Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Family Traditions: Chinese New Year

It's no secret that we LOVE learning and celebrating other cultures. Aaron and I both strongly believe that this provides our family with a deeper understanding of the world around us. Plus we think it's fun :)
One of the cultural holidays we celebrate each year is Chinese New Year.

Here is a picture of Aaron and I sitting down to our Chinese feast. Homemade (from scratch!!!) orange chicken and ham fried rice. I am still on the look out for the perfect orange chicken recipe- I am getting close to perfection, but not quite there!  Jackie is wearing a Chinese dress we picked up in Toronto during a family vacation a few years ago. As you can see it BARELY fits, but she wanted to wear it so desperately that I couldn't say no! Jacs and I also made homemade fortune cookies. Well, I made the cookies and she scribbled some fortunes which she told me they all said to do whatever your child wants. She is a riot! And we did make some paper lanterns to hang above our kitchen table. A great feast for a great day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


To whoever reads this blog: first, thank you! I have been terrible about updating it! We are alive and doing well. Our family has been very busy- we moved into our dream house, Aaron got a new job, Jackie turned four, and I am still planning lots of fun lesson plans for Jacs and turning our new house into a home! I have plans to keep this blog up and posted.... I want you all to know more about us as a family and I think this blog is the perfect platform.