Sunday, February 14, 2010
Xin Nian Kwai Le!!
Wish I had some cute Chinese New Year pictures of the girls in their Chinese silk outfits to post but we were running late for church and then the little girls went down for naps as soon as we got home. Maybe I can dress them up again tomorrow and post.
We went to lunch with a family from church and enjoyed a yummy Chinese buffet to celebrate! Tonight Jeff and I are going out to a Valentine dinner with our marriage class from church. It's ye olde two-fer birthday/Valentine day dinner out. What a rip! haha My mom and I both have February birthdays and lamented the timing. I guess it would be worse to have a birthday around Christmas, though.
Ryan called last night! Jeff answered and couldn't hear him at all. It was a horrible connection. He asked if Ryan could call right back but Ryan said there was a long line for the pay phone. Jeff was so sad when they hung up. About an hour later, the phone rang again. Ryan had gone to the back of the line and waited his turn to call again. Wah...if that doesn't bring tears to his mama's eyes.... The good news was that there weren't many guys waiting any more and he was able to talk for about 15-20 minutes!!! So awesome! I love that boy!
The soldier who hadn't gotten any mail, has now gotten nine letters!!! He was shocked! Since then, two other soldiers came and told Ryan that they are not getting any mail and wanted to know if "your mom's friends" would write to them, too! Don't you love it!?! He is going to write down their names and send them to me, so when I get them, I'll let you know. Thank you for writing to Nicholas! I think we will be 'adopting' some of them for Family Day and Graduation because their families won't be able to attend.