We enjoy spending holidays and special moments in our lives with our family and friends. We frequently see Rich’s parents and siblings, who are just a short drive away, and Albert’s parents, who are retired.
Christmas is a particularly special time of year when we visit both of our families, but we always alternate who gets Christmas Day just to keep things fair. Rich’s family has some fun traditions – Christmas Eve is with his Dad’s side of the family where spicy shrimp is always served, Christmas morning is spent opening gifts with his Mom and three sisters, Christmas breakfast is fried dough (yum!) made by Grandma Gerry, and Christmas day is spent at Aunt Sharon’s. Meanwhile, Christmas with Albert’s family always includes gift opening at midnight, Christmas dinner with all the relatives at his Mom and Dad’s home, and plenty of competitive Mah Jong.
Many of Rich’s closest friends are from his college fraternity. Even after he graduated, he continued to make friends with incoming fraternity brothers by volunteering first as a resident advisor, and later as a treasurer, tutor, and respected mentor.
Some of Albert’s closest friends are from high school, some are from his volunteer work in the Asian-American community, and some are from his acting and filmmaking activities.
Andrew is so outgoing and friendly that he has no problems making friends wherever he goes, be it a restaurant, a playground, or at school.