One of our commitments in PB was to be there for the birth of a new
The predicted date for her birth was early April so we left Bozeman late
afternoon on March 27 hoping to make it for the birth.
Still on the road March 29 we got a message that mother-to-be Xue was
going to the hospital and would deliver soon.
We arrived later that day to find things had slowed down;
arrived March 31.
The baby's name is Jade Cheng Yu Chua.
Xue's parents arrived soon after the birth to help the new parents.
Before they returned home,
we had a party with a Chinese family tradition of making dumplings.
Pictured here are Wenqing and Xiaolin
Jade and Xue in between and Pauline on the right.
The way Wenqing prepared the dough for dumplings reminded us of the
Pixar short film
It has played as a short before several movies,
but it is difficult to find online.
are euphimisms for
in both eastern and western culture!