Vu Family Photos

2014 Vu Family Photoshoot-12A big thank you to my sister-in-law, Mary, for including our girls in her photoshoot with Ong Ngoai (Jenny’s dad) and Ba Ngoai (Jenny’s mom). Our girls definitely enjoyed the time, attention and costume and scene changes. We enjoyed the watching and, equally important, we love the pictures.

We hope you enjoy a snapshot of our family! Here are the photos from March 2014: [Read more…]

2014 Memorial Day Weekend Trip To Las Vegas

Las Vegas Summer 2014-23Memorial Day in Vegas anyone? The girls, Jenny, Aunt Mary, Ong Ngoai (Jenny’s dad) and Ba Ngoai (Jenny’s mom) headed to Vegas for a long weekend. The girls had a blast as we explored the more kid-friendly areas of Vegas while the rest of our family enjoyed the adult entertainment.

Here’s a list of few places we visited: [Read more…]

Kate’s 2014 Summer Ballet Recital — Rewind back in Time

Kate dances at Boni’s Dance & Performing Arts Studio in The Woodlands. Throughout the year, you’ll find her on big stages in front of hundreds of parents and friends. This year, Kate laced up and danced her heart out during Boni’s summer recital entitled “Rewind back in Time.”

You’ll find tons of pictures shot from our seats in the back! We’re so proud of Kate. She always learns and performs the routines perfectly! What a performer. [Read more…]

Happy Anniversary

Fall 2013 Family Pics_162804 days ago I met the love of my life at a sushi restaurant in Houston. We talked all night long about life, travels, adventure, work and there wasn’t a single lull in the conversation. Somehow, I convinced her to see me again, and again, and again…

Within six months, we were engaged and then married 612 days from that first date. Life has never been the same and adventures are still going strong. Today, we celebrate our six year anniversary! Jenny has given me our two beautiful daughters, a great life surrounded by family, a best friend who makes me better, laughter, love and so much more.

So, here’s a little recap our our last almost eight years. I love you sweetheart! [Read more…]

Kate & Sophie’s 2014 Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Kate & Sophie

_MG_9509Kate and Sophie love playing together, so we organized a joint birthday party for the girls. Together with their friends, the parents and family, we packed eighty people into Wonderwild in The Woodlands. Everyone seemed to have a great time catching air on the kangaroo jumper, dropping out of the crocodile slide and climbing through the playscape.

_MG_9520Happy birthday Kate and Sophie. You’re really growing up quickly. I cannot believe Kate is four and Sophie is now two. It’s amazing to see our girls grow up so fast. Kate is adding numbers, sounding words and excelling in school. Sophie is starting to talk in sentences and is almost potty trained. Both girls are in gymnastics, ballet, swim lessons, music and art classes.

A special thanks to grandma for the tasty cupcakes, to Uncle John for the pictures, to Holly & Vi for helping the girls run the gauntlet and to Ong Ngoai & Ba Ngoai for the delicious after-party dinner.

Here are some party pictures: [Read more…]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year (2013)

Merry Christmas!

We hope everyone had an eventful, relaxing and fun holiday. From our house, 2013 has been a great year and we have much for which to be thankful. Xmas2014-12The girls woke up at the usual time on Christmas and were ready to go open presents. Our house is usually filled with guests on holidays, but our out-of-towners are coming this weekend. So, Jenny, Kate, Sophie and I had a relaxing morning opening gifts and hanging out. The girls had a great time and received lots of great gifts. Thanks to everyone to who sent/brought gifts.

This year, the girls found themselves with an entirely new kitchen set from Pottery Barn, pots and pans, hundreds of pieces of toy food, place setting and so much more. They’ve been planning non-stop with their toys. I’m pretty confident Jenny and I will soon be invited to a Kate & Sophie tea and food party. Speaking of parties, we’re about to have 20 friends and family over for turkey, steak and lobster. Sound good? RSVP for next year’s feast.

Here are just a few pictures of Christmas at our house: [Read more…]

Kate’s World Adventures & Sophie’s Globe Trotting

Kate has seen some amazing places and Sophie loves to explore. Both girls are fast becoming experienced fliers. We’re keeping count of the big trips here and link to the stories:

Kate’s Adventures

Here’s a quick list of all the exciting places Kate has seen:

  • 6/4/10 (to Chicago)
  • 8/14/10 (LA, San Francisco, Tahoe)
  • 10/30/10 (Austin)
  • 12/4/10 (Orlando)
  • 2/20/2011 (Vegas)
  • 5/12/2011 (Key West)
  • 8/16/2011 (LA, San Diego)
  • 7/13/2012 (Seattle, Alaska)
  • 12/26/2012 (San Antonio, TX)
  • 4/7/13 (Laguna Beach, San Diego, CA)
  • 9/26/13 (Watercolor, FL
  • 12/20/13 (Orange County, CA)

Sophie’s Exploration

Here’s an ongoing list of all the interesting places Sophie has been:

  • 7/13/2012 (Seattle, Alaska)
  • 12/26/2012 (San Antonio, TX)
  • 4/7/13 (Laguna Beach, San Diego, CA)
  • 9/26/13 (Watercolor, FL
  • 12/20/13 (Orange County, CA)

Sophie’s 2013 Holiday Ballet Concert

Sophie BalletIt seems like just yesterday when Sophie took her first steps. Now, she has been dancing at Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts Studio for a few months now.

At her age, the hour long class is broken up into 30 minutes of dance and 30 minutes of play.

She really likes her dance class and follows directions really well. Plus, she looks really cute in her pink leotard and leather ballet shoes. [Read more…]

Kate Sings At Senior Residence

Every week, Kate takes music lessons at Music by Mary. This holiday season, the kids are singing in a concert at The Village at The Woodlands Waterway (Senior Residence on Grogans Mill Road). Kate did great and I’ve embedded a video below. I hope you enjoy.

Kate’s 2013 Holiday Ballet Concert

Kate and Sophie dance ballet at Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts Studio. As a great holiday treat, Kate (and her troupe) performed two short dances for the parental crowd. As one proud parent (that would be me) proclaimed, “what grace, what fluidity, what precision… it is a masterpiece!”