Thursday, June 16, 2011

Trenching

Mom, dad, Naomi, Doug, Naomi’s mom and Aaron helped dig trenches last weekend for our sprinkler system.  It was back breaking work!  Especially on the downhill side.  I’m still recovering from surgery so I took care of Lucy and took photos of the progress.

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Trenching machine

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Lucy in her yellow dress while dad was working

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That machine was an animal

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Special delivery from Woods Nursery

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Blanche Wood gave us a Dogwood tree as a housewarming/baby gift so that the tree grows as Lucy grows.  It was an incredibly thoughtful gift.

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The guy from Woods Nursery dug a hole in the front yard for the tree.  We’re going to put a bean shaped curbing around it when we’re ready to do the curbing on the house. 

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This was the most difficult and dangerous part of the trenching.  This is alongside the left side of the house which has an extremely steep grade.  It took all hands on deck to get the trencher up the hill.

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Everyone is pulling and leaning to make sure the 500 pound machine doesn’t tumble down the hill

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Family Visit

Here are a few family photos of when Mina, Todd and the kids came to visit. 

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I swear everytime there is a group photo and multiple cameras there is always one person looking the wrong way!

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The grandparents with the grandkids

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Monday, June 6, 2011

One Month Coming Out Party for Lucy

Last weekend was Lucy’s one month coming out party.  It is a Vietnamese tradition one month after the birth of a baby.  We had a big party with a lot of close friends and family.  It was chaotic but fun!

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Grandpa Cramer and Nathan

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Bac Trung and Chu Quoc

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Bac Bao and Tho

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Ba Thanh

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Nathan peeking at Lucy

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Bac Nguyen, Natalie and Nathan

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Cousin Nathan holding Cousin Lucy, Auntie Mina

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All of my mom’s friends were checking out the knife door Smile

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Me holding Lucy and Bac Trung (right)

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Kevin and Susie

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Me, Lucy and Grandpa Cramer

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Korean short ribs

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Lemongrass skewers

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Meat (left) and Anh Dung (right)

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Shawna and my two cousins

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Everyone hanging in the kitchen

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Katie’s brother Jeff came to visit from Seattle

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Uncle Aaron

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The faces of Katie

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Judy is a natural momma

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Katie also got her birthday gift that day.  A couple mid century modern art pieces to go in their new home

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Uncle Alan and Liem

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Natalie

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Chu Thiec and his meat stick

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Jeff and his dad

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All the people at the party

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All the shoes

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Doug taking a self portrait Smile