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Monday, January 26, 2009

2009: The year of the OX

Happy Chinese New Year! "Xin Nian Kuai Le!" If you like Jackie Chan or like to eat Chinese food - then it's time to celebrate it! Today we invited over some friends and wore red (the official Chinese color), ate Chinese food, listened to Chinese music, watched Mulan (the kids did), and played games. It was great! My husband, Tyler, served his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Taiwan from 1998 to 2000. I love to hear him speak in mandarin chinese. I even took a year of mandarin in college, myself! Ni hao ma? Here are some pictures from tonight:


This is the second year for Valene & Marie to join us. Valene's husband, Trent, served his mission in Taiwan, too! Unfortunately, he was out of town today. Ben & Sarah and their kids joined us, too. Happy New Year, Chinese-style!

6 comments:

jennifer said...

How fun! Happy Chinese New Year!

Dirk and Trish said...

Sounds super fun! We need to do stuff like that-any excuse to have a party, especially one with a theme. Love the new collage at the top.

nicole said...

Cool idea! Looks like fun. :)

Dianah said...

That looks like so much fun! I am glad that you all had such a wonderful night. Happy New Year!

The Woods said...

Does this mean I can start my new year's resolution's again???

Carina said...

That sounds like fun! One of my best friends served in Taiwan, too...we were gone almost exactly the same time. I remember one thing from her letters--xai jian! (and I don't even know if I spelled it right...oh well) Happy Chinese New Year!