Posted in April 2013

Easter

Easter

This Easter was our second here in HK but our first at our little church in Tuen Mun. It was special to celebrate our Savior with believers here. We sang the same hymns I remember singing at my church growing up on Easter….”Up From the Grave He Arose” and “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”. … Continue reading

Hot Pot

Hot Pot

My good friend Grace who is also my neighbor is from Hong Kong. She is married to an Italian man and has 2 children and lives 2 floors below us. She speaks great English and we connect easily. Grace has helped us learn a lot about Chinese culture. The other week she introduced us to … Continue reading

mangosteen

mangosteen

We have enjoyed lots of tropical fruit from our local market. One that has remained a favorite around our house is the mangosteen. It is such an unusual fruit. The outside is a dark deep purple color. At the top there are four hard leaves with a thick stem. The skin is thick and fibrous. … Continue reading

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year was February 10th. ┬áThis was our fist time celebrating Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. It was a lot of fun to experience the culture during their biggest festival celebration of the year. Weeks before Chinese New Year I began to notice lots of fresh potted mums and dahlias! Yes dahlias! ┬áSuch … Continue reading

missing the tulips

missing the tulips

One of my favorite spring outings back home was going to the tulip festival in mid April. I think that Abe and I and the boys went every year since we moved to Oregon. Sometimes it was on a cloudy gray day and other times we’d get lucky and enjoy gorgeous sun breaks. But each … Continue reading

One Year

One Year

The beach is a ten minute walk from our apartment tower. It has become a favorite spot of ours. I still remember the first time I took the boys to the beach on my own. The walkway to the beach is next to a fence that has a green vine running along the top of … Continue reading

Book Club

Book Club

It has been a treat to watch Elliot become a real reader. He can often be found up in his bunk bed reading just for fun. I love this because I don’t recall reading much at all for mere pleasure as a child. Now in adulthood and in the midst of parenting I do read … Continue reading