Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year

Sunday, February 14 is not only Valentine's Day, but also a wonderful day in our household... Chinese New Year. Goodbye year of the Ox, hello year of the Tiger!

Each year, a group of families get together to celebrate Chinese New Year together. All of the families adopted children from China through our adoption agency, Holt International. Watching each of these adorable little girls grow through the years is very special. I love watching our little Ladybug playing, talking, laughing, and enjoying her time with other little girls who share a very special past. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to share each other's lives and listen to the ups and the downs that our children go through.

The biggest surprise for everyone at the party was when we shared our referral news for the baby Butterfly. Everyone in the room was so excited to hear that another Chinese baby girl was going to be coming home to our tiny town within the coming months. They all wanted to hear about the details, and were especially excited to see the photos I brought to share. I cannot wait until next year when the Butterfly will go with us to share in the celebration of Chinese New Year.

Below are two photos from the evening. The first is of all 10 girls, sitting on the couch together. The Ladybug is right in the middle of all the fun. The second photo is of the Ladybug in her beautiful Chinese dress, enjoying the celebration.

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day to you all!



Courtney said...

What a fun way to celebrate the CNY and reconnect with friends.

Jan said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time!! Love the photos too!!
From our family to yours, we wish you a belated Happy Valentine's Day and a Very Happy Chinese New Year!!
And, how could it not be a happy time!! You have so much to look forward to with the pending arrival of your adorable little Butterfly!!!