Monday, January 26, 2009

Chuc Mung Nam Moi (Happy New Year!)

Today is Lunar New Year... Most people refer to it as Chinese New Year, but the Chinese are not the only ones to celebrate the lunar new year. Vietnamese people have their own traditions as well, and if you were to visit Vietnam around this time, you'd be experiencing a huge celebration called, "Tet." Anyway, since I am not a part of the Vietnamese community here in Fresno, this day went by like any other. I do want to instill in Grace and Jeremy that part of their identity is Vietnamese, so we recognized the significance of today by going to a Vietnamese restaurant for dinner with our close friends, Adam, Jill, and Micah. We even gave the kids "li xi" (red envelopes with money inside), a tradition I grew up with. Chuc Mung Nam Moi!
Jeremy is really upset he didn't get more in his li xi envelope... No, just kidding. He was upset that we made him stop eating to take a picture.Here is Jeremy in a better mood- now that he has his food!
Grace loves lemon grass pork chop with rice!

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