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About debrotnguyen

A smitten couple and loving parents in our mid 30s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, fishing, traveling, reading, and being together. David has an MBA and is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. He works hard to better people's lives by helping them with financial knowledge and planning. Lam is primarily a Mom and a wife, but is currently a graduate school student.

A snow day in February

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It snowed overnight. Crisp and cold, the morning revealed a perfect winter scenery with snowy landscape all around us. The maple tree in our front yard looked so much more conspicuously beautiful because its bare branches and outline became more … Continue reading

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A family buffet dinner

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My sister and her husband treated us all and my uncle to a seafood and traditional Vietnamese food buffet dinner at a hotel near my parents’ house. The place was tastefully decorated for Christmas and the food was delicious! Waiting … Continue reading

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A Christmas market outing

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We went with my uncle to a Christmas market at a major Cathedral in Saigon – Cathedral of Christ the Savior. My uncle is a big fan of this Cathedral because they are known to voice human rights concerns in … Continue reading

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The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Saigon is being renovated

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It is a major historical and architectural landmark, albeit a reminder of colonialism, so we’re happy to see they’re trying to preserve and restore it! Jacob and James enjoyed chasing the pigeons hanging out at St. Mary Square in front … Continue reading

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A family reunion

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Except for my grandfather, who is quite old, 4 cousins, my German aunt and her family, everybody from my Mom’s extended family came to my parents’ house to see us and enjoy a Christmas party with one another. We all … Continue reading

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My cousin’s wedding ceremony and banquet

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Although the ceremony was a solemn affair by tradition, many wedding goers volunteered to perform on stage at the banquet which followed. We thus enjoyed a lively time at the banquet hall, and the food was excellent!

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Morning exercises and recreation at Le Thi Rieng Park

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The urban population of Saigon who live in tightly-crammed housing flock to spacious parks for their morning exercise and recreation routine. So, we joined them at Le Thi Rieng Park near my grandparents’ house almost every morning. A memorial to … Continue reading

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