Wednesday, January 14, 2009

holiday wrap-up

I had a feeling I would never end up putting up a post from the holidays if I kept putting it off . . . . Although we're already a couple of weeks into the new year, I suppose it's still better late than never.

The holidays were great, but quite a whirlwind. Given time constraints, I was only able to make it back home for three days. The first thing to greet me after I got off the plane?:
My family (of course) and lots of snow! This actually isn't a great picture to demonstrate how much snow was on the ground, but take my word for it: The weather was bananas, especially for the NW. I haven't seen snow like in the NW (aside from trips to the mountains) since I was a little kid! I love that my bro threw on an old school Seattle Supersonics hat (RIP!) and a Khmer scarf. Gotta represent.

We were snowed in for most of my visit. Nick made it down from Seattle for a day, which was a treat for the fam. We opened up some gifts, ate lots of dim sum . . . the typical You family holiday fare:


We also continued a tradition that we started last year -- Hours upon hours of playing Rock Band and (new addition) Sing Star. Although we spent way too much time playing these games, I only remembered to snap one quick picture of Baron:
I didn't get to see many friends, which was a bummer, but the time I did get to spend back in the 'Couv was terribly relaxing and a great way to re-fuel. I also read a pile of books to relax, so if anyone needs a recommendation, shoot me a note!

Poor Nick got stuck on a plane for New Year's Eve, so I was sans date for the occasion. I had a great time ringing in the new year at a 20's themed party back home in the city with one of my best friends, Nan. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures now. I vaguely remember lots of cameras making an appearance that evening, but haven't tracked down any photos yet! It's safe to say that we were far away from this madness:
I thought the picture of Times Square was quite pretty, and far better than experiencing that madness first-hand.

And now we're into the new year and back to the grind. Hope you all had a lovely time celebrating the holidays with friends and loved ones!

1 comment:

lajournalista said...

Glad to hear you had a good holiday! It's so weird to see your brothers grown up. I remember when they were just little annoyances bothering us while we were hanging out. HA!