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Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year I had splendid plans to deck Ree and Ro out in the beautiful new red and blue dresses my parents bought when we were in China in 2006. The girls (as usual) had other plans. So instead they're running around in these little outfits today and will also wear them tomorrow when we'll be kicking off our Chinese New Year celebrations with a family dinner. They last wore these sweet pink and purple ensembles on the famous red couch of the White Swan in Guangzhou, China, when they were 12 months old. Awwww! A private red couch photo, Guangzou 2006 It's funny, this photo reminds me how their expressions and personalities were already so distinct, even back then. I can't even count how many times we've seen that same serious little look from Ro (in pink) and that same impish little smirk from Ree (in purple). Oh, and if you look closely you'll notice that even with six adults we only managed to get one button closed for each girl. They were so squirmy we were all sweating just to get that one button done! Happy New Year from our family to yours. We wish you joy, luck, and prosperity in the year to come.

27 comments:

  1. They look beautiful!! Happy Chinese New Year to you all :o)

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  2. Anonymous1/26/2009

    Hapy Chinese New Year to Ree and Ro. Interesting which outfit each chose today without even seeing the picture from two years ago. Yes, they definitely have a
    distinct style all their own.

    love,
    wela

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  3. Happy Chinese New Year!
    I can't believe that is the same outfit! It doesn't even look small on them. They look so pretty in them.

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  4. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

    They look adorable ... then and now!

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  5. Happy Chinese New Year to you too!!

    I cannot believe those are the same outfits...that is amazing!! Look how little they were on that red couch....I bet it seems like yesterday!!

    Enjoy the celebrations!

    Lisa

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  6. Happy New Year!!!

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  7. Happy Chinese New Year to you too! The girls look so cute in their little pant outfits!

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  8. Beautiful pictures of two beautiful girls. Love the 'before and after' pics too!

    Donna
    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

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  9. Happy Chinese New Year. Wow, they have grown into those outfits. We had a little get-together here today. It would have been so fun to have you there.

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  10. Anonymous1/26/2009

    How funny! I have an outfit for LiLi that she has worn for the past 4 Chinese New Year parties! I just tried it on her and it still fits! It is a red and gold shirt and skirt that I got in China. The skirt is shorter (but not so short she can't wear it) but the top still fits wonderfully!!! I have taken a picture of her in it every year just to show her when she gets older. I just know I will cry when the year comes and she can't fit in it!


    Sharyn and LiLi

    P.S. Gung Hay Fat Choy!!!

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  11. Anonymous1/26/2009

    Happy Chinese New Year to all of you from Ma and Pa. May the year of the ox be a great one! The girls look great in the China outfits. We definitely remember the red couch at the White Swan hotel and the other good things we all did there. Love from Pa and Ma (Pa wrote this.)

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  12. Awwwwwww..........is right. They're beautiful. Then, and now.

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  13. Happy Chinese New Year!

    How cute that the girls still fit into their little outfits!!! :)

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  14. SOOOO cute! Happy New Year!!!

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  15. aaawwww, they grow up way too fast.
    Happy Chinese New Year to you all.

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  16. Happy New Year salsa fam! Ro and Ree look so cute! How amazing that those outfits still fit them.
    The pose and buttons are hilarious! Not sure they've slowed down yet!

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  17. Happy Chinese New Year! The girls are more adorable than ever :-0

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  18. Both pics are adorable!

    Happy New Year!

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  19. My goodness, they look so grown up.

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  20. I can't believe those outfits still fit! I love the tiny toes in the first photo...awe...
    Hope you feeling better from one tired mama to another.

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  21. Happy New Year to the most beautiful little girls! They are beyond precious in those colors with their beautiful hair (I'm a tad jealous...I have very dark hair and gave birth to a couple of blondies?!).

    Best,

    Indiana Lori
    Mommy of Sara (3) & Kelly (1)

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  22. Happy New Year! I can't believe the outfits still fit, but even more unbelievable was that Ro had on the pink!

    Jamie

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  23. I can't believe they still fit. Too adorable. Happy New Year!

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  24. Happy New Year to you too!!!!

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  25. Happy New Year to you all too!! Love the cuteness here!!

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  26. Happy Year of the Ox to you. The girls are getting so big and grown up. It is so sad how fast time is flying by.

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  27. Oh my gosh- what memories that must bring back. It is so amazing how even in the beginning our girls personalities shown like stars. Happy CNY to your family. We get to celebrate twice- first Sat with the local FCC group then next week for the "formal" get together. We are really looking forward to it.

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