Cau Son with his niece and nephew
Time with the Sieberts
Time with Linda
Grace adores Sam (Thao and Peter's daughter)
We went for Dim Sum with my friend, Binh. Here's Grace trying Tripe (which she loved; Jason however, did not) One of the foods non-Asians freak out the most about- Chicken Feet (which Grace also loved; Jason wouldn't even try it) (By the way, Tracy, Christa, and Jamie: Are you guys still up for trying Dim Sum?! You don't have to eat those 2 dishes listed above... There are many others. Anyone else want to go? Let me know!)
Swiss Chalet's Rotisserie Chicken
My sister's baking- here are Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Banh Mi Vietnam (Vietnamese Subs)
Pho (One of Vietnam's most well-known dishes)
Com Suon (Rice with Pork Chop, Vietnamese style)
Oodle Noodle Special (if Jason and I ever opened a restaurant, we'd consider something like Oodle Noodle- it's an Asian fusion noodle place and we both love the food)
Che Ba Mau (Sweet Bean Dessert)
Banh Bao (Steamed Bun with meat filling)
Ketchup chips (I didn't get a picture of the Old Dutch brand)
No wonder I gained weight this past month!!!!
A quick shot before the trolley filled up with people
View while heading northbound (North Saskatchewan River)
View heading southbound (LRT tracks runs alongside the High Level Bridge)
Leaving the trolley
Friday and Saturday nights were spent teaching our friends how to play one of our favorite games, "Perpetual Commotion." We had a blast! Jason won on Friday night, and I won on Saturday night. We joked that there must've been a conspiracy to let us win, since everyone knows how competitive the two of us can get!
On Sunday, we went to the Edmonton Vietnamese Alliance Church, the church I grew up in. It has changed a lot over the years. There used to only be a Vietnamese service, but about 9 years ago (right before I moved to Fresno), an English ministry was started to minister to the youth. It has grown tremendously! Now, both services take place at the same time, with the Vietnamese ministry in the main sanctuary, and the English ministry in the basement. One of the things I enjoy about visiting every year is seeing how God is at work here. I especially love the worship- I just sense a real vulnerability and authenticity from the worship team that isn't always the case in many church communities. The songs are current and contemporary, but it's not about "show." What a blessing they've been!