it is a tradition around here that at the end of every school year, we wrap up the year with a night of toasts, story-telling, good food, awards, and slideshows. we spent hours sitting around laughing and reminiscing over all the fun we have had over the last ten months. which i love, though you know there is a tinge of sadness in the air signaling "the end." but as dr. seuss says (and my cousin's graduation announcement stated), "don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." so we did just that. ;)
xiao liu made us 16 dishes! yum!
anna, me, and jeff.
some of the girls cleaning/hanging out in the kitchen.