Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

These photos were from google and the celebrations around China.  I'm not that good with the new Nikon yet!

When we were in China last year the decorations were just starting to go up around the hotels, inside restaurants and shops.  Giant red lanterns were placed outside the hotel we were staying in and you couldn't help but feel that this holiday was indeed significant for a country steeped in tradition.
I took this photo outside our hotel in Bejing last year.  These lanterns were huge!

What is so interesting to me is how connected I still feel to this country.  I enjoyed our trip, met amazing locals as well as adoptive families, and managed to squeeze in a few of the sites.  Our focus was on all the paperwork and appointments we had to finalize before departing, but I wanted to absorb as much as I could and take home significant items for Kira to have from her birth place.  So in a sense, celebrating the Chinese New Year, also marks the time we were in China to adopt our daughter, indeed one of the greatest celebrations of my life.

So this year I took a few photos of Kira in her new country and home, but also in her traditional Chinese outfits.  She didn't need any Red Envelopes as she already found all the change in my coat pockets!






12 comments:

Jill said...

Ivy, What PRECIOUS pictures from China!!!
Gung Hay Fat Choy!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Happy New Year! I love the pics of China and I love the pics of your beautiful Kira. Great job! Ivy, it is so funny because a couple seconds after I was on your site all of a sudden one of my favorite songs started playing and it just tripped me out. lol It took me a second to figure it was your site and not my computer. I used to have it playing on my blog too. lol Great minds think alike! He is one of my favorites, right up there with Deno, Frank and Bing!
Love ya

Natalie said...

I just love seeing all of the photo's from China. Seems like I fall in love all over again.
Kira as usual looks stunning in her traditional dress.


Natalie

Laura said...

Ivy, I love the pictures of Kira in her silk dress. Emma has that one too, I think. I know we shopped alot while there in 2006. Happy CNY.

Laura

Vivian M said...

Love all the pictures!

Marla said...

Love those pics of China. We went right before CNY in 04 and the decorations were awesome. Kira looks adorable in her gorgeous dress!

Carotte Rose said...

Very nice pictures of Kira! I love her dress.

Jennifer said...

Happy CNY!!

What beautiful pictures of Kira!

Jen

Colleen said...

Happy New Year!!! I love all the pictures they are awesome!!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh some great pictures!
Is the little silk outfit called a Chong Sam...
I was sentr such a outfit as A little girl and adored it....It was Jade green

Yoli said...

I have that same picture of the little girls in my Musing's blog. I absolutely think it is adorable. Now Miss Kira looks stunning in her silk dress.

mommy24treasures said...

oh she is too cute in that dress:) Love the color.

 
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