Amy & Huy's Engagement Ceremony, September 8th
After six years of not visiting, I finally went back to Georgia to be there for my baby cousin's engagement. I was contemplating on going since it would be a really short visit, two full days to be exact, but I am so happy that I went with my parents. Unfortunately, Nick was unable to attend due to work, but he was definitely there in spirit.
A little about Amy is that she's one of my cousins from the Ngo clan. When we used to live in Georgia, she lived about 40 minutes away, but we got to see each other at least once every two weeks. She is the younger sister that I never had and is still one of the closest people to me. Hence the reason why I knew I wanted to go to Georgia but hated the duration of the trip.
Amy and Huy had a traditional Vietnamese engagement ceremony called a 'Le Dinh Hon'. She wore a traditional dress, Ao Dai, and looked stunning. Having a Vietnamese engagement ceremony is a LOT of work and responsibility and since I'm not all that familiar or that great of an explainator, I'll spare you guys the headache. My dad was the representative for Amy's side of the family and he executed the ceremony perfectly. Just a tad bias on my end ;)
Funday Friday, September 9th
Amy, Tracy and I couldn't decide what we wanted to do and since I was only there for one more full day, we wanted to make it a good one. After hours of deciding, I finally suggested going to Stone Mountain park. Stone Mountain was my home for the first 13 years of my life and to come back last week, it felt surreal. Georgia is definitely a nice change to the hustle and bustle of SoCal, not saying that Georgia doesn't have crazy traffic, but everything is just so green and full of life.
Seriously so glad I got to spend time with my family and be there for one of Amy's big days. And also be reminded that I am still very allergic to dogs, but Rocco is the biggest sweetheart ever and I miss him!