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Chinese New Year 2013

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This morning, the kids woke to find red envelopes under their pillows.

Unlike Chinese tradition, we gave each of the kids a bit of money to buy some ice cream.

Schäfer asked if 100 Baht was the same as $100 USD.

(100 Baht is $3.40 USD – so not quite the same.)

For us, being at the beach was the perfect place to welcome to the Year of the Snake!

We rang in the New Year by…

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swimming…

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floating…

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eating popsicles…

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and walking.

No loud fireworks during nap time.
No friends handing our kids overly generous amounts of money.
No traditional meals.

Just quiet. And laughter. And fun.

2 comments to Chinese New Year 2013

  • Kurt & Heather

    Shorel and Sandra,
    Just wanted to say thanks for the daily updates through my email. It I’d truly a bright spot for me most every day to enjoy. Thanks for that.
    Love you all, Heather

  • Thuy

    Hey, getting caught up with you guys… vicariously, of course! I just love the “floating” pic! So cute! Kids are growing & congrats to your growing family! (: Love & Miss Y’all, from the Bayou Family

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