Sunday, February 14, 2016

Our week in review

February.. A short month with A LOT going on! 

We kicked off last week celebrating the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year. 
We had dinner at a local restaurant where we rang in the new year- the year of the monkey- with family and watched the lion dance! Lia caught the orange that the lion threw, that means luck and riches for the new year! 

Rubbing Buddha's belly for luck 

Eating noodles for a long life 

Watching the show 

And catching the orange 

Meeting the lions 
We celebrated Jim's birthday with a dinner and cake at home. And we forgot to take pictures of any of it! But I just love this picture of the two of them talking at dinner ... 
We had a follow up ENT appointment due to another "cold" and possible sinus infection. 
Followed by a CT scan on Friday. 
The before .... 

... And the after 

We opted for a sedated CT scan. There was no way she could hold that still for 15 minuets and be strapped in. It was rough on her walking up from the anesthesia - for a while she was seeing double. It's so tough watching her go through this kind of stuff, I'm not sure it's ever going to get easier but we thank God we live where we do and have access to such great medical care. 

We came home after the scan and had Wendy's fries and a frosty and Oma and Opa sent a special flower delivery! 
We've been resting and laying low the rest of the weekend. 

And that brings us to today 

Happy Valentine's Day 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Xin Nian Kuai Le

Xin Nian Kuai Le (Mandarin) or Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin) or Gong Hey Fat Choy (Cantonese) 
No matter how you say it the sentiment is the same;
May your new year be joyful and prosperous. 

Our house is cleaned and decorated  
We are reading all kinds of Chinese New Year books 
Hungbao (red envelopes) are filled with lucky money 
Lia's presents are wrapped and her silks are pressed
We are headed to a Chinese New Year dinner tonight where we will eat Chinese noodles and dumplings and watch the lion dance. 
Happy Chinese New Year 2016