Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Autumn Moon Festival!

Tonight we enjoyed a WONDERFUL evening with friends from our FCC-South Florida group as we all came together to celebrate Autumn Moon Festival. For years we have held this event at a gorgeous Chinese restaurant on Miami Beach, which is coincendentally owned by an adoptive family in our FCC group. Miss Yip's is always the BEST, with beautiful decor and fantastic food! Add lots of cute little boys and girls (bid children as well as children adopted from China, Vietnam and Korea) to the mix and it is a joyous occassion.

Following dinner we take the children (who are each carrying Chinese lanterns) and walk from the restaurant to the beach, were the children release white balloons (each balloon carries a personal message from the family and child - some are messages to birth parents in Asia, while others might be other special thoughts) into the sky as the moon *rises* over the ocean. It is a sweet and special time every year, and I just cherish it.

I have included photos of the evening below. As I was loading the photos I realized that I do not have even one photo with myself in the shot! Once again it is good 'ol mom who is behind the camera!

We wish you and your family a wonderful and magical Autumn Moon Festival!

Neil with Sophie & Livie


Lindsay's BFF Sierra w/Chris



Vivian M said...

Happy Autumn Moon Festival! The girls all looked fabulous!

Carol and Taylor said...

Hi Mary,

Thank you so much for all the hard work of you and your family in organizing this wonderful event. It was our first year, and we had a fabulous time.

I'll looke to see if your in any of my shots.

Kind regards from Miami,

Carol and Taylor

Tammie said...

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time yesterday. So sorry I missed it.

Blessed Single Mom said...

Hi Mary,
Thank for leaving us a comment. I would have responded sooner but my home computer is protesting showing pictures and leaving comments. SO I had to wait until I had time at work (after work almost!) You have a beautiful family. We also have landed in Holland with my oldest son and can really relate to your feelings. We are dealing with SPD and ADHD with some PDD-NOS which could also be aspergers. Thanks again. I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Margaret Miracle said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the Festival! I loved the pictures!!!