We are getting better at celebrating Chinese New Year, especially when you consider where we started.
The first year after we brought Ruthie home, a friend of mine from China walked up to me at church and said, "Happy New Year." I couldn't figure out for the life of me why she would wish me happy new year 3 weeks into January. Then I went home, opened my Facebook, and figured out that I was way behind.
Last year, we visited the Forbidden Gardens in Katy which I thought was a great way to celebrate.
So this year I started seeing early all the great plans and creative ideas of the other adoptive families. You guys are really impressive. I am not to the point of baking cakes to look like dragons yet, but I did take red envelopes with chocolate gold coins in them to the kid's classes and talk a little about the holiday.
Next years goal, learn to make dumplings so we can prepare our own dinner instead of going with Chinese take out.