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Saturday, February 02, 2008

And A Good Time Was Had By All...

Tonight was the Chinese New year celebration with the local chapter of FCC (Families of Chinese Children). It was held in the pretty ballroom of the Hope Hotel at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The room was a glow in candles and all dressed up in red, gold and black... it was a special evening. Well, let's see. Just what made it all so special? There were oodles of adorable children, a merry marching dragon, bunches of lovely children, heaps of delicious food, tons of terrific children, crafts and music, scads of cool children, dancing and singing and...oh yes! Many, many magnificent, glorious kids! There was even a raffle of beautiful things and our Grace won a nice gift certificate from a local handbag boutique! Who better to win such a prize than the diva herself? She was, in a word, thrilled! And, did I mention all the sweet kids that were there?

31 comments:

Meggie said...

What a fabulous and colorful celebration. Cute kids! But didn't I hear you say that.....

Andi said...

So many adorable children...and such a pretty diva dressed in red!!! Looks like a wonderful event. Congratulations to Grace on winning a prize. You'll have to show us what she selects with her gift certificate.

Naturegirl said...

Your Grace is a sweet girl as are all the children attending this Fun celebration! Happy New Year! hugs NG

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

What a nice post! Grace is looking so lovely, but you knew that.
Hugs, DebraK

Holly said...

Hi Susiw Q!!! Thanks for visiting my new blog! I plan to have it professionally detailed as plain just isn't me!!! Any advice or help you can give would be so very appreciated!Your blog is BEAUTIFUL and I do plan on visiting frequently...looks like a wonderful time was had by all last evening..Those children are ADORABLE!!!
Anyway dear friend, thanks for being so kind and welcoming me into "blogworld"I am sure it will be lots of fun ...xxxooo Ruth (Holly!!!)

Holly said...

the name is SUSIE Q!!! Sorry about that! :/

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a wonderful celebration. My husband and 1st wife adopted a beautiful baby from Korea....she is now 23....and they did things like that, too. ((hugs)) Rosie

Nan said...

What a beautiful celebration and the kids are so cute.
Hugs,
Nan

Tara said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful evening--a good time was had by all, that's for sure! I felt like I was right there with you--I love that! Have a great Sunday!

Tara said...

Thanks for sharing such great pics--it appears a good time was had by all! Isn't that great--I felt tlike I was right there with you!

-Jennifer said...

cute! no little red envelopes?? LOL, I know what they contain!

robin c. said...

What a fun celebration! Grace looks lovely in her red outfit. She is a beautiful young lady...but you knew that didn't you?

hugs,
robin

Brenda said...

What a beautiful time and the children adorable.So happy for Grace.

*Jilly* said...

OMG..the 4th photo down..beautiful!
It looks professional..and did I mention she is beautiful:)
Glad you all had a wonderful time.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Dear Susie Q,

These are such fun, vibrant photos. I can see why you had such a fun time!

By the way, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

oxox
Jennifer

Mom2fur said...

What a wonderful time it looks like you had! I chose Chinese food for my birthday dinner, so I bet I would have had fun there, too. And isn't Grace the cutest?

Rosemary said...

Wow Susie,
That looks like it was such fun.
The colors are so vivid. Tell Grace congrats!!
They looked adorable.
Hope you had a great weekend,
Rosemary

Cottage Contessa said...

It really does look like a fabulous night was had by ALL! Your daughter looks gorgeous too!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

angelsamoungus said...

I didn't get to read your post prior to our brunch yesterday but I love the pictures and I love the picture you gave me of Gracie. Like I said I love her hair and she is sooooo pretty!!

Tell her Aunt Terri Said so.

Take care,
Love,
Terri

angelsamoungus said...

Ok and dah- if we were both born in 1956 then I am a monkey also. When Gracie asked I should have known :)

LOve,
Me again

Pearl said...

Looks like such a fun celebration. Your daughter is just beautiful. Hope she thoroughly enjoyed herself.

Hugs,
Pearl

Terri said...

That looks like so much fun!! Congratulations to Grace for winning that prize too!
Lucky girl!
Terri

Sugar Bear said...

Looks amzing. How wonderful that Grace had such a strong sense of where she came from.
Karla

Indigo Robe said...

Great photos! Thank you for sharing this event with us... I always do something in the classroom to celebrate Chinese New Year. We usually have oranges as a treat and I hand each child a red envelope with a homework coupon tucked inside. I used to tuck a dollar inside until I started teaching 600+ kids a week :-)

Sandi McBride said...

What a beautiful affair...and how lovely Grace is. I was just going to ask (asked in my mind) was there a dragon? And there he was...so happy that Gracie won a prize...and a purse...or bag...or pocketbook...by any other name is hers!
hugs
Sandi

Tammy said...

What a beautiful and fun time!
Grace is a doll!

NAME: CIELO said...

those girls are so cute, and evething so colorful, and exotic, looking at those photos is like going to another country. thanks for sharing them.

Cielo

PEA said...

I love the Chinese celebrations, they are so very colourful! Loved seeing all the pictures, Grace is so beautiful and her smile always melts my heart:-) Every summer we have the Dragon Boat Races at one of our lakes and beforehand there's always a Chinese troupe of entertainers and their costumes and "dragons" are fabulous. xoxo

Gretchen said...

Your Chinese New Year's Celebration looks like so much fun! Grace looks beautiful in the shots (with all those children!). What a good mom to expose her to her US and Chinese cultures. xxxooogretchen

Valerie said...

that girl gets prettier every.bloody.day. what are you gonna do about that?

Pamela said...

those precious lil faces....