personal journal, with a little humor if I'm in a good mood
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Happy Chinese New Year
Seems for a bunch of white Americans, we have a lot of Chinese ties going on. Maybe it's just a sign of the times: half our possessions lived there before they lived with us. Troy and I visited Tianjin, China about 8 years ago, and visited the Great Wall, Beijing and Red Square, the Summer Palace, Forbidden City, all that first-time tourist stuff. I bought this red vest during that visit. Then my sister's husband lived in Beijing several years for business. Troy's parents moved to Tianjin for 2 years and bought this little girl's red dress as the one I had bought was worn out by my numerous other daughters. On the opening day of the Beijing Olympics, 08/08/08, my daughter Zoey was born! It was fun to get photo updates of the Olympics from my brother-in-law, and hear how my in-laws' students praised their luck for having a grandchild on such an auspicious day.
We went to Austin's "Chinatown" for their new year celebration yesterday, and I was motivated to go red for church today! Troy is getting pretty handy with my big camera, and obliged a photo op for us as requested by my friend Brae. Here you go!