Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Xin Nian Kwai Le

Happy New Year of the Ox, everybody.

In spite of dropping temps, freezing rain, sleet and snow we happily marched ourselves out to dinner at a wonderful Chinese restaurant tonight with agency staff and friends. I'd show you pictures from the event, but someone (I'm not naming names) forgot to bring the camera and the restaurant's website won't let me steal their pictures. We both tried some new dishes and I gotta give a big thumbs up to the Walnut Shrimp. It totally rocked. And it was pretty. If only we'd had a camera...

It was great to see some of the friends we've met over the years of waiting. I know they are hurting right now, and I continue to hope that the coming months will see them united with their children in China. Some new friends, still in that so close but yet so far stage (an April 06 LID), were even kind enough to bring Annabelle a few gifts, including an awesome bib that says "My daddy is a HOTTIE!" Mommy thinks so too. Daddy continues to insist that Mommy is insane.

After dinner, we skedaddled (isn't that a great word? I just love it!) on home and tried (successfully) not to crash into anything on the increasingly slippery streets.

On that note, I'd like to wish everyone a safe and happy new year. May this year bring your families closer in every way.


  1. Happy Chinese New Year too!
    Happy Journeys in 2009!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy for 4.5 Months!

  2. Thank you for sharing this BEAUTIFUL story! My husband and I just went to a seminar yesterday and made the decision to BEGIN our process! We are adopting a little girl from China also. Of course we are just filling out the application, but I know in my heart she is waiting for me to bring her home. CONGRATULATIONS to both of you, she is beautiful!!! I have bookmarked your blog, so I can keep reading:)