Christiane’s in town for Henning’s graduation, and Jen stopped by and decided to stay for dinner. Family affair!
Belated Christmas dinner with the big family. Drink treat!
Newest addition, plus a couchful of Cheung women.
Banner from the lion dance at our wedding. Made by the Louies…
Tracked down the location of my grandpa and great-grandpa’s old restaurant (different name from in photo)…
Newest member of the family. :)
Many thanks to Henning’s aunt Nancy for organizing such a lovely day. :)
It’s a few days early, but the cousins are celebrating Ryan’s birthday while we’re in town.
Medieval Times and karaoke!
Midnight (rather, 2am) munchies…
Keeping to the Chinese tradition of abundance…
Combined New Years Eve/housewarming party!
On the drive down to LA. Also in the San Luis Reservoir area.
Celebrating Auntie Susanna’s 50th birthday! :D
Cycling and sand-castling in West Seattle…
German beer hall and bocce… with Garrett!
Wes and Jamie are in town!
Not sure my parents have had both sets of kids under their roof in… a couple years!
Brandon’s succumbing to a group decree… and waxing off his chin hair!
It was mighty painful, but he took it well…
And obviously got over it…
Brandon’s first time at a club…
Sneak peek of where we’re going tomorrow…
Cooking lots of food! It’s a family affair!
Maeve’s over 3 months old now! :D
Why WOULDN’T we eat lots and lots of food?
The LA family celebrating Chinese New Year with a typical dinner of family and abundance of food to symbolize the upcoming year.
Long days are one of the best things about summer.
Spent the afternoon in Long Beach paddle boating, then at the Aquarium. :)
THERE IS A PHOTO OF A SHARK.
HANNAH DON’T LOOK AT THE NEXT PHOTO.
Everyone looks pooped after a long day…
Drove down to LA for a small yet mondo BBQ with the fam.
Backyard fireworks in the evening…
Some of the more cautious fam watching from inside…
Celebrating the week with Greg and the Krosses.
(at Haus Staudt and The Living Room)
Grabbing a drink at the new “Beer Garden” Steins in Mountain View.
One of the offerings is “Blaecorn Unidragon”—awesome.
Then board games back at home. <3
Spent a wonderful evening with Henning’s aunt’s family in Redwood City to celebrate some of the recent birthdays.
Grandma teaching us how to make dumplings!
Tending the grill…
Picking oranges… lol
…chillin in the yard!
The big day!!
Getting ready with hair and makeup!
The maid of honor…
Bridesmaids and flower girl…
Another junior bridesmaid…
First dance :)
Lanterns at the prom downstairs!
So much love!
Rehearsal dinner at the bowling alley in St. Johns! Awesome!
Bachelor/bachelorette bonfire at Sherry and Pat’s. :)
Family photo from dinner last night at Smokin Johnny V’s. So good!
Then back to the airport, and back home to California. Until May, guys!
P.S. sneak attack Riley!
It’s a beautiful day! Lots of friends and family showed up for Jamie’s bridal shower at her Aunt Paula’s!
Landed in Detroit before driving to the Lansing area. Snow!!!
And authentic dimsum!
Had dinner with Jamie’s family at the Wrought Iron Grill near Wes and Jamie’s apartment —so good forgot to snap a photo!
After Isaac’s 100-day-old baby celebration (Red Egg & Ginger Party), we somehow managed to squeeze everyone into our humble apartment and celebrate 2 of this week’s birthdays!
…and then went to eat some more. Cheung family style…
My parents bought a minivan!!!!!
The MDX was literally not worth the cost to fix :(
Korean food at Secret Garden in Santa Clara.
Steamed spare ribs—one of my exceptions to avoiding meat. <3
Finally made it to LA!
Bottling the Svenghis Khan beer!
Proudly sporting red for the Chinese New Year dinner. :)
Henning’s bike was stolen on-campus in November. :(
With the help of very generous and thoughtful friends and family, he’s gathered up enough to buy another bike! He’s very excited about this Craigslist find. Thank you to everyone who contributed! :)
Henning’s cousin Garrett has followed the footsteps of his aviating parents, and is a commercial pilot! He was gracious enough to offer us a ride to and from Petaluma, and see what it’s like to be in a tiny plane!
Thank you Palo Alto…
Flying over Palo Alto Airport…
Felt Lake, which I didn’t even know existed!
Half Moon Bay…
Golden Gate Bridge…
Flying over the clouds…
Landing in Petaluma for a quick lunch with Henning’s dad Bruce and Marjorie.
What a ride. Thanks Garrett!! :D
Scenes from around town…
Grandma’s backyard, PT at Highlands Elementary School (overlooked by the Highlands Husky?), Penny, and dinner at Lawry’s with the family.
I’m thankful for – Day #15 – Video Games…
While it pains me to say this… I do think that video games have helped bring our family together, ever since we were little kids. Now with easier control interfaces like Wii and Kinect, our parents have even gotten involved!
Below are some of our family’s Wii characters… :P
Brandon, Ryan, Brianna, Pete, Steve, me and Henning.
We even ended up making characters for some of my other aunts and uncles. What a hoot!