Monday, January 26, 2009

新年快樂 Xīnnián kuàilè Congratulations and be prosperous. Happy Lunar New Year of the Ox!

We have celebrated this New Year of the Ox at two different celebrations; one in Orlando with our Florida Great Wall China Adoption family and then last night with our FCC South Florida Family.

May this new year bring you all things good. As far as I go, I think that the coming year bodes quite well for us as Marc and I were born under the sign of the Ox. How can we miss?

Here are a few photos from both celebrations...enjoy!

Here comes the lion at the FCC South Florida CNY Dinner!

Katie was not pleased at all!

Ethan was!

The DD are Yin Yang

Here they are before the Orlando Great Wall CNY event the week before

Ethan not sitting still for the picture as usual

Me and my sweet Starr

I love this photo of my mischief man and his gal pal, Erin

BFF's, The Dynamic Duo and Mia

Ethan had a ball at the party

Ethan holding the limbo stick with daddy at the party

Our good friends, Julie and Kacey

Mama's and children

Marc and I pose for a photo (hardly ever see that :)

Oh no, the lion is gonna eat Ethan (he loved it)

Our good friends, Heidi and Jaci Lu

One of our Great Wall travel mates and good friends, Bob and daughter Malia

The Girls

Katie's Gansu "Sister" Meghan and mom, Lisa

Sweet Rachel (password protected)

After the Great Wall event in Orlando all of the families from South Florida got together in the hotel and had a group dinner. Then the kids played and had a ball!

I am seeing into the future

Intense concentration

The next three video are off the kiddos playing after dinner. Video one is Ring around the Rosey, video two is the first attempt at duck duck goose and the third video is duck duck goose gone wild :)


Tammie said...

I really do love celebrating CNY with both the Great Wall families & our FCC group. It's always a good thing to see our children surrounded by people who understand where we are & where we're going. I never have any worries when the kids are all together. As Pam E put it, I can walk away & not worry. After all, we've each had our FDLE & FBI clearances. That & the fact that we all love each other's children to pieces!

Judy said...

I wish I could have been there! Looking forward to catching up with you guys in a few years:-)


Vivian M said...

Wow you all sure know how to kick off a new year!

Julie said...

No wonder I like you guys so much I was born during the Year of the Ox too!!

PIPO said...

What fabulous pictures!

I have to say that one of Ethan and Erin is one of my faves...the look on his face is just priceless.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Jill said...

Stopped by for a visit!
What a great celebration!
Happy New Year to your family!

Steffie B. said... know that I think both of your kids ar darling.....oh but that little Ethan....perhaps it's because of Andrew.....I jsut can't wait to get over there.

Looks like a fabulous CNY celebration.....great all look gorgeous! ;)

Beverly said...

what a fun party. love the pics. and yes they have a cool Nana.