Gong Xi Fa Cai!

It’s Chinese / Lunar New Year!! It’s a big thing for my family and me, the biggest festivity of the year, in fact. I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you celebrating a Happy and Prosperous New Year, with good health, wealth and schmealth (LOL!).

I actually wanted to post a few photos here, but my daughter Chloe was admitted to the hospital last night, so that kind of messed up my plan. She has gastroenteritis and I hope she’ll be better tomorrow. It totally sucks because I just don’t have the mood to celebrate! Chinese New Year is a family thing, and with one of my precious ones in the hospital, nothing feels the same. Either way, we’re going to celebrate once she gets out – and we’re going to make up for the lost few days! I will be missing in action for a few days, so don’t miss me too much šŸ™‚

I leave you with a photo taken 2 years ago – I missed our annual lion dance this year (in the hospital with Chloe) so this one brings great memories!


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xoxo Lily



  • Happy LNY, dear Lily!

    Poor Chloe! šŸ™ I hope she’ll recover soon and you can both eat all the holiday treats you desire! šŸ˜€ This way you get to extend the new year fun too šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Thanks Kate. Chloe is back! She’s not 100% but it’s good to have her home.

  • Bellyhead

    Happy CNY, Lily! :(( I hope Chloe is recovering and will be enjoying all the wonderful festivities, too! <33

    • Lily

      Happy CNY to you too šŸ™‚ She can’t enjoy too much, but it’s much better than being cooped up at the hospital.

  • Sataa Zaidi

    Happy Chinese New Year.So sorry to hear about your daughter I hope she gets well soon and have some fun

    • Lily

      Thanks Sataa!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Oh that’s sad! I hope she’s better and out to enjoy the fun! Happy New Year to you and your family Lily!

  • I hope sweet Chloe feels better soon! I recently got violently sick with the same thing but it went away in one day. I hope she recovers soon as well!
    Happy new year, Lily xoxo

    • Lily

      Thanks Lena. Chloe is at home now, but she can’t play at 100% yet šŸ™‚

  • Liz

    Happy new year, Lily dearest!!! I’m so sorry to hear about Chloe. šŸ™ Wishing her the speediest of speedy recoveries!

    • Lily

      Thank you Liz!

  • Happy new year, Lily! I’m so sorry to hear about Chloe! I hope she’ll get better really soon!!!

    • Lily

      Thanks Sunny. How are you celebrating in Belgium?

      • My brother is visiting so we’re actually doing all the touristic things in Belgium LOL

  • happy new year to you Lily, and I hope your daughter gets better soon so you can start indulging in some of the amazing food our holiday is known for =D

    • Lily

      Thank you dear šŸ™‚

  • Bella

    Happy New Year Lily! And get well soon Chloe, so sad!

    • Lily

      Thanks Bella. She’s home!

      • Bella


  • Aw, I hope she feels better soon! šŸ™

    • Lily

      Thanks Larie. She’s much better now!

  • Yvonne Tay

    oh no! get well soon, Chloe! Happy CNY! Wishing u and ur family an abundance of great health and joy!

    • Lily

      Thank you Yvonne and same to you!

  • Icaria

    Oh big hugs to you & Happy CNY! Hope Chloe is better and out of the hospital real soon! Double up on the fun when she’s all better! xoxo

    • Lily

      Thanks Helene. She’s out but can’t double up the fun yet. Not 100% but good to be home!

  • I’m so sorry your baby girl is in the hospital, Lily! I hope she is feeling better very soon and you guys can all celebrate Lunar New Year as a family!
    I LOVE those lion things. I think they are ridiculously cute. I clap my hands together with the joy of a 5 year old whenever I see them dancing!

    • Lily

      Thanks Kristen šŸ™‚ Oh, all of us get excited about lion dance too!

  • Ohhh wishing Chloe the speediest of recoveries. Happy New Year Lily!

    • Lily

      Thanks Sofia!

  • lyn

    Gong Hei Fatt Choy, Lily! I hope your daughter is doing better now.

    • Lily

      Thanks Lyn. She’s much better now. Hope you had a lovely celebration!

  • Lily

    Thanks for your support and Chloe is much better now šŸ™‚

  • Victoria

    Kong Hei Fatt Choy Lily. Hope your little Chloe has already recovered šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Thanks Victoria. Chloe is up and running now!

  • It was fun following the day on Instagram! Happy Chinese New Year šŸ™‚ Hope your daughter is ok.

    • Lily

      Daughter is Ok now Isabelle. Thank you!