I love Chinese New Year.
It makes me super emotional, over-joyed, sappy, teary-eyed, and abundantly thankful.
I think about Mina's birth family and mentally obsess over how they are preparing for the big holiday. Wondering what traditions they honor, who does all the cooking, what they're wearing, conversations they have, and deep down I wonder if they think of Mina and what she's doing on this occasion. I fantasize about us all sharing a meal together one day.
A few weeks before CNY, I usually pull out the suitcase we bought in China and filled with all our Chinese goodies. The silk dresses and outfits for the girls are by far one of my favorite things...
The girls squeal and beg to try some on, which I never say "no" to...
Then the big day of feasting arrives, and we get ready to chow-down and par-tay!
She gets so insanely excited about dumplings.
A toast, to all the dumplings that will be going in my belly!
(Aubrey, as you can see in this photo, surprised us all by coming to the dining room wearing make-up for the big event. ?!?!)
The girls both love egg drop soup, and I found the best / easiest recipe here.
It was such a great day of celebration and family traditions!
Happy Year of the Goat!