so I admit that most of these photos were not actually taken today, on new year's eve. due to relatives' busy working schedules, we decided to have our new year's celebration a bit early, over valentine's weekend.
the nice thing about us cousins having all grown up is that now, when we hold family potlucks, there's a lot more food, since most of us cousins want to contribute too and not just tag onto our parents' dishes. that's how we ended up with three cakes! i made the lemon curd and blueberry cake (recipe found here), my cousin cindy (who is also a new mom!!) bought the cherry cheesecake, and my cousin brenda's boyfriend richard contributed the one with lots of fruit on it, which is a taro cake.
Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year, to everyone who celebrates it (and those who don't as well)!!!