Sunday, May 20, 2007

An Evening With Friends & A Cooking Lesson

Last night I had dinner at Sam's house. My friend, Qing, and her son, Zhu, went with me. Cullen was so happy to have another boy to play with. They disappeared together about 30 seconds after we walked in the door and were inseparable the rest of the evening. Qing taught us how to make wontons. Very interesting. I kept folding mine like a diaper or something. But I finally got the hang of it. Connie joined us in the middle of our lesson. She seemed to catch on quicker than I did. Here's sweet little Miss Kieren after she sampled the delicious chocolate mousse that Sam had made. That stuff was so good you could hurt yourself!It was so inspiring to hear Qing talk about her homeland when she looked at the photos of Sam and Andy's adoption trip. She was also able to translate a few of Kieren's Chinese documents. She's genuinely excited for all of us about our adoptions. There's no resentment or animosity from her at all considering the situation in her country. She has such a kind heart. Her knowledge of China is a priceless resource to help me connect to this part of my daughter. Again I was reminded of how amazing this journey has been. When I think of how God has placed these people in my lives at exactly the right moment, I'm so grateful. There truly is nothing random about it.
We all had a great time. There's nothing better than an evening spent with good food and good friends. Thanks for the hospitality Sam, Andy, Cullen and Kieren! Oh and happy anniversary too!

**Updated to say thanks to Stacy for noticing the new do. You're good girl! Very observant. I had just gotten it layered and colored that afternoon before going to dinner. Much redder now. I love it!

22 comments:

C.J. said...

Twas fun!

I agree...to me, there are no coincidences about people coming into our lives when they do.

Stacy said...

What a wonderful evening! You'll have to make won tons the next time we get together. :)

Love the new hair! You look GREAT!

kris said...

Krista- you're hair looks soooo good! I almost didn't recognize you!

Glad you guys all had a great visit!

A Special Family said...

Love the hair, I had to do a double take! lol
Looks like you had a GREAT time!

Catherine said...

Sounds like a great evening! What a cutie Kieran is.

It would be neat to learn how to make wontons. Yumm!

Nice hair. Looking forward to seeing it in person.

Have a great weekend!

Headmeister said...

Yeah, the hair is great!!! And Connie looks too cute! Sounds like you had a blast and I'm totally jealous I don't live closer or I'd be inviting myself...lol...

a&mg said...

Sounds like a great time! And I like the do!

Sandra said...

Sounds like a fun time! I noticed the hair right away. I love it!

Lisa and Doug said...

Sounds like a wonderful, fun evening! Love the new hair!

tracy said...

Sounds like a beautiful evening filled with beautiful friends!

Mariah said...

Ditto on the hair!! Looks great! I am so excited to meet yall in July!!

wzgirl said...

I'm loving the happy smiles. Great friends. Good times. XO

Janet said...

Looks like so much fun! And I love the new "do" too! That reddish brown sure looks good on people....:-)

Donna said...

What a fun evening!

Lisa B. said...

Okay, yes, I noticed the haircut (love it by the way) but I also notice that it seems you've lost a lot of weight, too. Lookin' good, girl!!

Kim said...

I agree!! There truly is nothing random about the many people who come and go in our lives. We all are brought together for a reason.

Cheers,
Kim
LID 3/29/07 for Megan Jean

OziMum said...

I'd love to know how to make wontons! I love em! And to be making them with such good people all around you... well, that's just icing on the cake!

Great new do! They say change is as good as a holiday. I think the person that said that is a moron, and obviously never been on a good holiday... but your do is fantastic!

Sam said...

I'm so glad you came over!!! Thanks for bringing Qing and Zhu too! We had a great time!!!!!! Now it's your turn to host...

Mark & Michelle said...

Wow - what a great group of people! Looks like a fun night.

Making wantons would be fun.

Doris & Dan said...

Sounds great!

Love the new do..hot mama!

Keep smilin!

Elise said...

Looks like a fantastic night!

Colleen said...

OOOHHH Someone remembered to take pics!!1 Good job...good fun!