Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!


This is the Year of the Dragon.



Water has a calming effect on the Dragon's fearless temperament. Water allows the Dragon to re-direct its enthusiasm, and makes him more perceptive of others. These Dragons are better equipped to take a step back to re-evaluate a situation because they understand the art of patience and do not desire the spotlight like other Dragons. Therefore, they make smart decisions and are able to see eye-to-eye with other people. However, their actions can go wrong if they do not research or if they do not finish one project before starting another.

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This year it can be expected that the 2012 Year of Dragon would be a happy and joyful one especially for the Dragon people. It is also believed that the Dragon Year 2012 would bring for all of us good luck and charm.


We celebrated by inviting friends over for a celebration dinner. It may not have been the most traditional dinner. But it was good! Ribs, wings, rice, dumplings, steam buns, lettuce wraps, chicken chop suey... and fingerkilochi for dessert... we like to mix a bit of Mennonite in with our Chinese!



A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.-- Chinese Proverb

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With true friends...even water drunk together is sweet enough. --Chinese Proverb



Jessica said...

Beautiful girls, and beautiful pics, Happy Chinese New Year!!!

The Hull Munchkins said...

Your girls are both precious and beautiful! What little blessings. I stumbled upon our blog a while back and have enjoyed reading about your adoption journey.

We are in the middle of adopting a child with SN from China. It's such a long, arduous process... yet rich with meaning at each milestone. I enjoy peeking into other adoptive family's lives while we wait.

Love your photos!

the meaklims said...

Happy New Year! It'll be another wonderful one as you add to your family.

I see you picked up a dragon! The girls are lovely in their silks.


Danae said...

Happy New Year!
Your girls look beautiful...

Monica said...

Happy Year of the Dragon! Love the photos. Maimie loves the umbrella. She said, "Mom, if I had an umbrella like that I'd look just like a little Chinese girl." (Umm, no kidding!)
Can't wait to follow your journey to Silas!

Patrick and Christina said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Those are awesome pictures of the girls! The parasols were a great idea!

Sounds like you had a great feast too!

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