Happy Chinese New Year!

Sunday, January 25, 2009
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We celebrated Chinese New Year with some new neighborhood friends this weekend. It was a lot of fun. As you can see, Kate LOVES her new friend, Eden. Eden's Mom is from Hong Kong so she can teach me a lot about Chinese traditions. Our families really enjoy each other's company.

We had a great time last year celebrating with Denise and her family (we miss y'all).  I cannot believe how much Kate has changed sine then.  You can see those photos here. I decorated better last year:)

How will you celebrate?


41 comments:

  1. Your house looks BEAUTIFUL as always...
    Love Kate's dress...
    I need some serious help when it comes to traditions...I will be taking notes on different ways to celebrate..
    Looks like everyone had a great time..
    Happy CNY..
    Hugs..

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  2. When I saw the title of this post, I got very sad thinking about not celebrating CNY with you all. I am having a few families here next Saturday night to celebrate and am nervous because I am not the hostess that you are!

    Glad you had fun, and your home always is beautiful and inviting.

    I will try to call you tomorrow or Tuesday~

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  3. What fun! And how wonderful that Kate has someone from her native land in her life. Happy Chinese New Year to you all.

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  4. Your house and decorations look gorgeous!! I'm so glad Kate has made a special friend- the girls look so sweet together. The fresh flowers are so pretty and refreshing.

    Emily

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  5. Looks like such a fun and festive time with all your flowers and CNY decorations. I love the pic of Kate and Eden together...they do look like such dear friends. Have you ever been to the website chinasprout.com? If not, you might want to check it out. Have a great week.

    Felicia

    P.S. I wish we lived closer too :)

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  6. Kate and Eden look like they have become fast friends....they are both so cute!!

    Your house looks beautiful as always....and I loved going back and looking at last years post. I am learning a lot about all these traditions....we have never celebrated, but hope next year we will have a reason to.....

    Enjoy your week....and Happy CNY!

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  7. We celebrated with our Nashville group last night and it was quite a party! I took a million photos like usual. On the actual night, we are going out with a few families for an intimate dinner.

    Love your decor! Kate is absolutely gorgeous in pink and her friend is so sweet, too. It's great to meet new friends and rejoice in the old ones, too.

    Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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  8. Tulips and hydrangeas are my two favorite flowers!!! Everything looks beautiful! Kate and Eden looks so sweet together!

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  9. Happy Chinese New Year to your family! Your decorations are beautiful and festive! Kate is sweet in her pink gown and YEA for new friends!!
    Thanks for the words of encouragement earlier!

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  10. What a cute photo of Kate and her friend. I can almost hear the giggles!

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  11. so glad you had someone to have fun with, thats wonderful.:)
    YOur flowers are lovely I ahve been meaning to get out and shop for some to brighten things up.

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  12. What a fun celebration Kim! Everything looks so beautiful! Eden and Kate look like they are going to be the best of friends! Happy CNY to you and your family!

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  13. Your pictures are lovely as ever Kim.

    Happy Chinese New Year!!!!

    Lily and I attended her Panda Pals playgroup to celebrate the Chinese New Year. I have pictures up if you want to see them. It was really fun and cute.

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  14. So fun that you found new friends for you and Kate. The Mom will surely be a great resource. Looks like a lot of fun!

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  15. Looks like a fun night wiht your friend! How nice to have a friend who is native Chinese. Kate looks adorable. I do agree that the little girl from Lily's Chinese class has some resemblance to Kate.

    I love your flowers - i have tulips at home now too and they just make me happy.

    Miss you!
    Rachel

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  16. beautiful as ever. Kate and Eden looked like they had a great time.

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  17. It looks like you had a fun celebration. The girls look sooo cute together!

    Hope you have a great week!

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  18. Ditto on the New Years Greetings!!!!!
    We went to a party last night too. 20+ kiddos running around in their silks! Love the decor, and I love that name Eden!!! So glad Kate has a new friend!

    Miss you!
    Me

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  19. Happy New Year! Love the pink dress and smiles!
    The collage of flowers are so pretty, I almost can smell them from here, in sub-zero NJ!

    Wishing you a great Year to you and your family.

    The Marks Family

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  20. Happy Chinese New Year! Your pictures are beautiful :)



    Jennifer

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  21. Kim,

    Thanks so much for your comments about the headaches on my blog. It is baffling to me why this is happening and my mind always goes to the worst possible thing. It sounds like you have had your struggle as well-- I cant imagine some of the things you have had to endure- you are a strong woman. Hopefully I can get some answers tomorrow and possibly rule out things with MRI's etc. Thanks for your support!

    We went to a nice lunch today and Mia wore her Chinese dress. Later this week we are getting together with Karen and Becky and the other moms for a Chinese New Year play date and next weekend we are going to dinner at Karens for CNY. I so look forward to it as this is the first year we have really had a group to celebrate with-- it feels great to have like friends.

    Have a great day and thanks for your help with the headaches.

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  22. Happy Chinese New Year. It looks like you guys had a great time! I went back and looked at the pics from last year. Kate really has grown a lot. amazing.

    I tried your tip from a while back adding some tulips with really cold water to our house and it definantly makes a nice statment.

    have a great day!

    <3 amy

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  23. Usually we go to a friends, who has a party but this year I hope to be holding my neww grandbaby, if she is born yet!!!

    Glad you all had a great time!!!

    Debbie

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  24. Great photos - looks like a fun night! I guess we were both celebrating last night :)

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  25. I think your decor looks wonderful!
    The girls look so sweet together, what cuties. Glad you all had a great time with their family.

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  26. We also celebrated with friends this past weekend, six little Chinese children running around having a great time!! I took pictures and plan to post them soon. With so many moving targets they were very hard to get!!!

    Blessings,
    Robin

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  27. Oh what a great neighbor...what fun you will have together!

    I love their hugging picture;)

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  28. Gorgeous pictures! We're keeping our celebration low key tonight with some take-out Chinese. Of course, my girls will want to get dressed up and take pictures, they love that part!

    Xin Nian Kuai Le!!

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  29. How nice! Your daughter is adorable. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog!

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  30. they are so adorable! your little girl is a doll! i would love for you to visit my other blog, www.shessopretty.blogspot.com, it's all about little girls and their lovely world. thank you for your nice comment.

    God Bless,
    Charmaine

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  31. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family!!!! Kate looks so cute in pink! How fun to have a friend who can "educate" you on Chinese traditions!!

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  32. Happy New Year! We have some of those same decorations. Kate looks so sweet. I can't believe how long her hair is getting!

    ~Lynn

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  33. Happy New Year sweet family! xox

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  34. Isn't it so much fun to share this time with the girls and our families? Joanne hosted our neighborhood gathering this year (she posted already -- I haven't had a chance yet). It was wonderful! Yesterday, Joanne and I went to the class of our 5th grade sons (they are in class together this year) and my exchange student did a fun powerpoint presentation for the kids. Happy New Year!

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  35. Happy Chinese New Year , I am so glad I found your blog , I love you home and style so gorgeous, what a house.
    Funny , we have a Katie adopted from China too , well she is my niece and she is a wonderful addition to our family.
    Our school is celebrating this Frisday Chinese new year as we sponser a village in China through Oambassadors , we have already built a school , our school has arranged for the drangon festivities for our school this Friday what fun for my niece Katie{and everyone} to experience such an festive event from her homeland.
    Take care ,
    Chris

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  36. I love the colors in the collage. Happy Chinese New Year to your Family. Kate and Eden look so happy together...

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  37. Gorgeous photos. I love your fresh flowers. Happy Chinese New Year!

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  38. Happy New Year!! Em's favorite silk is her pink one - she likes the turquoise one she wore yesterday too:) Hannah loves her red! Looks like a good time was had by sweet Kate. Hannah calls all other little girls who look like her, "Kate".

    For the record, I love the design posts. I have to be VERY fiscally responsible right now, so I like thinking outside the box as far as decorating our home. In due time, I will do to it what I have always dreamed, for now, my dreams are enough...but you have inspired me to write down some of them.

    Hope you are having a lovely day.

    Hugs,
    Heather

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  39. Your blog hates me:) I just left this fun, long comment and it deflected me into the blogosphere!

    Long and short - Happy New Year! Great photos, looks like fun:)

    Love the design posts...keep 'em coming!

    Have a great week.
    Love,
    Heather

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