If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chinese New Year- Getting Better at This

Every year we get a little better at celebrating Chinese New Year.  I am still leagues behind most of you, but with the help of some good friends, I am getting better.  I am blessed to have a precious friend from China who is willing to help Ruthie connect with her birth culture.   For Chinese New Year, she came over with chopsticks, decorations, and all of the ingredients to make homemade dumplings.

After enjoying dinner, we released Chinese lanterns in a nearby field.  I did learn that the color I ordered is traditionally used for funerals, but at least I tried. :)  I think some of the adults may have enjoyed the lanterns more than the kids.

I am not sure what next year holds, but I am thinking we have now set the bar pretty high. 


likeschocolate said...

A fantastic way to celebrate! I am sure your children will always remember this day!

Dawn S. said...

Cool! Great pics!

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