Saturday, January 31, 2009


My camera is broken again. I've had in the shop before for the same problem, and since it's not a $1000 camera, I have decided rather than spending the money to fix it again, I am going to replace it. It's a Kodak EasyShare and I like the EasyShare system, so I'll probably replace it with something similar. So, there will be no new photos until I get a new camera.

We're already tired of winter. It's been cold, very cold and icy here. Camille has cabin fever, so we're looking for an additional activity for here. She is very interested in ice skating, so we're enrolling her in weekly skating lessons at the local rink.

On a happy note, Mike is starting a new job at a local law firm on Monday. He's really thrilled to have found a position at a practice that specializes in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills & Trust, Tax Planning, Real Estate and Commercial Law. It has been a long timing coming, so we are thrilled for him too!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Family FotoFun Friday - Chinese Zodiac

Can you guess Camille's Chinese Zodiac?
To participate in the FFFF, click the blue box below!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chinese New Year - Year of the Ox

Happy New Year and welcome the year of the Ox!

Today Camille had a performance at her Chinese School. Unfortunately, my camera decided to go on the fritz, so I only have some video, no really great photos. Below is Camille with her kindergarten teacher, Ms. Huang.
Here's the Kindergarten and First Grade Classes performing their songs.

Monday, January 19, 2009


We started off the weekend with Camille's first ever sleep-over. She was invited to spend the night at the Schwartz house with Ellie, Stella, Nadia & Tessa, her "Chinese sisters". Of course, Mommy spent the night too. The girls had a ball and everyone was tired on Sunday morning.

Sunday we had Mimi, Bop and Zayde over for roast beef and we all watched the Eagles heartbreaking loss to the Cardinals ending their season this year. It's too bad, we would have liked to see them in the Superbowl, but it will make it much easier to stay late at our FCC Chinese New Year Party on February 1st!

This year we're getting a double dose of Chinese New Year. Camille performs at the Chinese School's CNY party next Sunday. The following Sunday is the FCC party. We're really looking forward to connecting with old friends.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Extreme BLOG Makeover!

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Family Foto Fun Friday - Snow

This week's FFFF is snow. Where we live in South Jersey, we don't get very much snow. We haven't had a significant amount (enough to go sledding or build a snowman) in a few years. We haven't had any snow this year, and we did not have any last year. The only photo I could find in my electronic collection is from 2005... Camille's first winter home. I think it's pretty clear by the look on her face that she is NOT a snowbaby.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Winter Blahs... Already?

It's been just 2 weeks since the holiday's finished up and we've already got the "winter blahs". Not much is happening here except for the same old routines. We go to work and school Monday through Friday, Church and Chinese School on Sunday, Dance on Monday night. Blah, blah, blah.

So we are looking forward and looking ahead to Chinese New Year. Camille is participating in the Chinese New Year program at Chinese School and I hope to post a video of her class production. They had stage practice this past weekend and it's quite cute!

Also, our Philadelphia Eagles are having a successful season and are playing in the NFC championship game this weekend! Wouldn't it be amazing if the Eagles had a Superbowl win just a few months after the Phillies won the World Series? I think the city of Philadelphia would go absolutely nuts! I KNOW we would!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Friday Family FotoFun Challange - Me

Diana really challanged me this week. Since I am almost always behind the camera I don't have very many photos of Me. But that's the theme this week. "Me" To participate, you can click the blue box below.
So, here we go. Here are some photos of me.
This is oldest photo I have digitally. It's my prom photo. I went to the senior prom as a sophomore because my boyfriend, Dan, was a senior. It was 1989. Just a side note, I'm 5'10" tall and I have been since 9th grade. I'm wearing flats.

This is my favorite photo of Mike and me. It was taken about a year after we started dating. We went to a fundraiser that was held at a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle shop.It's no secret, I love halloween. Here are 2 favorite photos of me (well, us) that's me dresses as a witch for an adult Halloween party (long before Camille's arrival!)

And here we are Halloween 2005... the 3 amigos!
This is a photo I took of myself in a bathroom. I set the camera on the sink!

I love this photo of me and my best friend, Laura. Look how much fun we were having!

This is from the one and only New Year's Eve party that Mike and I attended. Since he's a musician, he's always booked on New Year's Eve.

Camille and me at the White House Easter Egg Roll last year.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Back to the Grind.

Another vacation has come to an end. Tomorrow we'll go back to our "regularly scheduled program." Work for us, school for Camille. Dance class and Chinese school also resumes this week. And there are no real holidays for any of us until Memorial Day (20 WEEKS from now ).

Here's a little sample of Camille's Chinese Schoolwork. (I always seem to get inquiries about it!)

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year's Day Party

Camille and Daddy dancing up a storm!

Daddy entertains the crowd at the piano (of course!)

Camille decides to do a little entertaining too!
Camille peaks out from under the cymbals of the drum set.

Everyone tried to crowd into the piano room.