We celebrated Emery’s dol with Esther and Jon’s family and friends. I was rooting for her to choose the baseball (golf ball in my eyes), but I think she chose the piggy bank.
Some photos by Lucas.
Julia and Warren were making their annual summer trip to the US from Singapore, so we had them over for a BBQ. Vivian happened to be in town from the Philippines and it was very nice to be able to see her. Finally, Emory Cho made her debut. Esther and Jon have that second child calmness and Ellie is a doting big sister.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Vu clan. They’ve been busy traveling the world with Malia. Ky had a conference in SF and brought the family a couple weeks ago and we’re thankful they decided to stay with us for a couple days. It’s also been a while since we’ve seen the Kellogg gang, so we had everyone over for dinner on Friday, March 31st.
Esther, Jon and Ellie were the first to arrive. Esther is a trouper as she’s about to drop anchor on baby Cho #2. Natalie hauled all the way from Marin, but the boys had fevers so they and Noah stayed home. Likewise, Amanda wasn’t well, so only Ben and Matthew were able to make it (missed you, Dora). The Rantas get the award for living the closest but seeing us the least (need to fix that). Erich, Dali, Tony and Allison rounded out the crew.
The kids had a great time with Malia and hope she and her parents come to visit again soon.
Hard to believe Esther and Jon’s Ellie is already a year old. She’s a real super cutie. Happy Birthday, Ellie!
This past weekend we celebrated our 15-year Kellogg reunioni in Evanston and Chicago. It was so nice to reconnect with old friends and I even made a few new ones, too. I feel fortunate to have such an awesome group of friends from all over the world.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next one or hopefully sooner. Until then, be well!
Editor’s Note: The focus on some of these are very soft. This was unintentional.
On Sunday, February 22nd, Warren was in town from Singapore, which always gets the gang together. Ky was coincidentally in town for dinner, so we had an impromptu SF roommate reunion. Esther and Jon brought baby Ellie over for a bit, which was a real treat – what a cutie!
Back on November 23, 2014, Euni and Eric hosted our annual holiday party for the Kellogg crew. This was our first time meeting baby Ellie. The Logan-Longs also made the trek down from Marin. Rhonda, Ky and Malia made the long, long trek down from Seattle and it was so good to see them and give them a hug.
Also making an appearance was a giant d!ldo in Euni’s cupboard, which she tried to blame on Michelle, who wasn’t even there. The beautiful Orlando Bloom pillow re-appeared, giving hope that the old music box might also be re-gifted, but alas, it was not meant to be (yet). Tony took the opportunity to clean out his drawers and I ended up with a box of floppy disks (high density), 10 of which might not hold one of these photos in raw format. I think they were also older than some of my co-workers. From the photos, it’s clear Noah was the big winner.
Happy Holidays and thanks to the Rantas for hosting!
Warren was in town again from Singapore. 18 buddies gathered for brunch at our usual place and usual table. I think this was a record!
On Sunday, December 1st, we had a very busy day. One of our activities was making gingerbread houses at Kathy’s Kreative Kakes in San Mateo. Some of our school friends organized a big group last year, which was so fun. Unfortunatley, we’ll be out of town for this years event, so we decided to do it on our own. We invited others who were meeting for dinner that evening. The only takers were the newlyweds, Esther and Jon, which was very cute.
We learned our lesson from last year and got Lucas and Olivia their own houses (share much?). Esther and Jon shared a house and each did a side, though Esther told Jon there was no peeking. I think they all turned out beautifully and it is such a fun annual holiday activity.
Afterwards, we met the Kellogg gang for dinner with Warren, who just flew in from Singapore. Happy holidays!