Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Epilogue: Table For Three

About an hour after finding out that we're having a girl, my family was sitting at the kitchen table eating dinner. After taking a bite of food, a thought popped into my head and I blurted out, "Shit!" My parents and Huyen looked at me with concern. My mom said, "What's wrong?" So I told everyone what was wrong: "I have to pay for a wedding."

The stress of having to pay for a wedding (and let's not forget college) is nothing compared to the joy we're feeling about having a baby. Huyen and I couldn't be more excited to have our blond-haired blue-eyed baby (shhhh, don't tell Huyen that's not gonna happen) and we can already feel our love for each other reaching a new level. As every parent and expecting parent knows, all you want is the best in life for your children. That said, I've got two or three decades to convince our little girl to get married in Vietnam. Until that time though, I'll be posting occasional stories/pictures/videos on Ahoy Hanoi.


YahMei said...

Many congrats! I had followed ur blog for a long time. And today I happened to revisit again, and ta-da what a fantastic news to see an unexpected update and knowing there will be more to come to read in the future, it's exciting :)

Shapiro said...

I'm so excited about this. And by "this" I mean I'm so excited to be featured on Ahoy Hanoi for something other than being poisoned by something you fed me. Fave reactions = your Nanny and Seth. xoxo

Edna said...

Congrats! I followed your blog a couple years back, then was recently cleaning my Google Reader and came across your site again. Congrats on the news, I love seeing where people's lives go after they return home from Asia and that seems like a pretty good turn :)

techiebiker said...

Congratulations Ben and Huyen.

My wife, Hương, and I enjoyed reading Ahoy Hanoi while you were in Vietnam and miss seeing the regular updates.

We've been hoping Huyen is finding life in the US enjoyable and can't wait until Hương is here to find out for herself.