going to change the password for the upcoming posts.  Please let me know you are here and I’ll send it your way!  I have a lot of blog reading to catch up on as well.  I uploaded all of my blogs into a new reader so I have no excuse.  Hope to catch up with everyone very soon!Image


Fourth Family Day


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December 1, 2012….four years as a family.  We celebrated with a trip to the circus and pho.

Dec1 (10)Any good celebration includes cotton candy, right?  Many of our celebrations include a trip to our favorite Vietnamese restaurant.  Aiden got a “big boy” bowl of pho.  He was so proud (and can suck down most of the bowl)!

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Every year Aiden gets a gift from Vietnam.

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And here are some pictures of the official Giving & Receiving Ceremony in CaMau, Vietnam on December 1, 2008.  I remember every detail of that day (and the day I met him- the day before) like it was yesterday.  I don’t think I will ever forget it.  And I will never stop feeling so grateful and lucky.  I’m not sure what I did to get such an amazing little boy as my son.

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4 1/2

Aiden turned 4 1/2 today.  When I told him this, he said, “Oh. I wasn’t expecting that…..should I expect some presents?”

Ha! Nice try!  We did spend a couple of hours at one of his favorite parks and then went out for pho- Sang even gave Aiden his first big boy bowl.  He was so proud!

I can’t even believe my sweet boy is 4 1/2.  I’ve said it over and over but I don’t know where the time goes.  Tomorrow marks the day 4 years ago that I got the call that I would be leaving for Vietnam in 9 days.  I still remember it like it was yesterday…