We didn't celebrate big this year but we did celebrate. And I got out the China silks. And oh boy... Anna wore this year the one I wore when I came home from China. She has outgrown all of her child sized and has moved on to look gorgeous in the ones I brought home for me!
We brought Chinese food to my parents house and my Mom set the table beautifully. (and gave them red envelopes with B&N gift cards) Anna was 'all lit up' and asking for us to tell us "her story" so I did (we all did) over Chinese food.
I told her how when we got her referral. And all about our travels to China before her. And the day (oh the day) we were finally together. She was beaming. It was simple. But for this year, for us, it was the perfect Chinese New Year.
I meant to take a picture of Anna leaving that day. She looked so grown up and beautiful (and the snow was coming down) but I didn't. Next year for sure!