Sunday, February 18, 2007

Chinese New Year....The Year of the Pig

Xin Nian Kuai Le
Gong Xi Fa Cai




It is time for all of China to come to a complete stop and for 1.3 billion people to take a two week break. I have heard of people being on the train for 30 hours standing up so they can be home with their families. Heaven help you if you ever want to get on a train this time of year. A rather amusing story: The sale of adult diapers sky rockets during this time because once you are on the train you cannot move to go to the bathroom because it is so packed. So they have found another solution to the problem. Ingenious.

I wish that I could say that I was as prepared as I was last year with baby pictures of the six on the couch. If you did not see that I will include one. The pictures were just great thanks to Amy from downstairs. Amy and Scott have had another baby, a brother to Molly and Cole and they named him Gabriel, who is currently also on gripe water. I would have to top having a live dog on the couch and this year is a pig year so there is not much chance of that happening. I did have an idea as you can see. Can you spot the pigs?

Love and laughter,
Amanda
Momma pig and the 15 piglets

12 comments:

Amy said...

These pictures are absolutely fantastic!! Happy New Year!!

TBG Happenings said...

great pictures!happy new year! where are your Big Kids???

Maryellen

asiangarden said...

gong xi fa cai!!!
The poigs are adorable!!21

Veronika said...

As usual, they are gorgeous! Very good idea to include pigs in the celebration pics, LOL!

redmaryjanes said...

I just love the pictures. The little piggies are so cute. I hope that this year is a wonderful one for you and all of the beautiful little ones in your care. I can only hope and dream that my daughter is with someone as amazing as you are.

Lisa said...

I love the photos of the pigs with the babies. Precious! I hope this year brings wonderful things to all of you. I hope these little ones are joined with their forever families in the year of the pig.
Happy new year!
God bless!
Lisa

chelley said...

LOL!! they are some cute pic's

thank so much for sharing them with all of us

ps
when do we get a pic of you!!

Meg said...

These pictures are precious! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

lara said...

wonderful pictures soooo cute!!!

The Carmodys said...

Hello Amanda. We just got back from China last week with our little one so I'm doing some catch up reading on blogs. I love those pictures - so adorable - the pigs and the babies!!

k

Anonymous said...

I just love these pictures of the babies with the piggies. Here's my family's prayers and GONG XI FA CAI to you and your family.

Cheers ........ Sharon

Marcy said...

What cute little piggies!!! Amanda you are amazing - foster mom, writer, photographer, where does it end???