I remember a lot about the time I met Jessie. It was 2009 and it may have been my first official day on campus at UNCW as a freshman. My parents had already left and my dorm room was coming together. The rest of Galloway Hall was starting to settle down as well...
First stop in Hanoi, the proclaimed, "Obama restaurant" where the late Anthony Bourdain shared a meal with the aforementioned President Obama. They had the Hanoi specialty, Bún Chả.
Marveling at the foliage midway through a hike in the White Mountains in New Hampshire after a friend's wedding.
Our first foster dog, Lily. Beautiful, well trained, and quickly adopted. Fostering dogs kept us sane during the lockdown period of the pandemic.
Our first, and possibly last, half marathon in BK!
Had to include little Wesley! My adorable nephew who we are grateful to have in our lives.
On a boat tour with our friend Mr. Huy in Ninh Binh. The area is known for its majestic landscape and caves. Several movies have been filmed here, including King Kong.
Traveling with The Gwangju Crew in SF. Shoutout to London, LA, and Auckland!!
Christmas at Harry Potter World at Universal Studios. Pro tip - get to the Hagrid ride as soon as the gates open and then chill and have a cold butter beer.
Our second foster dog and eventual foster fail, Queen Eve Kinsington. A senior German shepherd husky mix who had a traumatic life but still a heart of gold. She's been a part of our family for over 2 years.
Nguyen family dinner after Amanda's wedding
Exploring the northwestern mountains in Sa Pa. It was a misty and damp couple of days however, we trekked through mountainous terrain to get an up-close view of the rice field terraces in the amazing Muong Hoa Valley.
Marufuku Ramen in Japantown with Tony!
Tacos in Mexico City before our 4 week long Spanish immersion program in Puebla, MX.
You already know what it is! A surprise proposal to cap off our 5th year anniversary weekend. Jessie blacked out, which is good, because I was nervous and stumbling all over my words. Long story short - she said yes lol
Just a couple of Mensches cuttin' it up at a temple in Da Nang.
Escaping the city. Camping way out at Flamingo Campground. The ocean is right beyond the tree line!
Home of the tacos al pastor, Puebla was where we called home for 4 weeks. This little joint, Carboncito, was a local neighborhood favorite. Dinner only and get it while it lasts
After doing a year of long distance, we moved in together in Miami, FL. Got to cross off a bucket list item - biking to work! For over two years!!
A hidden, no-sign alley way memelas stand. For lunch only - four ladies with homemade masa, your choice of toppings, and a line of hungry guests. Limón con frecuencia
Sue's unforgettable 60th birthday! Brewery hopping in a limo around Charlotte.
Chicago trip with the Miami ladies!