Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
And oh, what blessings we have received this week!!!
What an unexpected surprise to receive another letter from Da Xin today! I wasn't expecting another letter at all. Our agency coordinator said she sounds pretty wonderful and I would have to agree. :)
Dear Papa, Mama and rest of family,
I received your letter couple of days ago. I love the birthday gifts and pictures you sent. I am very happy to receive those.
Our school has finals coming. I am preparing the tests now. May 28 is the traditional Chinese holiday – Dragon Boat festival. This holiday has over 2000 years of history. We had 3 days off. My Chinese Mama made “ZongZi”, killed chicken and prepared lots of dishes to celebrate. I miss you very much this few days. Don’t know if you miss me?
Okay, that’s it for today. I will miss you. Wish you good health.
The girls were both getting hair cuts when this letter arrived via email on my iPhone. I was literally laughing out loud in the salon when Da Xin mentions her foster mother killing a chicken to prepare for their special meal. I really hope that she won't be too disappointed with my culinary skills and that C*ostco chicken will be sufficient. LOL. But then it made me sad to think she questioned whether or not we miss her. Of course, something could have gotten lost in translation, too. She sounds like such a sweet, sweet girl.
On another note, we still don't have our travel itinerary, but I found out today that we will not get to go to Guilin. I was a bit disappointed as we had planned for that all along, but completely understand that we do not get to pick and choose our time frames for anything, so I'm already over it. We'll just go back someday when the girls are older and gorgeous Guilin is definitely on my travel list!!
WE LEAVE ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!! I took a crash course in Mandarin last night with Mia's Chinese teacher. She was so helpful! She even wrote a letter to Da Xin's foster parents to put in with their gifts. Two more check marks off my list! Woo hoo!!
Tomorrow, we have a family picnic and we get to see my nephews and niece. Stay tuned for some major cuteness. Until then... I couldn't resist posting this pic taken last weekend at our FCC Spring Picnic. Mia and her buddies, Alex and Abby.... awwwwwwwwwwww!!! Adorable!!
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