Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Our Weekend In a Nutshell

This past weekend was our Thanksgiving weekend, and we had the pleasure of celebrating it with Hubby's family. 

The girls made rice paper kites while we were there, and we hoped to fly them in their large, spacious field like yard, but there was not a bit of wind.

We had a delicious turkey dinner prepared by hubby and his parents, and I was too busy devouring it to take any pictures! The girls gathered around my lovely sister in law and spent the evening making friendship bracelets and elastic bracelets on a loom she introduced to them - Elle is obsessed with them now, and her wrists have disappeared amidst a tangle of bracelets :)  

On our way home, we stopped by an old fort hoping to climb some hills and fly our kites in celebration of the Chinese Double Ninth festival. We tried taking out the girls' kites, but the wind was too strong, and the kites were not going to survive. I had brought along the kite I was given for mother's day - but it mostly swung around in circles, giving us the sense of being attacked by a dragon, until it crashed and broke one of the bamboo spars... We don't seem to have much luck with kites!

Last week was mine and hubby's third year anniversary, and since I was not feeling well, we kept it low key. So if you'll allow me a moment of self-indulgence (ok, even more self indulgent than these weekend posts!), here's a picture of us on our wedding day...

Our beloved family


  1. Oh, Marie, your family is so beautiful and you all look so content! Happy, happy anniversary with many, many more to come!
    PS I hope you feel better now.

    1. Thank you Claire, we did clean up well :) And I do feel much better, thank you!

  2. All of you look wonderful! Happy Anniversary!


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