This week, as Chinese New Years approaches, we say goodbye to the "Year of the Sheep" and hello to the "Year of the Monkey." We celebrated by gathering together for a time of thanking and honoring our nannies for all of their hard work this past year. Our nannies invest a huge amount of love, time, and energy into caring for our little ones. They do not have an easy job! But as we think back on the past year, it is easy to see how much the efforts of these nannies have paid off. The childrens' bright smiles and chubby cheeks say it all: they have been changed by the love they have received from their nannies!
We sure did have a lot to celebrate from this past year! Two adoptions, successful surgeries, children learning to crawl and walk, and so much more! During our celebration, each child was recognized and their nannies were given a red envelope (a traditional monetary gift given during Chinese New Years):
We finished the party off by showing a slideshow of the best pictures from the past year (very hard to narrow down)!
May the Year of the Monkey be a new year filled with more stories of transformation, hope, and love!