Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gung Hay Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year.

We enjoyed a fun chinese food dinner out with Nana, Papa and Uncle last night.

It's amazing to see how much Ava Lu has grown since we celebrated our first Chinese New Year with her in China two years ago.

Celebrating the year of the Ox!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Two years ago today. . . we had good news!

Two years ago today we had good news from a distant land! Our referral call for Ava Lu came in. I can still remember the phone ringing as I sat at my desk in the office. As the woman from our agency read over all of Jiang Mei Yu's vital details - my heart pitter pattered, I knew the promise of our girl had come to pass.

It's hard to imagine that was two years ago. Time has flown - and we are blessed more than ever. Here she is today - posing after a long day of fun, just for mommy.
Celebrating our daughter - Ava Lu!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Out with the old, in with the new (2008 & 2009)

We had a wonderful New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

We took Ava Lu out for french food on New Year's Eve and then to watch the very first West Coast ball drop. She made it up past midnight (of course, a late nap really helped). She is truly a party girl. Next year if we go out we have to buy her a New Year's hat and noisemaker. She was very enthralled with all the festivities. She told us she needed a "happy birthday hat to wear in the marching parade." We just love her!

And, we took a trip up to Tahoe for New Year's Day - played in the snow, sledded and had a car-picnic. Ava Lu was just squealing in delight as she played and rode the sled. Again, what a blessing to share in her new experiences.

Here's to an amazing 2009!