Happy New Year!
Yes, I know I promised pictures, but when we got to the mall and got out of the car, I realized I left the camera at home. Big bummer. There were sooo many photo opps! PookieBear loved P.F. Changs. She gobbled steamed and pan-fried dumplings, lettuce wraps, egg drop soup, salmon & brown rice, green tea, and the Great Wall of Chocolate for dessert! Rhea and I had fun too. We had plenty of time to shop and talk. He bought me a new apron and matching oven mitts from Williams-Sonoma and hot tea at Starbucks.
It was a great day. We came home and had more tea grabbed the laptop, went outside to sit on the patio while the kids played outside (it was a beautiful 60F yesterday), and started ‘planning’ our trip to China. We know it is many months away, but we needed an idea of IF we were able to take all the kids and a friend to help with the kids, how much would it cost us? We have lots of hotel points and airline points, but at all the hotels we looked at had a room with a king or a room with 2 singles. This might be tricky. We also found that the max occupancy in a room is 3. That would mean we would have to get 3 rooms! –for 6 of us, an adult friend, and our new child. In any case, I need to get to e-baying again : )
We are off to have dinner with some friends in a bit. Happy New Year!
p.s. Are all you Southern folks having your black-eyed peas today? Mine are on the stove!