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The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Chinese New Year

This post is a little late, well, just a few days.

I did receive an email stating today is the last day of CNY, so maybe I'm not that late.

But, we celebrated, as we have for 8 years now, with First Coast FCC. They have such an extravagant Chinese New Year Celebration. There have been times and reasons we sometimes think we won't make it, but we have been able to go every year, since the day before we left to bring Josie-Tatum home.

We love it!!!!

Stan couldn't go this year. :(

But, Grandma and Grandpa went with us. :) It was a blessing to have them to travel with us to Jacksonville, FL, so I didn't have to drive with the girls all by myself, especially when we were coming home late.

We started the evening with crafts! And, Grandma was there to help.

There was dinner.

Then, dancing from the local children.

And, to grand finale: The Traditional Lion Dance!!

This year, the girls were brave enough to follow the lion around when he came down from the stage and made his parade around the room. They stayed quite some distance in the back, though. ;) When they are 16, they might have the courage to get close.

And, then, oh Happy New Year!

I told you what I found when I came home.

May this be for all of us...the most blessed year yet!

1 comment:

Scrappy quilter said...

It looks like a fun time was had by all. Love how you all got dressed up for it. Hugs

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