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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chinese New Year

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. 

 The highlight for the children, no doubt, was the passing out of the red envelopes, containing varying amounts of money. 
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.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Snow 2013

We have been waiting for two years to get a good enough snow to play in.   This one wasn't too great for sledding but it was great for making snowmen !

Church was cancelled today and I was planning to sleep nice and late, but when I heard the basement door slam beneath my bedroom (at 8:30, a time I don't like to see very often), I struggled out of bed to make sure the kids were properly dressed.

We live in the most beautiful place in the world.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ric and Camila share a birthday

This year Ric turned 8 and Camila turned - well she probably isn't counting anymore.  I tell our kids that it isn't polite to ask a woman how old she is.  I certainly am not telling anymore.

They shared an Angry Birds cake.

The glass chess set was a big hit and Ric  gave Camila a pretty good game.

Everett was the judge of the lego building competition.  Ric won !

Their birthday pose.