He came the day before and directed the hanging of lanterns and posting of signs. I knew, after last year, to empty my living room and clear the walls for the many red paper decorations he would be bringing. He had given me instructions regarding the red envelopes, as well, so we were all ready on that count.
He prepared all the food, which was, of course, wonderful. This year he didn't bring any typical Chinese specialties with eyeballs, which was okay with me !
The men, mostly, sat at the table together, which is as it would be in China, although I don't remember seeing any of the women waiting on them. At least, I didn't. :/
He brought a dozen or more paper cannons, like the ones he gave us for Everett and Kathryn's wedding. We set a clock ahead, so that at 7:00 it changed to midnight and we rang bells, shot off the cannons, covered up the gold dragon and uncovered the golden snake. We will have tiny pieces of paper on our grass for some time to come.
In His great wisdom, God has chosen to weave the children from the Wright, Jiang, and Gray families together. And we are all so much richer for His intervention.