This is what Elizabeth, Shawna, and Elise spent most of their time doing at the jiaozi making party! Oh well, someone has to watch the kiddos too, right?!
And here's Elise with one of the little ones.
Serena made lots of jiaozi. She was pretty good at it too, I might add.
Of course, not as good as the experts! If you'll notice here in this picture, the experts' jiaozi is on the left, the Forever Home girls' on the right. Not quite the same, yet they did a pretty good job anyway and they taste the same anyhow, right?!
Look at all that jiaozi!! And that was not all of it! There were still about 4 or 5 other trays on another table. Needless to say, we didn't eat all of it. There were 2 or 3 trays left uncooked for another time. It's great frozen and boiled another day. Just like fresh made.
We are the Rippee family! We manage and are house parents in a home for older orphaned girls in China. It's called the Forever Home, and it is a project of New Day Foster Home. Like all foreign workers at NDFH, we receive no salary for our work, so if you would like to support our family's living expenses, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Forever Home and ways you can directly support this work, please visit New Day Foster Home's website.
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Elise was adopted at the age of 3 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elise is home- schooled and really loves music, cooking, arts and crafts, and enjoys being the big, older sister to the Forever Home girls.
Shawna was adopted at the age of 1 year old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Shawna is home-schooled and is good at piano, arts and crafts, and thoroughly enjoys playing with the Forever Home girls.
Elizabeth was adopted at the age of 10 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elizabeth is home-schooled and loves the outdoors, computers, bike riding, and crafts.
THE FOREVER HOME GIRLS
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