Monday, February 12, 2007

Lunar New Year Celebrations

Yesterday Shawn and I went to the Lunar New Year party put on by Children's Bridge, the adoption agency. At the party we finally met Rhonda and Josh, Nicole and Tim, Paula and Brett, and Rebecca and Steve and of course Michelle and Mark. It was such a pleasure meeting all of them! I felt bad for Rhonda, Josh, Nicole and Tim, they got stuck bringing almost all the food for the party, which included 600 dumplings in an Accord, but they managed to do it. Shawn and I helped out at the pig mask table. The gang was kind enough to hang out with us while we waited for the kiddies to come by. Some even pitched in a created their own masks. Can you guess who?

At one point we even had a party crasher! The community centre has a library attached to it and I saw lady sit at the mask table with a bunch of library books and some food. She then proceeded to ask Mark what was going on. We (Rhonda, Michelle, Mark and I) all looked at each other dumbfounded. But Mark being the nice guy he is proceeded to talk to her and answer all her questions. We told Nicole what happened when she sat at the table and I loved her reaction (Cool!). There was even a Chinese dragon there, now that was cool!

We then proceeded to the Pacific Mall for some shopping. We then went to the Mandarin for dinner. I love the Mandarin, all you can eat buffet! We had great conversations about everything from the blips in the process we've experienced, infertility treatments, governmental procedures and more. It was a riot!
Thank you everyone for such a great time! We really need to get together on a regular basis.


Mark & Michelle said...

I am with you on the getting together on a regular basis!!

I have a couple of guesses for the people behind the masks...

You didn't mention how dedicated you were and you didn't want to sneak away from your post 10 minutes even though you were the only one of 6 still at your about a work ethic!!

Anonymous said...

oink oink

Doris & Dan said...

Sounds like fun!

I think the duo is M & M!

Stand alone piggy is Shawn??

Getting together with fellow AP is such a wonderful thing. Building friendships that will last.

Keep smilin!

Mark and Terri said...

Sounds like you guys had fun!

Natolino said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.
You are lucky for the support system & friendship you have found.

redmaryjanes said...

What a wonderful evening!

Jill and Jaap said...

What a great time!