Sunday, February 24, 2013

新年快乐 - xīn nián kuài lè - happy new year!

I know this is a little late... we happened to be in Cuba this year for Chinese New Year! I'd packed the girl's Chinese dresses and they wore them to dinner that evening, gaining many compliments from the staff and other tourists. There was even Spring Rolls at the buffet to celebrate the occasion! Although I don't think that was totally planned!

Call me vain, but I had actually imagined this wonderful beach photoshoot in my head, with the girls all snazzy in their Chinese dresses... but the many long days at the beach had made us all quite tired, so much so that we napped right through that glorious photo opportunity! My excuse - it got dark earlier than I anticipated! Oh well, sleep, and as a result, happy girls, makes the vacation much nicer than grumpy girls and photoshoots! ...just sayin!

But don't they look the picture of happiness and joy in this picture?! I admit, I do have to act quite silly for these grins! But it's SO worth it!

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! Happy New Year my friends!

chinese new year - 2013


  1. SO lovely!

    It's so evident how loved and secure your girlies feel!

    God continue to bless and keep your family as you journey with Him!

  2. Oh boy, I'm not above acting like a complete baffoon to get a smile out of my subject either. Judging by the size of Phebes smile, especially, I'd guess you aren't either, hehee. Lilah and Phebe look absolutely georgeous in their dresses!

    Gin =)

  3. Gracie stared at this photo for ages, and then asked to go to their house to play this morning!!!