new year

  Happy Chinese New Year!!! (Happy regular New Years, for that matter!!!) Gong xi, gong xi! I’m trying really hard to introduce our Chinese heritage to Zoey now that she is a little bit older.  Passing on our culture has been one of our bigger parenting struggles that Jeff and I face raising our daughter, […]


Happy Chinese New Year!

by ilene on February 10, 2013 · 1 comment

in holidays, new year, Zoey's First Year

Happy Chinese New Year to our Asian friends!!  Zoey got her first red envelope from her grandparents!  Lucky girl!! It took many many shots of this squirming baby to get a semi decent one. Here are a few cute outtakes:   Happy  Year of the Snake to you and your family!!! You might also like:Yarn […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!!

by ilene on January 22, 2012 · 6 comments

in holidays, new year

Guess where we are?! Jeff and I have had the good fortune to be in Asia during Chinese New Year this year and it is really something else. I’ve never celebrated the beginning of the lunar calendar before in Taiwan and the whole country has come alive! It’s so festive! Red lanterns and gold dragons […]


Happy New Year!

by ilene on January 2, 2012 · 6 comments

in holidays, new year

Happy New Year!!! We had a great weekend, I hope you did, too! On New Year’s Eve, Jeff’s alma mater U of Illinois happened to be playing in the Kraft Hunger Bowl against UCLA (my home town!) at AT&T park. I donned my orange jersey (Jeff promised he would reciprocate and wear Duke gear when […]