So Facebook reminded me today that it’s 9 YEARS of friendship between me and Tim. It’s kinda funny how many things happened during this time and how miracle it was that we are now together despite the big distance and too little time we met before all of these things: flirting, serious dating, marriage, pregnant, building homestay together, and so much more… All of that is just within more or less 10 months. 😱💕
I have another ultrasound session today. The baby is doing well so far and I’m praying everyday that she will be strong, healthy and smart, just like her parent 😍😁…
Since I’m working at home for the homestay project, I have more time to learn about babies. Yet there’s so much to learn. I hope I will do well as a mother soon 😄🤰💓
Look at our baby at 31 week, weigh 1,658 gram (3.6 pounds). We 💓 you baby girl!
After 4 years of traveling, living places, learning languages, writing, dating 😁, Tim is going back to work today.
Look how charming my husband is in his work outfit 😍
Good luck hubby! 💓
Oh I’m now at the 29-30 weeks. How time flies 😱… I just started learning about baby and doing shopping. Look at these cute little pieces 😍😍😍
I would need help from my friends to buy more other stuffs 😂, I’m getting headaches just because I tried to learn about different kind of diapers. 🤣
Daddy to the rescue haha 😆
When Tim’s away, video calls keep us closer. But still I miss Tim so much 😘
Who is this handsome guy? My husband!!! 😍😍😍
This look brought us luck. 😉😘
Tim doesn’t like birthday celebrations, same as me 😅. But this is the first birthday since we have been together so I decided to make a simple celebration for Tim.
To Tim: I love you and I always will 💕… There are difficulties ahead of us but I’m excited to go through all of them with you. 🥰😘❤️
I’m so proud of you hubby 😍😘… After more than 2 years of working on this book, finally Soma Book I was published on Amazon. Congrats to you for this big day 💕💕💕
Construction is progressing nicely, and with the roof you can start to see how things will look when it’s finished.
Next month I’ll be back in the US on some job interviews. Hopefully Hòa will be able to travel in June. The baby is getting bigger and bigger, and from I can tell she has her Mom’s lips and maybe Dad’s nose, but it’s hard to tell just yet 🙂
I’m going to miss the relaxing day-to-day in Ha Long, especially the constant supply of juice and tea from Hoa’s Mom. Even on days she can’t be here, she comes over early in the morning and makes us a bunch of juice and tea. We woke up to this one morning:
We went to Nam Dinh to see my grandpa and relatives with my mom
First time Tim joined a Vietnamese wedding and he got really drunk 🤣
Back and forth to Hanoi to get a visa exemption, various chores, and lots of shopping and exploring.
We got a tiny Toyota Wigo, and are now able to drive around Halong Bay. The car feels like a go-cart, but it’s really fun on the curvy roads around the city.
We went car shopping in Hanoi and visited with Hòa’s older sister, niece and nephew.
Moved to Halong Bay, and took a quick trip to Hanoi for a minor surgery (which is why there’s a bandage on my head).
“Vợ ơi,” I said to my Bà bầu.
“I’m bored Bà bầu,” we’re packing our lives, readying for a new life. There’s nothing fun to do today.
“Take your vitamins Bà bầu,” get lots of rest, and drink lots of water. I can’t wait till we are in our new life. I can hear it.
“Listen Bà bầu,” the wind whispers the soft secrets of our future. Listen, and you can hear it too. Dance, and the wind will dance with you.
“One day Bà bầu,” one day we will look back at quiet boring Manila with endless gratitude.
“Anh yêu em, Bà bầu,” let us never forget these beautiful boring moments.
After spending a month together in Manila, we’ll soon be moving to Halong Bay to start construction on the guesthouse / homestay.
More than 5 years working in the Philippines with a lot of tears, sweat, laughter and happiness, it’s time to say goodbye to my CleverAds Philippines family. All the good memories will stay in my heart ❤️
I’m glad that Tim finally met my team on my last day. Can’t wait to start the new chapter of our life in Halong 🥰😘
We visited my Mom and Grandparents in Prescott, AZ.
After getting married in Vegas, we drove up through Utah, and then after a few days went down to Arizona
My hair… 🤣🤣🤣
We got married, eloped rather, in Las Vegas!
Visiting Hòa in Manila. I got a lot of writing done at the Starbucks in Hòa’s condo. And was also extremely jetlagged from the back and forth trips between California and Manila.
We visited my brother in Lakewood, and also drove down to Solana Beach.
Hoa visiting NY for the first time, and Tim was working at the nytimes. Who knew that years later we’d end up married and starting a family!