Jesus said “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” - Mark 9:37

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

What a wonderful day we have had... Celebrating with friends, eating authentic chinese food, learning lots of new info about the chinese culture and finishing a great fundraiser to help bring our son home.  :)

Our day started with a Chinese New Year luncheon with our good friends the Rutherfords. The kids all played outside, played inside, colored Mulan & other chinese pics, and ate lots of chinese treats. Yum!

Then we all enjoyed a wonderful home made chinese lunch. OMGoodness it was sooo good! The kids, and some of the older folks too, watched Mulan. Classic movie! "Add a cricket just for luck and even you can't blow it." - Mulan's Grandmother  ;)

Next our family traveled back to our home town to enjoy a celebration combined with our BIG Kindle Fire Give Away at a local Chinese Buffet that some new friends own. We enjoyed the buffet and some special made food just for our group, plus lots of laughing & pics while the kids played too.

And of course we had a BIG drawing for the Kindle Fire Give Away...

We asked the waiter to help us out...

They shook up and mixed up all the many, many tickets...

And the WINNER is...


Then we finished our celebration with cake.

There are four families represented here, all celebrating together. Love it!

and they let the youngest child cut the cake. lol  Molly cut some BIG ole' pieces too  ;)

So THANK YOU THANK YOU everyone that helped support our Kindle Fire Give Away by Donations, help & support and prayer. We really appreciate it! May God bless you all tenfold!

I also want to give a shout out to our the Lord, who provides abundantly. Our goal for this fundraiser was $1,000 after expenses of Paypal fees & purchasing the Kindle Fire. And Praise God we raised $1,177.37!

Hallelujah, Praise the Lord & Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Chinese New year! Love this 15 day celebration! Hoping we can do something special on the day of kite festival! :) I am so jealous you have so many friend close by to have a celebaration with! I would love the homemade chinese recipes :)