Monday, April 14, 2014

World of Derek is Moving...

Hi fans of Dek - Derek's adventures will be chronicled at our new family blog

If we can we will try to post a monthly update on Dek here (no promises, or for how long it will last). But his world and resume has expanded to include a sister now, so his days as an only child are behind him. He had a good run though being the only one. He made it to 7 US cities, 3 foreign countries and all the way through potty training on his own.  Time for the next chapter!

[FYI, we will start to redirect the address to the new website, but you can always check out his archive here at]

Mama and Derek on his last day as an only child.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Derek's World is Changing

We haven't talked about it much, but Derek's world has changed... he's a big brother!

We welcomed his little sister, Quinn Luu on March 31. Dek was excited for the baby (though he is acting out a big now...)

More to come soon.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dek & Daddy (Ber-u-da style)

The pink sands (sorta) and cold water at Horseshoe Bay.

Exploring Crystal Caves
We had better weather on the second and third day in Bermuda. Though the water was thoroughly cold (70 degree weather, still means pretty frigid Atlantic waters), but that didn't stop Derek from exploring. We also checked out the very pretty, but mysterious Crystal Caves. We didn't do the steeper Fantasy cave, but maybe next time when we make it back there.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Stormy Days

Unfortunately, our escape to paradise wasn't all it was cracked up to be when it rained heavily on the second day and in the mornings. Derek went with the flow though and enjoyed being away from home.

The first day he was walking around and said, "I've never been to this place before!" in a really incredulous way. It was one of those moments you realize that his expressions and development of independent thoughts is coming out in these cute phrases. He called it "BER-U-Da" - which was also too cute for words.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bermuda Boy

We escaped the winter weather for a bit to warmer Bermuda.

We enjoyed sand castles, a bit of storminess and good times away from the snowy capital.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Chuc Mung Nam Moi (Happy Lunar New Year!)

Happy Year of the Horse! Here is Dek with cousins, Mercy and Mai-Ly, at Ong Ba's ringing in the lunar new year in their ao dais.